Ash Scattering Rates

Unattended Ash Scattering at Sea $495

An unattended ash scattering ceremony respectfully presided over by the Captain.

Price Includes:

  • Photographic Documentation of the Ceremony
  • Official New England Burials at Sea Certificate

Remotely Attended Ash Scattering at Sea $795

This is an unattended ash scattering at sea that takes place at a scheduled time enabling the captain to set up a ship-to-shore conference call for up to 4 family members to listen to the ash scattering ceremony live. The ceremony includes readings and ceremonial End of Watch ship’s bells.

Price Includes:

  • Photographic Documentation of the Ceremony
  • Official New England Burials at Sea Certificate

Attended Ash Scattering at Sea

For attended ash scattering cruses, we voyage out 3 nautical miles, scatter ashes with a customized sea tribute service and return to port.

Attended Ash Scattering Rates Include:

  • Official NEBAS sea burial certificate marking the latitude and longitude of your loved ones’ final resting place.
  • Photographic Documentation

Rates are based on cruises from New England Burials at Sea’s port-of-call Scituate Harbor, Massachusetts and Plymouth Harbor, Massachusetts, and Boston, Massachusetts.

Prices may vary for other port departure locations and seasonal availability.

1 – 6 Passengers: $1,350 Embarking from Scituate, MA (2-3 hours)
7 – 30 Passengers: $2,495 Embarking from Plymouth, MA (2-3 hours)
7 – 25 Passengers: $2,850 Embarking from Boston, MA (2-3 hours)
25 – 75 Passengers: $5975 Embarking from Boston, MA
75 – 400+ Passengers: (Please inquire.)

Please inquire about available upgrades on all cruises.

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Ash Scattering at Sea by Plane

Please Contact Captain Brad for Pricing.

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Pet’s Ashes Scattered at Sea

Unattended Ash Scattering for Pets: $95
Attended Ash Scattering for Pets: Please contact Captain Brad for rates.

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Full Body Burials at Sea Rates

35 miles offshore (Approximately 4-6+ Hours)

(Rates DO NOT Include the required Atlantic™ Burial Shroud and Cannon ball weights.)

Unattended Full Body Burials at Sea: $7950
Attended Full Body Burials at Sea: $9750
Atlantic™ Burial Shroud: $1,750
Cannon Balls (for weighting): $350

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We include waters and sodas.  You are welcome to bring munchies and beer and wine if you wish. (If the vessel does not have a cash bar aboard)

Your 50% deposit books your day and time and the remaining deposit is paid 72 hours before departure when we do our weather check.  Please see your deposit receipt of for cancellation policies.

The price includes, the vessel, fuel, taxes, soft drinks, up to three hrs portal to portal (We go three miles from shore) and the steering captain and our services for the arrangements and sea tribute, six signed and sealed burial certificates, filing with the EPA, a suggested order of service and an “e”book (Sent upon receipt of deposit) of poems and readings you might like to look through and consider for your sea tribute.

Ceremony Extras:

Eight-Bells End-of-Watch Blessing

Price: No Extra Charge

Ships Horn

Ceremonial sounding of the ship’s horn while circling flower field.
Price: No Extra Charge

Cannon Salute

10 GA Winchester Cannon “Nautical Salute” send off.
Price: $15.00 per charge

Local Clergy

Have a local clergyman on board for service and reading.
Prices Start at: $125 (Varies upon availability)

Livery Service

Door to shore™ livery service. Town Cars to Executive Coach
Prices vary by Location.

Floral Options

Single Flower

Choice of color
Price: $7.00

Sea Flower Bouquet

Hand selected loose stems of Hydrangeas & Larkspur & Snap dragons, Lisianthus, Sunflowers, Bells of Ireland, Daisies and Roses, Seasonally available: Iris, Tulips & Asters.
Price: $100

Biodegradable Sea Wreath


An all natural sea wreath hand tied with fresh flowers wound with natural birch.
Price: $145

Rose Petals


Hand plucked rose petals from up to long stem roses and you may select a color choice of red, white, yellow, pink or combo of all that may be scattered with the ashes.
Price: $75

Ashes Containers

Biodegradable Water Urns


Biodegradable hand crafted water urns made specifically for ash scatterings at sea.
Price: $125 – $295

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Great Burial Reef

A permanent, 500 lb. housing for ashes that becomes a natural undersea reef.

Price: $3,995.00 (Price includes deployment, dedication and charting.)

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Catering & Live Music

Custom iPod Music Mix

A custom mix from our extensive library for your ceremony, including Taps and other ceremony-specific music.
Price: Charged by song or time, typically under $100 for most ceremonies.

Live D/J

Larger groups only. Contact Captain Brad for Pricing.

Live Bagpipe Music

Bag Pipes for Ash Scatterings at Sea

Local area bagpipers for ash scatterings and full body burials at sea.
Prices Start at: $300 (Varies upon availability)

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Available upon request. Costs Vary by market but we have pre approved menus that are resonably priced.

Full Body Burial Shroud

Atlantic Sea Burial Shroud

Ocean-friendly burial shroud designed specifically for Full Body Burials at Sea by NEBAS.
Price: $1,750.00

Cannon Ball Weights

Traditionally founded cannon balls for weighting the body during Full Body Burials.
Price: $300.00

Recommend Crew Gratuity

Groups of 1-6: Discretionary 15-25% gratuity for crew for excellent service if you are satisfied.

Groups of 6 and Up: 18% gratuity automatically added at time of booking.


Video Recording of Unattended Services

A professional video documenting an unattended ash scattering at sea service.
Price: $350

Memorial Photo Show

Presentation on DVD with photos and music includes 100-150 candid photos by a professional photographer, 10 minutes long, synched to music, online access with free downloadable reprints available and one DVD (additional are avail @ $30 each). You can download pictures, post on ITunes, to a Pod Cast, post to Face book, output a MP4 Video, post to a blog and or email to friends and family.  $475.00.  Photo Show “Lite” is also available  with 30-40 event pictures including all of the above for just $250.00. This is a great opportunity to send to relatives that may not be able to make the sea tribute or to keep in your family album.

NEBAS Burial at Sea Certificate Copies

Additional color copies of the burial certificate marking date and coordinates of ash scattering service.

(One certificate included free with every service.)
Price: $6.00 each

Coordinates™ Bracelets

The Coordinates™ Bracelet is custom engraved with the latitude and longitude that marks the location your loved one’s scattering.

Price: $89.95 each (Available with Black or Brown Leather Cord)

Coordinates™ Bracelets can be pre-ordered during service planning or ordered later from our Ship’s Locker.

Coordinates™ Dog Tags & Key Chains

The Coordinates™ Military Style ID Tags are custom engraved on both sides. One side shows the latitude and longitude that marks the location your loved one’s scattering. The other side can be engraved with the name of your loved one and a special message. Available in two sizes: Dog-Tag Large, and Key-Chain Small.

Price: $99.95 / $89.95 each

Coordinates™ Dog Tags and Key Chains can be pre-ordered during service planning or ordered later from our Ship’s Locker.

Nautical Memory Chart

Our exclusive custom Nautical Memory Chart™ authenticates your loved one’s Sea Burial location with a museum quality print suitable for framing.

The detailed chart shows the exact region, latitude, longitude, date and depth to document the sea burial and is helpful for future anniversary cruises to the same exact location.  (Not to be used solely for navigation).

Conveniently sized at 11” x 14” for easy framing, this official NOAA nautical chart shows the exact sea burial committal area location with or without your loved one’s photograph in the center of the compass rose or inlayed as a vignette.

Styles available:

Compass Rose Sample of teh Nautical Memory Chart
Standard Compass Rose
$100 each (Framing not included)
Qty 4: $350
Qty 12: $895
Compass Rose with Photo sample of the Nautical Memory chart
Compass Rose with Inlayed Photograph
$110 each (Framing not included)
Qty 4: $390
Qty 12: $1015

Please allow two weeks for detailed customization with standard delivery.

Nautical Memory Charts can be pre-ordered during service planning or ordered later from our Ship’s Locker.

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