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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 'Daddy Cook (Pam & Steve + the Motley Crew)' arrived at Bridge 68 on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, King's Norton to Worcester (14 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Grumpy Git' arrived at A513 Bridge 49a on the Trent and Mersey Canal, Main Line (15 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Sola Gratia' arrived at Wrenbury Frith Lift Bridge 21 on the Shropshire Union Canal, Llangollen Canal (17 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Mary H (Richard, Linda and Muffin)' arrived at Tamhorn Park Bridge on the B.C.N, Birmingham and Fazeley Canal (17 hours ago).
  • Boat 'AmyJo (Steve & Chris)' arrived at Swanley Bridge Marina on the Shropshire Union Canal, Llangollen Canal (17 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Simba Dada' arrived at Newbold Footbridge 50 on the Oxford Canal, Northern Section (17 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Awol' arrived at Llangollen Basin on the Shropshire Union Canal, Llangollen Canal (17 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Chyandour' arrived at B1101 Road Bridge (High St) on the Middle Level Navigations, Old River Nene (18 hours ago).

New User?

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

Inland Waterway Maps

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Zoom, pan & searchable inland waterway maps.

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

Click to view map

Navvygator - GPS

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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

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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.

Find out more

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