Frequently Asked Questions

Guests

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  • Your donation is greatly appreciated, and will ensure that seniors, youth, veterans, and people with disabilities will continue to be able to safely enjoy boating, fishing, bird watching, kite flying, fun, and laughter aboard our wheelchair accessible pontoon boat!
  • Sponsor cruises for up to ten people for $125 per hour.
  • Sponsor a special event for family, friends, staff, or other group.
  • Partner with us.
  • Donate new or gently used fishing equipment or tackle.
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  • We call 911 and immediately dock the boat. Our captions & volunteers are not medically trained to administer emergency medical care. We do have a first aid kit on board for non-emergency situations.
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  • Lake Wanahoo’s pre-departure drop off site is located near the restrooms by the main boat ramp on the west side of the lake. Handicap parking is available.
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  • We generally offer trips Monday thru Thursday weather permitting.
  • Fridays are usually reserved for makeup days due to weather related cancelations.
  • Evenings and weekends are reserved for special events and hospice or recovery patients and their guests.
  • Our season runs May 1 thru September 30.
  • We are happy to work with your schedule whenever we are able.
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  • Trips may be cancelled due to rain, extreme heat, or high wind conditions. Our Captains will contact your group leader or contact person.
  • Lake conditions could also cause cancellations due to high or low water levels. We will keep your group informed on lake conditions.
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  • Our specially equipped pontoon boat can hold up to three regular size non-motorized wheel chairs per cruise.
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  • Our specially equipped pontoon boat can hold 10 guests, including care center staff responsible for the group. Our volunteers will also be aboard, for a total of up to 14 persons maximum per trip.
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  • Lake Wanahoo has ADA accessible restrooms near the boat ramp.
  • There is no restroom on the pontoon boat. Guests are encouraged to use the restrooms on shore before boarding.
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  • No food or alcohol is allowed on the pontoon boat on regular trips. Bottled water will be provided to keep our guests refreshed.
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  • We encourage/practice catch and release on our cruises. We believe in proper stewardship of the natural resources entrusted to us, and for future generations to enjoy.
  • Guests, staff, and volunteers are encouraged to take lots of pictures to capture memories of their catches.
  • We also understand on limited occasions a catch may have special purpose or meaning and will work with guests to provide a memorable event providing all lake and State regulations are met.
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  • Cruises are provided thru donations, sponsorships, and grants.
  • Groups of up to 10 people may be sponsored for $125 per hour.
  • Special pricing for multiple cruise packages and all-day celebrations.
  • Special pricing for hospice family cruises.
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  • Guests 16 years of age or older.
  • Special low cost permits available for Veterans (64 and older) and Seniors (69 or older) for Nebraska residents.
  • Mobile permits are also available from Outdoor Nebraska
  • Online fishing regulations and additional permit information with purchase link OutdoorNebraska.org.
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  • You must bring a completed, signed official Live Well Go Fish Release of Liability & Photo Release form. This form is provided prior to each cruise and is required to board the boat.
  • You should bring your fishing license if you plan to fish, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat or visor, and appropriate clothing for the weather.
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  • Aboard our wheelchair accessible pontoon boat we provide volunteer fishing guides to assist our guests, rods, reels, tackle, bait, life jackets, music, binoculars for bird watching, kites, bottled drinking water, music, and plenty of fun and laughter with new faces in outdoor places.
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