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Burial at Sea

Selecting the method of interment for a loved one who has passed is one of the most important decisions many of us face in our lifetimes. Burial at sea is a tradition rich in history and lore and is a lovely ceremony for those who have a deep love of the sea. Salty Sam’s and Sight Sea-R Cruises offers two United States Coast Guard approved vessels for burial at sea ceremonies. A Fort Myers Beach burial at sea ceremony is a beautiful way of returning the departed to nature. Honoring their love of the sea and the beauty of Southwest Florida with friends and family is a memorable and dignified celebration of life.


The spacious Sight Sea-R Catamaran is a 50-foot vessel with seating for up to 49 passengers. It has a covered seating area and large forward deck for guests to gather for the ceremony. It is equipped with a restroom and full beverage services.

The Pieces of Eight Pirate Ship is a 65-foot replica Spanish Galleon that provides a larger platform and main deck for honoring your loved one. The vessel can accommodate up to 100 people. It has men’s and women’s lavatories and full beverage service in the enclosed galley.


Salty Sam’s is pleasedĀ  to work with many area funeral homes to offer services and options for you to choose from, ensuring you can provide the most elegant and memorable celebration of life for your loved one. Options include:

  • Biodegradable urns are required by the United States Coast Guard. Consult your funeral provider for custom urns as well as wreathes.
  • Private event space is available at either of the Marina’s waterfront restaurants, Parrot Key Caribbean Grill or the Original Shrimp Dock Bar & Grill for a post or pre-cruise reception.