New England Burials at Sea, a nationwide provider of ash scatterings and full body burials at sea, documents associated facilities in compliance with United States Access Board (USAB) Guidelines for Boating Facilities and ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG). ADA information on our locations is updated frequently.

  • Boating Facilities
  • Accessible Routes
  • Boat Slips
  • Dispersion
  • Accessible Boat Slips
  • Boarding Piers at Boat Launch Ramps
  • Launch Ramps without Boarding Piers
  • Download a free 14-page PDF of USAB Guidelines (3 mb) for your facility
“Whenever a door is closed to anyone because of a disability, we must work to open it….Whenever any barrier stands between you and the full rights and dignity of citizenship, we must work to remove it, in the name of simple decency and justice. The promise of the ADA…has enabled people with disabilities to enjoy much greater access to a wide range of affordable travel, recreational opportunities and life-enriching services.” President George W. Bush, New Freedom Initiative, February 1, 2001

Special consideration is given to transporting larger groups before, during and after each burial at sea event. Your Captain is the best resource for up-to-the-minute local information and ADA and USAB compliance.

signHearing Impaired

For hearing impaired passengers, signing interpreters can be arranged with advance notice. Additional costs may apply.


wheelchair-iconWheelchair Access

Marinas, parking, piers and docks and ramps with wheelchair access are available at most locations.


visually-impairedVisually Impaired

We take many sight-impaired people out to sea with us, and their companion dogs as well. New England Burials at Sea vessels are pet friendly, but it’s important for us to know in advance if pets are to join you for the service.

first-aidMedical Assistance

Licensed captains are trained in basic first aid and CPR, and carry all USCG required safety and first aid supplies at all times. Families are invited to bring home health aides and personal care assistants along. With advance notice, one of our senior-level nurses an attend as well. Additional costs may apply.


While language is not a disability, it is always helpful to have an interpreter aboard to facilitate communication with the Captain, crew and guests. Please advise us in advance of any special language requirements to reserve a qualified communicator during your time frame. Additional costs may apply, depending on availability.