When you travel to Morecambe, you'll encounter the Irish Sea that nestles into the coast and provides wonderful views, calming waves, and a place to be at ease. Needless to say, this seaside town in the City of Lancaster offers several beautiful and meaningful spots to scatter the ashes of a loved one. We have the privilege to provide ashes scattering services in this area and will do our best to ensure you and the deceased's wishes are fulfilled. For more information or to check on the availability of our vessels and other related information, get in touch with us by filling the form below.
We look forward to having you abroad and help you give your loved one the perfect send-off.
Type of Boat: Rib boat or Catamaran
Number of Passengers: 5 - 25
Cost from: £200
Are refreshments available? Yes
All Religions Catered for? Yes
Toilet on board: Yes
Disabled Access? Yes
Music Available: Yes
A standard trip takes about an hour, but additional time can be arranged in advance at an additional cost. The skipper will take you into the Morecambe Bay of the Irish Sea and stop at a suitable spot for scattering the ashes ceremony. Of course, the trip can be customised to accommodate your requests, so don't hesitate to ask.
Permissions, Laws & Regulations for Scattering Ashes in Morecambe
There's nothing explicit in the legislation forbidding you from scattering ashes on the waters surrounding Morecambe. However, it is subject to the Environmental Agency regulations, with the most important one being only thrown items that are 100% biodegradable into the water. We will handle any requirements from a legal standpoint so you can focus on giving your loved one the perfect send-off.
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 on board
- Scatter o nthe river lune or at sea in Morecambe Bay
- Lovely views aof morecambe bay
- Stone Jetty or Lancaster Castle, just 2 lcoal popular spots for scattering
- We have a lot of experience scattering ceremonies
- Our water urns make the process stress free
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.
- What is the best time of day for a scattering of ashes at sea?
- The weather condition is considered, but generally, mornings and afternoons are the ideal times as wind and sea swell tend to be calmer during those times.
- Who performs the ceremony/service?
- The skipper may perform the service, but you can also have your own officiant, which could be one of the family members.
- Who scatters the ashes?
- Typically, the skipper will assist one or two family members with the scattering into the sea. They know the waters better and understand the direction of the wind, thus preventing the ashes from blowing back into people's faces.