Cricket II

Restoration & Preservation Project, Inc.

Send a Veteran Fishing!

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

Thank you!


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 or call 252-725-4277.​


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 a rich nautical history.

​​​​​​​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 at the Morehead City Yacht Basin.  MAP IT 

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

More Vets Fishing

G​iving Back to Our Veterans

Captain Joseph DiBella

252-725-4277 or

Enriching the lives of disabled and

combat-wounded veterans with fishing adventures aboard the Cricket II

Old Boat with a New Mission

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