Book your canal boat holiday with Floating Holidays here.
If you have any questions please do get in touch with us.
The impact of Coronavirus on the UK and the world cannot be under-stated. We have undertaken additional deep cleaning between hires on our fleet for sometime and have enhanced our processes for when the cruising season resumes, once the government lockdown has been lifted.
Additional measures are in place to stagger same day arrival times to avoid un-related groups mixing at the same time and we would will contact you a day or so prior to your arrival to let you know your designated arrival time. Sometimes this maybe either earlier or slightly later than the 2pm standard time we aim for under normal circumstances, however we appreciate your help with this step in the process in order to keep everyone safe.
Should you have any questions or concerns with regards to your booking then please do get in touch with us and we will help wherever possible.
Covid Cancellation / Booking Policy
New Bookings Made During 2021
From January 2021 and until otherwise amended in these terms we take a flexible approach to holiday payments and cancellations due to covid 19.
Any booking made during this period will pay the normal deposit (30%) with the balance payment being due in the normal fashion only once any lockdown or tier restriction affecting travel of either the guests or the company’s ability to undertake the stay.
Should it turn out that either the company is prevented from providing the boat (national or local lockdown / tier restrictions, staff exposure / isolation, illness or equivalent / analagous circumstances) or the booking guest is unable to make the trip (based upon the address(es) provided with the booking) due to national or local lockdown / tier restrictions, guest exposure / isolation, illness or equivalent / analagous circumstances) then the company shall forward any paid monies as a credit note to another date in the future agreed between the parties subject to availability.
We take the health of our guests and staff very seriously, and also whole heartedly want all of our guests to be able to undertake their holiday with us and not lose out in the process due to the covid pandemic which is beyond everyone’s control.
Any questions or clarifications on these points are welcome, please feel free to contact us with any queries.
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What People are Saying
We are thinking of buying a narrowboat. We know what it is like when the weather is good and wanted... read moreC8750ALmi...2/23/2020
I spent the weekend on the boat for my mates stag do. We had Paul driving the boat for us... read moreMatthew Smith8/29/2019
This trip surpassed our expectations. It was the small touches that made it extra nice, the dog biscuits and dog... read moreHayleyHor...8/12/2018
I’ve used the floating holidays for the last couple of years & had a fantastic time every time . Boats... read moredanny booth11/13/2019
We spent 4 days on one of Floating Holidays' boats in end May 2019. I recommend them very highly: they... read moreHugh Everett6/06/2019
Paul’s narrow boat did everything it was supposed to do despite us being complete novices! Had a wonderful time chugging... read morePeter9/07/2018
We booked this boat at very short notice due to cancellation of our booked holiday and we had a lovely... read moreSiouxT578/27/2019
Having fab short break on Gemini III - lovely n interesting trip up to Bugsworth Basin.Vicki Jones4/10/2019
This is our 2nd holiday with them. 2017 on Gemini III their 4 berth. 2018 on Rakiraki the 10 Berth.... read moreAlison Darby8/21/2018
Neither of us had operated a large boat before. Paul was very helpful and made sure we were confident before... read moresimes3031/07/2019
Wonderful weekend had on Gemini. Paul was fab and gave full instructions and demonstration for handling the boat. Luckily we... read moreDanielle2...2/18/2019
I had a wonderful stay on Paul's narrow boat. It's a perfect, leisurely and relaxing way to spend a holiday... read moreJason9/20/2017
Paul excellent on the getting started , best sleep in the beds they are so comfy ,no noise but the... read moreSam Gordon11/13/2019
Enjoyed our break away last year so much we have re-booked - can’t wait.Cathy Smith5/09/2018
This was a most enjoyable time aboard the Gemini III, made possible by Paul's efficient and personal handling of our... read moreSandy5/02/2018
We spent 4 days on one of Floating Holidays' boats in end May 2019. I recommend them very highly: they... read moreHugh Everett11/13/2019
Very nice People. No Problems. Wonderful holidays. Greetings from Austria. We will come again. ThomasThomas Schwed11/13/2019
We decided to rent Paul’s floating home for the Easter weekend and we were not disappointed. As both of us... read morePeter4/02/2018
This was our first experience of a narrow boat and so we only had a vague idea of what to... read moreianrC2760...7/08/2019
We have just come home from a lovely canal boat holiday booked with Floating Holidays. Paul couldn’t have been... read moreSue Hay5/04/2019
Very nice People. No Problems. Wonderful holidays. Greetings from Austria. We will come again. ThomasThomas Schwed6/29/2019
The boat was clean and the beds were really comfy. Thoroughly enjoyed our family of 4 trip over 7 days.... read moreTina Begley9/29/2019
Had a great short break on Gemini III (Mon-Fri). Paul was friendly and handover was quick and efficient. We cruised... read morefiona b3/13/2019
If you are a first timer on the canal then this is the ideal holiday for you. My wife... read moreste michaels5/29/2019
We spent a weekend on Lady Sophia at the end of April 2019, for the wife’s birthday. Couldn’t be happier... read more115steven7/07/2019
Paul was very helpful, although the Weather was not so good we will be prepared for rain next time! Boat... read moreMAI8637/09/2019
I’ve used the floating holidays for the last couple of years & had a fantastic time every time . Boats... read moredanny booth9/29/2019
Great weekend. A lot easier than you'd imagine. Beautiful scenery.. everyone is friendly and helpful. Highly recommend.Joseph Grundy11/13/2019
We hired the Lady Sophia for a week because we are thinking of buying a narrowboat and wanted to see... read moreC8750ALmi...2/22/2020
Picked up the narrow boat at Poynton and motored through to Whaley Bridge on our 5 day rental. Bed was... read morePat G7/07/2019
Management brilliant. Nine adults had a great weekend on the canal as first time explorers. Boat clean and superb. Would... read moreJohnF25745/12/2019
The owner Paul was an excellent host, answering any queries before the booking and was very flexible in his approach... read moreClaratayS...3/05/2018
Lovely boat, just the right size and with everything you need! We went in January but was warm and... read moreIngrid Ashton2/02/2018
If you are a first timer on the canal then this is the ideal holiday for you. My wife... read moreste michaels11/13/2019
A great boat for our two families, lots of fun for all -swing bridges, narrow turns and lovely country pubs.... read moreRachel1/02/2020
This was a hoot. My wife and I rented one of the Narrow Boats. It was 40' long and just... read moreFred Q5/25/2019
Great weekend. A lot easier than you'd imagine. Beautiful scenery.. everyone is friendly and helpful. Highly recommend.Joseph Grundy5/29/2019
Had lovely experience boat lovely bed sooo comfortable Paul was a great host, narrowboat dog friendly ,had no issues but... read morekdew3368/23/2019
I spent the weekend on the boat for my mates stag do. We had Paul driving the boat for us... read moreMatthew Smith11/13/2019
The boat was as advertised and Paul was a great host. We had a great time with lovely weather and... read moreLucy6/24/2019
Boat was clean and well equipped ready for use, easy to use and we had a really relaxed week sailing... read morePatrick Casken9/29/2019
Absolutely beautiful stretch of canal from Poynton to Whalley Bridge. Would definitely do it again. Although I was with a... read moreJill Jenkins9/26/2019
Booking the boat was made straightforward and easy, the boat itself was really nice and Paul was laid back and... read moreGemma9/09/2019
Paul excellent on the getting started , best sleep in the beds they are so comfy ,no noise but the... read moreSam Gordon8/29/2019
We had a lovely time on the boat and was pleased to say that we managed to do a couple... read moreAdri10/25/2017
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