Ash Scattering Questions – Burial at Sea
There are a myriad of burial at sea – ash scattering questions which families may have – what you can do and what you can’t do, so hopefully this page will help.
If you find the answer you are looking for GREAT. If not, just give us a call. We have been doing scattering at sea for many years.. If on the rare instance we do not know the answer – we will find the answer and get back to you.
As well, as being a licensed cremated remains disposer in California (CRD: 904), we also operate closely with our sister company Funerals Your Way (FD:2188), a fully licensed California funeral home.
If you are very sensitive to getting sea sick, please take precautions before your charter.
Am I likely to get Sea Sick is a question we get often as many families are concerned about getting sea sick. To set your mind at ease, this is NOT very common.
Generally, we use very large yachts which are very stable. In addition our usual scattering location has very quiet – lake like – waters and probably 90% of the charter duration is within the protected waters of San Diego Bay anyway.
Even for families who choose to venture out further into open ocean, the southern Californian waters are seldom an issue. We are fortunate to live in a location where the weather is so temperate and the ocean is almost always calm.
How will I Feel After the Scattering ?
Being on the ocean with the scattering is so tranquil and beautiful – a wonderful place to let go of the loved one and begin to heal. The ocean is beautiful and continues forever and teams with life. We often have sea-lions, dolphins or an occasional whale appear. It is difficult to not be overwhelmed by the ocean’s beauty.
Can I Scattter the Cremains Where I Wish ?
Can I Have a Memorial Service ?
Should I Have More than a 2 hr Ash Scattering?
Some families perform the burial at sea and then head out to open ocean for a short whale watching charter.
Can I Scatter my Pet as Well ?
Can I have Clergy on the Yacht ?
We have a variety of interment verses that may be appropriate for either a guest or a clergy member to use.
What about food and alcohol ?
Are there Disadvantages to a Ash Sea Scattering?
We prefer to think of the ocean itself as a memorial location, although it is common to take families to the exact location – GPS coordinates – of the actual ash scattering on anniversary date of the ash scattering.
It is also possible to split the cremains and do both – internment and burial at sea. We believe that the ash scattering at sea is just a more spiritual experience and provides a tremendous healing opportunity.
What happens during bad weather with an Ash Sea Scattering?
All our yachts are enclosed, so you will have a great charter even in the event of not so perfect conditions. In the very rare case of storm conditions where it may not be appropriate to go on the water – we may have to cancel. We do not take chances with safety.