Attended Ash Scattering Cruises
Small Parties (1-5 guests)
On San Francisco Bay, we offer unattended or small attended cruises aboard m/v Flying Cloud, usually boarding in Berkeley, but we can make arrangements for other boarding locations at San Francisco, Sausalito, Oakland or other Bay Area docks. This smaller vessel provides an intimate connection with nature.
This service costs $495 including applicable taxes and fees.
m/v Voyager is a 75 ft. aluminum motor yacht with complete facilities --- two decks with indoor and outdoor spaces, couches, tables, chairs, bar and heads (restrooms). We include coffee, tea and sodas; additional beverages and food services can be arranged. Voyager is berthed at the Berkeley Marina in the East Bay, but boardings at other locations can be arranged for an additional fee.
A private 1-1/2 hour scattering cruise on Voyager is $1,295 for up to 10 guests, $1,395 for up to 20 guests, $1,495 for up to 30 guests, and $1,795 for up to 65 guests.
Private Attended Scattering Cruises
Join us for a private scattering ceremony in sheltered waters on San Francisco Bay or in Coastal Waters of the Pacific Ocean. Your Captain is a US Coast Guard licensed Master and the vessel complies with all US Coast Guard passenger vessel regulations. Oceanic West is a licensed California Cremated Remains Disposer (CRD #822). Your comfort and safety are our primary concerns, and we are professional, empathetic and attentive.
You may choose to have the Captain conduct the service or provide your own --- we will provide a basket of rose petals and slowly circle the scattering site before returning to harbor. Afterwards, we will file the paperwork and send you a copy and a Certificate of Scattering with the date, time and GPS location of scattering. All cruises also include onboard photography and an online photo album preserving memories of the cruise that may be shared with your family and friends.
Private Ash Scattering Cruises
for small and large groups
Respectful - Personal - Attentive
The above prices are inclusive of all services and fees --- the cruise, crew, onboard photography and cruise album, scattering certificate, and basket of rose petals. Crew gratuities are additional and should be based on your satisfaction with the service, and may be handled onboard.
Memorial cruises and Ash Scatterings are an important part of Oceanic West's services. As noted above, we are licensed by the State of California to appropriately handle cremated remains. More importantly, our crew are experienced at conducting these services and are fully supportive of our guests during what can be a very emotional time.