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River Cam: Cambridgeshire

Scattering Ashes on the River Cam Cambridgeshire


LocationCambridge, Cambridgeshire
Area of operationRiver Cam
Type of boatNarrowboat or Solar Catamaran
Duration of tripVariable 55 mins minimum, up to 2 hours.  We can offer ½ and whole day cruise options too.
Capacity of boatUp to 12 passengers per boat.
RefreshmentsOptional Tea, Coffee, Squash, Biscuits,
AdditionalCream Tea, Fish and Chips, picnic hamper options. 

A range of riverside pubs offer full catering for before or after the ceremony.

CeremonyScattering 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

CostVariable depending in length of trip and catering. Minimum £110 for 55 mins.
Company comments The crew offers a friendly and relaxed trip, with a variety of picturesque locations on the River Cam for the ceremony. All religions catered for; Christian, Hindu, Sikh and Non-denominational.

The main craft ‘Rosie’ shown in the picture is open sided and allows the ceremonial group of passengers to feel at one with the river environment. Quiet peaceful boat on a tranquil scenic river perfect for scattering ashes and/or floating a wreath, flowers or petals.

We can arrange trips early morning through to midnight.

We have a bluetooth speaker aboard for passengers to link a smartphone for their own songs/music.

Together we can create a completely unique and personalised service – the way you want it to be. We will listen carefully to what you and your family want and offer a complete choice and flexibility in your arrangements.

Disabled AccessNo wheelchair access at present onboard the narrowboat has 2-3 steps down into the passenger cabin.

The Eco Solar boat has a flat deck suitable for wheelchair direct access.

ParkingFen Ditton Moorings CB5 8SX – Free parking, 

City Centre CB3 4AN – Metered parking.

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.

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