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 'Duck N Dive' arrived at A656 Barnsdale Road Bridge on the Aire and Calder Navigation, Aire and Calder Main Line (2 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Mary H (Richard, Linda and Muffin)' arrived at Bancroft Basin on the Stratford Canal, South (5 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Heron' arrived at Ramsdell Hall Winding Hole on the Macclesfield Canal, (6 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Sammy Jo (Frank & Alison)' arrived at Atherstone Road Bridge 32 on the Coventry Canal, Main Line (7 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Islonian (Flavoursafloat )' arrived at Goring Lock on the River Thames, below Oxford (7 hours ago).
  • Boat 'I DID IT' arrived at Foxley Winding Hole on the Trent and Mersey Canal, Caldon Branch (7 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Still Game' arrived at Poplar Farm on the River Great Ouse, Old West River (7 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Simply Messing' arrived at A605 Barnwell Road Bridge on the River Nene, main river (8 hours ago).

New User?

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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