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International Scatterings: How a Family Brought 10 Urns on Board

Sea Spirit Memorial is grateful to meet families from all over the world. Regardless of your home base, bringing different cultures on board to scatter with us is something that we love to do. We offer healing for everyone, whether that means reserving an unattended ash scattering service to accommodate for distance, or greeting an…

The Most Important Part of Your Scattering-at-Sea Experience

Sea Spirit, a 50’ vessel entirely dedicated to scattering at sea, is well maintained while docked and out on the water. We have transformed our business into an operating vehicle that is exclusively for your families memorial service. It is at the top of our priority to ensure that she is running smoothly and safely…

What is So Special About Monterey Bay’s Sanctuary?

Monterey Bay is one of the country’s largest marine sanctuaries. It is federally protected as it is very active just offshore of Northern California’s Big Sur. It encompasses a shoreline length of 276 miles and 6,094 square statute miles, while extending an average of 30 miles from shore. Twice the depth of the Grand Canyon,…

Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz Holiday Events

Happy Holidays to all! We hope everybody has been enjoying a season of togetherness and love. While most of us feel enhanced joy during the holiday season, there are those among us who could use additional support. We encourage families to participate in activities that make one another feel closer and supported. Joe and I…

Feeling at Home Being Out at Sea

While running Sea Spirit Memorial as a business, Joe and I have always felt at home out on the water. For us, the ocean is more than just a surface on our Earth, it represents a greater foundation supporting life, energy, and hope . At a young age, we fell in love with exploring endless…

Celebrating All Holiday and Religious Traditions at Sea Spirit

For most, the holiday season is a festive time to spend with friends and family, however, for someone going through the grieving process, the holidays can amplify the sense of loss. Surrounding yourself with family is a way to brighten your spirit and engaging in traditions or religious practices can be pivotal to the healing…

How Sea Spirit Shows Grace During the Thanksgiving Season

As we move closer to the end of the year, we reflect on how much we have grown as a family, business, and individuals. This season, I especially want to give thanks to my family’s continued health, our love and care for each other, and our vessels that support our beautiful services. While some families…

How Sea Spirit Accommodates Winter Conditions

The great thing about being in coastal California is that during the winter months, conditions are often more beautiful and serene than even a tourist would think. While many people will lean toward scattering during the warmer months, fall and winter are an opportune time with great value. The storms tend to be lighter, with…

Introducing Our New Office in Sunny Santa Cruz!!!

333 Lake Avenue Suite H Santa Cruz, CA 95062 Sea Spirit Memorial is happy to announce that we are moving – into our own backyard! Our brand new office space will now be located directly in the Santa Cruz harbor, nestled in the same area as our vessel’s landing! We simply couldn’t pass up this…

Introducing Our Latest Sea Scattering Packages

In addition to the 1-3 hour ash scattering options, we have curated the deluxe package that complements our current scattering events nicely.  The purpose of these deluxe packages is to offer you more flexibility. All packages include personalization and a customizable tool that will assist you in adding various options to tailor the vessel of…

What You Might See on a Sea Spirit Ash Scattering

Monterey Bay is truly blessed with some of the most active marine wildlife sightings in the world.  From otters to seals to whales, the abundance of ocean activity is incredible and life-affirming. Our waters are the largest feeding ground between the tip of Baja California up to the Alaskan panhandle, resulting in this beautiful anomaly…

5 Things You Need to Know About Scattering at Sea

1.  Is scattering cremated remains safe for the ocean? Absolutely!  Scattering cremains (ashes) at sea is a time-honored tradition.  At its core, cremated remains are simply calcium phosphates, which appear as a sandy substance.  When scattered at sea, these ashes will distribute throughout the ocean waters without disrupting or causing any adverse effects.  Scattering these…