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Funeral on a Yacht San Diego | Ash Scattering on the Sea with Dignity

Funeral on a Yacht San Diego | Ash Scattering on the Sea with Dignity

Feb 16, 2018

Ash scattering at sea is a growing trend in the funeral world, with more and more people choosing this option for their loved ones’ memorials with each passing year. A funeral on a yacht in San Diego is a great way to say a fond farewell to the deceased, surrounded by family and close friends. Here’s a look at why this type of memorial has become so popular. 


Unique Memories 

One of the key selling points of a burial at sea in San Diego is that it provides a unique experience for you and your guests. Even living here right by the ocean, many local residents have never been on a boat before so this makes the occasion all the more memorable. For guests coming into town from landlocked areas, the experience is even more impressive. 

Because we enjoy such beautiful weather here in San Diego, it is possible to have a funeral on a yacht at virtually any time of the year. On a sunny day, you can even catch a glimpse of your loved one’s ashes sparkling in the light as they are scattered to the wind. Even if you aren’t able to capture this phenomenon in a photograph, it is an unforgettable experience that will make the occasion feel truly special. 

Along with the deceased’s ashes, you can also scatter rose petals or other flowers on the surface of the water. This makes for some spectacular photographs and gives the affair a more peaceful atmosphere. Watching the petals drift on the waves along with your loved one’s ashes offers a special symbolism as your loved one communes with nature once more. 

Affordable Services 

In general, a funeral on a yacht in San Diego will cost far less than a traditional funeral. With a standard funeral, you’ll have to pay for a coffin, burial expenses and service fees to the funeral home, in addition to any costs for a venue for a reception after the funeral. All of these costs can add up quickly if you are not careful. 

With a funeral on a yacht, you’ll only pay for the yacht charter, which is comparable to renting another venue, and the fees to the celebrant for the ceremony. When you are grieving for the loss of a loved one, the last thing you want to worry about is how you will manage to cover the costs of the funeral. With a yacht funeral, your expenses will be minimized, so you can focus on mourning your loss with your friends and family. 

Calm, Serene Setting 

Serene Ocean

Rather than hosting a funeral in a stuffy funeral home or in a cemetery, surrounded by the dead, a yacht funeral in San Diego allows you to make the most of our beautiful weather and idyllic setting. Your yacht charter will sail out of the picturesque San Diego harbor, giving you a stunning backdrop for photos of the event. That way, you’ll be able to look back on the memorial fondly in years to come. 

Out on the open ocean, you can breathe in the fresh air and feel the warm sun on your face, creating a more uplifting mood for the funeral than being indoors. This makes the occasion feel more like a celebration of the person’s life, rather than mourning their death. You and your loved ones will be able to give the deceased a memorable send-off as they continue the circle of life. 

Intimate Ceremonies 

If you’ve ever been to a funeral with a large number of guests, you know how overwhelming it can be, particularly if you were especially close to the person who passed away. Having so many people around that you don’t really know very well can make it difficult to mourn your loved one. You may feel as though you need to take the time to talk to everyone in attendance, which can be incredibly draining when you are grieving. 

With a funeral on a yacht, you’ll be able to limit the guest list to the deceased’s family members and closest friends for a more intimate affair. Even the most expansive yachts have passenger limits, so there is no need to feel guilty for not inviting your loved one’s friend’s roommate from college. You’ll be able to invite only those who were truly close to the person being memorialized, keeping the ceremony intimate and minimizing your stress levels. 

Sense of Peace 

When you scatter your loved one’s ashes at sea, there is a finality to watching the remains being swallowed up by the ocean. This can go a long way towards giving the attendees a sense of closure and peace with regards to your loved one’s death. 

The calm, swaying motion of the boat contributes to this as well, giving you the feeling of calm and serenity. This feeling can be incredibly soothing in your time of grief and will encourage guests to hold on to one another as they say their farewells. 

Planning a Funeral on a Yacht in San Diego 

Time To Plan

Here at Adventuress Luxury Catamaran, we are proud to include burials at sea among our yacht charter services in San Diego. Our event coordinator will work closely with you to plan a ceremony that will help you give your loved one a memorable send-off. After the funeral, we’ll provide you with all necessary documentation to register the burial. 

We work with celebrants who have religious affiliations as well as those who perform secular ceremonies, so you can choose the most appropriate type of ceremony for your loved one. We can also provide catering, bartending and photography services to help round out your event. 

We welcome you to get in touch with us to learn more about chartering a yacht for a burial at sea in San Diego. Get in touch with us today to schedule a free consultation with our event planner to start the planning process. We also offer a complimentary tour of the catamaran. We hope to see you down at the docks soon.