We have one boat in the Plymouth area for your scattering ashes at sea needs. The trip is for scattering ashes only; therefore, suitable for an intimate ashes ceremony without any distractions. Information about our vessel, including boat type, number of passengers allowed, catering options, costs, parking, and so on, can be found below. If you'd like more information or check for availability, fill in the form below, and we will get back to you ASAP.
We look forward to welcoming you aboard and helping you give your loved one the perfect send-off.
Type of Boat: passenger boat
Number of Passengers: 48
Cost from: £200
Are refreshments available? Yes, full bar
All Religions Catered for? Yes
Toilet on board: Yes
Disabled Access? Yes
Music Available: Yes
Our chartered cruise boats take friends and family to pay their last respects as they scatter their loved one's ashes at sea. The trip takes about an hour, with a stop at Plymouth Sound. This location provides a calm and peaceful setting for the ashes scattering ceremony within the waters of Plymouth Sound. And, our dedicated crew will assist you in ensuring you fulfil your loved one's wishes.
Permissions, Laws & Regulations for Scattering Ashes in Plymouth
There are generally no laws forbidding you from scattering ashes within the waters of Plymouth and the surrounding areas. However, you will need to comply with a few guidelines from the Environmental Agency, such as not scattering any non-biodegradable materials. This includes wreaths and personal items containing plastic or metal parts, which could cause litter and harm water animals. That being said, we will be able to point you in the right direction with regard to any legal requirements and permissions.
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 private charter
- Tailor your trip to visit where you want
- Views of Smeatons Tower & Hoe Park
- It's easier to spread the ashes
- Experienced staff if required
- Additional services and add-ons avilable
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.
- Can you scatter the ashes unattended?
- Yes, we can. The boat crew will take the ashes and complete the scattering ashes ceremony as instructed. We can arrange a video and send the exact latitude and longitude where the ashes are scattered if you wish.
- Will we have privacy when we scatter the ashes of our loved one?
- We make every effort to afford you a quiet spot for the scattering, but it might not be total privacy depending on the location. Plus, you will be accompanied by a few crew members.
- May I/we keep some of the ashes?
- Yes. Some families have made a last-minute decision to keep some ashes. Just let us know, and we will help you remove and retain a portion of the ashes before going into the scattering container.