Friendship Fish ‘n Float

Mission: To provide an enjoyable river experience for seniors, veterans, and youth.

Our strong committed team of trained volunteers offers our guests the best experience possible, whether fishing or cruising. This team has been providing these services for more than ten years. Friendship Fish ‘n’ Float is a program operating through the Winona Friendship Center Activity Council.

Our primary client base includes senior residents of care facilities, those living at home with support services, and individuals living independently. We also encourage families to book trips that include a senior, a veteran or perhaps a disabled individual. The boat accommodates wheelchairs and walkers. There is no cost to anyone!

FFnF trips run Monday thru Friday from mid-May thru mid-October. Choose 9:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., or 4:30 p.m. The pontoon has a maximum capacity for 6 guests for fishing and 8 guests for a pontoon cruise including any assistants. The pontoon is limited to two wheelchairs per trip. Be sure to note any wheelchairs and walkers. If a person uses a motorized wheelchair, a regular wheelchair must be brought to use on the pontoon.

Schedule trips by emailing Sue Kimber at [email protected]

Fishing licenses are required by the state of Minnesota DNR. If you are over the age or 90 or a resident from a licensed care facility, licenses are not required. DNR fishing license information can be found on their website: Facilities and individuals scheduling a trip must select the “Liability Release” form below and print a copy which must be filled out, signed by each person and brought with you to the pontoon the day of your trip.

For more information on how to contribute or volunteer contact: Dr. Dave Rowekamp at [email protected]


251 Main Street Winona, Minnesota 55987


(507) 313-3162


[email protected]



Boat is docked at the Winona Marina, 16 Laird Street, Winona MN 55987

*Please park near the substation