A Way To Bid Your final Farewell

South Florida's Premiere Choice for Scattering Ashes at Sea


Helping Families Honor the Memory of their Loved Ones

New Choice Charters, dba Capt. Dawn's New Choice Burials, was formed in 2009 and registered in the state of Florida by Captain Dawn Mergelsberg. We have been providing funerals by scattering cremains in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of South Florida, including Miami, Miami Beach, Surfside, Bal Harbor, Hallandale, Hollywood and Sunny Isles.

Experienced in the Industry

Captain Dawn works with many of the funeral homes and crematories in the Miami, Broward, and Fort Lauderdale areas on a regular basis. She provides her clients with the highest level of professional and caring service to help them commemorate the memories of their departed loved ones.

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The Process of Our Funerals at Sea

Our goal is to help you find final closure for your loved ones and make it a pleasant and memorable experience. We depart by boat from Haulover Inlet located at 108th Street and Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. As the family of the departed, you can choose to express memorial words or have Captain Dawn recite them while the ashes are being scattered at sea. For more details about our farewell services, explore our website today.


Capt. Dawn’s New Choice Burials is permitted through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the Federal Government. All documentation required by the EPA will be filed by Capt. Dawn to ensure compliance and the legitimacy of our services.
You will be provided a certificate of "Scattering of the Ashes" which will include the date, latitude, and longitude of the final resting place signed by the captain.

Get Started With Our Specialized Funeral Service

Reach out to us at Capt. Dawn’s New Choice Burials for inquiries on how you can plan a farewell service for your departed loved one. We will get back to you as soon as we can.