Boat for scattering ashes on the River Severn in Shrewsbury
Location Victoria Quay, Shrewsbury, SY1 1HHArea of operationShrewsbury, the River Severn Open March 1st to October 31st.Type of boatPassenger boat or Small boat (Little Rea - picture below)Duration of trip45 minutes (or 1, 2, 3 hours if you prefer)Capacity of boat
Main boat Up to 45 passengers
Little Rea Up to 10 passengers
RefreshmentsFully stocked bar and table service. Food is available for hires of 2 hours or moreSuitable urnsScattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing.
Scattering Ashes (not the boat company) 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 notelets and a certificate to record the ceremony.
Our sets and ceremony accessories can be viewed here: Sets and Ceremony Accessories Note: these are supplied by Scattering Ashes not the boat company.Cost
1 hour hire – 45 minute cruise, Monday-Friday: £300 (10am – 4pm daily)
1 hour hire – 45 minute cruise, Saturday/Sunday: £350 (10am – 4pm)
For Little Rea – up to 10 passengers
Available at any time.
1 hour hire: £150
Each additional hour - £50
There is no catering or drinks on board, but passengers are free to bring their own food and drink on board Little Rea.
Company commentsThe main boat is a triple deck, modern passenger boat situated on the River Severn in Shrewsbury, capable of carrying 45 passengers in comfort with retractable roof and sides on the top deck. The boat company focuses on providing a first class service to both day and evening. You are sure to receive a great welcome. From the moment you step onboard and will enjoy an exemplary level of attention from the crew throughout your journey. We offer the opportunity to meet after a funeral in a comforting setting on the beautiful River Severn. An open river is a lovely place for a group to gather for the ceremony.Disabled AccessYesParkingThe Sabrina boat is located a 5 minute walk from the Frankwell long stay car park, as well as being a 2 minute walk from the Bridge Street short stay car park (up to 3 hours). Passengers can be dropped off outside the pontoon on Victoria avenue, but unfortunately this is drop off only – however there is sometimes disabled parking available further up Victoria Avenue – but this is limited, especially on busy days.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
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.