Journey Water Urn

(13 customer reviews)
  • Simple elegant design
  • Available in a beautiful range of colours
  • Can be personalised
  • FREE next day delivery*

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Journey Water Urn 100% Biodegradable Water Urn

Journey Water Urns are suitable for deeper rivers, lakes or the sea. The urns are designed to float* for a while, and then gracefully sink to the bottom. The urns will break down naturally over a few hours. Available in a range of colours. Each design has a matching ‘mini’ urn, so that you can scatter a token amount.

This biodegradable water urn is handmade using a centuries old paper making technique. The mulberry tree bark is harvested, leaving the tree alive and intact. The bark is soaked, creating a pulp. The pulp is laid out to dry on a bamboo screen.

You can have the option of putting an inscription on the urn of your choice, making it truly personal. This can a name and a date or poem – whatever you choose. We will fit the wording to the available space, the more words you choose the smaller we will need to make them. Please note this will increase delivery time by a few days.

* Note: The length of time the urn floats depends on a number of things: mainly the weight of the ashes and whether the water is choppy. On average the urn will float for around 5 minutes, but this can vary, as such we can’t guarantee the length of time the urn will float. The combined weight of two sets of ashes means the companion urn is likely to sink quickly.

Companion: 15.5″L x 14″W x 3″D or 39.5cmL x34cmW x 8cmD
Standard: 14″L x 12″W x 3″D or 35cmL x 31.5cmW x 7cmD
Mini: 8″L x 6.5″W x 2″D or 21cmH x 17cmW X 5.5cmD
Companion: 6 Litres, (suitable for 2 adults) –
Standard: 3.60 Litres, (suitable for 1 adult)
Mini: 0.98 Litres.

Filling the urn

The urns are simple to fill, here is our video showing you how – Filling a Journey Water Urn

Water ashes ceremony

Water burials are a very dignified way to conduct an ashes ceremony – you can cast petals, put last words on our promises notelets. As the water urn floats, you will have enough time to say some final words: such as prayers or thoughts for example. Many clients find that the simple presence of a body of water after the ceremony can help them to remember that person.

We consider these urns more suitable for deeper water below the low tide line. Please see our page on general guidance for ceremonies or river or the sea.

You should record where you conducted the ceremony, so future generations will know the exact place. If you are on a boat, the skipper will be able to tell you your exact location – Scattering Ceremony Record.

What people say about the Journey Water Urn

“My Dads water urn has arrived within 24 hours & is even more beautiful that we expected.  Your service has been fantastic & through your site we have been able to plan Dads final journey which will happen in May when we take him to be scattered in Cornwall. Thanks again Clare”

“Just want to thank you for the very fast delivery which arrived this morning, arriving less than 24hrs after I placed the order, it is no wonder that you have had awards for your company. Regards, Paul”

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Additional information


Aqua, Embossed Green, Embossed Pearl, Moss Green, Natural, Navy, Purple, Aqua Embossed


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13 reviews for Journey Water Urn

  1. Amanda

    I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your help with getting the water journey urn to me it was really appreciated. It arrived in time and everyone said how wonderful it was and made scattering my husbands ashes very easy given we were out in the river. Thank you again for all you help with this.

  2. Susan

    Thank you for your prompt and efficient service, the inscription is just what I wanted, thank you.

  3. Paul Quincey

    Thank you for expediting my order last week – it arrived the very next morning. We used it to scatter my aunt’s ashes off Studland Bay and the whole family were delighted with the event. The ‘urn’ floated for about 30 seconds and looked excellent surrounded by a rose petal drift. Just perfect.

  4. Viv

    Hi Hannah, Yesterdays scattering went perfectly! Thank you so much for supplying me with the journey water urn . . . it looked beautiful and worked exactly as we wished it to, gently disappearing into the depths of the North Sea!
    Thank you also for putting us in touch with Nicholas who was also perfect and made the day happen . The weather was warm and bright and the sea flat calm. So all in all . . . . a perfect send off for our mother. Thank you for making this occasion possible. It was a beautiful occasion! Thanks again and all the very best.

  5. Chloe

    Hi Hannah, I received it on Friday morning and we had a lovely day today because it arrived before I left. Please say Thanks so much to Karen for sorting it, we all appreciated it so much! Thanks for following up too! Kind regards,

  6. Andrea

    My order has arrived and I’m delighted with it. Thank you Karen for all of your help.

    • Karen Martin

      Thank you Andrea, I’m so pleased you like it.

  7. Louise D

    We used the Journey waterurn today to lay my father’s ashes where he loved to sail. The urn looked good and performed exactly as described. We also used the biodegradable notelets – a perfect way to send a final thought, which just melted away as the ashes sank. Thank you.

  8. dawn downes

    Thank you so much for our journey water urn, we took my fathers ashes to the local RNLI at Cromer yesterday where they kindly did a dedication for him before sending him off on his chosen final journey into the sea, which as an EX Royal Navy man it would have made him so pleased. The water urn worked exactly a promised and we were so pleased we found this site…so much so that I have already told my husband I want to go off in a water urn turtle when my time comes .. hopefully in many years to come

  9. Jayne

    Hi Hannah,Thank you very much for your excellent service. Regards, Jayne

  10. Sue

    Beautiful, really helpful staff & swift delivery. Professional service

  11. Lindsay L

    Thank you for your very efficient and professional service.
    My delivery arrived in less than 24 hours and was beautifully packaged.
    So grateful to your company.

  12. Hannah

    5 stars

  13. Mr S Henderson

    Today we received our aqua water urn – we are very pleased how beautiful it looks, so much nicer than the one that the crematorium gave us.

    We are now looking forward to Dad’s ash scattering on his birthday in March.

    Thank you for your excellent service.

    Kind regards

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