Southern California Burial at Sea

We have been providing Burials at Sea for over 30 years to residents of Southern California, Orange County, Newport Beach and surrounding areas. Dana Wharf’s elegant harbor, the stunning Orange County coastline, and our courteous and professional crew ensure a memorable and beautiful service at sea. Our vessels can accommodate your group of 1 – 149 for a scattering of ashes at sea. All the boats in our fleet are USCG certified and staffed with licensed and professional crews. It is our job to make sure you have a pleasant experience. We know that this is a hard time and are here to help make the entire process as easy as possible. Should you have any special requests, please ask the charter agent at time of booking. After the Burial at Sea, we will present you with a certificate of the coordinates of where the ashes were scattered, should you wish to make a future visit. We will also be happy to assist you with any flower and catering needs.

Saying goodbye to a loved one is never easy, but the professionals at Dana Wharf ensure your experience is just the way you want it. Our team has administered beautiful Burials at Sea for over 30 years. Dana Wharf’s elegant harbor, stunning Orange County coastline, and our courteous and professional crew ensure a memorable and beautiful Burial at Sea. By choosing Dana Wharf, you can be comforted knowing your loved one will be placed to rest with respect, dignity and care.

Dana Wharf Burials at Sea


After your seaside service, we will present you with a certificate of the coordinates of where your loved ones ashes were scattered, should you wish to make a future visit.


Customize your burial at sea with professional catering, flower arrangements, and more. Play your selected music and video montage to create the perfect atmosphere.


Just ask your personal charter professional.


Dana Wharf will make a generous donation in the name of your loved one to the The Gulf of Catalina Gray Whale Preservation and Education Foundation with ceremonies booked on the OCean Adventures Catamaran or the Dana Pride. You will receive a certificate of donation.

Please contact a charter professional at (949) 496-5794 x 2
or email [email protected]

A burial at sea

For any flowers, wreaths, petals or other floral needs for your burial at sea, please contact the florists below:

Burial Wreath
Burial Wreath



Dana Pride – 95 ft.
$900.00 (1 hour) + $100 Crew Gratuity
Max Capacity: 125

The Pride is an impressive 95 ft. and provides indoor and outdoor seating, a full-galley and bar, a large fl at screen TV, DVD and CD player and an outdoor buffet station area.

OCean Adventures – 63 ft. Catamaran
$750 (1 hour) + $100 Crew Gratuity
$1500 (2 hours) + $150 crew gratuity
Max Capacity: 59

This 63 ft. vessel features cushioned indoor and outdoor seating, a raised viewing platform, a full bar and deli-style galley.

Lot’a Fun  – 50′
$600 + $100 crew gratuity
Max Capacity: 45

This 50 ft. vessel features covered and open seating, a viewing platform and a snack bar.


Curlew – 82 ft. Classic Staysail Schooner
$850 – 1.5 Hr Memorial + $130 Gratuity
Max Capacity: 34

This 1926 82 ft. classic sailing schooner has 2 staterooms, 1 multi-berth stateroom and a dining saloon. Sailing available after 11am with 90 minute minimum.

A picture of the Hot Spot charter boat

Hot Spot – 42 ft. Uniflight
$375 + $75 Crew Gratuity
Max Capacity: 6

This vessel is great for small get-togethers from a single person up to six guests.

The Current boat used for burials

Current – 53’ Hatteras
$425 + $75 Crew Gratuity
Max Capacity: 6

A 53 ft. Hatteras beauty, this yacht is perfect for an intimate gathering.


Reel Fun – 58′
$450 + $50 crew gratuity
Max Capacity: 25

This 58 ft. fishing boat is perfect for guests attending in wheelchairs, as there are no steps to board the boat. It features a full galley, beer & wine.


San Mateo – 42′
$450 + $50 crew gratuity
Max Capacity: 10

This 42 ft. fishing boat features a full galley, beer & wine.

Sum Fun or Clemente – 65 ft.
$450.00 (1 hour) + $50 Crew Gratuity
Max Capacity: 50 Passengers

These 65 ft. fishing boats feature a full galley, beer & wine. Available after 4pm.

About Dana Wharf

Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching is dedicated to helping locals and visitors alike enjoy the unique wonders of Dana Point Harbor and the Orange County coastline. The warm waters right out of Dana Point Harbor are flourishing with sea life including whales, dolphins, harbor seals, and California sea lions. Our thriving coastal waters provide bountiful fishing of sand bass, calico bass, halibut, bonito, yellowtail, yellowfin tuna, bluefin tuna, and dorado. Whether you’re looking for boat rentals in Dana Point to enjoy a private boat charter, sailboat or catamaran, coming for an awe-inspiring whale watching cruise or wanting to create memories onboard our sportfishing charters, one thing is for certain: your trip through the beautiful and scenic Orange County coast will be unforgettable. Dana Wharf is conveniently located in Dana Point, Orange County, just south of Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach – about 30 minutes south of Disneyland, an hour south of Los Angeles and an hour north of San Diego.

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