“Beautiful experience. My dad passed from COVID-19 in January and OBX was his favorite place so we wanted to spread his ashes off the coast from Bodie Island. The process to make this service happen was seamless. Highly recommend. 

~ Courtney

“Rest Ashured was responsive to all my needs. The Captain was very helpful and chose a boat to accommodate all the passengers with seating for all on board. It was a beautiful sunset for the scattering of my mother’s ashes and a moment I will never forget. Thank-you to everyone involved.”

~ Lynn | Virginia Beach, VA

“We were really satisfied with our experience of Rest Ashured.  The captain and first mate were helpful and extremely competent. The trip of the boat was comfortable. I will recommend your service to anyone who wants this type ceremony.”

~ Gerald

“It was lovely, you all were professional and courteous. My family and I appreciate all that you did in making this final transition, again thanks.”

~ Marvette | Parmele, NC

“The weather was not cooperating all week, but on the last day of our stay, we were able to schedule our trip with Captain Duke.  It was a very peaceful closing experience for my siblings, myself and our spouses.  Captain Duke and his first mate were terrific.  Thank you very much for helping us place our parents’ ashes off the coast of the Outer Banks.  We never dreamed that we could fulfill their wishes in this way and I’m so glad I found you on the internet.  What would we do without Google? 

~ Debbie

“It is a difficult time when a loved one passes. The experience with Rest Ashured was made a lot easier due to their concern during this very emotional time. They made the entire process calm and peaceful for me and my family. It is definitely a place that I would recommend as a tranquil final resting place. To Karla Bomar: thank you for all of your assistance in making the entire process so easy to finalize. Thank you also for providing words of comfort along the way.”

~ Deanna | Arlington, VA

“Sometimes in life we are faced with the unexpected. Recently tasked with finding a final resting place for my brother, I searched online and came upon Rest Ashured. The details, options and costs were readily available on the website—as well as a photo of the breathtaking, incredibly peaceful view from the property. In reaching out for more information, my questions (no matter how small) were answered promptly and to my satisfaction. Everything I requested was handled professionally and with great care. I found the entire process comforting, and am confident I made the right choice in contacting Rest Ashured. Thank you for all you did for me and my family.”

~ Craig| Charlotte, NC

 “When my dad was diagnosed with terminal cancer, everything changed.  Not only were we devastated with the news, but we became overwhelmed with all the decisions that needed to be made. When we came across your website, and then spoke with you, we were so relieved to finally be able to make an easy decision. Even Dad was put at ease with your kind and supportive staff.  While the future is still uncertain, his beautiful and peaceful final resting place is not, and we can not thank you enough.”

~ Lorrie | Lynchburg, VA

“My experience with Rest Assured made the burial at sea of my best friend’s ashes painless—at a time of great sadness and grief. I spoke with Karla by phone, and immediately knew I had contacted someone I could trust. My friend wanted her ashes released at sea so she could return to the natural world. All of the arrangements were handled respectfully and professionally. Thank you Karla and Rest Assured.”

~ Linda | Oakton, VA

“Just got back home, and I am thinking of the morning and mama’s final resting place. It was perfect. You are very hospitable and kind, and made everyone feel welcomed. They all loved you, the property and the garden.  The view is breathtaking — and thank you again for “arranging” perfect weather! The feeling on my shoulders has been lifted, and I am smiling…seeing my mother smiling down on us and saying ‘well done.’ I love it. Thank you.”

~ Linda | Lancaster, PA 
Tree for celebration of life

“Just wanted to write to thank you all for a great experience, even after the terrible time of my husband’s death.  Everything went so smoothly, which brought me great comfort and a sense of peace. I loved the stone, and can’t tell you how relieved I am knowing he’s at rest in such a beautiful place.  He always loved the mountains….” 

~ Lori | Kill Devil Hills, NC

“I wanted to write Rest Ashured and say ‘thank you’ for all the kindness you showed my pets, because the spreading of their ashes in such a beautiful area made it seem like they were in heaven on earth.  The service that you provide for the pet’s ashes is wonderful and I am very grateful.”

~ Judy | Hardy, VA 

Rest Ashured released the ashes of both my parents. They were responsive, kind and considerate. A wonderful company.

~ Jon

“You did indeed personalize the whole process, and as you know, the videos meant so much to me. I don’t think that’s something you want publicized, based on your comments that you’re not photographers, etc. I would give you six stars if I could! “

~ Leslie

“We had a wonderful and meaningful experience. The captain was courteous and patient and helped make the experience more meaningful by standing down. The weather could not have been better and it was just plain nice. I think we all were better for the experience.”

~ Mark| Staunton, VA

“We had a great experience with this service. Definitely would recommend to friends and families.”

~ TC

“Rest Ashured provided great care for my mother’s remains. They even drove an hour away to meet with me. Very professional.”

~ Wayne Stone| Woodbridge, VA
Cemetery for cremation

“My parents passed away in 2018. My mother requested that their ashes be scattered in the Outer Banks. I searched online and found Rest Ashured. Karla was very caring and easy to work with. I’m very pleased with the service I received.”

~ Regina Walker| Lake Frederick, VA

“Thank you for the certificate and the pictures. The tree looks lovely and the surroundings are stunning. We are very grateful to Rest Ashured for providing this service.”

~ Nishrene| McLean, VA

“When my mother Elaine passed away, I knew she wanted to be cremated, but did not have a plan for what to do with her ashes. Then I found Rest Ashured. Planting her ashes with a tree provided us with a living memorial. Her dogwood tree is beautiful, and the setting is just lovely. I look forward to visiting Mom’s tree again in the future, on their annual Day of Celebration. Who knows: maybe someday the rest of our family will join her there.”

~ Ruth | Glen Allen, VA

“Thank you for your kindness and professionalism.  You made me feel comfortable in my time of concern [about planning for my future scattering site].”

~ George | Manassas, VA

“You do a wonderful service for people, and I just want you to know that I appreciate all that you do.  You don’t know what a relief it was for me to have his ashes scattered and a stone placed, and to know he was finally at peace.  I thank you with all my heart.” 

~ Mary | Burke, VA

“I was very pleased with the services of Rest Ashured. I called Karla (who was very nice over the phone) to get information on their services. She was very pleasant to speak with, and made me feel comfortable when speaking about my interest to have our friend’s ashes scattered in the Atlantic Ocean in the Outer Banks area. She clearly explained the process and made me feel at ease. I had a trip planned to the area for vacation, and during my time in the area met with them to pass on our friend’s ashes. We met with a very nice representative who showed interest in wanting to hear a little bit about our friend’s life. Everything went very smoothly, and Rest Ashured contacted me on the day that our friend’s ashes were being scattered on the ocean. I very much appreciate their services, and really love the “Certificate of Release,” providing the longitude and latitude of his resting place. With this information we know where he is. Thank you, Rest Ashured, for your professionalism, and for the services you provide to those of us seeking burials at sea.

James | Annandale, VA
boats on the water for ocean funeral

“I am so impressed with your service, Rest Ashured. My late husband’s wishes were to be scattered in the mountains, which he loved so much, and you guys made that possible. Offering to plant a tree in his honor made my heart so happy. It’s like a part of him lives on. Thank you so much for your patience and concern during my most difficult time.”

~ Betty | Lynchburg, VA

We lost my a family member and contacted Rest Ashured. Karla was wonderful to speak to and ensured that we had our Captains information so that we could bring closure to my family. Our Captain Duke and his mate Nick were outstanding to work the details and getting us out on the water. Thank You to all at Rest Ashured and Capt. Duke for the great help for a grieving family.

~ Adam

Family and I took my wife’s remains to be spread at sea in the Atlantic. The crew of the Pelagic Hunter could not have been more respectful and honored all of our wishes to make this as solemn an event as it could ever be. We all felt very comfortable with the crew once we got there. Captain John Cruise kept watch on the weather and gave us a “window of opportunity” which I am grateful for as the first two days of our “window” were not good. We finally got a good day and we went out to celebrate the amazing life of my wife, Diane, with her brother Greg , her daughter, Sandi and her grandson, Alex. I can’t thank the crew enough for making this special and sad occasion a very memorable one for all of us. Thank you!


We visited the Restashured site for the spring day of celebration. It was our very first time to go there to see the memorial trees of our parents and our sister. The scenery is quite amazing and we were pleasantly surprised at how peaceful and tranquil the place is with the beautiful backdrop of the mountains and the waterfall in the river down in the valley. Scott and Karla showed us around and we can tell that they put in a lot of work to keep the place clean and well maintained. Thank you to both of you for providing a serene final resting place for our loved ones.