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“Thank you for a well-needed time at sea!”

– Ed (Wilmington, NC)

“My family and I want you to know how much we appreciate the care and respect you took when scattering my grandfather’s cremains. We were very happy with the way everything was handled. You are a true joy to be with and you made this difficult time more enjoyable. Thank you with much affection.”
– Goldine (NC)


Welcome to Stargazer Yacht Charters, LLC official website.  We are a small, caring, and professional company dedicated to tailoring charter cruises and Farewell Scattering of Ashes at Sea Ceremonies (aka Burial at Sea) to fit your needs. We pride ourselves in helping families fulfill the wishes of their loved ones for an unforgettable charter experience.

Due to US Coast Guard regulations, there is a 6 PASSENGER MAXIMUM LIMIT, NO EXCEPTIONS!

If you are interested in a private boat cruise, water tour, river cruise, boat charter, or for a farewell scattering of ashes at sea; in a non-crowded atmosphere, then you have landed in the right place and you do not need to look any further.  You will be able to relax on the Historic Cape Fear River and experience all that our beautiful North Carolina Coast has to offer.

We tailor cruises to meet your personal needs.  Our popular packages include Private Cruises, Sunset Cruises, Romantic Cruises, Historic Downtown Wilmington and the Cape Fear River Cruise.  We also offer unique packages for Scattering of Ashes at Sea (aka Burial at Sea) which include attended and unattended farewell ceremonial services.

From half-day, full-day or multi-day cruises.  Our experience and local knowledge navigating the area will surely bring great memories that will last a lifetime.  Our voyages include Wrightsville Beach, Masonboro Island,  Carolina Beach, Southport, Bald Head Island, Oak Island, Historic Cape Fear River area, Intracoastal Water Way, and the Historic Downtown Wilmington area. New Hanover and Brunswick County’s offer beautiful surroundings packed full of diverse plants and wildlife.  Our goal is to ensure that your vacation or event far exceeds your greatest expectations.

Allow yourself to let go of any worries so you can enjoy time with your family and loved ones. Our goal is to provide you with an enjoyable experience so that you can leave your troubles and stress on the dock.

With the changes of the tides, unfamiliar waterways, potential groundings due to shifting sandbars, boat traffic, renting your own boat is very risky, and an overwhelming responsibility with many liabilities. For your safety let our experienced captain and crew take this burden off of you.

If you are in need of some downtime/stress management we offer several cost effective packages that include custom trips along the Historic Cape Fear River, Wrightsville beach, Carolina Beach, or Bald Head Island.  These cruises will provide a relaxing and memorable experience without breaking the bank.  We also offer several unique options for Scattering of Ashes at Sea for attended and unattended charters.

We are located downtown Wilmington, NC (New Hanover County) on the Cape Fear River.  Please browse our website to learn more about Stargazer Yacht Charter Cruises, Scattering Ashes (cremains) at Sea, and to meet Captain Richard Pagan.  Should you have further questions please contact us by either filling out our online contact form or by calling (910) 540-4049.

Please note that due to the unpredictability of the weather and water conditions, be advised the date and time frame will need to be confirmed the day before the scheduled charter.

We are looking forward to welcoming you on board to explore the splendor of the magnificent Southeastern North Carolina shores and rivers.


Scattering Ashes at Sea


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Meet the Captain

Captain Richard

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“I would highly recommend this private charter company if you are looking for an intimate cruising experience. It was like a dream. The Captain and crew were great and worth every penny.”

– Lori (SC)

“I wanted to thank you for the fine service we received for my brothers ceremony. A very competent and compassionate job. Well done!. I am sure he is smiling in heaven.”
– William (OH)