Burial at sea as a tradition has dated back thousands of years. Presently, family and loved ones have increasingly been choosing ash scattering for their own reasons.
Your captain and crew conduct a dignified, caring, memorial ash scattering service at sea, approximately 3-5 miles offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, just north of Tampa. The services may be attended or unattended. A commemorative nautical certificate stating your loved one's name, date, and exact latitude and longitude of the ash scattering ceremony can be provided for just $10. Windsong Sailing Charters guarantees you a professional, affordable memorial service and burial at sea for your loved one. We also offer ash scattering services or burial at sea for pets.
If you or your family are unable to attend, our captain and crew will respectfully conduct the ash scattering memorial service on your behalf. You can be provided with digital photos of the ceremony or if you wish to "attend" the ash scattering service via cell-phone or have the ceremony video taped, this may be arranged for a small additional fee.
Fulfilling Final Wishes - Ash Scattering Service at Sea
You can choose either a sailboat or a pontoon boat. Our sailboat will depart Gulf Harbors in New Port Richey - just north of Tampa - and motor out into the Gulf of Mexico where the engine will be shut down and the sails hoisted. We will sail gently out into the ocean.
If by pontoon boat we will motor out to the 3 mile line where we will cut the engine so you can perform your ceremony. You may bring your own music to play on our stereo system on a phone or MP3 player - note that our boats are NOT equipped with CD players.
We will then sail back to port, with the entire proceedings lasting approximately three hours. You may choose the time of day: morning, afternoon or evening sunset. A maximum of 6 people only may attend the burial at sea.
Duration: Approximately 3 hours
Prices are for the whole boat. Groups may be up to 6 people. Includes Captain, Fuel & Taxes.
Reservations require a 30% deposit to secure your date.
Pontoon Boat - $295
Sailboat - $295
Gratuity Not Included. Tipping Guidelines here >>>
I wanted to thank you and captain Dave. He did a great job. I was pretty upset the entire time emotionally along with every one else. Just wanted to take a minute and send this to you.
I would like to thank you and Captain Dave he was great and we had a wonderful send off for are dear friend . So thank you so much for all that you and your staff did to make this easier on all that attend the scattering it was beautiful. I will recommend you to anyone that is seeking scattering service for their loved one.
Thank you so much,
Thanks for a wonderful experience, it could not have been more perfect for Laurie's ash scattering.
We would like to tell you how much we appreciate Capt. Dave and Capt. Roland. On June 11th we had a ash scattering and it couldn't have gone any better. Both Captains took the time to make sure everything went perfect. In fact, they went out of their way to make sure of this. Taking the two boats out was a worry for us as we weren't sure how it would work out but it was just wonderful. Kudos to our Captains and kudos to your staff.....many thanks from all 12 of us!
Terry and Nicola Short
The sunset memorial ash-scattering was everything we hoped for. Thank you, Wendy, for all your help with the planning. A special thanks to Capt. Mark -- you helped us get through a difficult time. Thanks for "arranging" a beautiful sunset and a rainbow :)
I've attached a picture from our trip.
The Holland Family
Kudos to Captain Mark for an unbelievably magnificent sunset sail on 9/8/14 for our family's cremation remains scattering. Mark's leadership on our final journey to closure of my sister & her son's passing was spiritual perfection! Mark was extremely professional, sensitive, respectful, and appropriately personable. My heart is at peace today thanks to Captain Mark & Windsong Charters for a truly unique and beautiful experience. Blessings to you Mark and Windsong!
Areas our New Port Richey location is near to in the Greater Tampa Bay Area
We are about a 2 hour drive from Orlando, Disney World and Universal
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Windsong Sailing Charters is located near to Clearwater & Clearwater Beach, St. Pete Beach and St. Petersburg in Tampa Bay, FL
We DO NOT force you to share the sailboat with anyone other than those in your own party. Our rates are for THE WHOLE SAILBOAT - you may bring up to 6 people, all for the same price.
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