We offer dignified sea services for those choosing the sea as their their final resting place. We perform these services in the Monterey Bay off the coast of Santa Cruz. At Lighthall we recognize the importance to provide these service with honor and respect.
Your captain and crew conduct a dignified, caring memorial service at sea. The services may be attended or unattended.
Our captains are licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard and all of our boats are U.S.C.G. safety certified and commercially insured. Lighthall Yacht Charters guarantees you a professional, affordable memorial service for your loved one.
Select one of the following ways to send off someone special in the pristine waters of the Monterey Bay.
Attended Committal At Sea - $195.00
1 hour service. Up to 6 passengers per yacht. Multiple yachts are available to accomodate larger groups. Includes burial card with location.
Family members and friends board the boat and proceed out of the yacht harbor. After we go the proper distance from the shore (approximately 15 minutes out of the harbor), the captain will turn the boat into the wind and stop the boat. At this time the ceremony will begin. If you wish, a family member or designated person may perform the ceremony. You may bring music (tapes or CDs) if you like. The ashes are then scattered on the sea followed by flowers if you choose to provide them. The date and location according to the Global Positioning Satellite will be documented. Upon completion of the service, we will return to the harbor via marine life and coastal scenary.
Unattended Ashes Committal At Sea - $100.00
Includes burial card with date and GPS coordinates.
All services normally performed within 2-3 weeks of our receipt of ashes (weather permitting). On the day of the service, the boat will depart the yacht harbor with the captain and crew. Upon arrival at the predetermined location, the boat will be brought to a rest and the ceremony will begin. A blessing on behalf of the deceased will be read and the ashes are then scattered on the sea followed by flowers. The service may be recorded by video or still photographs. Please do not mail cremated remains without first getting permission and pre authorization from Lighthall Yacht Charters as you will need to submit appropriate forms. Any cremated remains sent without authorization will be returned to you.
Viewing from shore - $195.00 (for boat and services)
For those who want to invite a larger group, viewing from shore is the answer. Sometimes friends and family prefer to view the scattering of ashes from the shore. Lighthouse Point is perfectly suited for this. From this location at Lighthouse Point, you may view the actual ceremony taking place on the sea. Some of the family members may go on the yacht for the service while additional friends and family view from shore.
Additional Memorial Cards - $5.00
We are a caring owner-operated business with experience since 1985 performing these duties.
Lighthall Yacht Charters
Licensed Cremated Remains Disposer# CRD627
790 Mariner Park Way
Santa Cruz, California 95062
Questions about these and any services offered, please call Scott & Krista Lighthall at (831) 429-1970.