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Full Body Burials At Sea

Full Body Burial at Sea came about for very practical reasons: vessels had no means to preserve a body, therefore the body was sent overboard. While there may not be a historical timeline of such practices it's safe to say full body burials date back to ancient times. In recent history, whole body burials at sea took place during World War II when naval forces were at sea for weeks and months. Traditionally the body was placed into a shroud, sewn of sailcloth and weighted to assure the body sank to the ocean floor. 

Today, shrouds are still used and are beautifully custom made using cannon balls for ballast. The full-body casket-free Atlantic & Pacific Sea Burial Shroud™ is eco-friendly per USCG regulations. (Photo Credit: New England Burials at Sea)

Costs include round-trip sailing to the site of internment to reach the required 600-foot depth as required by the Environmental Protection Agency.  This distance will vary based on the port of departure.  The costs below include a round-trip voyage, vessel, crew, an environmentally-friendly shroud and the required weights. 

                                                 Attended Service    /        Unattended Service

  • New England                       $13,200.00                    $12,100.00

  • 90 miles

  • NY/NJ/MD/DE/VA/NC/SC   $16,500.00                    $14,300.00

  • 150-180 miles

  • South Florida                       $12,100.00                    $11,000.00

  •  20 miles

  • California                             $13,200.00                     $12,100.00

  •  14 miles 

  • Excludes Funeral Director Fees - Round trip miles are approximate   

Woman gaves at loved ones ashes at sea
Ash Scattering Memorial at Sea

Additional Services

We offer options for urns, keepsakes, flowers, officiants, live streaming, and video services that can even include drone footage! Videos are a great option if you know there will be some family members that can't attend.


We offer unique environmentally-friendly urns that are both attractive, durable and biodegradable. You can also find custom keepsakes that are beautiful way to remember your loved one and the special day you honored them.


Lastly, we have a memorial app that marks the exact GPS coordinates of the scattering location where you can also add an obituary, photos, videos, and share memories. We would be honored to help you create the perfect memorial for your loved one. Select a memorial service online or contact us to get started. 

Atlantic Ocean Memorials

At Sea Memorials in Florida
At Sea Memorials in New York


Multiple Cities

Costal metropolises bustling with life, dazzling  beaches, and limitless fun in the sun.  A cherished get away and retirement paradise.  Hold an ash scattering or memorial in some of the most stunning ocean waters in the world.  


New York City & Long Island

Also known as the Big Apple, New Amsterdam, Alderman, and the melting pot of the world.  It is the premier center of diversity, excitement and intrigue.  Tall skyscrapers sit along side some of the most emblematic monuments in the world. People from across the globe have a special connection to the city and truly      NY.

At Sea Memorials in North Carolina


Multiple Cities

These spectacular sand banks are a favorite vacation destination for many families.  The Outer Banks offer some of the Atlantic coast's best fishing and scuba diving.  It's wide sand beaches have for centuries offered families a haven where they can relax and enjoy the ocean.

Burials at sea New Jersey


Multiple Cities

Starting at the top of Sandy Hook and running its way down to Cape May Point, the New Jersey coast is a breathtaking haven with a long history.  From the bustling draw of Atlantic City to the scenic charm of Cape May,  you can surly find a location to inter and memorialize a loved one.

At Sea Memorials in Maryland
At Sea Memorials Worldwide
Multiple Cities


The Maryland Coast is known for its Assateague Island National Seashore and wild horses.  It also boasts the ever-thrilling and authentic communities of Ocean City.  There is an abundance of scenic nature areas, museums and preserved heritage locations with deep local history.  Choose from a wide array of picturesque locations to hold a memorial.


Choose a Location

We offer ash scattering and memorials services anywhere on earth.  Reach out today to enquire about international locations and get help with the logistics and transportation.  Whether it be India, Mexico, France, or another beloved country - know that our team of experts will be able to help you make any final wish a reality.  

Pacific Ocean Memorials

Hawaii burial at sea
Memorials at Sea in California
Oahu / Honolulu


The island known as heart of Hawaii.  A beloved location for many people from all over the world.  A tropical paradise with pristine water and a cascading landscapes.  A picturesque place to hold a memorial. 

San Francisco


One of the most vibrant and beautiful cities in America.  Home to many iconic landmarks, diverse communities, and cultural attractions.  With hilly terrain and expansive views it is a breathtaking place to hold a memorial service for a loved one. 

Burial at Sea in Los Angeles
Memorials at Sea in Washington
Los Angeles


The City of Angels is a busy metropolis surrounded by sprawling mountain ranges, forests, valleys and beaches.  Home to Hollywood and a plethora of glitz, glamour and excitement.  Hold a memorial at sea off the coast of this wonderous city.



This colorful and vibrant city sits on the serene backdrop of the Puget Sound.  It has incredible views of the Olympic mountains to the west and Cascade mountains to the east.  It is known as the Emerald City due to its grand evergreen forests.  Many hold it dear as a mecca culture, artistry, cuisine and coffee.   Honor a loved one with a beautiful send off in this unparalleled city.  

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