top of page
  • Who should I contact for more information?
  • How can I help bring this program to others?
    Donations are greatly appreciated, and ensure that people of all ages and abilities will continue to relive fond memories and make new ones aboard our wheelchair accessible pontoon boat. Sponsor boat trips for up to 10 people for $350 (2 hr trip). Sponsor a special event for family, friends, staff or other group! Donate new or gently used fishing equipment or tackle. Visit us at! Like, share, and comment.
  • Where do we meet to board the boat?
    Meet us at Lake Wanahoo by the main boat ramp on the west side of the lake. Accessible parking and restrooms are available nearby.
  • When are the days and times of the boat trip?
    We offer regular boat trips Monday thru Friday, April 15 through October 15. Evenings and weekends are reserved for special events and hospice patients and their guests. We are happy to work with your schedule whenever we are able.
  • Do you ever cancel the boat trip?
    Trips may be canceled due to rain, extreme heat, or high wind conditions. Our Captains will contact your group leader or contact person. Lake conditions could also cause cancellations due to high or low water levels. We will keep your group informed on lake conditions.
  • How many wheelchairs can you accommodate?
    Our specially equipped pontoon boat can hold up to three regular size non-motorized wheelchairs per cruise.
  • How many guests can you accommodate per boat trip?
    Our specially equipped pontoon boat can hold 10 guests, including care center staff responsible for the group. Our volunteers will also be aboard, for a total of up to 13 people maximum per trip.
  • Are restrooms available?
    Lake Wanahoo has ADA accessible restrooms near the boat ramp. There is no restroom on the pontoon boat. Guests are encouraged to use the restrooms on shore before boarding.
  • Are food or beverages provided?
    Bottled water will be provided to keep our guests refreshed.
  • Do you practice catch and release?
    We practice catch and release on our boat trips. We believe in proper stewardship of the natural resources entrusted to us, and for future generations to enjoy. Guests, staff, and volunteers are encouraged to take lots of pictures to capture memories of their catches. We understand on limited occasions a catch may have a special purpose or meaning and will work with guests to provide a memorable event, providing all lake and State regulations are met.
  • Is there a fee for the boat trip?
    Trips are provided through sponsorships, partnerships, donations and grants. It is $350 per 2 hour boat trip Special discounts are available for Veterans Groups Hospice Organizations Recreational Therapy contracted Partners & Sponsors with a focus on healthcare outcomes Educational events & Lifelong learning programs Contact Program Manager at for special offers.
  • Who needs a Nebraska fishing license?
    Guests 16 years of age and older. Special low cost permits are available for Veterans (64 and older) and Seniors (69 or older) for Nebraska residents. Mobile permits are also available from Outdoor Nebraska. Online fishing regulations and additional permit information with purchase link
  • What do I need to bring?
    You must bring a completed, signed official Live Well Go Fish Release of Liability & Photo Release form, which is provided prior to each boat trip and is required to board the boat. You should bring your fishing license if you plan to fish, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat or visor, and appropriate clothing for the weather.
  • What is provided on each trip?
    Aboard our wheelchair accessible pontoon boat we provide volunteer fishing guides to assist our guests, rods, reels, tackle, bait, life jackets, music, binoculars, kites, bottled drinking water, and plenty of fun and laughter with new faces in outdoor places.
  • What happens in case of emergency?
    We call 911 and immediately dock the boat. Our captains and volunteers are not medically trained to administer emergency medical care. We do have a first aid kit on board for non-emergency situations.
bottom of page