Bournemouth is a coastal town on the south coast of England. And, with the surrounding tranquil waters and beautiful scenery, it's no doubt the perfect place for those looking to scatter their loved one's cremains at sea. Scattering ashes at sea is a service we have the privilege to offer. To enquire about availability or know more about our services, fill the form below, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
We look forward to having you aboard and help you give your loved one the perfect send-off.
Type of Boat: 17ft Marine Logic
Number of Passengers: 6 per boat
Cost from: £120
Are refreshments available? Yes
All Religions Catered for? Yes
Toilet on board: No
Disabled Access? Yes
Music Available: Yes
A standard trip takes about an hour, but we can arrange a more extended trip on request. From the harbourside town of Christchurch in the east to Poole Bay to the west, with views of the Isle of Wight, the Needles Lighthouse, and Swanage, there are several beautiful spots for scattering ashes on the waters in Bournemouth. Your skipper and crew know the waters well and will help you choose the perfect spot for your ceremony. The engine will be turned off, and you'll have ample time and space to share the deceased's final journey with friends and family.
Permissions, Laws & Regulations for Scattering Ashes in Bournemouth
While there's no law forbidding you from scattering ashes on the waters in Bournemouth, anything that is thrown overboard has to be 100% biodegradable. Otherwise, it will litter the environment and affect wildlife. There are several other guidelines from the Environmental Agency to follow wherever you choose to scatter ashes at sea but don't worry, we will handle them on your behalf.
Tips for families when scattering ashes
- Stick to biodegradable materials
- Check the weather conditions (we will make sure to keep you informed)
- Stay upwind to ensure the ashes blow away from you and the guests.
- Spread the ashes as close to the water surface as possible
- Have wipes or water ready in case the ashes blow about to your skin or that of the other guests
- Summer months are gentler
- Don't be shy to ask for any help
Why Use a Our Boats?
- Total privacy with a privtae charter
- Views of Brownsea Island and Old Harry roack for a perfect final resting place
- Water approved sea burial urns
- We have a lot of experience with ash scattering ceremonies
- Our dedicated staff will help ensure the day rusn smoothly for a loving memory
Urns for Scattering at Sea
All of our water urns are made of biodegradable material such as paper or cardboard, natural salt or other plant-based materials. We would be happy to provide an urn if you wish, alternatively, you can provide your own but we must stress that it needs to be water safe and approved to be 100% biodegradable.
Below we have listed some of the most frquestly asked questions, please feel free to contact us if you have more.
- Do you offer unattended scatterings?
- Yes, we do. Many families choose not to attend the ashes scattering ceremony for one reason or the other. All you have to do is provide us with the ashes and what you want us to do during the ceremony, like a poem or prayer to read, and we will make it beautiful and dignified.
- Will there be proof of scatterings?
- The skipper will provide a certificate of scattering service that includes the deceased's name, date, and latitude and longitude coordinates. We can also arrange a video if you wish.
- How do I/we dress for the event aboard?
- There's no dress code, but we suggest casual wear. Be sure to wear warm clothes, preferably wind-proof, as well as flat sole non-skid shoes, a head cover, and sunglasses.