Shipping Cremains – Ashes
If you are planning to have an attended burial at sea (ash scattering) then you may bring the ashes with you the day of the charter. This is actually our preference, since the cremains remain in your control. Even if you have decided to use a biodegradable urn, we will be able to place the remains in the urn when you arrive on the yacht.
If you wish to have us scatter the ashes in your absence, or will be viewing from shore, we will need to receive the ashes before or earlier on the day of the event. The easiest way is to just drop the ashes off at our office in person. If this is not possible, the ashes may be mailed. You will also have to complete this Ash Scattering Authorization form to allow us to scatter the ashes on your behalf.
Mailing the ashes may require you to have a transport permit. Just give us a call and we will help you determine this and will obtain the permit for you if necessary.
Mailing Guidelines for Human Cremains
If you intend to send the ashes to us keep in mind that only the US Postal service or a private courier are allowed to ship ashes. Companies such as UPS and FedEx are NOT allowed to.
The ashes must be packed in a sift-proof container and the contents of the package should be specified as “Human Cremains.” You will be required to send Express Mail – Next Day delivery and be sure to get the tracking number.