Our Boats


We have a fleet of five narrowboats to choose from ranging in size from 45ft to 69ft and ranging in berths from 2 to 10 people.

Please do take a look at our boats below and should you have any questions at all then do feel free to get in touch with us via the details on the contact page.

Should you decide to stay with us aboard one of the boats then we very much look forward to welcoming you aboard.

Boat NameLengthBerthsSingle BedsDouble BedsKing Size BedsDinette / Sofa Double BedBathrooms (incl shower)Extra WC
Gemini III45ft4111
Lady Sophia45ft4111
Our Time62ft6121

Narrowboat Casanova

Casanova is a 45ft, 2 berth boat that features a king size bed, comfy arm chairs and gas central heating.

Narrowboat Gemini III

Has a wood / coal burning stove, and has recently been refitted throughout to a high standard. Including new kitchen, wooden flooring, decorating, new mattress and sofa bed to make her as cozy and comfortable for our guests as possible. No wonder she is our most popular boat. A comfy and cozy boat to spend your holiday aboard.

Narrowboat Lady Sophia

A wonderful boat, easy to handle and maneouver and a joy to be around. Lady Sophia is an excellent 4 berth boat, featuring a king size bed and a double.

Narrowboat Columbina

Two king size beds set Columbina apart from the crowd in terms of pure luxury afloat. An additional double dinette permits her to comfortably accommodate 6 guests. Fully kitted out with all you will need to cruise the waterways, she makes an excellent choice for any voyage.

Narrowboat Rakiraki

Mauri for “duck” we are lead to believe is the meaning of “rakiraki”, and Rakiraki is certainly at home with the many ducks and geese along the canal. A 10 berth modern narrowboat who is surprisingly easy to handle for a 69ft boat. Suitable for a couple of families or large groups.


What People are Saying

  • 4 star rating“Brilliant weekend on Lady Sophia” We 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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    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 star rating“Great pet friendly narrowboat hire, lovely week :-)” The 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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  • 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

    5 star rating“Tranquil break” Had lovely experience boat lovely bed sooo comfortable Paul was a great host, narrowboat dog friendly ,had no issues but... read more

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    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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  • A great boat for our two families, lots of fun for all -swing bridges, narrow turns and lovely country pubs.... read more

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

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    Patrick Casken

    5 star rating“Really good fun” Neither 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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  • 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 star rating“We did this trip about 10 years ago 2009” This was a hoot. My wife and I rented one of the Narrow Boats. It was 40' long and just... read more

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    Fred Q

    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
  • 5 star rating“Could not have found better for our purpose.” We 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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    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

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

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

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    Thomas Schwed

    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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    5 star rating“Brilliant Weekend by John Ford” Management 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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  • 5 star rating“Lady Sophia” This 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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    5 star rating“Highly Recommended, the perfect canal boat company!!” This 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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    5 star rating“A very sucessful week on Lady Sophia” We hired the Lady Sophia for a week because we are thinking of buying a narrowboat and wanted to see... read more

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  • 4 star rating“Cosy relaxing short break on Gemini III” Had 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

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

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    5 star rating“Cosy narrowboat” We 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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  • 4 star rating“Pet friendly, Good holiday” Paul was very helpful, although the Weather was not so good we will be prepared for rain next time! Boat... read more

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    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

    5 star rating“Lovely boat in wonderful scenery” Gerat 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
  • 5 star rating“Relaxing weekend.” We booked this boat at very short notice due to cancellation of our booked holiday and we had a lovely... read more

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    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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    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
  • 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

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

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    Cathy Smith

    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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  • positive review Having fab short break on Gemini III - lovely n interesting trip up to Bugsworth Basin.

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    Vicki Jones

    5 star rating“Great experience” Picked up the narrow boat at Poynton and motored through to Whaley Bridge on our 5 day rental. Bed was... read more

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    Pat G

    I had a wonderful stay on Paul's narrow boat. It's a perfect, leisurely and relaxing way to spend a holiday... read more

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  • 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

    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

    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
  • 5 star rating“Gemini weekend.” Wonderful 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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