For Charter

The Cricket II may be chartered by non-military citizens with all proceeds going directly to providing free fishing trips for our disabled veterans.  (up to 6 passengers, 12 and older).  Your charter pays for a veteran group of the same number to go at a later date.

$700 Full Day

$400 Half Day

Captain DiBella described a fishing trip with several young veterans challenged by PTSD

"Before my eyes, I watched a quiet group of men, who had boarded the boat timid and cautious, transformed! We engaged the group in conversation, drew them out individually and showed each how to fish for speckled trout. After just a few hits, the men started joking that they were now expert fishermen. The more fish they caught, the livelier they became.

When the day drew to a close and we headed in, I invited my “experts” to come up top and drive the boat. When we arrived back at the dock, the smiles on these heroes’ faces were beyond explanation. It was as if they had a whole new outlook. One vet remarked he had no idea fishing was so much fun.

These fishing trips aboard the Cricket have the potential to change people's lives. I saw it that day."


To book a charter, donate to the project, or order a custom carved fish:

Captain Joseph DiBella​​


All proceeds go directly to providing free fishing trips for our disabled veterans.