News Brief - Funeral Homes and Cremation Societies are Getting On Board with Burials at Sea

August 9, 2018



Have you heard through the grapevine about the big push by a major player in the funeral industry to offer burial at sea and ash scattering services?


Burials at sea will be marketed and offered as a service by funeral homes nationwide who are a part of this conglomerate.  What you may not know is that they haven’t exactly gotten their ducks in a row just yet. The reason I’m telling you is to prepare for what will certainly be a higher demand for such services. 


What I’ve been saying for years is finally getting the attention of corporate America. But how can you as an independently owned and operated funeral home learn more and offer these services?  Here are some basics.

  • Military Burial at Sea by the US Navy for all branches of service - Free
    VA, FL, CA, WA, HI

  • Unattended Captain’s Service - $195.00 to $450.00 Retail
    MA, NY, NJ, MD, VA, FL East & Gulf coasts, CA & HI

  • Family Attended Private Memorial Charters - Average $750.00 - $1100.00 Retail
    MA, RI, NY, NJ, NJ, MD, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL, TX, CA, HI

Arranging for any of the above services is as simple as a phone call or email. You can also contact Nationwide Burial at Sea for assistance.


What about offering a scattering tube or biodegradable urn? Nationwide Burial at Sea will offer a Free Urn with every Family Attended Charter.  Would you like to keep some on hand? These urns have an extended shelf life, unlike salt and paper mache, and they are very affordable. For Funeral Homes only, we are offering a special price of $50.00/EA with free shipping and no minimum order. Larger orders will receive additional discounted pricing.



This single use urn acts as either a scattering tube or a fully immersible urn and will be in stock and ready to ship Oct. 15, 2018. A pre-order is recommended.   - Anchor not included.


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