Funeral ceremonies usually require a half day charter. Please click here for rates
If more than six wish to witness the service, we will perform the service near shore close to the Pt. Hueneme pier.
We will provide a radio so that participants can hear the service and binoculars for viewing.
Note that this method makes the service accessible to the infirm and those who simply do not want to sail.
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Rose Wilcox and Family
We are thankful that you were able to lead us in the final words and scattering of the ashes. We were all at a bit of a loss as to what to do and what to say. I can speak for myself, my sister, and my mom when I say that the rest of that day, we all felt very positive about the experience and felt much more at peace as we were able to reflect back on the day and say a final good-bye to my father.
Thank you again for the experience and for helping us all feel at ease.
Time to Reflect
"Thank you for your kindness during our cruise. As you know, these farewells are very difficult and it helped a lot to work with an experienced captain who knew how to do everything. I am grateful to have the coordinates and the memory of the petals in the wake of the boat." Kerry Macintosh
"Thank you again for providing such a good experience for us in our task of giving our father's remains back to where we all came from. We were totally satisfied with Sail Channel Islands for the scattering of Dad's ashes. We enjoyed you and your boat very much, and are glad we chose you from all the choices I checked out on the internet." Liz Horowitz
"Thank you for a very special day for our mother's burial at sea. Mother loved "her ocean" so much, and you and Wiley made the perfect complement for a lovely tribute to her unwavering passion. Wiley's warm intimacy is exactly what we were seeking, when we decided to return mother to the Pacific; combined with your compassion for our loss, we were able to conquer that final moment of closure. I don't know how we could have done this without you.
Your selection of locale, within view of the beautiful Channel Islands, would have made mother so happy. The appearance of her "little darlings" - as she often referred to seals - was a wonderful way to end our cruise. We are forever grateful." The Chandler Family
Wonderful Time to Reflect
"The memorial sailing trip that we had with Capt. Dan for my Mom was a wonderful time to reflect with a simple service to celebrate her life. It brought peace and closure to our family and time to enjoy God's creation with the certain knowledge of the resurrection of Christ. We have said good bye, but it is only for a short time, and then we will see her again. Praise the Lord!" Mark Depew
"As Capt. Dan said, enjoy doesn't seem like the right word, and yet it does. We did have an enjoyable day together, had a nice remembrance for Mom, a wonderful day sailing, a time for us to remember in a good way, all of which is what we wanted to do - not have some depressing, sad time. And, Capt. Dan made everything easy." Kathy Depew Lao
Thank you for your kindness and compassion. You made it a wonderful experience.