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Coastal burial at sea viewing from shore

Let family and friends gather on the coast to have a shoreside viewing of your loved one’s burial at sea. Our local insight can give suggestions on the best locations for viewing a burial at sea from the shore. We will help your group find a beautiful land location to be or find a great viewing spot next to the special spot that had meaning to your loved.

The Shoreline burial at sea process

Together we will agree upon a meeting point and time that best suits your group needs. Once in front of the land location our captain will call to verify you see the boat. The captain or any family aboard the boat can then place the ashes into the sea. The captain will then blow the horn and perform the traditional sailor’s goodbye. As an extra some families choose to also release doves, butterflies, or extra flowers leaving a trail create more awareness. Afterwards we will send you a certificate with the Geo-coordinates (latitude and longitude) of where the ashes began their journey and entered the Pacific. This whole process can be customized to your group and how you want to celebrate the departed.

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Client Reviews

Los Angeles Yacht CharterExcellentLos Angeles Yacht Charter4.9 Based on 246 reviews from ★★★★★ My father’s disposition of ashes at sea was beautiful. I had many family members state to me of all the funerals they have been to this one was so sweet and beautiful. The charter boat was very nice. Captain was awesome. The pastor was very sweet. To top thing and make the moment even better we had contacted a bag popper who was amazing. I highly recommend doing some like this for your loved ones.Tiffany E.Tiffany E. ★★★★★ Recently I engaged the services of Los Angeles Yacht Charters to take me and my family to the Channel Islands so that I could fulfill my promise to my deceased husband to distribute his ashes in the Pacific ocean at the Channel Islands.The Los Angeles Yacht Charters could not have been a better choice. They were professional, knowledgeable and, most importantly, they were kind.The experience could not have been better. Our skipper, Doug, was wonderful. The weather cooperated wonderfully. The sea was quite calm, it was sunny and the trip to the Channel Islands was pleasant.All of my family participated in our informal service by way of sharing memories. Eventually Dan's ashes were distributed into the sea with appropriate music playing.My greatest gratitude goes to Los Angeles Yacht Charters.Sue FrostSue F.Sue F. ★★★★★ The Los Angeles Yacht Charter burial at sea for my mom and dad could not have been more beautiful and such a special memory of a lifetime. Captain George and crew were amazing and so patient and kind. The way the yacht circles around and all of us throwing the flowers circling the rose petals and ashes is a memory I will never forget. Thank you for everything.Diane W.Diane W. ★★★★★ This company is the absolute best! The staff is caring and professional. Spreading the ashes is never easy but they do it in such a genuinely caring matter. They want to make sure the service is just like you want it. Sad situation but they made me feel comfortable. Cannot recommend them enough! Worth every penny!Joesyln F.Joesyln F. ★★★★★ The crew was welcoming, supportive and explained what to expect and when. They provided a cooler filled with water and ginger ale, as well as a table for our us to place our coffee and cake. The boat was very clean and comfortable, with plenty of comfortable covered seating inside and outside. We had enough time to say our goodbyes and share our memories. The remains were placed in a container with rose petals that I lowered into the water. The captain tossed our wreath into the water and we scattered our rose petals. We never felt rushed, there was time to share our grief. The crew were kind and respectful the entire time. It was a truly beautiful way for our family and friends to honor our loved one.Elaine M.Elaine M.js_loader

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What is a burial at sea showline viewing?

A coastal burial at sea viewing is when a burial at sea takes place in the ocean just off an exact location so that family and friends can watch the ashes be scattered into the ocean from the shore.

When does a coastal burial at sea viewing take place?

Our shoreline burial at sea viewings can take place any time of day on any day of the week.

Do I need an urn for a shoreline viewing burial at sea / ash scattering?

Guests are welcome to provide a biodegradable urn to release upon request, however it is not necessary to perform the service as we also have a basket lowering option as well.

How will I know when and where the shoreline viewing scattering is taking place?

Together we will select a time and location for the shoreline viewing. When the captain arrives at the location they will call to make sure you see the vessel, before releasing the ashes. After the service we will send you a certificate of the service with geo-coordinate (latitude and longitude) of where your loved one started their journey.

How will I know where the ashes were scattered if I am on shore?

We will provide you the exact dispersal details (longitude and latitude coordinates) where the cremains were released.

What do I wear to a burial at sea viewing from land?

When attending a shoreline burial at sea / ash scattering viewing it important to consider the whole memorial service. Since you will be outside when watching the ashes be scattered you will likely need a jacket. If there will be a reception afterwards you may also want to dress for the occasion.

How can I customize a shoreline burial at sea / ash scattering viewing?

Our goal is to help you honor your loved one in the best way possible. We can say a prayer when laying the ashes or release something special to be seen from the shore like doves.

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