One Hero At A Time
Boating for Heroes helps our Nation’s warriors and veterans from all branches of the United States military and their families, unwind using the therapeutic qualities of fishing, pleasure boating and working together on a boat. It allows the participants a chance to decompress from the stresses associated with combat and the physical rigors of rehabilitation.
A Little Misfortune, We Will Rebuild
Our flagship boat, "Lady Catherine" sank while moored at a marina on Hood Canal during a storm. Bilge pumps ran batteries down and too much water overcame her. She will be rebuilt and back in service within several months. In the meantime, we have other boats to assist in taking you fishing.
To educate and raise awareness in the American public about our wounded veterans and what it represents by promoting the values of courage, sacrifice and selfless service and patriotism through outreach, education, and example. To form a bond of friendship and comradeship among our returning heroes and the people whom they fought for.
Located in the Puget Sound Area in Washington, our boats are built to handle returning heroes with limited abilities that need a good fishing trip or water excursion in their steps to coming home.
Our boats are wheelchair accessible and have setups for special needs with grab rails, special fishing poles and reels.
Best of all, these trips are provided FREE for our heroes!
100% of the donations we receive go to in Boating For Heroes!
We are associated with Salmon For Soldiers and VFW Post 1949 and not associated with the Wounded Warrior Project or Boats4Heroes.
Courage: We embrace the indomitable courage demonstrated by our heroes.
Sacrifice: We support sacrifice and service above self as principles that all Americans should strive for as citizens of a free and prosperous nation.
Freedom Adaptive Systems
Boating for Heroes is proud to use FREEDOM Adaptive Systems in our fleet. They make equipment that can give anglers more independence, which helps to improve confidence, reduce the signs of depression and relieve stress.
To learn more about what they offer, visit them on their website.
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