Scattering Ashes

Honour your loved ones with our morning Ash Scattering Services at Sea, aboard a luxury yacht
Scattering Ashes

Eternal Waters: Ashes to Sea

Come aboard for a memorial service led by your captain or personal clergy as your loved ones’ cremated remains are placed upon the water’s surface to dissolve into the sea. With our Toronto ash scattering services at sea, family/friends bring their loved one’s ashes, aboard our luxury, licensed yacht and then set off for waters just south of Toronto. Once there, friends and family may perform a service as they please – with music, a clergy-led memorial, or individual reflections. >>>As a part of the service, we provide a simple maritime tradition whereby the yacht makes a figure eight; first counter clockwise remembering the life lived and then clockwise to represent that time continues to move forward. While completing the symbol of infinity the ship’s bell will ring eight times, signifying the end of the watch, as one final token of respect and farewell to the departed. Upon request we provide a Certificate of Sea Scattering of the remains, containing the exact location where the ashes were released and the names of those in attendance. This way, families may revisit the site whenever they wish and pay their respects to their loved one.


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A bachelorette party is so much more than a night out with the girls. Get the wedding party or your besties together for a day on the water. Let Gone Sailing Adventures host you on our luxury boat rentals and private yacht. Don’t forget your bathing suits and towels. Start with a tour of the Toronto Island Lagoons then crank up the music as we sail across the Harbour and circumnavigate the Islands. Stop for a swim at Toronto’s famous Hanlan’s Point Beach and see why we call it the “Junk Yard”. Throw in some fun bachelorette party games, snacks from our galley and plenty of libations.
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Cremation and Ash Scattering

In recent times cremation has become a popular choice, giving families the time to plan which way they would like to send off to the other side, the ones they love. When it comes to scattering ashes, you can choose a beautiful location meaningful to your beloved. Either their favorite place or somewhere they always wanted to visit. A perfect resting place.

Water Ash Scattering Service

Scattering ashes in a body of water is a suitable tribute and beautiful farewell for your dearest. However, you may be unsure about the procedure to follow, if you need any permission or how to arrange it. Fortunately for you, we can take care of all the details so you can focus on spending time with your family and friends finding or giving the needed support that the circumstances require.

With our Toronto Ash Scattering Service at Sea, we aim to simplify the process so you can have more time to focus on saying your final goodbye to your beloved.

Types of Urns for Ash Scattering at Sea

When it comes to ash scattering at sea, you can choose to simply transport your beloved ashes in a regular urn and then pour them from the urn into the sea. However, you should plan and keep in mind the direction of the wind because it can get messy.

On the other hand, if you opt for releasing the whole urn into the water, there are many biodegradable urns you can choose from. These quickly dissolve into the water as they are made from biodegradable or recycled materials. Water urns come in various shapes, such as flowers, turtles, seashells and geometrical figures. Besides helping the environment, the biodegradable water urns have a large capacity and are easy to transport.

Scattering Ashes at Sea Ceremony

Whether you choose a religious memorial service or a ceremony amongst family and friends, arrangements are required You can personally make these arrangements or hire a professional to assist you. In a religious memorial service, a clergy-like individual may officiate the ritual. While on other occasions it may be a family member or a friend who lovingly remembers the life of the deceased. Either way, you may choose the ceremony that what best honours the memory of your loved one.

At Gone Sailing Adventures, we offer the maritime service where our luxury certified yacht will make a figure eight, which represents infinity. First, counterclockwise symbolizing the recollection of your loved one moments in life. And then clockwise, representing that life continues moving forward. Later, when the ashes are scattered, the bell will ring eight times, signifying the end of the watch, honoring the departure of your dearest.

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When considering chartering a yacht in Canada, we know you have many options. Some of these options look super exciting and at ridiculously great prices. Recent trends in the industry have opened the door for many unqualified individuals to purchase boats and offer charter services to the unsuspecting public. It’s easy to create a website and even easier to just list a boat on sites such as Facebook Marketplace, Kijiji, Getmyboat, Boat Setter and many others.

Unfortunately, many of these operators are NOT licensed, insured or qualified to accept your trust on the water.

In order to be licensed and insured a number of items MUST be in place. Listed are just a few.

  • The operator must be licensed by Transport Canada with a commercial license known as either:
    – Limited Master under 60tonne.
    – Small Vessel Operators Permit (SVOP).
  • The name of the vessel must be visible on the stern (back) or the registration number beginning with the letter “C” must be visible on the side of the vessel near the front. Boats with a registration number beginning with “ON” are not licensed for passengers.
  • If the vessel is under 12m (40’) it should participate in the Transport Canada Small Vessel Compliance Program and display a “Blue Decal” and have corresponding certificate.
  • If the vessel is over 12m (40’) or carries more than 12 passengers, it MUST BE INSPECTED by Transport Canada and have an inspection certificate on board.
  • All vessels must have commercial liability insurance and coverage specifically for the number of passengers approved to be carried on board.
  • The vessel must comply with commercial safety requirements beyond recreational standards. Many of these illegal operators do not have the proper training, carry proper safety equipment, nor do their recreational boats meet the design/construction requirements of a commercial, passenger carrying vessel. These illegal operators try to stay under the radar of Police/OPP/RCMP/Transport Canada by:
  • hiding the name of their vessel by hanging items over the stern
  • not letting you know where they will have you board until just before the start of your charter.
  • pick you up at a public park (where docking is not permitted).
  • suggest to you that you are friends of the owner/operator out for a ride and not a paying customer.
  • allow you to drink alcohol while the boat is underway (illegal-same as a car) but tell you to hide your bottles etc.
  • insist on a cash transaction or part of it as a way of defrauding the internet listing company.
  • Make you sign a “Charter Agreement” just before you board without giving you details of the document beforehand.

    Over the last few years there have been a number of deaths and even more accidents resulting from these types of operators. Be safe and know who you are getting on a boat with. All licensed operators should willingly display their credentials, and most are members of the Passenger & Commercial Vessel Association (PCVA).

    Link to Global News Report on Charter Accidents

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