“All other graveyards show symbols of distinction between great and small, rich and poor. But in the ocean cemetery, the king, the clown, the prince and the peasant are alike, undistinguishable.” George Bruce, 1884, St Andrews
Celebrate Your Loved One’s Life with a Burial at Sea:
We offer year round, affordable, attended or unattended traditional ash scattering memorial cruises on Luxury Private Yachts. Scatterings are presided over by the captain. We serve all faiths with personalized services. You have the complete yacht to yourself with your own private facilitator.
Our yachts can accommodate your group of 1 – 149 for a scattering of ashes at sea. All the boats in our fleet are USCG certified. They are also staffed with licensed and professional crews who will ensure a memorable and beautiful service at sea.
It is our job to make sure you have a pleasant experience. We know that this is a hard time and are here to help make the entire process as easy as possible. Should you have any specific requests/wishes, please ask your personal charter professional at the time of booking.
After the Burial at Sea, we will present you with a certificate of the coordinates of where the ashes were scattered, should you wish to make a future visit. We will also be happy to assist you with any flower and catering needs.
Saying goodbye to a loved one is never easy, but our courteous team ensure your experience is just the way you want it. By choosing Mai Tai Yacht Charters, you can be comforted knowing your loved one will be placed to rest with respect, dignity, and care.
Increasingly families are choosing cremation and burial at sea (ash scattering) for their funeral selection. The most common method of burial at sea is a scattering of cremated remains.
Mai Tai Yacht Charters assists family by creating a space for healing on the ocean, as cremated remains as scattered at sea off the California coast. We serve San Diego as well as many other locations.
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.
The ocean is majestic and surrounds all on it with beauty. 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 tailor to your wishes.
After the ash scattering, the exact GPS position of the burial ceremony is recorded. This information is then used to complete the memorial certificate which will be sent to the family – generally within a few hours of the scattering. Additional scattering ashes at sea options can be provided as requested to make your event more unique.
Scattering at sea is subject to EPA regulations and state and local laws. It is always recommended that you follow the official guidelines:
- Scattering must take place at least three nautical miles from land in waters at least 600 feet deep. Depth requirement does not apply to scattering.
- Materials used must be biodegradable. This includes flowers, wreaths, and other memorial items.
- The EPA must be notified within 30 days of the burial or scattering.
- Only human remains may be buried or scattered.
- Remains may not be mixed with medical waste.
For more detailed information visit the EPA burial at sea pages (https://www.epa.gov/ocean-dumping/burial-sea ).
Boats & Prices:
The best burial at sea yachts for you will depend on several factors including, but not limited to, the number of passengers you’ll have and your budget. Don’t hesitate to call us at 858-583-3447 if you are unsure which boat would be best for the burial at sea service you’re arranging.
Reasons to Scatter Ashes in the Ocean:
Burial At Sea also known as scattering of cremated remains has been the best option for interment for many families and loved ones. There are numerous reasons for selecting burial at sea or scattering of ashes at sea, including love of the sea, wishes of the deceased, nautical background or experiences, conservation of land space, environmentally friendly interment, spiritual associations with the ocean and its life chain, affordability, and uniqueness.
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.
It also offers 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.
It is a very clean process as the ashes and rose petals are lowered to the ocean surface. Your loved one is becoming one with the ocean – as the scattered ashes disperse the rose petals float in the current.