We are an experienced and trusted boat hire service based in Portsmouth Harbour – a reputation that we're proud to have earned through diligence and care. We offer a personable and professional boat hire service for scattering ashes in the sea from Gosport and Portsmouth whether it's in the Solent, around the Needles or in the English Channel.
We will guide you through the process to ensure that it is not only what you are seeking but is also compliant with the UK laws for the scattering of ashes.
Ashes At Sea Service in Hampshire
An overview of our main services:
Whether you want to perform a Sikh funeral, Hindu funeral, or a simple farewell, we welcome all religious and non–religious participants aboard. After gathering at Premier Marina Gosport, which is situated within Portsmouth harbour, we board the boat and head off to the designated site. You may provide us with coordinates for the chosen location, or we will work with you to select a suitable spot for the ceremony. Once we reach the destination, you may scatter the ashes according to your personal preferences.
We also monitor tidal stream and wind conditions as much as possible. To ensure the environmental elements are less likely to disrupt the ceremony.
Locations in Hampshire
Our boat hire services for scattering ashes cover the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, the Needles, and the South Coast, all along The Solent. We can circle the area if you wish to take photographs or spend a few more moments to say parting words.
Biodegradable Urns & Memorials
Biodegradable urns are an eco–friendly way to return your loved one's remains to nature. They allow the ashes to settle in one place before the urn decomposes. It causes less disruption in water and is a respectable way to perform the scattering ashes ceremony. We collaborate with well-known suppliers for biodegradable urns (scattering-ashes.co.uk).
On–Board Services for Scattering Ashes at Sea
Our boat accommodates up to 12 passengers. The vessel is stable and suitable for all ages, with wheelchair accessibility. These features ensure that everyone you want will be there for the final farewell.
- Serving refreshments for the gathering
- Arranging pre-ordered flowers and wreath
- You may bring a priest along to supervise religious rituals
- We can play background music for the ceremony, depending on the clients' preferences. It could be anything from classical music, religious hymns, to the deceased's favourite song.
Our primary goal is to ensure that the bereaving family is at ease, as they perform an intimate ceremony to lay their loved ones' ashes to the final resting place.
Booking Our Boat Hire Services for Scattering Ashes
Our company operates around the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, the Needles, and The Solent. The starting point for all locations is Gosport, within Portsmouth harbour.
You can call us (08:00 – 20:00) to ask any questions you may have.