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Biodegradable Urns for Water Burial

Biodegradable Urns for Water Burial

Biodegradable Urns for Water Burial (known as Water Urns) are now commonly used, they keep the ashes from blowing about and make for a dignified ceremony, available in a number of styles to suit your ceremony. Scattering ashes (in the UK) over water is increasingly popular, we think this is in part due to: The […]

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Minehead North Somerset: Bristol Channel

Scattering Ashes on the Bristol Channel from a Boat Location Minehead Somerset Area of operation Bristol Channel Type of boat 10m Cougar Catamaran Duration of trip Up to 3hrs Capacity of boat 11 persons Refreshments None Ceremony Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. […]

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Lancashire: Fleetwood Fylde Coast

Scattering Ashes at Sea – Fleetwood on the Fylde Coast Location Fleetwood, Lancashire Area of operation  Irish sea Type of boat Aquastar 38 Duration of trip Up to 1 hour Capacity of boat  12 People Refreshments Not Available Ceremony Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may […]

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What is a Water Ceremony?

What is a Water Ceremony?

What is a Water Ceremony? We are asked ‘what is a water ceremony’ almost every day so I thought I would put together an explanation. Please please ask any questions that you have that I haven’t covered in the comments underneath and we’ll always do our best to answer them. A water ceremony is simply […]

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South Devon: Salcombe South Hams

Scattering Ashes at Sea – Salcombe South Hams Location Salcombe, South Devon. Area of operation Salcombe Estuary and Coast Type of boat Rib Duration of trip Up to 1 hour Capacity of boat 2 boats can take up to 20 people 1st rib – 11 passengers, 2nd rib 7 passengers Refreshments Available on request Ceremony […]

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Testing water urns from a height

The Results: Testing Water Urns We received lots of question about which urns are appropriate for what locations. Many people choose to scatter ashes at sea and often people think that the want place the ashes directly into deep. So locations like piers, harbour walls, cliffs and high sided boats present a challenge. The problem […]

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Pembrokeshire, Wales: Milford Haven

Scattering Ashes on water at Milford Haven Location Milford Haven Marina Area of operation Milford Haven water way and St. Brides Bay Type of boat Cabin Rhib Duration of trip Up to 2 hours Capacity of boat 11 passengers Refreshments Can be arranged on shore Suitable urns Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead […]

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Lowestoft: Norfolk and Suffolk Broads

Scattering Ashes on the Norfolk Broads Location Somerleyton, Suffolk (between Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth) Area of operation Norfolk and Suffolk Broads – River Waveney Type of boat Broadland Grebe. Traditional vintage Broads motor cruiser built in 1958. Duration of trip As required, usually 1-2 hours but longer by prior arrangement. Open Due to weather conditions […]

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Video: How to fill a Journey Water Urn

Scattering ceremonies can seem daunting for many reasons: you have not been to one before and you don’t know what is expected or you are wonder where and how. At Scattering Ashes one of our aims to reduce the anxiety around the ceremony and make it a truly memorable occasion. So we are trying to […]

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Reading, Berkshire: River Thames

Scattering Ashes on the River Thames Reading Location Caversham, Reading Cost Prices start at £225 Area or operation Caversham and Reading area Duration of trip 45 minutes – 4 hours Capacity of boat 2 to 120 persons Refreshments Full bar on board. Catering upon request Disabled Access Disabled access available on some of our vessels […]

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Firth of Forth, South Queensferry: East Scottish Coast

Scattering Ashes at Sea Edinburgh Location Hawes Pier, South Queensferry, which is 50yds from the famous Forth Bridge. Area of operation Within 15 miles of South Queensferry, Near Edinburgh Available From April to October, but can accommodate small groups on our Cabin RIB November to March. Disabled Access None Average Response Time  Average response time is […]

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Kent: The River Medway – Tonbridge

Scattering Ashes on the River Medway Tonbridge Location Big Bridge, Tonbridge High Street TN9 1DR Area of operation River Medway in Kent Type of boat Modern electric launch Duration of trip Any to suit, minimum 30 minutes Capacity of boat 12 passengers Refreshments Located in the centre of Tonbridge with many café, restaurants and pubs […]

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Boat for Scattering ashes on the River Thames at Oxford

Scattering Ashes Oxford: River Thames

Scattering ashes on the River Thames at Oxford Location Central Oxford Area of operation Oxford and surrounding area into Oxfordshire – river Thames Type of boat Various boats from 12 – 50 seats Duration of trip Depends on your wishes Capacity of boat 12- 50 Refreshments Available at extra cost Additional info All religions catered […]

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A sailor’s farewell poem: Crossing the Bar

If you are looking for words or verse for ash scattering ceremony fit for an old sailor, then you could worse than consider the classic poem Crossing the Bar by Alfred Lord Tennyson Crossing the Bar BY ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON Sunset and evening star,       And one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning […]

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South Devon: Teignmouth, Torquay, Torbay & Brixham

Scattering Ashes at Sea – Torquay, Brixham, Paignton and Teigmouth Location  Brixham. Area of operation  Brixham – Paignton, Torquay and Teignmouth. Torbay to the River Teign.  Type of boat Multiple Vessels including traditional “Berry Boat” ‘P.V. Funfish1’ Duration of trip Up to 1 hour but flexible Capacity of boat 12 – 97 persons Refreshments Available on […]

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Naval Order of Service

It may be you want to scatter the ashes of a loved one at sea and that person had a naval career. And whilst you would like reference to their service in the the Royal or Merchant Navy it may not be appropriate to use the Navy’s chaplaincy service. There maybe many reasons for this: you want […]

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A Bible reading suitable for an old sailor

We have recently been in touch with the naval chaplaincy at Portsmouth and they have been extremely helpful. We explained that many people may wish to be to have their ashes scattered in the same place as their loved one and still have reference to their career with either Royal or Merchant Navy. We asked […]

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Scattering Ashes at Sea – East Devon: Beer

Scattering Ashes at Sea – Beer in Devon Location Beer, East Devon. Area of operation Within a three mile radius of Beer (Branscombe, Seaton, Beer) Views across Lyme Bay.. Type of boat: 25’ working fishing boat Duration of trip: As long as client requires, further charges if longer than 1 hour Capacity of boat: 11 […]

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South Devon: Plymouth Sound

Scattering Ashes at Sea – Plymouth Sound Devon Location The Barbican Landing Stage, Commercial Wharf, Barbican, Area of operation Within the waters of Plymouth Sound Type of boat  Our chartered cruise boats (depending on availability) take family and friends to pay their respects, as loved one’s ashes are scattered on the waters of Plymouth Sound. Open Open […]

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Dorset: Weymouth the Jurassic Coast

Boat for Scattering Ashes at Sea – Weymouth Devon Location  Weymouth Dorset, in the centre of the Jurassic Coast in the UK Area of operation  Weymouth Portland area Type of boat  Open motor with some cover Duration of trip  1hr – can be flexible Capacity of boat  12 (Large boat up to 40 if necessary) […]

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Maldon: Essex

Scattering Ashes on the Thames Estuary Maldon, Essex Location  Maldon, Essex Area of operation Blackwater Type of boat  Thames Sailing Barge Duration of trip  2-4 hours Capacity of boat  50 Refreshments  Lunches, Afternoon Teas or self-cater.  Licensed Bar. Additional info  The whole barge can be hired privately. Ceremony Scattering ashes directly onto the water can […]

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Tenby, Pembrokeshire: South Wales Coast

Scattering Ashes at Sea – Tenby Location Saundersfoot harbour, nr Tenby, Pembrokeshire, South Wales  Area of operation Around the Sanderfoot and Tenby area Type of boat 10 metre cougar catamaran, powered by twin 300 hp outboards. Duration of trip  Tailored to customer needs Capacity of boat The boat is licensed for 12 persons, plus 2 crew. […]

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River Cam: Cambridgeshire

Scattering Ashes on the River Cam Cambridgeshire Location Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Area of operation River Cam Type of boat Narrowboat or Solar Catamaran Duration of trip Variable 45 mins minimum, up to 2 hours.  We can offer ½ and whole day cruise options too. Capacity of boat Up to 12 passengers per boat. Refreshments Optional Tea, […]

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Coniston Water: Lake District

Scattering Ashes on Coniston Water in the Lake District Location Coniston Area of operation Coniston Water, Lake District, South Cumbria Type of boat Traditional – Beautiful wooden launch Duration of trip  1-2 hours after last sailing of the day or early morning Capacity of boat 63 persons Refreshments Available from Waterhead Hotel and delivered on […]

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Japanese fake ash scattering tourism

  Before starting this blog I never thought I would write that as a sentence and even since I still think it is different. Japanese are now taking more funeral planning into their own hands, rather than leaving for relatives to sort. Nothing odd in that the trend is happening elsewhere too, the elderly have […]

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Kent: The River Stour

Scattering Ashes on the River Stour in Kent Location Upstreet, Canterbury Area of operation River Stour in Kent Type of boat Modern electric launch Duration of trip Any to suit, minimum 30 minutes Capacity of boat 12 passengers Refreshments Located at the Grove Pantry Pub & Inn for catering needs. You an bring own drinks, […]

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Republic of Ireland: Dunmore East, County Waterford

Scattering Ashes at Sea – Waterford in Ireland Location Dunmore East, County Waterford Area of operation Dunmore East, WaterfordHarbour, Tramore Bay, Rivers Suir and Barrow. Type of boat Charter Duration of trip As required Capacity of boat 12 Refreshments Tea/ Coffee Cost On Application Ceremony Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown […]

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Southampton Water, Hampshire: River Test

Scattering Ashes at Sea and River Test Southampton Location Ocean Village, Southampton Area of operation Southampton Water Type of boat Passenger Boat, see picture, capable of carrying 150 comfortably. Heated saloon, and large sun decks. Bar, snack and drink facilities available.  Duration of trip Just over one hour, depending on location. Capacity of boat 6 […]

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