See Our Memorial Service Options Below:

(DIY) Do it Yourself Memorial


The Do-It-Yourself Package is a good choice for those who are interested in scattering their loved one's ashes affordably on their own and would like to receive assistance with this process.  This package includes the following:

  • Phone Consultation: Speak with a trained funeral professional and wilderness guide at a time convenient for you.  Ask questions related to transporting the ashes, scattering locations, urn transfer, scattering techniques, trails, permits and documentation, etc.

Memorial Phone Consultation
Ash Scattering Permit
  • Permits & Approvals: Guidance and assistance with understanding, filing out, and submitting permits (as needed) for one or more specific locations you have in mind to scatter. 

  • Guidance on Location Options: After consulting the local area guidelines and regulations we help narrow down a list of potential scattering locations. If at sea this could include mapping out the charter trip to include local landmarks or even to an area where you can see marine wildlife. If on land this can range from a long and epic journey to a hike that is accessible and suitable for any physical ability.

Ash Scattering Memorial in the Mountains
Water Urn ash scattering at sea
  • Personalized Ceremony: We can help you personalize the event upon request. A DIY ceremony template is available with options such as prayers, eulogies, songs, etc.

Unaccompanied Memorial


This service is a perfect option for those who might be physically, financially, or otherwise restricted from traveling to the place they would like a loved one to be scattered. It's also helpful for those who wish to memorialize someone who they might not have had a close relationship with. Families can choose a scattering location that is beautiful and meaningful.  With this package one of our trained professionals transports, documents, and disperses a loved one’s ashes. Further customization includes choosing an exact date of the scattering memorial. The Unaccompanied Memorial Service includes the following:

  • Permits & Approvals: We fill out and assist in submitting all permits, approvals, and required documentation - making the event streamlined and stress free. This includes filing the required report with the EPA when the service is done at sea.

Filing out ash scattering permit
New Port ash scattering memorial
  • Unaccompanied scattering performed from by one of our experienced memorial captains or wilderness guides. Ceremony can be personalized upon request. Many times families will have the captain or guide read a farewell message, prayer, or poem. Ash scattering can be set for a specific date upon request. 

  • Photos and GPS coordinates of exact scattering location

Ash Scattering in the Mountains
Ecorial App ash scattering coordinates
Scanning and Tracking Cremated Remains
  • Tracking & updates on your loved one's ashes throughout the journey

  • Optional Add On: Free Cremated Remains Shipping Kit
    - You only pay for shipping 

    Priority Mail Express via USPS is the only way for people to ship Cremated Remains. This kit makes it easy to send a loved one's ashes from one destination to another.  Each box is printed with the words "Cremated Remains" in bright color for visibility and is reinforced to be sturdy- ensuring safety and security of the package during processing. The kit includes all the necessary packing items needed for an irreplaceable shipment, ensuring it is safe in shipping and handling.


    The kit contains one Priority Mail Express Box, a roll of Priority Mail Express Tape, bubble cushioning, a self-sealing plastic bag, and a copy of Publication 139; How to Package and Ship Cremated Remains.

Cremated Remains Shipping Kit

Standard Timing vs. Exact Date
 

  • Standard timing (typically ashes are scattered within 30-90 days, pending seasonal considerations) - With this option we plan the best day for your loved one's scattering event, making sure the weather is suitable at sea before heading out to scatter. We will keep you updated along the way and will provide an exact scattering date as well as approximate time once the logistics are scheduled.

  • Exact date - Do you want to have your loved one's ashes scattered on a special day? (birthday, anniversary, date of passing, etc.)  We can help! Once you select a special date, we will reach out to confirm if we are able to go out on that date given the weather, sea conditions, and other charters possibly scheduled.

Accompanied Memorial

 

This service is the best option for families seeking to scatter ashes at sea or have a beautiful ash scattering memorial in nature. An experienced captain or guide will take you to a private location where scattering ashes is authorized. The ash scattering memorial can be simple or it can be personalized based on the deceased's final wishes or the family's needs. Flowers, music, an officiant such as a pastor, priest, or celebrant are all possible options to make the memorial a beautiful and memorable event. The Accompanied Memorial Service includes the following:

  • Permits & Approvals: We fill out and assist in submitting all permits, approvals, and required documentation - making the event streamlined and stress free. This includes filing the required report with the EPA when the service is done at sea.

Ash scattering permit
Memorial Candle
  • Personalized Ceremony: We can help personalize the event upon request. Ceremony templates available with options such as prayers, eulogies, songs, etc.

  • Photos and GPS coordinates of exact scattering location

Exact ash scattering location
Marine wildlife at sea memorial
  • Logistics & Coordination: Guidance for family and friends to the event location. This includes any transportation assistance needed for the deceased. This could include mapping out the charter trip to include local landmarks or even to an area where you can see marine wildlife.

  • Officiants Available (Celebrant, Priest, Pastor, etc.)
    - Honorarium Pricing Varies 

    Upon ordering an Accompanied Memorial Service, you will be contacted to verify you received the charter details, date/time, as well as to make any additional arrangements. 

One of our memorial celebrants / officiants guiding a memorial service with a family

How it Works and What to Expect for an Accompanied Memorial at Sea

We help you create a beautiful memorial at sea based on the number of expected passengers and the location where you would like to depart.  One of our licensed captains experienced in burials at sea and ash scattering memorials will take you out on a coast guard inspected vessel. 

 
What can you expect?  

  1. Plan to be on board one to two hours, depending on the port.

  2. After leaving the dock, the mate or captain will tell you when you have reached the site of the ash scattering ceremony or burial at sea (if using an urn).

  3. While at the sea burial site, you may recite prayers and readings, or share your favorite stories and memories of your loved one. You may also toss flowers, flower petals or use a biodegradable wreath.

  4. At the conclusion of the sea burial service, the captain will return you back to port.

 
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