rita ellen Scattering ashes boat

Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire: River Avon

Boat for scattering ashes on the River Avon in Stratford on Avon

Location Based in Stratford upon Avon
Area of Operation The River Avon in Stratford upon Avon
Type of Boat The Rita Ellen is a 53 feet long class V passenger boat. Heated, with tables and chairs.
Duration of Trip Approximately 90 minutes although this can be shortened to suit.
Capacity of boat Up to 32 guests on The Rita Ellen
Refreshments Tea, coffee & chai are charged at £1.50 per cup (in china cup & saucer) and they have a selection of chilled cans and water and a licensed bar.  Excellent cream tea, sandwich buffets or cakes can be served on board The Rita Ellen after the ceremony. You can also bring your own cold snacks.
Additional info A family run business. They offer a friendly and personal service tailored to individual requirements.  They cater for all religions especially Hindu and Sikh families as the River Avon flows into the River Severn and then out into the sea.
 When available Available all year weather permitting
Disabled access & PARKING Yes. Hydraulic wheelchair lift from mooring into cabin. Accessible toilet. Parking available at The Crown Plaza and the crew arrange free passes.
Ceremony 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 £220 for the 90 minutes. The cruise can be shortened to one hour for £180 but we don’t recommend this as the scattering spot isn’t as private.
Reviews 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (154 votes, average: 3.68 out of 5)
Reviews are at the bottom of the page, please add yours if you use this service

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 call you directly to discuss your requirements.
You will receive a confirmation email containing the boat companies phone number in case you need to contact them urgently:

First Name (required) Surname Name (required)

Name of the deceased (optional - 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 - included preferred dates if known

Details correct January 2018


Scattering ashes Stratford upon Avon

6 thoughts on “Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire: River Avon

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    Meera Solanki - 16th September 2018

    We chose to book this boat for a Hindu Scattering of the Ashes ceremony, for my father.
    I cannot express my thanks to Fiona and the two gentlemen for their kindness and hospitality. The service they provided was exceptional and the boat was above and beyond our expectations!!
    We were allowed to perform our ceremony peacefully and the setting was absolutely beautiful.
    I was able to communicate with Lana easily through email and she answered all my queries with professionalism and speed.
    The boat accomadated our family of 27 people easily and the children were also very welcomed by Fiona. Fiona had a couple of balloons which she let the children write a farewell message on, and they then released these at the end of the boat trip, i thought that this was such a nice touch!!
    Once again cannot fault Fiona and her team, easily and definately a 5 star service.

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    sudha - 20th August 2018

    i booked this boat in July for scattering my husbands ashes and i was there with my extended family yesterday It was a beautiful sunny day and we had a wonderful ceremony with the help of Fiona and the crew I wish to give my heartfelt thanks to Fiona for making my friends and family welcome.i would highly
    recommend this boat to my friends and family

    1. Reply
      Ammon Enterprises Ltd - 20th August 2018

      Thank you very much Sudha, we will pass your message onto Fiona.
      Kind regards

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    Talbinder Dhaliwal - 28th June 2018

    I wish to give my heart-felt thanks to Scattering Ashes (Stratford on Avon) for their wonderful service. From the initial communication right through to the end of the ceremony, we were made to feel at ease especially as such events are performed with a heavy heart. Fiona was professional throughout and I know my mum would be looking down and pleased with the send off.

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    Gohil - 30th April 2018

    I booked this boat for Scattering my Dad’s Ashes Hindu Ceremony. Fiona and Toby was so helpful and made us feel very welcome. The boat trip was warm and comfortable, as we had x3 children with us, which she provided something for them to be occupied with. Scattering the Ashes was a beautiful ceremony and the balloons was a lovely gesture from Fiona. Also after the ceremony tea/coffee + biscuits was provided, which was lovely. Thank you so much for your help and your patients with us, we really appreciated it. Thank you.

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    Mrs Powar - 2nd August 2017

    Sikh Ashes Scattering Ceremony
    I booked this boat for the Sikh Ashes Scattering Ceremony, we took my father’s ashes and all my family went today, I just want to thank Fiona for her excellent customer service, I have had a lot of communication with Fiona, from the time I booked this to the end of the actual ceremony. Fiona took excellent care of us. She was so helpful, caring and very sensitive too. She made a very difficult and sad day a lot more bearable. I would definitely recommend this boat cruise to everyone as I can’t thank Fiona enough for her hospitality and how she made our family feel so welcome on the boat, Fiona really went out of her way to help me and nothing was impossible, I really appreciated that. The Punjabi prayer music that was on in the background was a lovely touch too. Thank you so much Fiona x

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