SCATTERING OF ASHES
Penguin Island and the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park has been a favourite playground for locals since the late 1800’s and for many it holds a special place in their hearts. In response to an increase in enquiries regarding ‘scattering of ashes’ we have compiled the following information to assist with your planning.
Scattering of Ashes
Most parties request a short, simple service. This is conducted from our ferry, in between our standard cruise schedules. Passengers board at Mersey Point for a short cruise into Shoalwater Bay to conduct the ceremony. Total cruise duration is approximately 30 minutes before returning to Mersey Point. Maximum capacity is 75 passengers. Possible cruise times are 9.15- 9.45am, 1.15- 1.45pm, 2.15- 2.45pm and 3.15- 3.45pm. Please note some departures may not be available depending on our daily cruise schedule.
Estimated cost for this option is $395
Scattering of Ashes (Extended Ceremony)
Parties who would like to conduct an extended service and perhaps take in more of Shoalwater Bay can hire our glass bottom boat. Passengers board the Queanbeyan at Mersey Point for a cruise through Shoalwater Bay to a quiet place to conduct the ceremony. Total cruise duration is approximately 60 minutes before returning to Mersey Point. Maximum capacity is 49 passengers.
Possible cruise time is 9.15- 10.15am, 2.15- 3.15pm, 4.15- 5.15pm. Please note some departure times may not be available depending on our daily cruise schedule.
Estimated cost for this option is $695
You may also like to consider catering options for your visit available from Pengos Café. Please submit the Scattering of Ashes Enquiry Form below and we’ll get back to you within 48 hours with a suggested itinerary or Contact Us to speak with one of our team.