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Shore Ceremony:
A Tailored Tribute on Land and Sea
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Our Shore Ceremony merges the essence of our maritime memorials with the accessibility of a land-based ceremony. This service caters to those who wish to honor their loved ones onshore, accommodating an unlimited number of guests and providing a comforting alternative for individuals who prefer not to venture to sea.

Customizable and Inclusive Ceremony

Hosted aboard the Stargazer while docked at the scenic Riverwalk in Downtown Wilmington, this service offers the flexibility to tailor a ceremony that aligns with your unique wishes. A designated date and time will be arranged, ensuring ample opportunity for a personal and meaningful ceremony before the vessel departs for the sea burial.

Journey to the Final Resting Place

After the heartfelt shoreside homage, the Stargazer will embark on a poignant journey, gliding through the historic waters of the Cape Fear River, then proceeding along the scenic Intracoastal Waterway. The voyage continues, passing through Masonboro Inlet, culminating near the iconic Oceanic Restaurant Pier. It is here, amidst these serene and storied waters, that you will tender your final adieus to your loved one, marking a dignified and memorable farewell. Following the conclusion of your heartfelt farewells near the iconic Oceanic Restaurant Pier, the Stargazer will set a course further offshore, journeying three miles to the Meers Harris Reef. It is in these tranquil and dignified waters, adjacent to the historic Liberty Ship Wreck, that we will respectfully disseminate the ashes. This serene and significant location offers a fitting and peaceful resting place, ensuring a profound and memorable tribute to your loved one.

 

Pricing and Customization

Our Shore Side Service starts at $950, with rates and timings subject to variation based on departure location, area of service, and specific client preferences. For passengers wanting to travel with Stargazer on this ceremony, it is an additional $75 per passenger up to 6 passengers.

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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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