​​The Cricket II Project is an all-volunteer non-profit organization, operating fully  on donations.

Thank you!
A North Carolina 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation ®
EIN #46-2654055

More Vets Fishing


The Cricket II may be chartered by non-veteran persons with all proceeds going directly to providing free fishing trips for our veterans.  (up to 6 passengers, 12 and older)

​       $400........ Half Day    $700 ..........Full Day

Fish! and Send a Veteran Fishing!!!

TO BOOK A CHARTER, email Captain Joseph DiBella at cricket2@reagan.com or call 252-725-4277.​


​​​​​​​The Cricket II has been fully restored and out-fitted to provide free fishing trips for our disabled veterans. Modifications have been made to assure a safe and comfortable adventure for these heroes, including accommodations for wheelchairs.  The boat is located on the Morehead City (NC) waterfront beside Olympus Dive Center. MAP IT 

TO BOOK a free veteran fishing trip, email us at cricket2@reagan.com or call Captain Joseph DiBella at 252-725-4277.

G​iving Back to Our Veterans

Cricket II

Restoration & Preservation Project, Inc.

The Cricket II is the boat that inspired the book and movie JAWS. Author Peter Benchley fished on her off Long Island, NY, caught big sharks, wrote a book, sold it to Hollywood for 10K, and the rest is rich nautical history.


Old Boat with a New Mission

Send a Veteran Fishing!

Captain Joseph DiBella

Phone - 252-725-4277

​Email - cricket2@reagan.com

Enriching the lives of disabled and

combat-wounded veterans with fishing adventures aboard the Cricket II