Sea Services Actual Burial at Sea Testimonials

The following are actual testimonials from our clients. We chose to remove the names so our family's privacy is ensured.

July 2022 Sandy Hook, New Jersey

Dear Gus and Kathy, Wanted to let you know everything went well and was beautiful. The crew on was phenomenal. Thank You for your help with the arrangements. I will highly recommend you all. You made a great impression on the guests as well.
Thanks again, Jane

August 2019 Long Island, New York

Gus, on behalf of my brothers and me (and our late mom), I want to thank you for an extraordinary experience we had Sunday.  It was perfect for us.  We so appreciate your captaining us to the site, your handling of the ashes and rose petals, and the circling of the boat around them.  You became part of a memory that we will always hold dear - a source of great solace, a milestone in our lives.  With gratitude, Robert

Sept 26th 2017 Sheepshead Bay, New York

Gus, Just wanted to say thank you for getting us set up with everything today.  Your crew was great! Ralph and Tony did a great job. Everything was perfect. 

April 27 2015 Nags Head

I want to thank you for your assistance in setting up the final arrangements for our daughter. The captain and his wife were wonderful to us.Everything went well

Thank you again

April 2015 Daytona

Sea Services helped lay my loved one to rest. They are very accommodating, efficient and professional. I would give them more than 5 stars if I could. A Grateful Customer

April 20th 2015 New York

"Dear Sea Services, I just went online to contact you. It was truly awesome and I thank you for all of your assistance. We had a repast at Laguna Grill, a really nice restaurant on the beach at Brigantine. Full length windows and great food."

June 4th 2014 Maryland

Hi, I just wanted to let you know that everything went well yesterday.  The Captain was very calm and pleasant and it was a clean vessel.  We had a memorable ceremony.
Thank you, Reji

May 17th 2014 Liberty Landing, New York Harbor

Kathy, I wanted to let you know how much we appreciated how well everything went on Sat. May 17. From the weather and scenery, to the boat trip, to the Captain friendly, caring attitude, to what turned out to be a celebration of Lou's life and honoring his wishes, it was more than we could have hoped for.

Thank you for all your help with in arranging this. Martha

May 26 2013 Fire Island Lighthouse

Dear Sea Services,
I wanted to thank you for the oustanding experience you arranged for us for my father's burial at sea.  The boat was pristine, the crew was extraordinary and the overall experience was excellent.  We cannot thank you enough.  I will forever associate the beautiful lighthouse with my father.  Please feel free to use me as a referral to anyone as I am a fairly prominent admiralty lawyer in California.  Once again,


October 13th 2012 City Island Bronx, New York

Dear Donna,

Thank you for arranging our boat out of City Island in the Bronx.

We were lucky to have beautiful weather, and the captain, Paul, and his mate were very helpful. My sister and I are very happy with the way things worked out.  We would recommend your company to anyone who wanted to take this approach to disposing of a loved one's ashes.

Best regards,

Sept 2012 Liberty Landing - Liberty State Park NJ / New York Harbor

Dear Donna, We had a memorable Ash scattering event this morning. The Captain was very nice and friendly. The weather was also very pleasant. Our family had a satisfying experience. Thank you very much for arranging this trip at a short notice.


July 2012 Destin, Florida

Donna, thank you. I appreciate so much all you have done for me. I now realize that this has really been a long "wake" for me. You've made it all so much easier to bear. My sincerest best wishes to you.

October 13, 2011 Atlantic City, New Jersey

Dear Donna and Sea Services,

I just wanted to thank you so much for the fine service we received on Saturday, October 8, for my mother's ceremony in Atlantic City.  We had spectacular weather.  Ken and Cindy were wonderful.  We couldn't have asked for a better day or better people to guide our boat.  Thanks for helping us carry out my mother's last wishes.  It meant a lot to her and to us.


May 4, 2011 Chatham, MA

Hi Donna,

~On behalf of myself and my son, we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for handling all the details of my husband Terry's burial at sea.  The ceremony was so beautiful, comforting and peaceful.  The captain was very cordial and accommodating.  Could not have done it without you.

Denise & Ryan

March 2011 Sandy Hook, New Jersey

Dear Donna,

I am sorry it has taken me so long to get in touch with you, but as you know I was sick with caner for the second time.  Thanks for the info you sent me on that.  I was writing to let you know how perfectly my parents funeral went and how happy I was with everything.  Your help and services were great and I really appreciated everything you did for me!   The boat was very nice as were the captain and his mate.

Everyone that came was very impressed and I would gladly recommend your company to others.

Thanks again.

Pamela S.

September 2010 New York City, New York

Dear Donna,
I just wanted to thank you again for your help in arranging our memorial for my uncle.  The suggested readings, some of which I used, were very helpful.  Also, the disposable canister was easy to use and transport.  We were also very lucky with the weather--that was the day of the tornadoes in Queens, but we returned well before the weather turned bad.

The crew could not have been nicer or more accommodating and they helped us to have a truly lovely and meaningful experience as we distributed my uncle's ashes at sea.

It will be my pleasure to recommend Sea Services.


September 8, 2010 Monetray, California

Hi Donna,

Just wanted to let you know, everything went wonderfully on Sat in Monterey. There ended up 16 of us plus two newborn babies (our great grandsons).  And not one person got sick. Weather was pleasant but cool.  Thank you for making the process so easy for me.  Thank you again for all your help and I will definitely recommend your service.

Denise S.

June 29, 2010 Arnold, Maryland

Hello!  Thank you so much for the wonderful service you provided. It was a great experience. I am sure my mom is smiling in Heaven. Please extend my thank you to Tom as well. He was very pleasant and respectful. The Marina was beautiful and peaceful.  What a beautiful day it was!


May 10, 2010 Stewart, Florida

Hi Donna,

The cruise went beautifully!  The inlet was a little choppy, but they did an excellent job taking us out for an unforgettable, touching, “Eternal Cruise” for my Mom & Dad.

The sun was “lighting the way” out the inlet as it was coming up over the Atlantic, and there was a strong breeze.  I believe there were 15 of us on board. The captain even gave us the coordinates for their final resting place.

I am so pleased, as were the rest of the family members that went on the cruise, that I’d like to share a few pictures with you.  Hope you don’t mind!

Thank you, again, for all the help you provided, and your friendship via email!  I would highly recommend that anyone contemplating this type of service contact you, it was more than AWESOME.

I can't express just how fulfilling, how satisfying this closure has been.  A real sense of peace has filled a very empty spot in my heart.

My best wishes to you and your parents.  Enjoy every precious moment!

Thank you, THANK YOU.....

May 2009 Atlantic City

I just went online to contact you.  It was truly awesome and I thank you for all of your assistance.  We had a repast at Laguna Grill, a really nice restaurant on the beach at Brigantine.  Full length windows and great food.  Then we were off  to the boat.  I didn't know what to expect ahead of time but it turned out to be a real experience.  We got tossed about a bit and laughed our heads off a whole lot.  It became almost solemn as we dispensed the ashes but we got thrown about and knocked into each other and laughed some more.  We said a prayer and our goodbyes with love and I truly felt like we were setting them free and that we had made them both very happy.   I really love the both of them and never realized before how much better this is than the usual funeral.   Minutes after we dispensed the ashes and 18 red roses the sun set just beautifully right on the water where we had just been.  We had a little lightening and when we got back to the dock we just made it to our cars when it started to thunder and rain heavily.  We actually had just made it into our cars.  It was a pretty remarkable experience and then a full moon popped out.  A spiritual and touching event as well as a true celebration of two people I dearly love.


November 2008 New York, Fire Island

Dear Donna,
Many thanks to you, Captain Gus, and his shipmate for making one of the most difficult times in our lives a memorable experience. The sea scattering service you provided for my mother was carried out with honor and dignity, and Captain Gus went above and beyond, spending the majority of his day on the bay waiting for the right time to fulfill our needs. I intend to recommend Sea Services to anyone who might be interested. There is only one opportunity to say good-bye to a loved one the "right" way, and we certainly made the perfect choice.  Thank you so much for your help in doing so.

October 17th 2003 Arnold, Maryland - Scattering of Ashes

To SeaServices, Thank you so much for all your help in arranging my dad’s memorial service. Your guidance along with Don’s patience made it a wonderful day. My family truly appreciates all you did. I though you might enjoy a program of our service

August 10th 2001 Fire Island Long Island New York

Dear Sea Services, It was so nice meeting you! I always imagined you as a regular guy just caring for people and that is what you are. Being there near Fire Island was the high point of my vacation. Thanks, with much affection.

August 29th 2019 Virginia

Donna, Thank you so much for everything. My sisters said that the service was simply special on the boat. They are still raving about the kindness and compassion shown by the captain and first mate. Please thank them for us too. So glad we could do it for our late cousin.

January 25th 2020 Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Hi Donna, The ceremony was beautiful and the Captain did a wonderful time taking us to and fro. Thank you for all your help during this very difficult time; I do appreciate it. Mark

July 14th 2019 Nags Head North Carolina

Donna, Thank you so much for all your help to book this event. The captain and first mate were awesome. I am so honored to have fulfilled my sister and brother-in-law's dream to scatter their ashes to live forever more among the wind and waves of the sea along with their cat Boo Boo. It was a beautiful day and nothing would have made it more perfect! Thank you again and have an awesome day! Pat

July 25th 2022 Cape May, New Jersey

Dear Kathy and/or Gus,
We did my Mom's ashes at sea on Saturday 23 July with the Captain and his Wife out of Cape May, NJ.

Sea Services has provided this service for us in the past for my Father's ashes in 2007 and my eldest son's ashes in 2021. Each time has always gone well with professional conduct by the captains of the particular vessels engaged for those prior occasions.

However, I must say the captain and wife were exceptional in comparison to those prior.  They were extremely kind, caring, and supportive.  We could not have had any better of an experience.  We thanked them profusely but wanted to send you this note of commendation about them and thanks.  You have engaged a very special couple and boat to provide this service for a small group out of Cape May.  We are most appreciative and wanted you to know how we felt.

My very best regards,

July 29th, 2020 Fire Island Long Island New York

Dear Donna and Gus, We received the certificates of burial at sea, thank you.  We were extremely happy with your service and with the boat.  It was a lovely day, and we now have lovely memories of it, although of course they are bittersweet.  "Some say that loved ones' ashes travel the seven seas twice around, and settle in the original spot where they are dropped.  We celebrate and mourn three lives whose remains now begin their journey."  From the program that day.
Sincerely, Peggy

July 29th 2020 Point Pleasant, New Jersey

Hi Donna, Just wanted to let you know that we had a great experience using your service. Thank you so much for arranging this for us. God Bless!

July 2nd 2022 New York

Hi Kathy,
My brother and I would like to thank the crew and you for such a wonderful experience in the dispersing of my mother’s ashes.

Everything was perfect. The crew was professional and sensitive to our needs and took the utmost care in fulfilling our expectations. The boat was ideal and even the weather held up so that all, even those with motion sensitivity, could attend.

It could not have gone better. Everyone has repeatedly commented on such a positive experience despite the reason for being there.

My mother would have been so pleased.

Thank you for making this event so memorable for us.

With warmest regards,

"To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man."
- William Shakespeare

June 13th 2021 Myrtle Beach SC

Hi Kathy, I just wanted to let you know that everything went very well this past Sunday. The weather turned out good and the captain & his daughter were great! It was bittersweet of course but I wanted to thank Sea Services for making the process very smooth. Pam H.

May 16th, 2022 New York

I received my certificate today. Just want to say thanks, and tell you how much I appreciate your help. I’ve been moving toward this for a long time, and your assistance was invaluable.

May 19th, 2022

Hi Kathy,
Except for the rain, everything was great on Saturday. Boat and staff were wonderful. And it was nice for the family to be together to honor our parents (grandparents as well as great grandparents).

October 10th 2022 Swnsboro North Carolna

Also, thank you so much for your services. You have been so responsive and kind. Lee and Bill were fabulous as well and we greatly appreciate everyone’s professionalism and kindness shown during this difficult time.
Thank you again.

October 13th, 2022 Emerald Isle

10/13/22 I wanted to send you a note of appreciation. We held the ceremony for my wife this past Saturday aboard the boat off the coast of Emerald Isle. It was a wonderful and comforting experience. Captain and his crew member, Bill, gently guided us through the entire process.
Thanks again,

October 17th, 2022

Kathy First I need to tell you what a great comfort it was to have Captain Mark with us.
He kept us informed of the bearings and rough seas situation.
He made it as comfortable as possible. His mate did a great job navigating the choppy water.
We had enough time at the site to say our peace and goodbyes.
Nothing but good things to say about the trip.
Where should I post my opinion or take a survey?
Thanks to you and Gus for coordinating this for me,

October 31st, 2022 Annapolis Maryland

Hi Kathy,
Just wanted to say thank you for all you did to help me with our sea scatter. Captain was fabulous!
Take good care, Brenda.

October 3rd, 2019 Jersey City New Jersey

Donna, Just wanted to thank you for the arrangements for my late husband James sea burial this past Saturday. Everything was dignified and smooth. As you mentioned, we will be getting a burial certificate from you, right? Thanks again, Tuula PS: Kindly forward our thanks to the Captain

October 8th 2022 Annapolis Maryland

Also both my brother and I want to thank the captain of our boat. She was wonderful. Neither Dave or I knew what to expect and she made it so much easier.
Thank you so much for everything.

September 22nd 2019 Massachusetts

Hello Donna Thank you so much for coordinating the boat trip yesterday. The Captain, boat and crew were fantastic. We were incredibly lucky with the weather too. It was a success and I appreciate all of your time and effort in helping me with the details Sincerely, Maureen

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