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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 'Gimme Shelter' arrived at Atherstone Road Bridge 32 on the Coventry Canal, Main Line (8 hours ago).
  • Boat 'Sir T Fiable' arrived at Moat House Bridge 74 on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, Main Line: Autherley to Great Haywood (23 hours ago).
  • Boat 'paws 4 thought (the teddy boat)' arrived at Shobnall Road Bridge 33 on the Trent and Mersey Canal, Main Line (1 day ago).
  • Boat 'Good Times' arrived at Rakes Head Bridge 116 on the Lancaster Canal, Main Line (1 day ago).
  • Boat 'AmyJo (Steve & Chris)' arrived at Lock 75 Middlewich Big Lock on the Trent and Mersey Canal, Main Line (1 day 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.

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