Heroes on the Water Events



PLEASE NOTE: Chapter events are ONLY open to veterans, first responders and their family members.
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We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provide our HEROES an enjoyable FREE kayak fishing activity. HOW’s mission is to

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 Heroes and enjoy some time on the water. Kayaking and fishing are a great way to decompress from the stress of everyday life. Targeted fish are snook, trout, reds, snapper, and multiple other smaller panfish. The Turkey Sanctuary is great way to enjoy nature with dolphins, manatees, ospreys, other birds, and turtles.

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


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-2405-paddling-paradise-palm-bay-tickets-903210546057

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.

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.


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.

This is a private business for Paddling Paradise, so please be considerate of others. Parking is plentiful and there is an area designated for trailers. Launch location will be determined on the day of the event. Look for our Heroes On the Water banners and flag.


Paddling Paradise

4220 Dixie Hwy NE

Palm Bay, FL 32905

Travel north or south on I-95 until you reach Exit 176 towards Palm Bay (Palm Bay Rd.). This exit is the “Bass Pro Shops” and “Harley Davidson” dealer are located. Travel east on Palm Bay Rd NW for 4.7 miles. At the intersection of Dixie Hwy NE (US-1) turn right. Paddling Paradise will be on the right BEFORE the bridge. If you need other directions or assistance, send a FaceBook Messenger or email our staff for directions at SpaceCoastFl@heroesonthewater.org

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




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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