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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.

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

Client Reviews

Excellent4.9 Based on 232 reviews from ★★★★★ I used their service for spreading the remains of my aunt at sea. They were kind, courteous and very helpful with something I had never done before. They made it very easy for me and I would gladly recommend them to anyone in need of the same type of service but if you need them for anything else such as a bachelorette party, social party, romantic dinner at sea etc they would be great because they were very kind people and they want you to have a good experience.Bangaz N.Bangaz N. ★★★★★ I would highly recommend for memorial services. The boat was beautiful and very clean. The crew was so kind and professional and made this such a great experience. I am glad I went with them for my Aunt’s service.Stephanie D.Stephanie D. ★★★★★ 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. ★★★★★ Working with the people at the Los Angeles Yacht Charter, made setting up the scattering of the ashes very easy, including securing the permit. The boat we went on out of San Pedro was great. They explained everything and were engaging. Communication was very good and responsive. Would recommend themBarry C.Barry C. ★★★★★ The charter went well, our family did 2 scatterings out of Marina Del Ray which was hard on us but the boat crew and captain Troy made us feel welcomed and treated everyone with dignity and respect. We would highly recommend Los Angeles Yacht Charter for your services.Chris C.Chris C.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.