A return to nature, love of the sea, wishes of the deceased, a nautical background, conservation of land space, are just some of the reasons for selecting ash scattering at sea for the final disposition of cremated remains.
Scatterings at Sea
Ash scattering at sea has been an attractive alternative to other forms of interment for many generations. A return to nature, love of the sea, wishes of the deceased, a nautical background, conservation of land space, are just some of the reasons for selecting ash scattering at sea for the final disposition of cremated remains.
We are honored to have been providing this service for families since 1996. To be there for our guests during this time is truly touching. We approach each scattering with reverence, respect, and compassion. Each one is unique and can be tailored to the wishes of the deceased and their family and friends. We have enough experience with ocean ash scatterings to insure a seamless and pleasant memorial at sea.
Our mission is to provide a respectful and fond farewell to your loved one without inflated expenses. We offer a flat rate for a one-hour ash scattering on our custom-built glassbottom boat. You may book additional hour(s) at a discounted rate if you feel you will need more time or would like to travel to a location that will require more time. The boat is covered and provides the perfect venue for a touching celebration of life. We can accommodate up to 24 passengers. We do have a head (restroom on board). You may bring your own food and drinks (including alcohol). You may also bring your music device to plug into our sound system. We can procure flowers for you at an additional fee, otherwise you are welcome to bring your own. We will provide a cooler with ice and drinking water.
Let us know if you would like one of the glass bottom boxes to be transformed into a table for food and drinks and/or to place flowers and pictures. Our daytime scatterings usually depart from the Kailua Kona Pier. If you prefer a scattering at sunset these usually depart from the Honokohau Harbor and will return to the harbor just after sunset.
We will meet your party at the Kailua Pier or Honokohau Harbor, where you will board the boat and get settled. Then, we will head offshore as tropical fish and coral pass below and you view the beautiful Kona shoreline and Hualalai mountain above. Our crew will be coordinating with the captain and a representative from your group, as to the right time for family and friends to say a few words.
Once eulogies and memories are shared, and you feel it is the right time, we will point the bow (front) of the boat downwind, so the ashes can be scattered into the sea. As they float for a short time on the surface, a beautiful white cloud can be seen. Guests toss flowers, ti leaves, and sometimes pour in the loved one’s favorite beverage. Some families choose a traditional Hawaiian Pu’olu or other eco-urn to deposit into the sea. It is customary to circle the flowers a few times to offer a moment of quiet refection. We will send you the GPS coordinates of the location in which the ashes were scattered so you can always go back and say Aloha!
Simple pricing structure:
First hour: $700
Each additional hour: $400
Seasonal Flowers and foliage (optional):
We can provide baskets of flowers to scatter for an additional fee. Please call to discuss options and prices.
We can scatter the ashes for you. This service includes the flowers and foliage that we will scatter after the ashes, digital photos, and the GPS coordinates of the location. Give us a call to discuss. Our base fee for this service is $275. You would be responsible for the cost of shipping the ashes to us. Here is some useful information regarding shipping of ashes with the united states postal service.