Heroes on the Water Events



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Join other Veterans/First Responders and enjoy some time on the water kayaking and fishing. It’s fun and relaxing. Paddle. Fish. Heal.

Serving our HEROES in Brevard County and surrounding areas. Who are our HEROES? Military Veterans (Retired/Separated), Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard; First Responders (law enforcement, fire fighters, and medical services) and their families.

Join other Veterans/First Responders and enjoy some time on the water. Kayaking and fishing are a great way to decompress from the stress of everyday life. Paddle. Fish. Heal.

No experience required. All equipment and fishing gear is provided free of charge. Our guides will be with you the entire time to assist in any manner.

Targeted fish are snook, trout, reds, snapper, and multiple other smaller panfish. This area affectionally known as “Thousand Islands” due to the many mangrove islands. The waterway has plenty of dolphins and manatees as well as ospreys and turtles.

Launch location will be in the canal. Parking is plentiful and there is an area designated for trailers. Look for our Heroes On the Water banners and flag. This is a public park and launch, so please be considerate of others.

HOW TO GET THERE: Launch Location: Ramp Road Park, 401 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931.

From the north: Travel east on FL-528 east towards Cocoa Beach. From I-95 take exit 205 and keep left at the fork, follow signs for FL-528 E/Canaveral/Cape-Port-A.F.S and merge onto FL-528 E to A1A and travel for 12.3 miles. Once you enter Cape Canaveral city limits you will travel for 7.9 miles. Turn right on S 5th Street, then left on Brevard Ave, finally onto Ramp Road.

From the south: travel on I-95 North to Exit 188 Patrick SFB/Satellite Beach. Turn right onto FL-404 and travel east towards Patrick SFB/Satellite Beach for 7.2 miles. At A1A turn left and travel north for 6.6 miles. Turn left onto S 6th Street, then right on S Brevard Ave, finally left onto Ramp Road.

If you need other directions or assistance, send a FaceBook Messenger or email our staff for directions. SpaceCoastFl@heroesonthewater.org

TICKETS: This event is FREE but reservations must be made by getting a “ticket” from EventBrite utilizing the URL: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/heroes-on-the-water-scc-23-01-cocoa-beach-thousand-islands-paddle-fish-heal-tickets-542916155837


HOW events are *** DRUG and ALCOHOL FREE ***

HOW events are *** Family Friendly***

HEROES, guests, and volunteers must be with a designated HOW guide while on the water. Participants MUST wear personal floatation device (PFD) the entire time you are on/in the kayak.

You are required to sign a liability and media waiver prior to launching.

Food and drinks will be provided; however, you are welcome to bring your own snack/food/drinks. Once back on shore, we have social time so you may want to bring a lawn chair or something to sit on since many of our locations are primitive and may not have a place to sit.

As a precaution, we suggest you bring a dry set of clothing and towels, since this is water related event. You may want to have sunglasses, water shoes, hat, and sunscreen too. Be prepared for changing weather patterns.

Please be on time. If you are going to be late or decide not to attend, please message the Leadership Team via the Facebook Messenger. We want to ensure we provide a kayak to others who may be waiting.


You can find more information about our organization be following the links. We are always looking for volunteers to support our HEROES.


Brevard Veterans Memorial Center www.veteransmemorialcenter.org


Heroes On the Water (HOW) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing our HEROES an enjoyable FREE kayak fishing activity. HOW’s mission is to help our HEROES to relax, rehabilitate, and reintegrate into society through kayak fishing, spending time in the outdoors, networking and building comradeship with other HEROES.

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