As a licensed United States Coast Guard Merchant Mariner, Harry has navigated the open seas for over thirty-eight years and is still serving our community. His license authorizes the transport of six paying individuals up to one hundred miles offshore.
In 2012, he honorably retired from the Houston Police Department having spent over thirty-two years serving the public, including providing funeral escorts for various funeral homes throughout the Houston area. He is currently a licensed State of Texas Peace Officer.
Harry fully understands the importance of maintaining professionalism, dignity and compassion when assisting those who have suffered the tremendous loss of a loved one. He is ready to assist families by offering his experience, professionalism and compassion during the sea burial service. Let the "Good Guys" provide this very special and personal service for your family and loved one.
Lesli Zamora is the First Mate and proudly assists the captain in ensuring the families are taken care of during their time of need. She assists with safety aboard the vessel and is there to make the trip more enjoyable for everyone.
"We proudly take our families to blue water for the most serene sea burial possible. We are also the only sea burial company that does not use our boat for commercial fishing, because we believe families deserve better."
Lesli, First Mate
Families desiring a sea burial (ash scattering) will meet at the Marina where boat is docked at a specified date and time. Up to six family members can attend the ceremony at sea and should come prepared for about a three to five hour round trip into the Gulf of Mexico. Depending on sea and weather conditions, the ceremony will be approximately 3 to 20 nautical miles South/Southeast of Fort Walton Beach, Florida where the vessel will be docked. Sunscreen and hats are recommended as well as motion sickness medication and light comfortable clothing. Families are welcome to bring food, drinks, towels and hats in order to make the journey more comfortable and enjoyable. All United States Coast Guard approved safety gear and equipment is provided and a brief safety meeting will be held with instructions for a safe and enjoyable trip prior to departure. It is recommended to have at least two departure dates for the burial in order to alter plans last minute due to unexpected weather and sea conditions. Typically, one week apart is best as the seas change daily. Per USCG requirements, face masks are mandatory while aboard the vessel. We take your safety seriously.
Once underway, and weather permitting, everyone aboard will be free to move about the vessel to videotape and photograph the event. Upon arrival, the coordinates (latitude/longitude) will be noted by the captain who will present a certificate (at a later date) of exact location for future visits to the burial site. The family is free to conduct a private ceremony and lay flowers or a wreath (bio-degradable) at the site. It is highly recommended families consider the use of a bio-degradable urn for loved ones since it makes for a more peaceful last journey and gives the family more opportunity to take photos/video.
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