About Us

Captain John ValenteSea Burials of San Diego is a subdivision of San Diego Bay Cruises. Capt. John Valente has owned and operated San Diego Bay Cruises since retiring from his law enforcement career in 2012. He has partnered with several other charter operators and has developed a network of the largest fleet of private charter yachts in San Diego. Capt. John owns two of his own yachts, a couple small boats, and represents approximately 25 other yachts for private celebrations, corporate events, and burials at sea.

Capt. John owns and operates the motor yachts, Antonina and Bella Luna. He has partnered with his dock neighbor and owner of the sailing yacht Jada. Together, they have provided ash scattering and burials at sea services for hundreds of families. With three beautiful vessels between them, they can accommodate parties large and small, and those who enjoy a motor yacht experience, or those who enjoy a classic sailing experience on a historic yawl. 

Along with working with independent families for attended ash scattering and full body burials at sea, Sea Burials of San Diego also works with funeral homes across the country and provide unattended ash scattering at sea for those families in other locations that want to honor the wishes of their loved ones to be laid to rest off the coast of San Diego, but are unable to attend the service.

If you have any questions about planning your burial at sea service in San Diego, please don’t hesitate to Contact Us.