Unattended Burial at Sea


This option is ideal for those who are unable to make the trip to the beach. Often, people choose this service due to the unpredictability of the weather. Our unattended Burial at Sea option requires no coordination on your part—and we will inform you on the day of the release. Please note: Ashes may be shipped to our Virginia location, but for unattended arrangements at our Charleston and Outer Banks locations, the ashes must be personally delivered to our boat captains.

  • Conducted with no family or friends present.
  • Family will be notified when the scattering occurs.
  • EPA Burial at Sea Reporting included.


A Burial at Sea is the perfect way to reflect on the life of someone who felt a special connection with the water. With an unattended Burial at Sea, we provide you with a beautiful service to celebrate your loved one.
After you select this option, we’ll send you a package with everything you need to ship your loved one’s ashes to us. This includes boxes, a label, tape, and simple instructions. You can ship this package from your local post office.
We also provide personal pickup for an additional fee (CLICK HERE to see details). This is only available from certain locations.
After receiving your ashes, we’ll coordinate a time to spread them on the ocean in your chosen location. After the ashes are spread, we’ll send you a Certificate of Release. This confirms the date and exact location of the ash scattering ceremony.
In the future, you’ll be able to visit that beach location, knowing it is the final resting place of your loved one. 

About Charleston, SC

Charleston holds a special place in the hearts of many residents throughout the Southeast. Founded more than three centuries ago, this picturesque city offers historic tree-lined streets, and stately homes overlooking Charleston Harbor.

But it’s also the gateway to sunny vacation memories for many beachgoers and anglers, with its proximity to such popular Atlantic Ocean destinations as Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, and Edisto Island.

About Outer Banks, NC

The Outer Banks is a 200-mile string of peninsulas and barrier islands that separates mainland North Carolina from the Atlantic Ocean. More than just a string of beach communities, it’s a region of rich history and culture. From the first English settlement in the New World, to the hideouts of Blackbeard the pirate, OBX has noteworthy roots. It can even boast as the birthplace of aviation, with the Wright Brothers first taking flight from the dunes of Kitty Hawk!

About Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach area has a long history as a strategic military center, with three military bases in the area. Nearby, Norfolk, Virginia, serves as the largest naval base in the world, so many military families have ties to the area. It’s the perfect choice for those who served in the armed forces, or for anyone with fond memories of the region’s hundreds of miles of beautiful beaches.

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Outer Banks, North Carolina, Virginia Beach, Virginia, Charleston, South Carolina