The Scattering of Ashes at sea, or Ashes Scattering, of a loved one is becoming increasingly more popular. Especially for families of loved ones that have had an affiliation with the sea during their lives. Whether it be vocational or just recreational. It is the ideal way to carry out their loved ones wishes of having their ashes scattered upon the ocean.

For your loved ones scattering of ashes at sea, we provide an ideally laid out vessel, designed to help you form your circle of remembrance with your immediate family and friends for the ceremony.
This aquatic send off and release of their ashes, to continue on their journey to the end of time on the “tides of the sea”, is a truly heartfelt way to bid your loved one’s farewell.

We can also arrange a Private or Coast Guard celebrant to provide a touching service and be of assistance to offer words of comfort and a final prayer or speech, as the ashes of your loved one are released.

Winter on the Sunshine Coast is increasingly becoming seen as the perfect time for these services as the whales that are travelling along the East Coast of Australia from Mid June to late October add a very special element to these already emotion filled services.

Light refreshments and non alcohol drinks are included.

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Key Details for Ashes Scattering Services:

Please note- This service varies in cost depending on requirements and is of course available as a Boat Booking option only!

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Bridge Seafoods (restaurant), 209 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba ( Sunshine Coast ), Queensland. Australia (This is the service road along Brisbane Road)
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive 30 minutes prior for a prompt departure.
RETURN TIME Varies based on departure time and the length of time booked.
WEAR Whatever you feel is appropriate. We do not recommend very high heels on a boat.
Professional crew. Marine Wildlife
Light Refreshments. Location Certificate
Alcohol (BYO is OK)

Additional offering:

A Plaque on a Memorial Wall is now an offering made available, courtesy of the Coast Guard Mooloolaba together with the Sunshine Coast Council. This is available as a lasting memorial  for a loved one whose ashes have been scattered off Mooloolaba, or has a final resting place in the waters off Mooloolaba. A cost for the plaque can be obtained on request.

The “BRIDGE SEAFOOD ” Pontoon (located at the rear of the restaurant),
209 Brisbane Road Mooloolaba Qld.

For a GPS use “Bridge Seafoods” or “209 Brisbane Road Mooloolaba Qld”.    In iPhone Maps “Bridge Seafoods” is far more accurate.

Please DO NOT park your car here on the service Road, but rather in the FREE public car-park next to the BP service station across the road. 

The location is the corner of Incana Court and Brisbane Road. This parking is free and unlimited in time, and only a 2 minute stroll (100m) from the departure point.

Once parked please wait near the top of the ramp until instructed by the skipper that it is safe to come down the ramp and board the vessel.


The “Coast Guard & Boat Ramp” Pontoon (located between the 2 boat ramps),
51 Parkyn Parade Mooloolaba Qld.

(Click on the RED 
icon on the above map for more information)

We depart from the “Coast Guard & Boat Ramp” Pontoon. (Pontoon is located between the 2 boat ramps).

For a GPS use 51 Parkyn Parade Mooloolaba Qld. These are the units across the road from the ramp.

Please DO NOT park your car in the Boat trailer areas here but rather find a park along Parkyn Parade where parking is free and unlimited in time. Cars parked incorrectly in the Boat ramp car park are likely to be towed.

Once parked please wait at the top of the ramp to the pontoon until instructed by the crew that it is safe to come down the ramp and board the vessel.

Departure location for Sunshine Coast Afloat (includes Fish n Crab Charters and Coastline Cruises).

Poems for scattering ashes.

There are so many poems that could be used for a scattering ashes ceremony.

It can in a stressful time like this be both tiring and emotional.

We have found a few that may assist and listed them by a few categories.

Just click on the one that is of interest to have a read. Yours to use should you so desire:

Ashes Scattering at Sea  - Sunshine Coast Afloat
Boat - Sunshine Coast Afloat

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
October 17, 2016

“Special Occasion Charter of Crusader 1”
Reviewed on trip advisor on the 29th September 2016

Our family chartered the vessel Crusader 1 for a ‘spreading of ashes at sea ceremony’ for our late parents, off Caloundra. Paddy and Jerry were so helpful and thoughtful in helping arrange the day and making sure everything was as we wanted, which it was and more. The boat’s crew on the day were nothing short of fantastic and made the event a special one for us. After a great lunch on board, we cruised back to Mooloolaba, with some unexpected whale watching on the way, a real bonus, capping off a very memorable day.. thanks everyone. Highly recommended.

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