Ash Scatterings at Sea

We offer a beautiful, respectful, and dignified way for family and friends to say goodbye and celebrate a life of a loved one on the Monterey Bay.

For this type of charter, the catamaran will cruise out of the Santa Cruz Harbor to the location of your choice. Once we’ve reached the scattering site, family or friends may read a short passage, a prayer, or express personal memories of their loved one as the ashes and flowers are scattered into the sea. As a final farewell, the Captain will circle the area marked by the flowers, giving your family time for thoughts and remembrances. Before the end of the charter, our crew will present your family with a commemorative memorial certificate as a keepsake.

Included with this charter is:

  • 1.5-hour charter with a scattering site of your choice (within time constraints and dependent on wind/sea conditions)
  • Capacity for up to 49 passengers. Passengers of all ages are welcome aboard
  • Flower petals to scatter (guests are welcome to bring their own too)
  • A commemorative certificate stating your loved one’s name, memorial date, and coordinates of where the ashes were scattered.
  • Complimentary coffee, tea and water

OYC Sails Closed for 2020 (Updated 7/15/2020)

Out of the utmost concern for the safety of our passengers and crew amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, OYC has decided to remain closed for the remainder of 2020. Unfortunately, this means we will not be offering or available for any public sailing tours or private charters at this time. However, we are excitedly planning to reopen in the spring of 2021 under what we hope will be safer and healthier circumstances. We want to thank our community for their patience and understanding during this time and we are looking forward to all the sailing adventures we’ll have with you next year!

Until then, gift certificates are still available for purchase and you can sign up for our email newsletter to be notified once the 2021 season schedule is available.

Be safe and be well!

Memorial Ash Scatterings at Sea
7 Days A Week
1.5-hours only

$1,10000+ tax
  • 5% City Admissions tax added to all rates.
  • Gratuity is not included.
  • 50% non-refundable deposit to confirm.
  • Maximum capacity of 49 people on all charters.
  • Payment is due in full 10 days prior to sail date.
  • All rates subject to change without notice.
  • All charters are subject to availability.