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 Currently Unavailable (Updated 3/15/2021)

We are excited to share that we are getting closer to reopening! As you may know, OYC remained closed through 2020 out of the utmost concern for the safety of our passengers and crew amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. Since March 2020, we have not offered any public sailing tours or private charters, but now we are excitedly planning our Summer 2021 reopening. We will update our website once our 2021 sailing season schedule is available and when we are accepting reservations for public and private charters.

In the meantime, 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.

Additionally, we want to express our deep gratitude for and thanks to all the health care professionals and essential workers who have brought our us all closer to safer and healthier circumstances.

We are looking forward to sailing with our community again soon and until then, please continue to stay 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.