Scattering funeral ashes at sea:
We can find a boat operator for you from virtually every section of coastline of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, even the Isle of Man
In the UK you do not need a license or permission to scatter funeral ashes in coastal waters.
You do not need specifically designed water urn, although we would recommend it as they make for a more designed ceremony as they prevent the ashes from blowing about.
Some guidance and advice:
- Don’t put anything in the water that does not degrade, including scatter tubes
- Scattering on the surface of the water, even on a calm day can lead to problems the ash contains very fine particles that will blow about on the slightest breeze and tend to stick to the side of the boat.
- Water urns are designed to float for a short while sink and then breakdown, some almost straight away some over about 24 hrs.
- Rose or other flower petals can make a nice touch for the ceremony
- If you are casting a wreath or similar please ensure there is no plastic or wire is used.
- The summer months tend to be calmer if passengers suffer with sea sickness
- A lot of boats do not operate in the winter months
- Our ceremony sets contain anything you need for a water ceremony – water ceremony set