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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 Service
Capacity of boat Depends on the available vessel – Smallest up to 80 / Largest up to 200
Refreshments All our Cruise vessels have fully licensed bars on board.

Operates all year round.

Plymouth Sound provides a calm and peaceful setting for the committal of ashes to sea. Our dedicated staff will be happy to assist you in ensuring your loved one’s wishes are fulfilled.

Suitable urn  Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies. They are all 100% biodegradable and will dissolve in water – please follow the link: Water Urns

We also supply a water ceremony set which includes a water urn, flower petals for scattering, Promises – dissolvable notelets for scattering with the ashes, a certificate to record the ceremony, and our award winning (and rated 5* on Amazon) guide book: follow the link – 4th Ceremony Set

Cost £200.00 for 1 hour (under 20 persons)
£250.00 for 1 hour (over 20 persons)
Disabled Access

Two of our cruise vessels, The Spirit of Plymouth and the Plymouth Venturer are wheelchair accessible, with disabled access toilets on board. Our crew are on hand to give help and assistance to disabled and less able-bodied passengers, while boarding and during the trip.

Assistance dogs are very welcome on board and water bowls can be provided on request.


There are several public car parks near the Barbican Landing Stage. Elphinstone Car Park is the closest, disabled parking spaces are available at this location (see Plymouth City Council website for further details).

There is also a car park on Lambhay Hill.

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To make an enquiry please fill in the form below with your preferred date and number of people attending the scattering, please make sure you include a contact number as the boat company will
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    Do you need us to supply a water urns ? These are an additional cost to the boat and we will contact separately about these.

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      Angela Ryan - 28th August 2018

      My family and i want to thank you for your service on the Sunday 26th August 2018 , for the scattering of our parents on Plymouth Hoe . It was mum and dad’s last wishes which we have fulfilled . Thank you .. Your service is 100% top class and would recommend you without a moments thought , great friendly staff and a great captain Thank you !!

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