DIY- How to Plan a Burial at Sea


An Act Of Love

A loving relationship with a family member manifests itself in more ways than we can imagine. Arranging for their eternal rest is also an act of love that may not be recognized as such as we wade through the mechanics of family notifications and making arrangements with a funeral director and estate matters.

Perhaps it was your loved one’s last wish to be buried at sea. Or, perhaps your loved one did not express a preference for the disposition of his remains and left it for you to decide. Whatever the circumstances, you have been entrusted with, or have taken it upon yourself, to perform a final and enduring act of love: committing their remains to the deep.

This guide is intended to remove some of the uncertainty surrounding the time-honored tradition of a burial at sea.

Topics Includ

Finding a Boat - Cutting out the Middle Man - Saving You Money

Types and sizes of Boats - Passenger Capacity


What Happens if it Rains and Cancellations

How to Scatter

What’s the difference between scatting and burial?

Using an Urn

What to expect on board

The Service

Military Honor Guards

Unattended Burial at Sea

EPA Laws and Guidelines

California VS-9 Permit

Helpful Hints and so much more