At rest in nature’s most majestic domain – Scattering ashes at sea

Ashes at SeaThere’s a comforting ‘completeness’ in returning a loved one’s ashes to the sea, to where all life began. And scattering ashes at sea is a service we now have the privilege to offer.

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On board Calypso Charters’ classic luxury motor yacht ‘Trader 475 Signature’ – and along the most beautiful spots Poole Harbour and The Purbeck coastline have to offer – you can say a unique farewell, joining their cremated remains with the serenity of the sea with a scattering ashes at sea ceremony.

The luxury yacht smoothly accommodates up to 12 guests. Your skipper and crew know the waters well. An on-board minister or celebrant can offer a scattering ashes ceremony. And you can choose catering to suit the send-off.

In the respectful company of the Douch Family Funeral Directors and Calypso Charters – and sharing a final journey made by mariners across the centuries – you have ample space and time to relax, reflect and toast a life well lived.


You will have the opportunity to say goodbye to your loved one. By placing their ashes, contained in a biodegradable urn, into the sea. Returning them back to nature. (Please note the urn is an additional cost).

The details that make a fitting farewell

  • A warm welcome on board with a glass of sparkling wine or juice.
  • Light lunch or afternoon tea. (An alternative menu can be arranged.)
  • A charter of approximately two-and-a-half to three hours. (Or longer on request.)
  • Service and respect from a fully trained crew.
  • Fitting words, readings and prayers from the on-board minister/celebrant while scattering the ashes at sea.
  • Collage video keepsake based on photographs of your charter.

All included at a cost of £350 for up to six guests. Additional guests, up to a maximum of 12, incur an additional cost of £40 per head.

To arrange a charter

Please contact your Douch Family Funeral Director in Dorset, or email [email protected]