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Ashes Scattering from only £795.00* for up to 12 passengers

All (excluding the bio urn ) year round fixed price within the Solent
(vat zero rated as transport charter *standard package - route 1)

Ashes at Sea

The Scattering of cremated remains at sea has been an attractive alternative to other forms of interment for many generations and for many reasons:

  • Return to Nature
  • Wishes of the Deceased loved one
  • Love of the everlasting Sea 
  • Associated with Religious beliefs
  • Nautical background
  • Life Experiences / association with specific areas of the Solent

These are just some frequently sited reasons for selecting scattering for the final disposition of cremated remains.

Alternative Ashes at Sea

Burials at Sea  offer additional services where you don’t have to be aboard or go to Sea:

Unaccompanied / Unattended   Ashes Scattering at Sea with video / photos and with contact via mobile phone during the ceremony (signal dependent)

Budget - Shared Charters with other Families

Multiple ashes scattering charters for Funeral Directors

Pet Ashes Scattering using animal friendly bio urns

Our Ashes Scattering at Sea Service

We offer a family friendly approach to the delivery of our Ashes Scattering at Sea Service year round from our base on the River Hamble Hampshire. 

We can take you, relatives/friends & loved ones (up to 12 passengers per vessel,  larger groups can be accommodated by hiring in additional vessels see below).

We usually depart from Universal Marina (other ports by agreement) to one of our 10 locations in the Solent (see our locations map).

The Ceremony

We will cruise to your agreed location (see below for locations), where the skipper will drop anchor (assuming this is possible) or hold the boat in as  sheltered a position for your family ceremony to commence.

The pouring of the ashes or placing of the bio urn can be carried out from the bathing platform at the rear of the boat (see our safety procedure).

Two people will be undertake this whilst attached to the boat via safety lines / life jacket.  Special words of comfort and remembrance can be accompanied by your own music (remember to bring your iPhone/pad or cd) which can be played over the boats sound system.

The bio urns usually take about 3 minutes to gently sink away which allows time for private reflections and floral tributes to be placed in the water.

Our experience is that many families like to hold “joint” ashes scatterings for their deceased parents either using individual journeys end biodegradable urns or a little more expensive the dual chamber biodegradable urn

Certificate of Scattering
We provide all families following the scattering of ashes a certificate showing the Latitude and longitude of the exact location of the ceremony in order that you may revisit on future anniversaries

"Wakes" and Celebrations
We hold a full Alcohol Licence (2003 Act) and can provide you a full Champagne life celebration including an M&S Executive Buffet – agreed in advance

Charter / Hire Options
Exclusive charter of our boat is our usual service at a fixed price based on the location chosen for the ceremony.

View our internal safety procedures for ashes scattering >>

The locations below offer a choice of location for Ashes at Sea. If you are interested in one of the options below please contact us direct, price on application depending on chosen location.

Option 1 Shown below is included in our standard rate shown above £795.00.

1. *Standard Package - Netley to Stubbington/Hill Head 2.5 hrs
2. Osborne Bay 3.5 hrs
3. Gosport / Portsmouth / Port Solent 4 hrs
4. Forts to Bembridge 4.5 hrs
5. Cowes to Newport (River Medina) 4 hrs
6. Gurnard to Newtown Creek 4 hrs
7. River Beaulieu 4 hrs
8. Lymington 4.5 hrs
9. Alum Bay / The Needles 5.5 hrs
10. Freshwater Bay 6 hrs

Our Fleet

Ashes at Sea
Up to 12 Passengers
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Up to 18 Passengers
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Up to 30 Passengers
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Up to 30 Passengers
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Up to 110 Passengers
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Up to 8 Passengers

Burials & Ashes at Sea with

  • If you would like to appoint us to assist you/your family please ring John McKenzie (0800 081 1542 / Direct Mobile 07721 978053 for an initial discussion.

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  • I would like to say thank you on behalf of all of us, it has been a wonderful experience and we would definitely recommend you, our Yacht was wonderful and Nicky and Brett were very friendly.

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  • Burial-at-sea services are available at many different locations and with many different customs, either by ship or by aircraft. Usually the captain of the ship or aircraft or a religious representative

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