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Scattering ashes at sea & burial at sea services in California

What is a Burial at Sea?

A burial at sea is a timeless tradition where the departed are laid to rest in the sea. Eternally connecting them to the beautiful waters of the planet. It is a deeply symbolic act that connects the departed with the eternal cycles of nature and the ever-flowing currents of life. This ritual offers a unique opportunity to bid a final farewell amidst the rhythmic waves and gentle breeze, creating an atmosphere of peace and reflection. Whether ashes are scattered from a vessel, or witnessed from the shore, a burial at sea honors the life and spirit of the departed, forever intertwining their essence with the timeless beauty of the ocean. Join us as we embark on a journey of serene remembrance, embracing the profound serenity of burial at sea.

Los Angeles Yacht Charter services prioritize the ocean as the final resting place, operating with carbon-neutral practices, allowing families the opportunity to be respectful of the environment for their departed loved ones

What is the process to book a burial at sea?


Pick a yacht that can accommodate your guests and is your vibe


Check availability for your preferred date


Confirm the booking by paying for the service


Let us guide your family through a beautiful service

What to expect during an ash scattering at sea service


(optional dove release)

Select a vessel

Marina del Rey
Max. 12 guests
Licensed Captain
San Pedro
Max. 27 guests
Licensed Captain
Long Beach
Max. 24 guests
Licensed Captain
Marina del Rey
Max. 50 guests
Licensed Captain
Starting at $999
Long Beach
Max. 75 guests
Licensed Captain
Starting at $1,695
Long Beach
Max. 125 guests
Licensed Captain
Redondo Beach
Max. 39 guests
Licensed Captain
Starting at $1,400/hr
Redondo Beach
Max. 74 guests
Licensed Captain
Max. 42 guests
Licensed Captain
Marina del Rey
Max. 6 guests
Licensed Captain
Starting at $1,550
Redondo Beach
Max. 49 guests
Licensed Captain

Add a personal touch

$300 for 20 doves

Dove releases

A dove release symbolizes the start of the next journey of a love one en setting them free.


Bagpipe player

Send your loved one off on their next journey with the sounds of a professional bagpipe player

A beautiful farewell

The sacred act of scattering ashes into the vast expanse of the ocean has long been a revered tradition. At Los Angeles Yacht Charter, we understand the significance of this heartfelt ritual and are dedicated to assisting families and friends in presenting their loved ones to the Pacific in the most meaningful way possible.

Our range of services caters to diverse preferences and circumstances, ensuring that every individual can find a fitting tribute.

– Burial at sea ash scattering charters

– View from shore burials at sea (burials for those unable to board a vessel)

– Unattended burials at sea (Burials done on behalf of the family)

– Symbolic burials at sea (for those not in possession of the remains)

With compassion and expertise, we strive to create a beautiful moment of closure, either as a collective gathering or with utmost respect on your behalf. Serving Southern California, we offer our services across a multitude of locations, including Marina del Rey, Malibu, Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Santa Catalina Island, Redondo Beach, San Pedro, Newport Beach, Long Beach, and Ventura.

Let us help you honor your loved ones with reverence and grace, as we navigate the waters together, embracing the eternal bond between land and sea.

Burial at sea insights

Planning a burial at sea checklist
How to customize a burial at sea?
Where do ashes go once they are scattered?
Dove Releases
LA Disposition of Human Remains Permit
How to ship cremated remains
How to invite guests to a burial at sea?
Significance of water in Hindu burials

Client Reviews

Los Angeles Yacht CharterExcellentLos Angeles Yacht Charter4.9 Based on 255 reviews from ★★★★★ My family and I chartered a boat through LA Yacht Charter for scattering of our mother’s ashes. Our host, Carlos did a lovely job. He layed out the ashes in a beautiful display prior to the scattering and Captain Nick got us where we needed to be on time. Everything was handled professionally and all was well organized. It was beautiful and meaningful to my whole family and the dove release was also beautiful!Rosalia R.Rosalia R. ★★★★★ My family and I used Los Angeles Yacht Charter for my brothers ash release at sea on his first heavenly birthday. From the start Brit and her husband were incredibly helpful and made arrangements easy. If I could give them more stars I definitely would. The day of services captain Troy along with his crew member were beyond amazing and made such a difficult time peaceful and beautiful. The boat Lady M is beautiful, clean and perfect for any occasion. My family was so grateful we decided to go in this direction it was everything we could have hoped for. We will definitely be back to use services for my brother's future heavenly birthdays. Thank you all again.Jessica G.Jessica G. ★★★★★ Our experience with LA Yacht Charter was wonderful. It was easy to book, and all our questions were answered quickly. They were waiting for us at the appointed time, and our party of 12 even left the dock early. Chaplain Carlos and Captain Nick and the rest of the crew were very kind and respectful, carefully explaining everything that was going to happen. They include some flowers that are spread with the ashes, but we also brought quite a few of our own to toss into the water, which really felt meaningful. We were very pleased with the whole experience. Thank you all!Pat L.Pat L.