Boat Hire for Scattering Ashes on the River Dee
|Area of operation||River Dee upstream of Chester Weir|
|Type of boat||Passenger boat|
|Duration of trip||30 minutes – 3 hours|
|Capacity of boat||8 – 80 depending on boat|
|Refreshments||Bar available on all cruises, catering available if pre-booked|
|Suitable urns for water||Urns for the water are supplied by Scattering Ashes not the Boat Company.|
Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies. They are all 100% biodegradable and will dissolve in water – please follow this link: Water urns
We also supply a range of water ceremony sets which include an urn, flower petals, dissolvable noteless and a certificate to record the ceremony. Our sets and ceremony accessories can be viewed here: Sets and ceremony accessories
|Disabled Access||Wheelchair access to limited area of the boat|
Step-free access to toilet facilities, but toilets are not wheelchair accessible
Limited number of Blue Badge parking bays on road
Accessible public toilets located 100m from moorings
|Parking||Limited number of parking spaces on the road, restricted to 1 hour before 6PM|
Closest paid car parks are within a 10 minute walk – Little Roodee (CH1 1SL) and Pepper Street NCP (CH1 1DF)
|Any closed periods|
|Cost||Private charters are quoted individually, costs vary from £200 – £1,500 depending on duration, date, and time of day|
|How and when do customers pay||In advance|
|Average response time (best guess)||Within 1 business day|
|Address for the people to go to inc postcode to board the boat||The Groves, Souters Lane, Chester, CH1 1SZ|
Located next to Hickory’s Smokehouse
|Company comments||Your skipper will advise the most suitable location for a scattering on the day, as the exact location will depend on river conditions and other river users.|
>A fully stocked bar is available on all cruises, and catering can be booked in advance if needed.
If you would like more information or to enquire about availability, please fill in the form below. The boat operator will then contact you directly as soon as they can.
If you have an urgent request you will be sent the direct telephone number via email as soon as you have submitted the form.
Please note Scattering Ashes is not the boat operator, filling in the form below is the quickest way to speak with the skipper.
To make an enquiry please fill in the form below with your preferred date and number of people attending the scattering, please make sure you include a contact number as the boat company will call you directly to discuss your requirements: