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We cover a significant number of rivers around the UK, with boat companies that have lots of experience dealing with Hindu and Sikh traditions. The Boat operators are accustomed to replying quickly to any enquiry.

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Last Rites for the Patel Caste

Scattering on Water specializes in memorials that celebrate the loved ones of families that have died. We are extremely dedicated to our customers. Our goal is to alleviate some stress and care for the needs and emotions of those we work with in special ways.   We continuously strive to celebrate those that you love […]

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Kent: Tonbridge river Medway

Tonbridge Kent: The River Medway   Location Big Bridge, Tonbridge High Street TN9 1DR Area of operation River Medway in Kent Type of boat Modern electric launch Duration of trip Any to suit, minimum 30 minutes Capacity of boat 12 passengers Refreshments Located in the centre of Tonbridge with many café, restaurants and pubs nearby […]


Religious views on scattering ashes cause stir in India

Prior to 1963, the practice of cremation was totally banned in the Catholic Church. The historic Vatican II decrees made provision for cremation among Catholics, but still preferred burial as the norm. This stance was updated in late October when the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued new guidelines. Scattering ashes or burying […]


Does Hindu Cremation Ceremonies Pollute the Air and Water?

In New Delhi, there is a question that is being posed to a tradition that has been going on for centuries for the Hindus. In February of 2016, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has decided that cremating human remains in open areas can cause pollution. What Kind of Pollution Comes From Cremation in Open Areas? […]

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Central London: River Thames

Location Lambeth Pier, Albert Embankment Area of operation Central London area from Chelsea to the west, on the east, Southwark, the City of London and as far down as the Tower of London, you can travel further by prior arrangement at an additional charge. Type of boat Passenger Vessel and Passenger Launch Duration of trip […]

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Kingston and Richmond: The Thames

Kingston and Richmond If you want a water ceremony for scattering your loved ones ashes in the Thames, this skipper will provide an excellent service.  We have worked with him for over 5 years and we always get great testimonials. Location Kingston upon Thames – London / Surrey Area of operation Kingston upon Thames and Richmond […]


Liverpool: River Mersey

  Location:  Liverpool Marinia Area of operation:  The Mersey, the mersey estuary /Liverpool bay and the coast of Wirral and Northwales. Type of boat:  33ft Blyth Catamara Duration of trip:  2 -3 hours can be altered depending on customers requirements Capacity of boat: 12 including disabled access if necessary Refreshments:  Hot drinks are provided Cost: […]


Newcastle: River Tyne

  Location:  North East – Newcastle upon Tyne Area of operation:  River Tyne – based on Newcastle Quayside, next to Gateshead Millennium Bridge. Type of boat:  We operate 3 passenger boats. Duration of trip:  We can offer 1, 2 or 3 hour charters Capacity of boat: Coventina – Maximum capacity – 43 passengers Fortuna – […]


Leicester: River Soar

Location Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire Area of operation The ashes can be scattered on a peaceful part of the River Soar near Leicester. Type of Boat River Boat  Duration of trip Approximately 45 minutes Capacity of boat 12 (see below) Refreshments Available by request Cost £120 – For parties of more than 12 people we can […]

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Southampton Water Hampshire

Scattering Ashes Southampton Location Ocean Village, Southampton Area of operation Southampton Water Type of boat Passenger Boat, see picture, capable of carrying 150 comfortably. Heated saloon, and large sun decks. Bar, snack and drink facilities available.  Duration of trip Just over one hour, depending on location. Capacity of boat 6 -150 for boat pictured.  Refreshments […]

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Windsor Slough: River Thames

Scattering ashes Thames Windsor and Slough; Location Windsor Promenade, Windsor, Berkshire Area of operation River Thames at Windsor Type of boat Passenger Vessel Duration of trip 1 – 2 1/2 hours Capacity of boat 2 to 50 guests Refreshments Fully stocked bar serving hot & cold drinks Suitable urns Scattering ashes directly onto the water […]

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