Sea Burial of Corpus Christi was established to provide a private, peaceful and dignified way for families to commend their loved one’s ashes to the sea.
We offer a variety of service options which include the family scattering their loved one’s ashes on Corpus Christi Bay or the Gulf of Mexico, or having a licensed Captain perform the ceremony without the family having to be present.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
• What does it cost?
Prices range from $195.00 to $795.00, depending on the service desired.
• What services are available?
We offer 3 service options. Our CAPTAIN'S SERVICE includes a licensed Captain reading a dedication, scripture or prayer as desired by the family, and then scattering the loved one’s ashes on Corpus Christi Bay without the family having to be present.
The exact latitude and longitude, time and date are documented in a certificate to be provided upon completion of the service. This service is offered at $195.00.
The CORPUS CHRISTI BAY SERVICE includes taking up to 10 family members out on Corpus Christi Bay where they can scatter their loved one’s ashes in a ceremony designed by them. This service is offered at $395.00 and is our most popular service.
The GULF OF MEXICO SERVICE is similar to the Corpus Christi Bay Service except the ceremony takes place in the Gulf of Mexico. This service is offered at $795.00.
• How long do the services last?
The Corpus Christi Bay Service usually takes a total of about 2-3 hours. This includes the transit time to and from the burial site and the time of the dedication itself, which varies from family to family. The Gulf of Mexico Service usually takes about 5-6 hours.
• Where is Sea Burial of Corpus Christi?
We are located on the northeast edge of Corpus Christi Bay in Ingleside, Texas and the boat departs from Bahia Marina in Ingleside on the Bay. Please go to www.mapquest.com for specific directions to the marina from your location. The mapquest destination will be: Bahia Marina, 84 Bayshore, Ingleside, TX 78362.
Satellite Image of Bahia Marina
• How experienced are the captains?
Our U.S.C.G. licensed Captains have been sailing on Corpus Christi Bay and the Gulf of Mexico for over 35 years and are very experienced on these waters.
• When can I schedule the service?
We make every effort to accommodate each family’s schedule and can normally do so. We are, however, always concerned with safety and must reserve the right to postpone a service if the weather or sea conditions prevent us from providing a comfortable and safe service for our guests.
• What do I need to bring?
We consider each service as unique as the individual we are honoring and we want the service to reflect your family’s wishes. Please bring anything you would like regarding scripture, music CDs (CD player provided), cameras, clergy, family and friends.
We can accommodate up to 10 guests aboard. We suggest that you dress comfortably and wear deck shoes if possible, but white-soled tennis shoes are fine.
We will have complimentary cold drinks available on board and can provide sandwich or veggie trays if desired at additional charge. You are also welcome to bring sandwiches and any beverages of your choice.
• What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, cashier’s checks, personal checks and money orders with payment to be completed prior to departure.