Established in 2007, Heroes on the Water is a 501(c)3 non-profit offering recreational wellness experiences, mainly through kayak fishing, for its cognitive and emotional benefits. Our programs provide structured activities in a stress-free setting, fostering community and personal healing. Participants enjoy camaraderie and support at no cost with no prior experience or equipment needed.

The healing benefits of our programs

Our Therapeutic Program has completed a study that highlights HOW's healing benefits for decreasing anxiety, overcoming depression, improving personal relationships, and alleviating symptoms of post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury.


reported increase in stress management skills


reported increase in self efficacy


reported positive impacts on personal relationships

Program Locations

Map of our chapters and therapeutic programs across the U.S.


Media Kit & Partner Resources

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Mission: To provide wellness and community to our heroes and their families through kayak fishing and the outdoors.