Scattering At Sea

Jerns is now offering dignified, affordable ash scattering at sea for as little as $400. 

Join Jerns staff aboard our privately owned sailboat, and cruise to any of the San Juans, Deception Pass and beyond. Choose from custom options or design your own ceremony. We will work with you to guarantee a memorable experience. 


We are excited to offer our services at a price you can afford:

  • $400 - Up to 4 people for 4 hours
  • $100 for each additional hour
  • $50 for each additional person, up to 10 total

We can also perform unattended scatterings. Contact us for more information about this service. 


Will the service be private? 
Jerns staff will include the Captain and deckhand. You can also elect to have a minister or celebrant. Aside from this, it's just you and your family. 

Who performs the scattering? 
Our staff will open the container, and a designated family member will scatter the ashes. 

Can I bring food/beverages? 
Please limit any carried on snacks to one small cooler. 

Is there a bathroom available? 
Yes, and we keep it clean! 

What should we wear? 
Only flats with light soles should be worn (absolutely no heels). Dress in layers and in accordance with the weather. 

Can you provide a minister? 
We have an on-staff celebrant, Reuben Sapien, and an on-staff minister, Virginia Gustke, who will provide ceremony services for a small fee. Learn more about them on our staff page


Pick a few dates that would work for you and those attending, and then call our office to schedule: 360-734-0070. You can also email with your availability to

We will need a credit card number to secure your reservation. We will not charge your card unless you do not show for your scheduled sailing. All fees must be paid prior to sailing with either cash or credit card. If you need to cancel, you must notify us within 48 hours of departure to prevent cancellation fees.