Man standing on fishing boat with fishing pole, ready for a day of fishing

Hearts For Heroes Fishing Trip

June 2, 2023 | Rudee's Inlet, Virginia Beach VA

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Comradery among peers is important to a strong military community. This comradery is even more important for our Nation’s wounded, and ill veterans. Hearts for Heroes allows our service-related wounded, injured, and ill veterans of all service-related operations the opportunity for a therapy respite outlet on the Chesapeake Bay. The Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads helps to create an environment for this unique military unit to rely upon each other and to be strengthened by each other’s experience. This event is free to veterans and their caregivers, thanks to generous donations and sponsorships from the community.

Frequently Asked Questions

This trip is designed for wounded, injured, and ill veterans of all service-related operations, along with their caregivers. Veterans are welcome to bring an additional guest that is not a caregiver for $25

Yes! We are so excited to say that AJ Gators will be providing lunch for everybody!

You are more than welcome to bring some snacks with you for the trip, but please no glass bottles or containers, no alcohol, no large coolers (soft collapsible coolers are fine)

We have 3 options you can choose from. We offer 2 half-day trips (Morning trip departs 730 and returns around 1200, Afternoon trip departs 1240 and returns around 1645) and a 3/4 day trip (Departs at 0800 and returns around 1530). Our 3/4 trip for 2023 is currently FULL.

All trips will disembark from Rudee Inlet: located at 200 Winston Salem Ave, Virginia Beach VA, 23451

We would love to have you help us celebrate our veterans! Sponsorship opportunities range from $5000-$500 and more information can be found on our sponsorship page, or by emailing  Marc Michals at