Scattering Ashes in Whale season

Some people so enjoy cruising, fishing, surfing, swimming or walking the beach that it seems a fitting end to their life to scatter their ashes at sea. This is possible on the Sunshine Coast with a customised ceremony of your creation.


After cremation, many store the ashes of their loved ones in urns, however there are many other creative possibilities including jewellery, tattoos, fireworks and coral reefs.

Because scattering does not have one simple meaning, you can do much more than simply “let go”. You can also hold on and remember the love and life that you shared together. Really celebrate the life of a loved one.

Scattering the ashes of a loved can be a deeply emotional experience. Making you feel closer to the deceased because you are doing something so personal and meaningful.  Knowing you are fulfilling a loved one’s last wish helps deal with the loss of that person.  It can strengthen the emotional bond.

If considering scattering of ashes at sea, there are a variety of containers that are made specifically for this purpose. Some are designed to sink and slowly dissolve to disperse the ashes while others float before slowly sinking to the seabed. Crematoriums and funeral homes can provide both options.

In Australia, scattering ashes are allowed and do not require a permit or licence. It simply requires the permission of the vessel which Sunshine Coast Afloat can accommodate. Crusader 1 can accommodate up to 23 passengers and be as intimate or personal as the ceremony requires. It can be fully customised to allow for a loving and memorable farewell from family and friends.

If contemplating scattering ashes, there is no better time than to be out at sea when the whales are around.  What better way to be “one with nature” than to be part of the whale migration.

If you wish to discuss how we can tailor your trip to suit your ideas and budget, give us a call on 0412 155 814 or email us on – 


The Scattering of Ashes at sea is a truly special and unique service offered by Sunshine Coast Afloat – a memorable and serene farewell while carrying out your loved ones’ wishes of having their ashes scattered upon the ocean.

Sunshine Coast Afloat’s vessel is ideally laid out to allow for an intimate ceremony and a truly heartfelt way to bid your loved ones farewell. We are also able to arrange a celebrant or Coast Guard official to provide a touching service and words of comfort and final prayer as the ashes of your loved one is released.

This time of the year is perfect for these services due to the clear blue days but also the abundance of marine life – in particular whales – visiting our waters and adding an extra special element to the journey.

All trips are tailor made to suit the location, time, how many people on board and if you wish to extend the trip and enjoy cruising the coastline and canals while family and friends are all together.

Sunshine Coast Afloat’s professional and experienced staff will cater to your every requirement to create a truly memorable and special send off for your loved one and conduct the ceremony based on your wishes.  We provide a quality service so you will enjoy that special day to celebrate the life of your loved one and make the day a memorable occasion.

If you would like to know more – head over to our website  or call Paddy on 0412 155 814