Welcome to Water Explorer...

This web site helps you plan and record your journeys around the UK inland waterways.

What will I find on this site for free ?

Want to know more? How does it work? Click here

You're privacy is important,your boatname will only be disclosed if you allow it.

Latest Boat Movements

  • Boat 'Still-Waters' arrived at Bonehill Road Bridge on the B.C.N, Birmingham and Fazeley Canal (18 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Sola Gratia (Paw Prints Afloat)' arrived at Autherley Sewage Works Outfall on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, Main Line: Aldersley to Autherley (18 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Vanguard (Sharon & Ray)' arrived at Kings Orchard Marina Entrance on the Coventry Canal, Detached Portion (19 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Awol' arrived at York Street Lock (12`0") on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, Main Line: River Seven/Stourport to Stourton (20 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Densie' arrived at Warmington Lock on the River Nene, main river (20 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Chyandour' arrived at Bridge 87 on the Oxford Canal, Northern Section (20 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Wrens Nest' arrived at Castle Quay Footbridge on the Oxford Canal, Southern Section (22 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Heron' arrived at Poole Aqueduct on the Trent and Mersey Canal, Hall Green Branch (22 hours ago).

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Click here to register to use the journey recording and Navvygator application.

Inland Waterway Maps


Zoom, pan & searchable inland waterway maps.

  • Realtime boat positions
  • Graphical route planning
  • Bridges
  • Locks
  • Winding holes

Click to view map

Navvygator - GPS


Navvygator is a standalone GPS satellite navigation (sat nav) designed for inland boating.

It uses the detailed maps from Water Explorer to provide a real time, fully automatic mapping and journey recording system - and it's free!

Find out more

Journey Recording


Water Explorer can record your boat journeys and turn these into maps as well as recording hours and distance travelled for a log book.

This is done automatically if you use Navvygator.

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