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What People are Saying

  • 4 star ratingHad a great short break on Gemini III (Mon-Fri). Paul was friendly and handover was quick and efficient. We cruised... read more

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    fiona b
    3/13/2019

    5 star ratingPicked up the narrow boat at Poynton and motored through to Whaley Bridge on our 5 day rental. Bed was... read more

    Pat G Avatar
    Pat G
    7/07/2019

    This was a most enjoyable time aboard the Gemini III, made possible by Paul's efficient and personal handling of our... read more

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    Sandy
    5/02/2018
  • Paul excellent on the getting started , best sleep in the beds they are so comfy ,no noise but the... read more

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    Sam Gordon
    8/29/2019

    We spent 4 days on one of Floating Holidays' boats in end May 2019. I recommend them very highly: they... read more

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    Hugh Everett
    6/06/2019

    5 star ratingThe owner Paul was an excellent host, answering any queries before the booking and was very flexible in his approach... read more

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    ClaratayS...
    3/05/2018
  • I spent the weekend on the boat for my mates stag do. We had Paul driving the boat for us... read more

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    Matthew Smith
    11/13/2019

    The boat was clean and the beds were really comfy. Thoroughly enjoyed our family of 4 trip over 7 days.... read more

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    Tina Begley
    11/13/2019

    We decided to rent Paul’s floating home for the Easter weekend and we were not disappointed. As both of us... read more

    Peter Avatar
    Peter
    4/02/2018
  • positive review We have just come home from a lovely canal boat holiday booked with Floating Holidays. Paul couldn’t have been... read more

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    Sue Hay
    5/04/2019

    5 star ratingThis was our first experience of a narrow boat and so we only had a vague idea of what to... read more

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    ianrC2760...
    7/08/2019

    Very nice People. No Problems. Wonderful holidays. Greetings from Austria. We will come again. Thomas

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    Thomas Schwed
    6/29/2019
  • We had a lovely time on the boat and was pleased to say that we managed to do a couple... read more

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    Adri
    10/25/2017

    4 star ratingWe spent a weekend on Lady Sophia at the end of April 2019, for the wife’s birthday. Couldn’t be happier... read more

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    115steven
    7/07/2019

    Had a fantastic week aboard Columbina which was perfect for our family of 5. We cruised down the Shropshire Union... read more

    Jo Elliott
    6/05/2021
  • I’ve used the floating holidays for the last couple of years & had a fantastic time every time . Boats... read more

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    danny booth
    9/29/2019

    Boat was clean and well equipped ready for use, easy to use and we had a really relaxed week sailing... read more

    Patrick Casken Avatar
    Patrick Casken
    11/13/2019

    If you are a first timer on the canal then this is the ideal holiday for you. My wife... read more

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    ste michaels
    5/29/2019
  • Lovely boat, just the right size and with everything you need! We went in January but was warm and... read more

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    Ingrid Ashton
    2/02/2018

    5 star ratingNeither of us had operated a large boat before. Paul was very helpful and made sure we were confident before... read more

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    simes303
    1/07/2019

    Very nice People. No Problems. Wonderful holidays. Greetings from Austria. We will come again. Thomas

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    Thomas Schwed
    11/13/2019
  • The boat was as advertised and Paul was a great host. We had a great time with lovely weather and... read more

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    Lucy
    6/24/2019

    Had a great time on our first boating holiday, the boat (Casanova) was lovely, well equipped and clean and perfect... read more

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    Steven Davis
    6/11/2021

    positive review This is our 2nd holiday with them. 2017 on Gemini III their 4 berth. 2018 on Rakiraki the 10 Berth.... read more

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    Alison Darby
    8/21/2018
  • 5 star ratingWe are thinking of buying a narrowboat. We know what it is like when the weather is good and wanted... read more

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    C8750ALmi...
    2/23/2020

    Great weekend. A lot easier than you'd imagine. Beautiful scenery.. everyone is friendly and helpful. Highly recommend.

    Joseph Grundy Avatar
    Joseph Grundy
    11/13/2019

    Paul’s narrow boat did everything it was supposed to do despite us being complete novices! Had a wonderful time chugging... read more

    Peter Avatar
    Peter
    9/07/2018
  • Booking the boat was made straightforward and easy, the boat itself was really nice and Paul was laid back and... read more

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    Gemma
    9/09/2019

    5 star ratingManagement brilliant. Nine adults had a great weekend on the canal as first time explorers. Boat clean and superb. Would... read more

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    JohnF2574
    5/12/2019

    5 star ratingWonderful weekend had on Gemini. Paul was fab and gave full instructions and demonstration for handling the boat. Luckily we... read more

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    Danielle2...
    2/18/2019
  • 5 star ratingWe had a weekend on the Gemini III on a cold January weekend but still had a wonderful time! The... read more

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    ing-ping
    1/31/2018

    Absolutely beautiful stretch of canal from Poynton to Whalley Bridge. Would definitely do it again. Although I was with a... read more

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    Jill Jenkins
    9/26/2019

    Enjoyed our break away last year so much we have re-booked - can’t wait.

    Cathy Smith Avatar
    Cathy Smith
    5/09/2018
  • I spent the weekend on the boat for my mates stag do. We had Paul driving the boat for us... read more

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    Matthew Smith
    8/29/2019

    5 star ratingThis trip surpassed our expectations. It was the small touches that made it extra nice, the dog biscuits and dog... read more

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    HayleyHor...
    8/12/2018

    Paul excellent on the getting started , best sleep in the beds they are so comfy ,no noise but the... read more

    Sam Gordon Avatar
    Sam Gordon
    11/13/2019
  • Boat was clean and well equipped ready for use, easy to use and we had a really relaxed week sailing... read more

    Patrick Casken Avatar
    Patrick Casken
    9/29/2019

    5 star ratingThis was a hoot. My wife and I rented one of the Narrow Boats. It was 40' long and just... read more

    Fred Q Avatar
    Fred Q
    5/25/2019

    Very large spacious boat, had everything u need for a holiday. Extremely comfortable. Staff very friendly and helpful with whatever... read more

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    Lorraine Smith
    5/28/2021
  • I had a wonderful stay on Paul's narrow boat. It's a perfect, leisurely and relaxing way to spend a holiday... read more

    Jason Avatar
    Jason
    9/20/2017

    We spent 4 days on one of Floating Holidays' boats in end May 2019. I recommend them very highly: they... read more

    Hugh Everett Avatar
    Hugh Everett
    11/13/2019

    The boat was clean and the beds were really comfy. Thoroughly enjoyed our family of 4 trip over 7 days.... read more

    Tina Begley Avatar
    Tina Begley
    9/29/2019
  • 5 star ratingGerat tuition with a personal touch. Though at 69 feet not a short boat, it was easy to handle, a... read more

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    Andreas R
    7/11/2019

    I’ve used the floating holidays for the last couple of years & had a fantastic time every time . Boats... read more

    danny booth Avatar
    danny booth
    11/13/2019

    If you are a first timer on the canal then this is the ideal holiday for you. My wife... read more

    ste michaels Avatar
    ste michaels
    11/13/2019

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