If you're considering scattering the ashes of a loved one at sea around Cornwall, we can help provide private, peaceful, and comforting ashes scattering ceremony tailored to your needs. We have two boats to choose from: in Falmouth and St Ives. Information for both vessels, including costs, catering and parking options, number of people allowed, and so on, can be found below. For more information or to enquire about availability, please 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: Locking 33
Number of Passengers: 12
Cost from: £170
Are refreshments available? Yes
All Religions Catered for? Yes
Toilet on board:
Disabled Access? No
Music Available: Yes
You can sail out of Falmouth, Truro, St Mawes, Mylor and other locations around the Fal River. The trip takes about an hour and can be tailored to suit your needs and the deceased's wishes. St. Ives Bay, on the other hand, is one of the most beautiful bays in the world and perfect for scattering the ashes of a loved one who had an affinity with the sea. The ceremony is usually held in a quiet spot, either near Godrevy lighthouse or off Porthmeor Beach.
Permissions, Laws & Regulations for Scattering Ashes in Cornwall
No laws are forbidding you from scattering ashes in the waters around Cornwall. However, the Environmental Agency has some guidelines you should follow. For starters, anything you throw overboard must be 100% biodegradable. Also, stay at least 1km upstream of any water collection points, as well as far from buildings, marinas, and places where people swim or bathe. We will take care of every legal factor so you can say your goodbyes without any hiccups.
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 secluded spots
- Views of St Michaels mount, lands end & Tintagel Castle
- The sea totally surround you giving a feeling of occasion
- Easily spread ashes with our water bios urns
- We have a lot of experience ith sea scattering
- Dedciated and Experienced Staff to ensure the day is perfect
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.
- Will we have privacy when we scatter the ashes of our loved one?
- The boat is exclusively yours for the cruise and scattering service. And even though you may be accompanied by a few crew members, friends and family may conduct whatever type of memorial service they wish.
- Can you accommodate special requests for scattering?
- We will try to satisfy any special requests as long as they do not violate any laws
- How long is the cruise?
- The trip takes about an hour, depending on the arrangements made before departure and the service performed.