Boats for Scattering

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Scattering ashes over the sea, a river, lake or any water can be a wonderful way to give a loved one a truly memorable send off – whether they were a sailor, fisherman or they just loved and felt connected to the sea, what better way to celebrate the life they lived?

Many of our approved #4thceremony providers also specialise in Hindu and Sikh services, so you can bring your priest with you to carry out the service.

By using a boat you can guarantee privacy and our approved skippers can make sure everyone gathered – whether that is one person or an entire extended family – have a really memorable ceremony. Don’t forget to record the event, we can provide you with certificates, for future generations simple co-ordinates can be given by the boat providers. You can place petals in the water and flowers just make sure there are no pollutants such as dyes and plastic, it must be 100% biodegradable. We can even arrange to have doves released in some locations.

Here are a list of boat companies that offer a scattering service around the shores and rivers of the UK.

Scattering Ashes does not own or operate these boats, they are independent companies that are approved by us, you will be sent direct communication details when you complete the enquiry form.

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Republic of Ireland: Dublin

Location Dun Laoghaire, Dublin Area of operation  Lower end of the river Liffey, coast surrounding Dublin and the Irish Sea Type of boat Passenger Boat Duration of trip According to our clients wishes. Capacity of boat Max 10 passengers. Refreshments Feel free to bring drinks and snacks. Additional Dublin Bay and the surrounding area is […]

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Kent: The River Medway – Tonbridge

Tonbridge River Trips Kent: The River Medway Location Big Bridge, Tonbridge High Street TN9 1DR Area of operation River Medway in Kent Type of boat Modern electric launch Duration of trip Any to suit, minimum 30 minutes Capacity of boat 12 passengers Refreshments Located in the centre of Tonbridge with many café, restaurants and pubs […]

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Brighton and Hove: Sussex

Location  Brighton Marina Area of operation  Brighton, Sussex Type of boat  Catamaran Duration of trip  Up to 90 minutes Capacity of boat  12 persons Refreshments  Tea & Coffee available Additional info  Very stable & spacious platform with sheltered seating. Suitable urn  Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families […]

Boat for scattering Brixham

South Devon: Teignmouth, Torquay, Torbay & Brixham,

Location  Brixham. Area of operation  Brixham – Paignton, Torquay and Teignmouth. Torbay to the River Teign.  Type of boat Multiple Vessels including traditional “Berry Boat” ‘P.V. Funfish1’ Duration of trip Up to 1 hour but flexible Capacity of boat 12 – 97 persons Refreshments Available on request Ceremony Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead […]

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South Devon: Plymouth Sound

Location The Barbican Landing Stage, Commercial Wharf, Barbican, Area of operation Within the waters of Plymouth Sound Type of boat Our chartered cruise boats (depending on availability) take family and friends to pay their respects, as loved one’s ashes are scattered on the waters of Plymouth Sound. Duration of trip 1 Hour slot is allocated for this […]

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Maldon: Essex

Scattering on the Thames Estuary Maldon, Essex Location Maldon, Essex Area of operation Blackwater Type of boat  Thames Sailing Barge Duration of trip 2-4 hours Capacity of boat 50 Refreshments Lunches, Afternoon Teas or self-cater.  Licensed Bar. Additional info The whole barge can be hired privately. Ceremony Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to […]

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Tenby, Pembrokeshire: South Wales Coast

Location Saundersfoot harbour, nr Tenby, Pembrokeshire, South Wales  Area of operation Around the Sanderfoot and Tenby area Type of boat 10 metre cougar catamaran, powered by twin 300 hp outboards. Duration of trip  Tailored to customer needs Capacity of boat The boat is licensed for 12 persons, plus 2 crew. Refreshments  Available by prior arrangement (local […]


Cardiff Bay: South Wales Coast

  Location Cardiff Bay Area of operation Bristol Channel & Severn Estuary Type of boat 9m Rigid-hull Inflatable Boat (RIB) Duration of trip Subject to customer’s requirements, usually 1 hour (please allow 1 ½ hours in total) Capacity of boat 12 passengers Refreshments Not available but as it is situated in Cardiff Bay there are […]

Lake District Coniston Water Scattering on Water

Coniston Water: Lake District

Location Coniston Area of operation Coniston Water, Lake District, South Cumbria Type of boat Traditional -wooden launch Duration of trip  1-2 hours after last sailing of the day or early morning Capacity of boat 63 pax Refreshments Available from Waterhead Hotel and delivered on to launch or bring your own Suitable urns cattering ashes directly […]

Felixstowe river orwell scattering ashes

Felixstowe : River Orwell and Suffolk Coast

Location Suffolk Yacht Harbour,  Levington,  Felixstowe,  Suffolk Area of operation Suffolk and North Essex  Type of boat 29ft procharter p3 Duration of trip 1 hour Capacity of boat 10 passengers plus 2 crew Refreshments Tea / Coffee Ceremony Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find […]

Dunmore East County Waterford

Republic of Ireland: Dunmore East, County Waterford

  Location Dunmore East, County Waterford Area of operation Dunmore East, WaterfordHarbour, Tramore Bay, Rivers Suir and Barrow. Type of boat Charter Duration of trip As required Capacity of boat 12 Refreshments Tea/ Coffee Cost On Application Ceremony Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. […]

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Southampton Water, Hampshire: River Test

Scattering Ashes Southampton Location Ocean Village, Southampton Area of operation Southampton Water Type of boat Passenger Boat, see picture, capable of carrying 150 comfortably. Heated saloon, and large sun decks. Bar, snack and drink facilities available.  Duration of trip Just over one hour, depending on location. Capacity of boat 6 -150 for boat pictured.  Refreshments […]

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Greenhithe near Gravesend: Thames – Kent

Scattering Ashes Gravesend Location Greenhithe in Kent Area of operation Greenhithe/ Gravesend/ Erith – other destinations are available along the river Thames subject to additional costs. Type of boat Charter Duration of trip As required Capacity of boat 12 Ceremony Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may […]