Frequently Asked Questions
Are services available on weekends?
We provide burial at sea services on both weekdays and weekends. Services can be customized to accommodate almost any time request.
Can you accommodate special requests for scattering?
Yes, we are very flexible and do our best to fulfill all requests.
Do I have to make a reservation?
Yes. Although we can arrange scattering of ashes service within a day reservations made a week or more prior to the selected date enables us to provide the high degree of service that we pride ourselves on.
Do you need an Officiant?
No. You are not required to have an Officiant to perform your service.
Do you have restrooms on board?
Yes. We have both ladies and gentlemen washrooms.
How far do we go offshore?
Distance varies based on the selected location. In many cases ash scattering services are five hundred yards or ½ mile from shore.
How fast do the boats go?
Approximately 12 knots (13 miles per hour).
Is the cruise safe for children?
Yes, railings around the boat and a large enclosed area offer both safety and comfort. In over 20 years, we have never had an incident with any of our burial at sea services.
Is there room to walk around the boat?
Yes. The outside areas as well as enclosed areas are very spacious. Our large vessels offer ample room for all passengers attending.
What about providing flowers and wreaths?
Family and friends can bring flowers or wreaths for tossing into the ocean immediately after the cremains are lowered. All flower ties or floral arrangement material must be made of biodegradable materials if being placed in the ocean.
What are the locations available for scattering at sea?
Some examples of scattering locations in our area are: Off of the towns of Fort Bragg, Mendocino, Westport and anywhere in between.
What type of clothing/shoes/hat/glasses should we wear?
You are free to wear whatever clothing you feel comfortable in. We recommend matching your clothing with the current weather conditions. Feel free to give us a call if you are unsure of the current weather conditions.