- Sea Burial
San Diego Burial at Sea accepts cremated remains (ashes) for scattering off the coast of San Diego, California. We are a Premier sea burial provider and accept ashes from California and throughout the United States. We have relationships with several funeral directors, strive to provide outstanding service to our clients and provide affordable funerals.
To further support our famililies, in addition to San Diego ash scattering services we have established a funeral home in San Diego Funerals Your Way (FD: 2188), which is licensed in California to assist families with complete funeral home services ( cremation, burial etc). This gives our families the convenience of only dealing with one provider.
We provide small intimate dignified services on a luxury private yacht which are affordable. We specialize in small groups and you have the complete yacht to yourself with your own private concierge.
San Diego Burial at Sea captains are licensed by the US Coast Guard.
We are commercially insured and licensed by the state of California as a “Cremated Remains Disposer”.
Having the family on the yacht while scattering at sea is wonderful
- It provides priceless special lifetime memories and a bonding and sharing time for the family. The privacy of being on yacht makes this possible as opposed to viewing from shore. Do not rob yourself of this wonderful experience.
- A time to grieve, reflect and have your spirits uplifted in a beautiful peaceful setting. Wildlife such as dolphins and sea lions are often near by and come to investigate.
- We have several scattering locations, water is usually very calm and if the sun catches the ashes just right, they will sparkle as you watch them disperse.
- It is a very clean process as the ashes and rose pedals are lowered to the ocean surface. Your loved one is becoming one with the ocean – as the ashes disperse the rose pedals float in the current. You will be able to get pictures that last a lifetime.
An increasing number of people are choosing cremation and burial at sea (ash scattering) for a variety of reasons. Not only is it significantly less expensive, rich in nautical background and preserves land usage, but is a celebration of life – saying goodbye in a peaceful beautiful setting.
Our ash scattering ceremonies are performed from a variety of locations off the San Diego Coast such as Point Loma, La Jolla, Ocean Beach Pier, Crystal Pier, off Cabrillo Monument on Point Loma. If you have a specific location to scatter we would be pleased to accomodate your wishes.
The exact GPS position of the burial ceremony as well as weather conditions are recorded. This information is then used to complete the memorial certificate which will be sent to the family. Additional scattering options can be provided as requested.
Many notable people have chosen burial at sea such as Steve McQueen, Rock Hudson, John F. Kennedy, Jr as well as many others. Currently approximately 50% of people would choose cremation and many of them choose to scatter the remains in some manner, many over water. Burial at sea is common if the deceased enjoyed the outdoors and the water. Perhaps they loved boating or some other aspect of the aquatic environment.
It is also possible to perform a burial at sea with no remains. This can be done when it is not possible to retrieve remains – in the case of a disaster where no body is found. A service can be performed and a memorial or flowers placed in the water. Although not strictly a burial at sea, it does provide the family and friends with a form of closure to aid in the grieving process.