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Ash Scattering or Burials at Sea

Captain Dave's Dolphin & Whale Safari provides the opportunity to disperse ashes at sea off of the beautiful Orange County coast from the peace and comfort of a private boatThis can be a difficult time and we have two sailboat catamarans, both Coast Guard certified and operated by a professional crew, for a pleasant and dignified final farewell.

flowerarrangement.jpgWe can accommodate up to 49 people aboard our hi-tech catamarans "Manute'a" and "Lily" and up to 24 passengers aboard our original catamaran, "". You may tailor the trip as you would like. Some folks prefer a short one-hour cruise and we can do that. Others like a longer trip where we look for dolphins while some prefer to have us take them to a special spot. Whatever you would like is what we'll try to do. We have a sound system on board (Manute'a) so you can play your favorite music. We can also provide beverages and snacks or you can bring your own. You may want to bring flowers (no wires please) and a basket for the ashes (only the ashes can be dispersed, not the container).

A personalized certificate containing the date and coordinates of the service can be provided at no additional cost.

Additionally, when you reserve an ash scattering with us, we will donation $50.00 to Kids Around The World in the name of your loved one. Capt. Dave's Dolphin and Whale Safari is a long-time supporter of Kids Around The World's Hope for Haiti Project and has been able to help feed over 1,000,000 people with simple pre-packaged meals that are prepared here with the help of many and distributed to those in need in Haiti. If you have any questions about the Hope for Haiti Project, you are welcome to visit their website at

On the day of the charter you will need to have the Application and Permit for Disposition of Human Remains from the local registrar of births and deaths. If the cremation was done in California it should have been provided with the ashes. Otherwise, you'll need to contact the Orange County Health Care Agency at 714-480-6700 to obtain the burial permit. It can usually be picked up same-day at their Santa Ana location.

Prices for ash scatterings are as follows:

35-foot Catamaran Sailboat, up to 24 passengers.
$675 plus $75 gratuity for 75 minutes. $270 plus gratuity for each additional 30 minutes.


50-foot Catamaran Sailboat, up to 49 passengers.
$1,040 plus $120 grauity for 1 hour. $520 plus gratuity for each additional 30 minutes.


62-foot Luxury Power Catamaran, up to 49 passengers.
$2,790 plus $264 gratuity for 2 hours.

To book an Ash Scattering please call us at 949-488-2828, seven days a week.