We’ll take you to … a serene affirmation

Whether it is in celebration of an affinity with the sea, a nautical background or just the love of our natural environment, a scattering of ashes ceremony at sea is a tranquil way to return to nature in peace.

How does it work?

We will cruise to a selected destination where you will be able to scatter the ashes and say your farewells. On arrival, we will note and log for you the exact location with our GPS identifying the place the ashes were scattered giving you the opportunity to re-visit at a later date.

The Scattering

On arrival, the vessel motors’ will be turned off to allow us to float in peace. If you’ve chosen a favorite song, the music will be played during the ceremony.

You may wish to scatter the ashes directly on the water with perhaps some rose petals and watch them gently disappear into the distance, or cast a wreath if you prefer.

If you wish, bid farewell by placing the ashes into a special bio-degradable urn that we can supply so the ashes will lay to rest on the sea bed and in time drift away.

Friends, family and guests may all wish to throw a flower into the water with the ashes as you say a silent prayer of farewell. If you prefer, you are welcome to bring a parish priest, we can put you in contact with our celebrant or our Captain will perform the duty of the ashes scattering on the water.


What does it cost?

We believe you need time to enjoy the day and we will make it a most happy and memorable occasion.
Charter our vessels for a private celebration for up to 12 guests. Prices start from $900 inclusive of GST (2.5 hours of cruising).

For a detailed quote please call Cathie on 0420386792 or send us an email.


You are most welcome and encouraged to celebrate the occasion after the scattering as we cruise and enjoy the scenery. You can BYO alcohol and food, or let us give you a quote and leave the hard work and organizing all to us.

Unattended Ash Scattering

Cruiseability Cruises can also offer a dignified scattering on behalf of loved ones who cannot attend. The ashes are handled in a professional manner and our Captain will record via GPS the exact time and location of the scattering which will be recorded and sent to you.

This service can be provided for $500.00 plus GST.

Music used: Sailing by Rod Stewart – performed by The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, or your loved ones favourite.