CHARTER SPECIFICS

Sea Burial Charter Specifics and Prices

Sea Burials in San Diego & Oceanside CA

 

  • The length of a burial at sea ceremony in Oceanside is generally two hours. You are not out to sea for the entire two hours.  There will be a few tasks accomplished at the dock before departure (passenger orientation).  
  • Sunset trips are offered from May to mid-October.
  • Reservations are required at least one week in advance, if at all possible. A sixty percent (60%) deposit is required to confirm a particular charter date. Credit cards are accepted for payment, however, each transaction will incur an additional 3% transaction fee.
  • The 60 foot Sea Star can comfortably accommodate small groups of 10 or less up to a maximum of 45 guests.
  • According to the National Funeral Directors Association, the average funeral now costs $7,700.  Our much more affordable trips range in price from $600 – $1000 depending on the size of the group. The cost for a small group of 10 or less is $600;  the cost for a group of 25 or less is $800;  the cost for a group of 45 or less is $1000. There will be a $200 premium added for all trips booked May through October on Friday, Saturday and Sundays.
  • Additional time on board, if desired, is charged at a rate of $250 per hour. Credit cards are accepted for payment, however, each transaction will incur an additional 3% transaction fee.
  • An unaccompanied sea burial is an option and can be carried out at a reduced cost which is currently $200.
  • Refreshments for your sea burial guests may be brought on board if desired.
  • Inclement weather may cause the sea burial charter to be postponed. This decision will be made by the Captain in concert with the family.