About Floating Holidays

floating Holidays is a family run canal boat hire company currently run from Higher Poynton but soon to relocated to Middlewich Wharf.  Paul and Sam along with Loki the rescue hound and their children, Orlagh (3yrs) and Finneus (6 mths) are actively involved in the business and work hard to ensure all guests have a fabulous stay aboard.

We initially started with our first boat Gemini in 2016, and within a year added Rakiraki.  6 months later bringing on board three further boats in Casanova, Lady Sophia and Columbina. Also we assist our neighbours at Bollington Wharf to market a new to them boat called Norton Priory.

In the spring of 2020 Floating Holidays will be relocating to Middlewich on the Trent and Mersey Canal to operate from Middlewich Wharf. This will enable us to offer a much improved customers experience with extra facilities all in the same place.

At Middlewich there is also a dry dock, chandlery shop, moorings and our hire boat customers will benefit from free secure parking and being able to load and unload from our yard straight onto their holiday boat without a walk down the towpath.  The staging area also has a canopy over the canal meaning whatever the weather you can climb aboard without worrying about the rain whilst you get familiar with your boat.

We ensure everyone has full tuition and guidance on how to use a narrowboat and recommend watching the boaters handbook before your holiday.

If you have any questions about life or holidays afloat then do get in touch, and we look forward to welcoming you aboard soon.

Paul and Samantha Donnelly – Floating Holidays

Floating Holidays Team