Captain Kirk’s Sailing offers private scattering of ashes & memorial
services from our luxury yacht on San Francisco Bay. We provide
dignified, affordable services for over ten years.
The San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island and the
Pacific Ocean have special meaning and a beautiful place to release
ashes into the sea.
The Santa Cruz 50 – Bay Wolf is an excellent yacht for scattering
ashes. She is stable and comfortable. There is plenty of room to
move around and people enjoy the ride and the sights and sounds of
San Francisco Bay. Setting the sails as we sail back under the
Golden Gate Bridge has been a special occasion for many families and
Ash Scattering memorials are typically two hours and prices range
from $300 to $900. The price depends upon the number of guests and
the yacht that is selected.
We will often combine the ash scattering with a sailing tour of
the bay. Our guests have found this combined approach makes the
whole event more memorable and enjoyable. Families appreciate that
the ashes are scattered from a fine racing yacht and feel this type
of ceremony is very appropriate. We can provide food and drink along
with the memorial service.
We take great pride in our work. One recent guest added the
following in our Ships Log:
"Thank you for a perfect sail today. Scattering my
mother’s ashes was a difficult thing to do, but you made the
trip enjoyable and I am sure that she appreciated the grace and
beauty of Bay Wolf. You and your crewmember Sean were the
perfect hosts. Thank you for taking care of all of the details"
We can accommodate up to 25 people for ash scatterings.
We are licensed with the California State Cemetery and Funeral
Bureau (Lic # CRD878). We will handle all of the required paperwork
Please call us to discuss a private memorial service for your