North Carolina Burials at Sea take place in some of the most beautiful waters the country has to offer and New England Burials at Sea has performed burial sea services in some of North Carolina’s most picturesque locations:

  • Outer Banks, North Carolina
  • Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
  • Nags Head, North Carolina
  • Wanchese, North Carolina
  • Manteo, North Carolina
  • Emerald Isle, North Carolina


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The Outer Banks Ash Scattering Burials at Sea

The Outer banks offer a variety of locations to depart from to perform Ash Scatterings at Sea.

Cape Hatteras Full Body Burials at Sea

Cape Hattera’s deep waters make an ideal location for Full Body Burials at Sea.

Our List of North Carolina Burial at Sea Departure Ports is Constantly Updating.

To request a more convenient port location not currently on our list, please contact Captain Brad White.


Burials at Sea within Sight of North Carolina’s Iconic Lighthouses

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, North Carolina
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Photo: Henry Hartley

Conducting ash scattering burials at sea within sight of lighthouses is very popular. Lighthouses provide a tangible memorial and the ability to visit a fixed location and look out on the area where their loved ones were laid to rest.

North Carolina has some of the most iconic and historic lighthouses in the country and typically ash scattering burials at sea ceremonies can take place in sight of many of them:

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (Buxton, North Carolina)

Cape Lookout Lighthouse (Harkers Island, North Carolina)

Currituck Beach Lighthouse (Corolla, North Carolina)

Bodie Island Lighthouse (Nags Head, North Carolina)


Scenes from a 2016 North Carolina Burial at Sea


Captains Britton Shackleford and Brad White in the Outer Banks
Captains Britton Shackleford and Brad White in the Outer Banks


Captain Brad White, assisted by Captain Britton Shackleford, took the family of Melodie R. from Howardsville, Virginia to bury her Husband off North Carolina’s Outer Banks.


I had a wonderful experience with New England Burials At Sea! Captain Brad and his team are fantastic to work with! Very personable, kind, compassionate and professional! I was extremely distraught after the passing of my dear husband, and Captain Brad PERSONALLY walked me through the whole process. Offering suggestions and explaining how the service would go. I felt like I’d made a new friend before we’d even met! While the scattering of my husband’s ashes was extremely painful, it was a beautiful experience as well. I can think of no better way that we could have honored my beloved husbands life, and I’m so thankful that I found New England Burials At Sea! This is definitely the company you should choose when planning the final resting place of your loved one!

Melodie R.
Howardsville, VA


Burial at Sea North Carolina
Captain Brad White reads from John Masefield’s Sea-Fever

Many client families call us to scatter their loved one’s cremated remains off of the beautiful outer banks area of North Carolina.  We depart from Wanchese, NC right next to Nags head and depart out of the famous Oregon Inlet on a sturdy 65′  power boat that comfortably fits up to 22 passengers.

We welcome you to give us a try to experience a wonderful day at sea like Melodie recently did.
-Captain Brad White