Frequently Ask Questions

What are the laws of spreading ashes?

We adhere to all regulations set forth by the EPA as well as the State. Under the permit by the EPA: Cremated remains shall be buried in or on ocean waters of any depth provided that such burial takes place at least three nautical miles from land.

How long is a group attended burial at sea service?

Our service last about 90 minutes to 2 hours from Port to Port. If you would like extra time with your family, we can also provide a beautiful intercoastal tour to take in the sunset, million dollar homes and yachts.

How are the cremains scattered in the ocean?

You will love our method of scattering cremains that eliminates the error of having ashes in the wind and coming back at you. Using a basket of rose petals, we will instruct you how to lower it into the water. It is a beautiful manager of spreading ashes and saying goodbye.

Are burial at sea ceremonies child-friendly?

It is our priority to ensure the safety of all our guest including children of all ages.

Is sending cremains in the USPS mail reliable?

In our experience, the USPS is very reliable in their express service specifically for cremains (ashes). If you are local in the Miami-Dade or Broward County, please call us to arrange free pickup from one of our Captains.

What should I bring to a burial at sea?

To make your ceremony extra special, we recommend you bring photos of your loved one. We provide all the flowers and refreshments, however you are welcome to bring more.

What if I get sea sick?

We offer unattended ceremonies that take the worrying out of bad weather and sea sickness. Simply provide us the remains of your loved one and will provide an honorable service with video that you can watch from the comfort of your own home.

Do you offer unattended scatterings?

Absolutely, we offer unattended sea burials with latitude and longitude coordinates along with video as we scatter the ashes at sea. You may also provide us with a prayer or note that our captain can read off during the ceremony. Flowers and wreaths are also available. Just because you can't make it, doesn't mean we don't make it beautiful and dignified.

Do you offer group scatterings?

Yes, we have several size boats that are licensed for up to 6 and up to 60 people. We are the only company that can accommodate large groups without splitting up your group. Each boat comes with bathroom, air-conditioned cabin, captain and mate.

What is the standard tip for your service?
Our captain and crew work extremely hard before, after and during your trip to ensure your short time with us exceeds your expectations and honors your loved one. It is our duty to provide a safe and dignified trip for everyone on board. A standard tip of 20% is greatly appreciated.
Where do we mail the remains?

You may mail the cremated ashes directly to us for unattended ceremonies or bring them with you during your ceremony. We also offer pickup services to those within our service areas.

When will the ceremonies be performed?

Upon receiving the cremated remains, we do all scatterings within 30 business days. For specific dates and/or locations, reservations are available.

Will there be proof of scatterings?

Your captain will fill out our certificate of scattering service that includes name of deceased, latitude and longitude coordinates and date along with signature. You may upgrade to full video of the ceremony as well.

Will you work with my funeral home or cremation service?

Yes, we work directly with funeral directors as well as crematoriums to receive the remains to simplify the process. We are also partnered with many funeral homes as the primary Sea Scattering service.

What is the process of scattering the ashes?

Whether your choose an unattended or attended ceremony we go offshore about 3 miles. We highly recommend our basket ceremony as it is the most beautiful manner to say your final goodbye. Upon releasing the remains into the water, we circle them up to 5 times. The entire ceremony takes about 90 minutes from start to finish.

Can I bring my own flowers or wreath?
Absolutely. Bring as many flowers, rose petals and wreath as you would like. We include two dozen roses with your basket ceremony, however it is always more is always welcomed. We can even arrange to pick up your flowers per your request.
What is your policy on cancellations?

All cancellations must be made at least 45 days in advance. Once within 45 days, there are no refunds. Read FULL cancellation policy here.