Boat for scattering ashes in Stratford upon Avon
|Location||Based in Stratford upon Avon|
|Area of Operation||The River Avon in Stratford upon Avon|
|Type of Boat||The Rita Ellen is a 53 feet long class V passenger boat. Heated, with tables and chairs.|
|Duration of Trip||Approximately 90 minutes although this can be shortened to suit.|
|Capacity of boat||Up to 32 guests on The Rita Ellen|
|Refreshments||Tea & coffee are charged at £1.00 per cup (in china cup & saucer) and they have a selection of chilled cans and water and a licensed bar. Excellent cream tea, sandwich buffets or cakes can be served on board The Rita Ellen after the ceremony. You can also bring your own cold snacks.|
|Additional info||A family run business. They offer a friendly and personal service tailored to individual requirements. They cater for all religions especially Hindu and Sikh families as the River Avon flows into the River Severn and then out into the sea.|
|When available||Available all year weather permitting|
|Disabled access & PARKING||Yes. Hydraulic wheelchair lift from mooring into cabin. Accessible toilet. Parking available at The Crown Plaza and the crew arrange free passes.|
|Ceremony||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 the link: Water Urns
We also supply a water ceremony set which includes a water urn, flower petals for scattering, Promises – dissolvable notelets for scattering with the ashes, a certificate to record the ceremony, and our award winning (and rated 5* on Amazon) guide book: follow the link – 4th Ceremony Set
|Cost||£200 for the 90 minutes. The cruise can be shortened to one hour for £160 but we don’t recommend this as the scattering spot isn’t as private.|
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To make an enquiry please fill in the form below with your preferred date and number of people attending the scattering.
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The boat is out of operation for essential maintenance purposes until the 3rd February.