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Kingston and Richmond: River Thames

Scattering Ashes on the River Thames at Kingston and Richmond


LocationKingston upon Thames – London / Surrey
Area of operationKingston upon Thames and Richmond
Type of boatVarious passenger boats
Capacity of the boatsUp to 40
Disabled accessOne boat with disabled access, please inform the boat operator when making a booking.
Duration of trip45 minutes.
PriceMonday – Friday: £165

Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays: £185

For bookings between 6pm-8pm a surcharge of £20 will be added. 

Additional informationAll religions catered for – Hindu, Sikh, Christian and Non-denominational.
Operating monthsAvailable all year weather permitting.
Getting thereA short walk up-river from Kingston Bridge
ParkingParking metres on side roads in operations 7 days a week. 

NCP car park 5 minutes walk away.

Private car park opposite the site that holds up to approximately 12 cars, there is a £15 fee for the hire on the entire car park regardless the number of cars, this needs to be booked in advance through the boat operator. 

Dove ReleaseDove release is available
CeremonyHelp needed with conducting Ashes Puja Ceremony – Hindu Celebrant is available
Suitable urnScattering 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 this link: Water urns

We also supply a range of water ceremony sets which include an urn, flower petals, dissolvable noteless and a certificate to record the ceremony. Our sets and ceremony accessories can be viewed here: Sets and ceremony accessories

Recording your Scattering

Record a location where you have scattered your loved-one’s ashes so generations to come can find them for all time on The Ashes Register

Next Steps…
  • If you would like more information or to enquire about availability, please fill in the form below.
  • The boat operator will then contact you directly as soon as they can. 
  • If you have an urgent request you will be sent the direct telephone number via email as soon as you have submitted the form.
  • Please note Scattering Ashes is not the boat operator, filling in the form below is the quickest way to speak with the skipper.


    First Name (required) Surname Name (required)

    Name of the deceased (not required but it helps for booking purposes)

    Your Email (required)

    Your contact number (required)

    Do you need us to supply a water urns ? These are an additional cost to the boat and we will contact separately about these.

    Your Message - please include dates if known

    Scattering Ashes Kingston and Richmond

    12 thoughts on “Kingston and Richmond: River Thames

    1. Reply
      Sukwinder Jandu - 27th January 2024

      A huge thanks to Darren and team for support and care. We were able to scatter mum’s ashes in a peaceful way with flower petals.
      Arrangements for parking and easy access took away any stress. Thank you.

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      Darren R - 20th February 2023

      Huge thanks to Darren for lending us his services for the day in order to give my father a send off. Everything went smoothly and it was a great occasion overall.

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      Marimel Adriatico - 27th January 2023

      I would like to say thanks a million for the very accommodating and excellent service. We were happy and pleased- thanks Darren for your patience of waiting someone late. I personally with no regrets of choosing Scattering Ashes Kingston and Richmond.
      The Boat was fine and we will cherish the memories of that day of our final goodbye to our loved one.

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      Dipak Ghelani - 27th September 2021

      Darren was excellent from the time I booked, his communication was faultless.
      He took care of everything we needed and made our trip the best under the circumstances.
      John the perfect skipper made us feel at home immediately. We had a few in our group who had never sailed before.
      The boat was suitable for our journey with both kids and adults on board.
      I would highly recommend going with Darran at Scattering of Ashes at Kingston-upon-Thames.

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      Rupinder Singh - 29th May 2021

      We used this service today to scatter my dads ashes.John was very friendly & helpful in the advice he gave us.Would highly recommend using their services.

      1. Reply
        Richard Martin - 2nd June 2021

        Thanks Rupinder – I will pass your comments on to the skipper
        Kind regards

    6. Reply
      Shrinal - 24th October 2020

      We were very happy with the boat especially on such a rainy day it had shelter and for Darren being so patient with us whilst a few members of our family were a little late.
      The whole time was very memorable to be together as a family.. I recommend their service highly.

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      dipak karadia - 19th November 2018

      Excellent, knew all about the hindu process and what was required.

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      Kamal Kaushal - 13th November 2017

      A very professional and sensitive crew (John and Jim) who looked after my family as we scattered our father’s ashes. I have no hesitation in highly recommending their service.

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      Neeta Malhan-Butland - 16th August 2017

      A memorable day for the whole family, a calm, sunny evening. Everyone embraced the trip with memories, music and a final farewell with colourful petals and red and cream roses. Darren was extremely kind and supportive, a friendly atmosphere. Thank You.

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      Sukhi kalyan (Mrs) - 20th July 2017

      We were very impressed with Mr. Parr, his crew and his boat which was very clean and tidy. Mr. Parr was very polite & caring. His arrangements were perfect. He played some of our mum’s favourite songs on his PA system.

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      D. Purewal - 10th April 2017

      The boat was absolutely fine and was very comfortable.

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