An honorable offshore scattering of your loved one's cremated remains.
Ashes scattering services or burials at sea have been a long time honored display of respect for departed loved ones. In keeping with this tradition, we accommodate all faiths and religions with personalized attention and provide caring and dignified ashes scattering services of your loved ones remains to the sea.
We will travel out past the required nautical mile distance where the memorial ceremony will take place. During an attended memorial service, your loved one’s cremated remains are sprinkled by family and or friends. Each service includes an official ship’s parchment sea burial / ashes scattering certificate marking the offshore coordinates of the decedent’s final resting place. And if requested, an eight bell end of watch blessing ceremony can be performed by Captain Al Manica while at the memorial site.
Captain Al Manica
These charters are run by Captain Al Manica. Captain Al is a licensed United States Coast Guard Captain/Merchant Marine Officer and a PADI Dive Master with over 28 years of professional offshore chartering experience. In addition, Al continues to be involved in university oceanographic research work, ecological studies and archaeological shipwreck excavation and mapping projects involving The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Texas A&M. Captain Al is also the former President of The Global Underwater Awareness Association, GUWAA Texas Division.
"The Carolyn Jane"
"The Carolyn Jane" is a large reliable Chris Craft yacht made specifically for offshore excursions and charters. She is a 36 ft. (42ft. loa) safe seaworthy vessel with spacious foreword & aft decks, a large main salon cabin, sofa, galley, two state rooms, refrigerator, microwave and a full sized private bathroom. She is also equipped with the latest navigational electronics and rescue safety equipment including, life jackets, marine VHF radio and an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB).
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Pricing and Services We Offer:
Attended Memorial Service: This option will accommodate up to six bereaved people plus Captain and deckhand/assistant and can last up to three hours as determined by the family. If requested, an eight bell end of watch blessing/ceremony can be performed by Captain Al Manica while at the memorial site. Total Cost: $750. (Reservation Deposit: $350.)
Unattended Memorial Service: These services are preformed at the required distance from shore but without bereaved friends or family members aboard. The service is conducted in a respectful manner and will include a minimum of five digital photographs. If requested, an eight bell end of watch blessing/ceremony can also be performed by Captain Al Manica while at the offshore memorial site. Total Cost: $350.
Digital Video Recording Option: A professional digitally recorded and edited video of the service containing: music, titles and captions can also be provided to the family. Total Cost: $150.