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Honoring Loved Ones: A Guide to Ash Scattering Ceremonies with Freeport Gem

When a loved one passes away, making decisions about their final arrangements can be overwhelming. Among these decisions, choosing how to honor their memory is of utmost importance. For those who wish to be laid to rest at sea, Freeport Gem offers comprehensive ash scattering services to help families and friends create a meaningful and respectful farewell. This guide will explore the various aspects of ash scattering ceremonies provided by Freeport Gem, ensuring you understand your options and feel supported during this poignant process.



Understanding Ash Scattering Ceremonies

Ash scattering at sea is a time-honored tradition that offers a serene and beautiful way to say goodbye. The open waters provide a peaceful and eternal resting place, reflecting the natural cycle of life. Freeport Gem specializes in both attended and unattended scattering ceremonies, catering to the unique needs and preferences of each family.

Attended vs. Unattended Ceremonies

Attended Ceremonies: These are private charters where family and friends gather to personally scatter the ashes of their loved one. This intimate setting allows for a collective moment of reflection and remembrance.

Unattended Ceremonies: For those who cannot be present, Freeport Gem ensures that the scattering is conducted with the same level of care and respect. This option is ideal for families living out of state or those who prefer a more private farewell.

Planning Your Ash Scattering Ceremony

Planning an ash scattering ceremony with Freeport Gem involves several steps to ensure a smooth and respectful process. Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect:


The first step is to contact Freeport Gem for a consultation. This can be done in person, over the phone, or via email. During this consultation, you will discuss your preferences, any special requests, and the logistics of the ceremony.

Coordination with Funeral Homes

Freeport Gem can work directly with your funeral home to receive the cremated remains. This coordination ensures that all legal and logistical aspects are handled professionally.

Choosing the Right Package

Freeport Gem offers various packages that can be customized to meet your needs. Whether you prefer a simple scattering or a full-service ceremony with catering, music, and floral arrangements, there is an option for you.

Selecting an Urn

For sea burials, Freeport Gem provides appropriate urns, including EPA-approved biodegradable vessels. You can choose an urn that reflects your loved one’s personality and preferences.

Scheduling the Ceremony

Once all arrangements are in place, you will schedule the ceremony at a time that is convenient for you and your family.

Services Offered by Freeport Gem

Freeport Gem is dedicated to providing a comprehensive and compassionate service. Here are some of the services included in their sea burial packages:

Private Yacht Transportation

Enjoy a peaceful journey on a Coast Guard certified and inspected vessel that can accommodate over 100 guests.

Harbor Tours and Onboard Celebrations

Enhance the ceremony with a scenic harbor tour and onboard celebrations.

Floral Arrangements, Petals, and Shells

Scatter beautiful flowers, petals, and shells to create a touching and memorable farewell.

Catering Services

Full catering options, including beverage services and a full bar, are available to make the ceremony comfortable for all attendees.

Onboard Photography

Capture the moment with professional photography services, album creation, and prints.

Music Services

Choose from live music or use the onboard audio system to play your loved one’s favorite songs.

Religious Services

Onboard religious services or a celebrant host can be arranged to lead the ceremony.

Why Choose Freeport Gem?

Choosing Freeport Gem for your ash scattering ceremony ensures a dignified and respectful farewell for your loved one. Here are some reasons why families trust Freeport Gem:

Experienced and Compassionate Team

Captain Mike Wasserman and his team are experienced in conducting ash scattering ceremonies with the utmost care and respect.

Flexible Options

Whether you are local or from out of state, attended or unattended, Freeport Gem accommodates your specific needs.

Personalized Services

Each ceremony is tailored to reflect the unique life and wishes of your loved one.

Commitment to the Environment

Using biodegradable urns and vessels, Freeport Gem ensures that the scattering process is environmentally friendly.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I start planning an ash scattering ceremony?

Begin by contacting Freeport Gem for a consultation. You can discuss your preferences and any special requests during this initial conversation.

Can Freeport Gem coordinate with my funeral home?

Yes, Freeport Gem can work directly with your funeral home to receive the cremated remains and handle all necessary arrangements.

What are the benefits of an attended ceremony?

Attended ceremonies allow family and friends to gather together, offering a shared moment of reflection and closure.

What if I live out of state?

Freeport Gem offers unattended scattering services and can coordinate the entire process, ensuring your loved one’s ashes are scattered respectfully and according to your wishes.

Are there any environmental concerns with scattering ashes at sea?

Freeport Gem uses EPA-approved biodegradable urns, ensuring that the process is environmentally friendly.


Honoring a loved one’s final wishes to be scattered at sea is a deeply personal and meaningful act. Freeport Gem provides a comprehensive range of services to support you through this process, ensuring a dignified and memorable farewell. Whether you choose an attended or unattended ceremony, you can trust Freeport Gem to handle every detail with care and compassion. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact Freeport Gem. Let us help you create a beautiful tribute to your loved one’s life. Click here to learn more.