a great holiday

Set off from our Higher Poynton* base on the Macclesfield Canal for an adventure along the canals of the north west.

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Stay aboard and cruise in style with Floating Holidays.

We operate a fleet of 6 narrowboats, all of which come complete with everything you will need for your holiday to comfortably and safely enjoy a break exploring the canals of the North of England.

Before each guests break the boat(s) are prepared with fresh linen, a welcome pack of tea and coffee and a few essentials, and all guests receive a full handover and tuition on how to operate their boat and navigate the canals with ease, including locks, swing bridges and a full overview of all the boats systems.

Pets are welcome aboard with well behaved owners, and we ensure you are set to go with bottles of gas, tank of diesel, fresh water topped up and a full boat inspection prior to your arrival.

Many of our guests have loved staying aboard with us and you can see their reviews and testimonials on the site also.

Please do take a look around the website, we have tried to include as much information here as possible and should you have any questions then please do get in touch with us either on the live chat, the contact us page or by telephone.

We look forward to hopefully welcoming you aboard soon.

Paul and Sam

Floating Holidays.

*Please note that we are relocating mid-spring 2020 to a larger site with better facilities for our customers in Middlewich, we therefore anticipate from June 1st our boats starting and returning to this new location. For more info click here. For information on Middlewich Wharf visit their site here.

Choose from our fleet of 5 boats

Floating Holidays Boats

How to handle a boat

We give all customers a full handover when they arrive, the short video below from The Canal and River Trust shows the basics of boat handling and is well worth a watch prior to your arrival. You can also download the boaters handbook below

Our Team

We love welcoming guests on board our narrowboats. Below you can see who we are so you know who to speak with when you arrive!




The Admiral


The Hound 


(gone for long walkies) 

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