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Fort Lauderdale Burials at Sea

On a Fort Lauderdale burial at sea charter, we head offshore approximately 1-2 miles to the edge of the Gulfstream waters. The group gathers in the aft portion of the boat. Goodbyes are said, prayers read, or whatever is your custom. When you are ready, you will scatter the ashes over the side of the vessel into the sea. Our deckhand can assist with this task or do this for you if you prefer. Flowers may be thrown into the water, which is nice because the flowers will float and mark the area where the ashes were scattered. As customary for nautical funerals at sea, the captain will make 3 circles around the waters where the ashes were scattered. And then we head back to port at the end of the trip.

Several vessels are available for private charter, depending on the size of your group:

Groups of 6 or less persons - $375

Our 46ft Hatteras is the perfect vessel for groups of 6 or less persons. The boat is very comfortable with an inside salon cabin with lounge seating. The flybridge is where the captain drives and there is ample bench seating on the upper deck if you like to ride upstairs with the captain in the seabreeze. When it comes time to do scatter the ashes, the group will gather in the back area of the boat where there is plenty of room for all to gather and see. If you have brought flowers, this is the time to release them into the water. When the group is ready to head back, give the captain the word and we usually do our nautical send off with 3 circles around the flower field and the drive back towards port.

Groups of 7 or more persons aboard the Mary B III- $575

The Mary B III is our 55ft large party boat for taking charters of more than 6 persons. The Mary B III has bench seating around the entire outside deck. She has a spacious inside cabin with dinette tables. The dinette tables inside the cabin are ideal for any food or snacks. Another nice idea is to bring a picture of the deceased, you can set it up on the dinette table inside the cabin. There is a large gathering area in the back of the boat where everyone can gather to do the scattering of ashes. Although the Mary B III is better set up for smaller groups of 30 or less, the Mary B III is licensed to carry as many as 50 passengers. We also have one vessel, larger than the Mary B III, which can accommodate very large parties. Call for more information.

This trip typically goes out from 5:30pm-7:30pm. This time of day is nice because the ocean usually lays down to its calmest point and the sun low in the sky makes for a nice time of day to do this trip. Other times are available upon request.

INCLUDES: These prices include the boat for up to 2 hours. A typical scattering of ashes at sea takes about 1.5 hours. A Captain and Deckhand will be aboard the boat to assist and be at your service.

DOES NOT INCLUDE: These prices do not include food/drinks. Charters may bring their own food/drinks for the trip. We provide coolers and ice for you to keep your food items cold. Catering can be provided at an additional cost if requested.

Call Capt. Paul with any questions or to schedule a reservation. (954)214-6701