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Stargazer Yacht

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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 customizing charter cruises and helping families and friends fulfill their wishes and needs for an unforgettable charter experience.   We provide private,  custom cruises, and boat water tours. Whether you are searching for things to do in Wilmington, North Carolina (NC), or if you would like us to perform a farewell scattering of ashes ceremony (aka. Burial at Sea) of a loved one, we  offer great affordable package deals.

Whether you are a couple, family, group of friends, or a solo traveler visiting Southeastern North Carolina (Wilmington area) and looking for a unique, private, cost effective charter company, Stargazer Yacht Charters is the company for you.

If you are interested in a boat cruise (water tour, river cruise, boat charter, or for a farewell scattering of cremains at sea) in an non-crowded atmosphere, and to be able to relax on the Cape Fear River and experience our beautiful North Carolina coast, then you have landed in the right place and need not look any further.  We create unforgettable, lifetime memories as you experience the beautiful beaches, ocean, and river sceneries of Southeastern North Carolina on your own personalized private yacht cruise.

From hourly, half-day, full-day or multi-day cruises, our expertise will surely bring great memories that will last a lifetime.  Our Journey locations include Wrightsville Beach, Masonboro Island, Lee Island, Figure Eight Island, Carolina Beach, Topsail Island, Southport, Baldhead Island, Oak Island, Cape Fear River area, Intracoastal Water Way, the Historic Downtown Wilmington, and many other destinations around the coast of New Hanover and Brunswick counties.  Our goal is to ensure that your vacation or event far exceeds your greatest expectation.

We offer custom cruises to meet your personal needs and offer some popular packages including Private Parties, Sunset Cruises, Fireworks Cruise, Full Moon Cruise, Historic Cape Fear River Cruise, Southern Cape Fear Cruise, Northern Cape Fear Cruise, Romantic Cruise, and Historic Downtown Wilmington Cruise.  We also provide several unique packages for “Scattering Ashes (cremains) at Sea” which include  attended and unattended farewell ceremonial services.

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.

Allow yourself to let go of any worries so you can enjoy time with your family and loved ones. After all, it is the intent of our experienced captain and crew, to provide an enjoyable experience, leaving your troubles and stress on the dock, replacing them with a friendly and family atmosphere aboard the Stargazer.

So whether you are interested in scattering the ashes (cremains) of a loved one in the North Carolina coast, or in need of some downtime/stress management on the river or sea, we offer several economical packages that provide a memorable experience without breaking the bank.

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

We are looking forward to welcoming you on board, so we can share the splendor of the magnificent North Carolina shores and rivers.

We have simplified every stage of the booking package into easy to follow steps.

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)