The Scattering Of Ashes At Sea Is A Wonderful And Loving Tribute For Your Loved One.
Many Times It May Be In The Will As A Request Because Of Their Attachment To The Sea. Or The Surviving Family Members See This As A Wonderful Way For All To Get Together As A Closing Memorial Service.
Most people have never experienced a scattering-of-ashes-at-sea. How do you get started? What will it be like?
We are here for you. Just give us a call. we will talk with you, answer all of your questions, do anything we can do to help you.
We are a very good company. We believe the best. We are the safest vessel, a beautiful yacht, USCG Certified and go out of our way to assure you of having a wonderful experience. Twice we have been awarded by the City of Long Beach the prestigious Best of Long Beach Award for Funeral Services & Cemeteries. In 2017, we also received from the State of New York the award for the Best of Funeral Services. Recently, we were selected by the film executives of ‘Seal Team’ to learn about Burials at Sea and to use our Honor Guard for one of their episodes.
As you begin to view our web site, I ask you to read some of the letters we get. These heart felt sentiments that we get weekly come from those who have spent time with us.
"Dear Captain Pat and sons, My wife and I would like to thank you for the dignified and great service you provided on the 14th of June for our Daughter, Wendy. It was a trying day, and your good work and compassion made the entire evolution as something special-for that, we humbly thank you. Please know also, the family of a Veteran, that you provide one of the greatest services that a family could ever ask for. The very best to you and your sons.
Jo Ann and David
It is hard to describe how it feels for us to receive such a wonderful blessing.
We believe so strongly in honesty, transparency, and in giving. We are not a charter boat company or a commercial business. We are a non-profit public benefit charitable trust operating out of our office-5150 PCH, Suite 200 in Long Beach.
You may notice in your search for the service that pleases you the most, that we are very unusual: we do not have additional charges which everyone else does, we do not charge more for weekends or holidays, we do not have a specific destination or a specific time of day we go out for we want you to be a part of the decision-making process and want to do everything at your convenience. For larger parties, more than 12 passengers, we can arrange for all of your guests to be a part of the ceremony at no extra cost by combining our passenger services with View-from-the-Pier.
Our boat is in beautiful Rainbow Harbor, the Shoreline Village area in Long Beach. More specifically, we are near The Funnel House whose address is 425 Shoreline Village Drive, LB 90802.
We are United Coast Guard certified to carry 12 passengers. Many other companies are uninspected vessels, meaning they have not been inspected by the USCG, and are only allowed to carry 6 passengers. Their captain has a license called a 6-pack unlike our captain who has a much higher qualification as a Master Mariner Captain. Our vessel has also had to meet much higher standards to make her safer for the passengers.
A burial at sea memorial service with the scattering of a loved one's ashes is a beautiful, moving, and touching alternative to the traditional graveside memorials. Our highly affordable sea burial memorial services are performed by Pat O'Connor, a Missionary, Ordained Minister, former U.S. Army Airborne Special Forces Green Beret officer and classical guitarist.
Our small intimate memorial ceremony is fashioned after the immediate family graveside services and planned around your personal preferences. We offer all types of services and honor all religions. In addition, your service can be the way you want it to be within legal limits.
All that we provide is highly personal and professional as we handle every aspect of the sea burial ceremony for you. Our services are for both the general public and the Military. For the Military we help you with all the planning for a full Honor Guard Ceremony.
We are a non-profit organization so therefore are going to be the least expensive and include many free items for you that you would be charged for by other organizations such as food, drinks, roses.
Because of our dedication to helping you in every way possible for the least expense to you, we also offer alternatives such as View-From-The Pier Services and Unattended services. These alternatives will help reduce your expenses and may be very desirable for you and your party. You may be surprised how the View-From- The Pier Service can work best for you. Please review that page.
We take great pride in delivering a truly special burial ceremony that will be remembered for a lifetime. Our services include event planning, flowers, help with restaurant reservations, bereavement counseling and so much more. At no cost to you, we provide food, flowers and drinks as well. We also send to you a beautiful Memorial Certificate and letter, letters to the Mortuary and Crematorium, and file all the necessary paperwork with the local health department.
Everything is customized for you and will be discussed when you make your reservations. Please call us so that we can help you, answer all of your questions, and hopefully demonstrate to you that we are the best.
For the State of California, the Secretary of State and Attorney General, Department of Justice, and Department of Consumer Affairs have awarded a non-profit, public benefit, charitable trust designation to The Last Watch Foundation to provide funeral services to help the Military and their families. We are the only organization in the United States to be awarded this honor. The State has also given us license to perform the scattering of ashes at sea. If a donation to The Last Watch is ever received, those funds are deposited directly into The Last Watch Foundation.
Please contact us with any questions about our services and learn what we can do to take the burden off you.