Ashes Scattering Cruises

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We welcome all religions and guests who prefer not to have a religious ceremony. For your ashes scattering we take family and friends onto the beautiful River Avon on our heated cruising boat, The Rita Ellen. We can accommodate up to 36 guests but for comfort we suggest a maximum number of guests is 26 is best. There is no minimum.

The River Avon joins the River Severn at Tewkesbury and then flows into the sea. Your loved ones ashes may be scattered at the weir close to Holy Trinity church or in a peaceful and pretty spot downstream some distance away from the busy Stratford upon Avon town centre. You may scatter ashes with or without a religious ceremony. We respect your choice.

Flowers, paper petals, paper boats, ghee candles and bio-degradable handmade-paper water urns may be floated on the river. If the urn is plastic or cardboard we are more than happy to look after it when you leave. Plastic urns and scattering tubes cannot be floated on the river as plastic is dangerous for boats and wildlife and hard cardboard does not dissolve.

We offer a selection of Journey Water Urns which are hand-crafted from sustainably produced and biodegradable mulberry paper. These beautiful and natural urns when placed in water will float briefly and then sink gracefully to the riverbed, where they break down naturally over time. Not only are they beautiful but they also prevent ashes blowing around around which can upset some people. We can help you transfer the ashes to the urn on the day or send it to your funeral director for transfer ready for your collection.  Please call 01789 269669 for more information or send an email to 

Music and prayers can be played from an iPhone or other MP3 player. We have a selection of music for you to choose from.

If you would like to discuss your ceremony please Contact us for more information.

Tea, coffee with biscuits can be served after your ceremony in china crockery  for a small charge of £1 per person.

We have a selection of soft drinks to purchase and a licensed bar. Excellent cream teas, sandwich buffets and cakes can be ordered in advance. You can also bring your own cold snacks and sweets.