Golden Gate Bridge Ash Scattering

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 friends.



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 and filings.


Please call us to discuss a private memorial service for your loved one.

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