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Scattering Ashes by boat

Scattering ashes cruise or memorial service on a boat are conducted in a memorable and highly professional manner with Spirit Fleet for scattering ashes by boat.

We are often requested to help out with the scattering of a loved one’s ashes. Our boats have a private area at the back and our skippers are discreet. Give us a call and we can help out with planning. We can personalise your cruise with flowers, catering and wharf locations should you wish.

Get in touch with the friendly team at Spirit Fleet Boat Charters to discuss your memorial cruise or scattering of ashes cruise.

Spirit Fleet offers professional services to say farewell to your loved one. On our luxury boats, you are ensured a memorable and beautiful way of scattering ashes at sea.

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Max capacity: 40
$1700 1.5hrs, $1900 2 hrs

Central pick up/drop off location; Darling Harbour
Bareboat hire
BYO food/drinks permitted + $200 surcharge
Catering additional if required

We understand the significance of the occasion and can provide a range of options to make you memorial cruise both special and hassle-free.

Spirit Fleet can organise anything from flower arrangements to catering to musicians. We can find the most suitable wharf location for you based on your preferences and time frames.

All you have to do is decide where on Sydney Harbour you would like the ashes to be scattered and if you are unsure of a specific area, our helpful staff can assist you. Our crew are sensitive and discreet to any cultural and religious ceremonies. We can also offer private boat charters for revisits to the original scattering location. 

Contact Thomasin, your Cruise Director on (+61) 0426 261 508 to enquire and check availability for a scattering ashes cruise: or fill in our charter enquiry form.

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Get in touch to enquire about scattering ashes by boat

What is the best way to scatter ashes in the water?

Ashes can be scattered directly into the water. We do need to pay attention to the wind direction to ensure the ashes aren’t blown towards the boat. Our crew will position the boats in the correct direction and advise when it is time to scatter the ashes.

Can I scatter flowers and petals?

Fresh flowers and petals can be scattered with your loved ones ashes as a final tribute. Silk flowers are not permitted to be scattered into the water.

Can I play music?

Yes, you are welcome to play music onboard. Perhaps your loved ones’ favourite songs or a hymn on your scattering ashes cruise.

How long do I need the boat for?

Allowing for travel time from/to the wharves to a special location, 20-30 minutes of a memorial, scattering the ashes and a final farewell can comfortably take place within 2 hours. We offer the opportunity for longer cruises should you wish to make it into a longer event and incorporate lunch into the cruise. Please let us know in your enquiry your wishes and we can tailor quotes accordingly.