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 one's 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 either sprinkled or set adrift using a biodegradable cremation urn. This part of the service is typically preformed by a family member or Captain Al Manica. Each service includes an official sea burial/ashes scattering certificate marking the offshore coordinates of your loved one's final resting place. If requested, an eight bell end of watch blessing ceremony can be performed by Captain 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 30 years of professional offshore chartering experience. In addition, Captain 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 people plus the Captain and deckhand/assistant and can last up to three hours. If requested a floral wreath can be set a float among the deceased ashes (optional wreath cost: $150). In addition and if requested an eight bell end of watch blessing/ceremony can be performed by Captain Al Manica while at the memorial site at no additional fee. This service includes an official ship’s parchment ashes scattering certificate marking the offshore coordinates of your loved one's final resting place. 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. This service is conducted in a respectful manner and will include a minimum of five digital photographs and if requested a floral wreath can be set a float among the deceased ashes (optional wreath cost: $150). In addition and if requested, an eight bell end of watch blessing/ceremony can also be performed by Captain Al Manica while at the offshore memorial site at no additional fee. Service includes an official ship’s parchment ashes scattering certificate marking the offshore coordinates of your loved one's final resting place. Total Cost: $350.
Pet ashes Scattering/Memorial Services: We at Burial at Sea Charters understand completely the close and emotional bonds that are made between people and their pets. For more information regarding dignified memorial services for your beloved pet, please contact us via our messaging contact link, text and or phone at: 281-469-2846.
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.
Packaging and Shipping Cremated Remains: In the event you need to ship us your loved one's remains, we recomend that you use The United States Postal Service® that offers Priority Mail Express® and Priority Mail Express International® service for shipping cremated remains domestically and internationally. Please contact us or your local U.S. Postal Service for more information and shipping costs from your location.