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Memorial
Ceremonies
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Welcome to our Attended Farewell Ceremonies, where we offer a serene and dignified maritime tribute to honor your loved ones. Join Captain Richard and First Mate Beverly aboard Stargazer for a personalized memorial journey along the picturesque Cape Fear River or Intracoastal Waterway to the Atlantic Ocean. Experience a heartfelt ceremony with personalized elements, including music, refreshments, and a scenic voyage, ensuring a peaceful and memorable farewell. We accommodate many religious customs. Our commitment is to provide a comforting, stress-free experience, allowing you to reflect and celebrate the life of your loved one with the respect and tranquility they deserve.

Starting at $875 plus $75 per passenger.

Per U.S.C.G. regulations, up to 6 passengers max.

Rates may vary depending on the customer’s desire and departure location.  Gratuities are not included.

Our Unattended Farewell Ceremonies provide a respectful and dignified sea voyage for your loved one's cremains, ideal for those unable to attend in person. We offer a thoughtful memorial service, complete with live streaming options, the ceremonial casting of cremains with rose petals, and regulatory compliance.

 

Upon completion of the ceremony, you will be presented with an elegantly crafted certificate of dissemination, thoughtfully designed for display. This certificate will meticulously document the date and precisely record the latitude and longitude coordinates of your loved one's final resting place. Our dedicated team ensures that every aspect of this process is conducted with the highest level of care and reverence, reflecting our commitment to honoring your loved one's memory with dignity and respect.

 

Starting at $475, this service ensures a meaningful farewell in the serene embrace of the sea. Ceremonies will be completed within 15 days of receipt of the cremains, weather permitting.

Rates may vary depending on the customer’s desire and departure location.  Gratuities are not included.

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Our Shore Ceremony offers a unique combination of a land-based tribute and a sea burial, ideal for unlimited guests and those preferring not to be at sea. Family members will gather at the end of the pier located at the Oceanic Restaurant in Wrightsville Beach.  Stargazer will arrive by sea and pass close enough to the pier for loved ones to pay their respects before they are carried out to sea to their final resting place in the Atlantic Ocean. Stargazer will be visible in the distance and is easy to see with binoculars.  This is a memorable place that can be revisited anytime in the future.

 
Starting at $950, this service ensures a heartfelt and inclusive memorial, with options for live streaming or video recording of the sea journey.

 

For passengers wanting to travel with Stargazer for this ceremony, there will be an additional charge of $75 per passenger.

Per U.S.C.G. regulations, up to 6 passengers max.

 

Rates may vary depending on the customer’s desire and departure location.  Gratuities are not included. 
 

Our Dockside Farewell Ceremony offers a meaningful and accessible waterside memorial for those who prefer not to venture to sea. Conducted with the vessel docked in downtown Wilmington and guests gathered on the dock. This service allows for an unlimited number of attendees and can be tailored from formal to informal, according to your wishes. This option ensures everyone can comfortably pay their last respects, making it an inclusive and heartfelt farewell experience.

 

Starting at $875, this service ensures a heartfelt and inclusive memorial, with options for live streaming or video recording of the sea journey.

 

For passengers wanting to travel with Stargazer for this ceremony, there will be an additional charge of $75 per passenger.

Per U.S.C.G. regulations, up to 6 passengers max.


Rates may vary depending on the customer’s desire and departure location.  Gratuities are not included. 

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Our Military Veteran Farewell Ceremony offers a dignified maritime tribute to honor the lives and service of our military veterans. Featuring the solemn "End of Watch" eight-bell salute and a gentle sea scattering of the cremains with seasonal flowers, flag of their branch of service flying on Stargazer. This service can be tailored as a formal or informal gathering, either beachside or dockside. It's a fitting and respectful farewell, honoring the noble choice of many veterans for a final resting place at sea.

 

Starting at $875, additional charge of $75 per passenger.

Per U.S.C.G. regulations, up to 6 passengers max.


Rates may vary depending on the customer’s desire and departure location.  Gratuities are not included. 

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We at Stargazer Yacht Charters are committed to delivering ceremonies of the highest standard, ensuring a safe, respectful, and memorable experience. Our crew dedicates immense effort and attention to detail, both visible and behind the scenes, to exceed your expectations from start to finish.

While gratuities are not included in our service charges, they are sincerely appreciated. A customary gratuity, typically 20%, is a valued gesture of recognition for the crew's dedication and hard work in facilitating your ceremony with care and dignity. We believe in the profound significance of scattering ashes at sea – a gesture that symbolizes a return to the embrace of nature’s grandeur, honoring your loved one’s final wishes with purity and reverence.

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Robert, NC

“I want to thank you for an outstanding experience and for becoming part of a memory that we will always hold dear. Your company was very accommodating, efficient and professional. I would gladly recommend your company to others.”

Valerie, MD

“On behalf of myself and my family, we would like to thank you for handling all the details of my husband’s sea scattering ceremony. Thank you for taking your time with my family explaining how the ceremony will take place. You were very accommodating, professional and very respectfull. The ceremony turned out to be delightful, comforting and very peaceful. I appreciate so much all you have done for us.” 

Kurt, SC

“I can’t thank you enough for making one of the most difficult days one of the most memorable and graceful. The heartfelt sympathy you extended at this sad time will always be remembered. I can’t think of anything that you could do to provide a better service. You and your staff were very helpful and respected our every wish.”
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