Searching for a caring, peaceful and affordable way of saying good-bye to your loved ones? Was the lake a special place and does it hold fond memories?
North Coast Boat Tours is proud & privileged to offer families a private, memorable experience for those choosing Lake Erie as their or their loved one’s final resting place. All details/arrangements are personalized by and for you and your family with the assistance of the captain.
North Coast Boat Tours and Memorial Charters reserves the right to cancel charters due to inclement weather, high winds, or unsuitable wave action for the internment of ashes. We will reschedule at a later date that is available.
Burial At Sea options:
Captain’s Service -Unattended Committal to Lake Erie – $149 + tax
Often families cannot venture out on the water or attend a ashes scattering memorial service due to distance and/or time constraints. We provide a respectful, dignified lake scattering in the local offshore waters of Lake Erie from Port Clinton, Ohio. We will provide flowers, an absolute confirmation via photograph and a burial certificate which will list the date, time and GPS location coordinates. The family does not attend this placement. Ashes can be delivered personally or shipped to North Coast Boat Tours. This option DOES REQUIRE that the cremains be interred in a floating, biodegradable urn, purchased by you, of your choice. Please see suggested pillow examples below.
Family Memorial Service – $249 + tax (for up to 4-6 attendees dependent upon 1000 lb weight limit)
We provide for a private charter of the vessel to take up to four attendees, possibly 5-6, (1000 lb weight limit strictly enforced) out for the memorial service in the local offshore waters of Lake Erie. A burial certificate, suitable for framing, that will list the date, time and GPS location coordinates is included. (If there is a special location that is desired, additional cost may be incurred.)
Biodegradable Water Placement Urns are HIGHLY recommended; a beautiful addition to your service.
There are a variety of biodegradable urns from which to choose at any funeral home. It is an environmentally friendly way in which to lay the ashes of your loved ones upon the water. After a short period of time, the urn takes in water and submerges itself. It gives you an opportunity for your family to have a short service or prayers prior to the ashes being interred.
Please check with your local funeral home or a recommended website is Perfectmemorials.com for urns and interior bags like the ones below.