Boat for scattering ashes on the River Avon in Stratford upon Avon
Looking for a boat to scatter your loved ones ashes in the Midlands area? The Boat at Stratford upon Avon is one of the most popular destinations in the country particular for Hindu and Sikh families. The skipper of the boat is now so well practised in the rituals of both religions it is now the go to destination for families scattering their loved one’s ashes in the West Midlands. Taking them on a beautiful cruise down the river Avon, out in to the peaceful countryside where they can scatter near the wear in peace and tranquility.
|Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire in the Midlands
|Area of operation
|The River Avon in Stratford upon Avon
|Type of boat
|53 feet long Class V Luxury Passenger boat. Heated, carpeted and with tables and chairs.
|Capacity of the boat
|30 MAX Capacity (including Children)
|You can be served with: Masala tea, Yorkshire tea, freshly-brewed coffee, all with a nice selection of biscuits for £3.5 per person.
They have a selection of chilled cans and water and a licensed bar.
You can also bring your own cold snacks.
|Yes the boat does have disabled access.
Hydraulic wheelchair lift from mooring into cabin.
|Duration of trip
|The trip last for around 90 minutes – 35mins cruises each way with plenty of time for the scattering
|The cost is £375 for a 90 minute private dedicated charter.
There is a £50 deposit payable, to secure your cruise which is deducted from the fee.
Longer cruises can be arranged.
|A family run business offering a friendly and personal service tailored to the individual requirements.
They cater for families of all religions including Hindu, Sikh, Ravidas, Ramgarhia and Christian, and also for those guests preferring a non-denominational ceremony.
A full suite of prayers can be played and there is a ceremony table set to suit.
They also offer memory cruises – many guests often come every year to remember and celebrate the life of their loved ones.
|Available all year weather and river flow permitting. In the wetter season, flooding may cause the trip to be postponed.
|Downstream of the town on the river Avon into fast flowing water – which flows to the river Severn and then the sea – there is picture below or a 20 second video on the Scattering Ashes YouTube channel
|Available at The Crown Plaza close to the boat and the crew can arrange free passes.
Other cars can park in the Pay and Display car park next to the boat
|Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing.
Scattering Ashes can 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 note-lets 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.
Note: Summer at this location gets very busy and there is often a wait of a number of weeks