This Orange Country ash scattering service takes place on Alexandria, our beautifully-restored U.S. Coast Guard certified classic wood boat with gorgeous teak decks and plenty of seating. She can accommodate up to 11 passengers for your sea burial memorial service.
The ash scattering service is 90 minutes, including cruise time to and from the ash scattering destination. This service is your special time to say farewell to your loved one with your own personal memorial service. The first mate can assist with the ash scattering ceremony as much or as little as you would like. We are here for you no matter how you wish to proceed with your special sea burial service and are familiar and sensitive with all cultural ceremonies.
In true nautical tradition, the captain will ring the ship’s bell eight times after the ashes are scattered into the sea, signaling the last watch. The captain slowly circles the site three times in recognition of your loved one. This is a beautiful and memorable service. You may also bring additional flowers to throw into the ocean while circling the site.
A customized certificate with the date, time and GPS coordinates is emailed within a week of the service. The certificate’s background uses a photo from your service showing the flowers floating on the sea with the coastline in the distance.
We have a wireless bluetooth stereo so a family member can bring special music to play throughout the cruise and/or have a special song for the ash scattering sea burial.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. We will do everything in our power to support you and your family throughout your ash scattering sea burial.