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Coastal burial at sea viewing

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

We chartered a yacht to Catalina through Los Angeles Yacht Charter for a burial at sea for my mother.

Whether you are looking for a burial at sea or something more fun, I can’t recommend this group highly enough.

Sechin Tower | Burial at sea

Sechin Tower | Burial at sea

Yesterday I had my father’s memorial service on one of their yachts.

They made the whole process very easy and stress-free. The crew were nice and respectful to all of my guests. I would use them again.

Jaqueline L. | Burial at sea

Jaqueline L. | Burial at sea

Los Angeles Yacht Charter overall rating

- Based on 187 reviews

Tasha R.Tasha R.   15:24 02/12/23  
Los Angeles Yacht Charter was a great experience at doing a burial at sea for my family and I. The company is extremely professional along with the Captain and crew. I am extremely satisfied with their service.

97ElEe97ElEe   19:20 02/08/23  
It was so nice to go out to the ocean with family members in a private boat. The whole process was very smooth and awesome. I’d recommend to anyone who is looking for a ash spreading service at the ocean!

Sidra H.Sidra H.   00:31 01/10/23  
What a beautiful experience, my family had the whole crew accommodated usOn the spreading of my mothers ashes, the boat was perfect. It was comfortable, and it was just a beautiful day.Thank you so much to the captain and your crew, and especially to Carlos our host exceptional!!!

Pete M.Pete M.   05:06 12/28/22  
Our trip to scatter ashes of my two sisters was beyond our expectations. Our Captain, Gary, was on time, courteous, respectful and friendly. His partner, Terri was delightful! She seemed to anticipate our every need. I would highly recommend this charter if looking for a lovely, dignified burial at sea.

Farnaz M.Farnaz M.   21:11 12/19/22  
How many times do we lose a mom? How much experience did I have in doing what she asked me to do? Scatter her ashes into the sea. Grieving her loss and running around not knowing what to do, I finally put my trust in Los Angeles Yacht Charter to take us to where we needed to go and do what we needed to do. So glad that I did. From the minute I emailed them, they've been very responsive, supportive and patient with me until the end. Mom's ceremony went beautifully. A very respectful goodbye to our beloved mom. The captain and crew were very kind, supportive and courteous, understanding fully that they're taking care of grieving people. I'm eternally thankful to this company and would recommend it to anybody who's looking for a professional team to handle their events. P.S. releasing doves was a big hit with the guests, and they looked great in the video we made later.

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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.