A celebration of Life & Scattering of Ashes on the Thames


Scattering of Ashes

The river is a tranquil and fitting place to scatter the ashes of a loved one. We offer respectful and discreet scattering cruises for groups of 2-100. We will sail up the river before coming to rest in a peaceful setting where you can say a final goodbye.

Celebration of Life

Remember a loved one with friends and family on the river, either moored alongside or during a short cruise. We are able to offer varied catering options and a full bar is available.

Our Vessels

We have a choice of vessels available for the scattering of ashes and celebration of life cruises. For a smaller gathering Trio is suitable for 2-12 guests and is often used by close family groups for scattering. A bigger gathering or celebration of life cruise is best suited to our historic vessel the Princess Marina. Tastefully restored she has both an open foredeck and warm internal area with full bar and some 1920’s flare. She has full galley facilities and dining options are available.

Private Charter for Scattering of Ashes


One Hour Scattering Cruise Aboard Trio with up to 10 guests from £275

One Hour Scattering Cruise Aboard Princess Marina with up to 40 guests from £525

Dining & Drinks

 We are able to offer a menu tailored to suit you from tea and coffee to cakes or a full buffet. Our charter team will be able to advise and guide you.

Departure Point

All charter prices are based on departure from our boarding point at Caversham Promenade or Caversham Pier (they are next to each other) by Reading Rowing club beside Caversham Bridge, Reading. There are public car parks nearby and for those unable to walk far you are able to drive quite close to our pier. If you would like to board from nearby villages such as Sonning, Pangbourne or Goring there will be an  additional charges for travel time.

Wheelchair Access

The boarding point in Caversham is level but access to the boats does include a step or two. We would ask you to call and discuss access requirements before the sailing as for example, we may be able to propose an alternate vessel for your charter if you have several guests with mobility issues.