Marina del Rey Burial At Sea
When you hear the term “burial at sea,” your first thought might be of a long-awaited send-off for someone who has passed away. However, a full body burial is something that many people are opting into in order to go with an eco-friendly option for their loved ones. In fact, A full-body, deep sea burial is the most eco-friendly, affordable way to bury your loved one.
Sacred Crossings proudly offers this 100% green burial option in Southern California, including Marina del Rey in Los Angeles County.
Marina del Rey, a coastal community in southern California, is known for its large, boat-filled harbor. With its stunning coastline, spectacular sunsets, and proximity to the sea, it is a perfect location for a unique and sacred burial at sea.
BENEFITS OF A FULL BODY SEA BURIAL IN MARINA DEL REY:
There are many benefits to choosing a sea burial over traditional options. First and foremost being that sea burial is the most natural and eco-friendly choice. Some other benefits include:
- Eliminates the need to purchase a burial plot, open and close the grave and maintain cemetery grounds.
- Conserves natural resources: no burial vault, grave digging equipment, or headstone is required.
- Allows family members to participate by writing on the shroud, deploying the body, and casting flowers into the ocean.
- It is a symbol of a return to life’s ocean.
- The picturesque one-hour boat trip to and from the sea cemetery allows time for memory sharing, celebration or quiet reflection.
- Close family members can be interred at the same coordinates
- Loved-ones can use the GPS coordinates to visit the exact location for remembrance or for ceremonial purposes
- The beach becomes a memorial and a welcome retreat.
- Significant financial savings
WHY CHOOSE SACRED CROSSINGS FOR YOUR MARINA DEL REY SEA BURIAL?
Sacred Crossings Funeral Home is an alternative and environmentally friendly funeral home that specializes in green, eco-friendly products and after-death care techniques. We are a local funeral home owned and operated by death midwives committed to preserving the spiritual while assisting you and your family during the death process.
Our death midwives are dedicated to offering you and your loved ones with a meaningful and memorable experience. Our sea burials offer a unique opportunity for a final celebration.
Read one family’s home funeral and full-body sea burial experience here.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact us directly through our website or give us a call at 800-805-5561.
All vessels chartered by Sacred Crossings are fully insured and meet or exceed US Coast Guard safety requirements. Passenger capacity from 6 – 200 depending on the vessel. Prices vary accordingly.
Only one USCG certified vessel is required – family are on board with the decedent and may participate in the deployment of the shroud and flower offering.
Sacred Crossing Guides are available to help choose the right Vessel and Coastal Port for your needs. We coordinate with the Captain and Vessel Charter staff and accompany the family on board to oversee the burial and safe return to port. If you have any questions, please contact us directly.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A SEA BURIAL
At Sacred Crossings Funeral Home, our commitment is maintaining the sacred. A burial at sea provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to commemorate, honour, and mourn your loved one. The sea burial typically takes half a day – please allow up to 4 hours for your sea burial.
Departure from the Marina del Rey port is 8:00 AM, and the journey to the gravesite is approximately 1 hour. We will perform a committal service and deployment of shroud or casket over the course of about 15 – 20 minutes. Return journey is another hour.
If you choose, flowers, Funeral Celebrant and special requests can be accommodated. A Full body Burial at Sea Certificate with Burial Coordinates is provided.
VETERAN & MILITARY SEA BURIALS IN MARINA DEL REY
We service Veterans from the Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy and US Coast Guard.
A Military Honor Guard and US Flag is provided at time of service for those qualified with honorable discharge and DD214.
Military honors will be provided if possible.
Military and Civilian Full-Body Burial at Sea with family attending starting at $6500. Please contact us directly for more details.
CONTACT US TO START PLANNING
A full-body sea burial necessitates considerable preparation. Please contact Sacred Crossings staff in advance of your wishes so we may begin to make arrangements. It may take up to two weeks from time of death to file all necessary permits, create the custom shroud and coordinate with Charter vessels, Captain and crew.
Note: Weather is unpredictable, so going on the vessel is a weather-dependent experience. Our US Coast Guard Licensed Captains reserve the right to postpone departure due to unsafe weather conditions. Fortunately, this is a rare occurrence in Southern California.
We look forward to supporting your family with a personal and memorable burial at sea.
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28310 Roadside Drive, Suite 211, Agoura Hills, CA 91301