Customer ReviewsReviews

Our customers are our number one priority and we pride ourselves in ensuring that you have an enjoyable and safe stay aboard our boats, here are a selection of our reviews from guests who have stayed with us recently.

We have included the link to the original source website of the review so that you can see if there are any more recent entries and also to give you the ability to verify the veracity of the write ups, we are truly so pleased to hear when people have had a great stay aboard on the boats!

“Just returned from 9 days/8 nights. Lovely 4 berth boat. Bedding and towels included. Dog friendly including dog bed, towel and treats (even poo bags included!). Beautiful canal from Poynton through the villages and past Macclesfield in a day then onto Bosley locks in the other direction Marple locks and/or up to historic Bugsworth Basin. Very well stocked boat. Just bring yourself and some food. Highly recommended. Sam and Paul are lovely and will really look after you whether you’re a novice or not.” Alison & family, August 2017 (Facebook)

“This is our 2nd holiday with them. 2017 on Gemini III their 4 berth. 2018 on Rakiraki the 10 Berth. Everything on board brilliant. Fantastic customer focused company. Doggy friendly boats. Highly Recommended.” Alison & family returning August 2018 (Facebook)

“It was heaven unbelievable experience the scenery is just stunning ! We had perfect weather and Paul taught us how to steer the boat very professional would highly recommend to all we will be back thank for an unforgettable experience.” Trudy & friends – August 2017 (Facebook)

“Had a great short break on Gemini III (Mon-Fri). Paul was friendly and handover was quick and efficient. We cruised the Upper Peak Forest which was stunning and then part of the Macclesfield canal which also had some great scenery. Good places to eat/drink en route as well, As there were only 2 of us and a short break, we chose a lock free route but still managed ca 6 hours cruising on a full day. Gemini is a good boat for 2, easy to handle, good kitchen and for winter cruising the stove makes it really cosy.” Fiona B – February 2019 (Trip Advisor)

“Wonderful weekend had on Gemini. Paul was fab and gave full instructions and demonstration for handling the boat. Luckily we had great weather and sailed upto Whaley Bridge. This was our first overnight aboard a narrowboat and we definitely recommend!! The boat was well stocked with everything you will need. We will definitely be returning soon. Thanks Paul.” Danielle – February 2019 (Trip Advisor)

“Neither of us had operated a large boat before. Paul was very helpful and made sure we were confident before handing over the boat. We had a really lovely holiday. Gemini 3 is a very comfortable size for two people.” Kezia – December 2018 (Trip Advisor)

“Lovely boat, just the right size and with everything you need! We went in January but was warm and toasty once the woodburner got going! The area is beautiful with fabulous views from the canal and had an excellent meal at The Ring O Bells canalside pub. Paul showed us how to handle he boat and gave us lots of handy tips, a great chap! We had the best weekend and I would thoroughly recommend a Floating Holiday!” Ingrid – February 2018 (Facebook)

“Great weekend aboard Gemini III. Our boys and us absolutely loved it. The boat was very well stocked, there was plenty of information and the handover very thorough so we felt like we definitely knew what we were doing. Didn’t hurt that we had great weather too!  Sam and Paul were great hosts, I couldn’t recommend them enough.” Natasha – October 2017 (Facebook)

“The owner Paul was an excellent host, answering any queries before the booking and was very flexible in his approach which we appreciated. Paul completed a comprehensive guide of the boat before we were let loose on the canal. The instructions we were given were clear and there was a hard copy guide on the boat in case we were unsure of anything. We had a wonderful week touring the local area, even though we are from Stockport and only went as far as Whaley Bridge and back, we sampled some lovely restaurants and of course tried a few new pubs along the way, it was a great experience. Gemini has everything you need, from a log burner on cold nights to an alfresco dining area for the Summer. I would recommend to friends and family, thanks for a great week Paul and we will hopefully see you on the canal soon. In fact we saw Gemini recently in Bollington and Tia (our dog) jumped on board (obvioulsy lasting memories for her as well), xx” Clare T – March 2018 (Trip Advisor)

“This trip surpassed our expectations. It was the small touches that made it extra nice, the dog biscuits and dog bedding that Paul kindly left on the boat for our pups. The cafetière so we could have decent coffee but also a fully stocked tea, coffee and coffee making facility. The boat was comfortable and clean and Paul spent a great deal of time with us at the beginning of the trip, teaching us how to drive the boat, ensuring we were completely happy with it before our departure. Paul even recommended routes and pubs so we could make the most of our trip. Above all, Paul was friendly and funny and gave us a really lovely start and finish to our trip and the bit in the middle was relaxing with stunning scenery. Highly, highly recommended!! Thank you for a lovely holiday!!!!” Hayley H – August 2018 (Trip Advisor)