The idea for Hannah Banana Boat Charters was born from Captain Al Reale's love of sailing. Captain Al wanted to provide a once in a lifetime experience for people with disabilities to learn the basics of sailing on the 49' sailing vessel, La Vie Dansante.
The Beth Reale Foundation was established in October 2017 when Al and Hannah Reale, Beth’s father and sister, decided to honor Beth’s life by touching the lives’ of disabled individuals and their loved ones. Beth, who was disabled, passed away in 2009 at the age of 22. She was a humanitarian and a longtime volunteer working with elderly residents at the Cardigan Nursing home in Massachusetts, and was named by State Representative Frank Hynes as Cardigan Volunteer of the Year in 2003. The Beth Reale Foundation grants individuals with disabilities and their families the opportunity to enjoy time in Daytona Beach Florida in a fully accessible and supported environment. The foundation provides airfare and beachfront housing along with fully accessible activities such as fishing, boating and visiting local attractions. The foundation also offer individuals special medical care while they are visiting. The Beth Reale Foundation keeps Beth's spirit alive by enhancing lives and making the world a better place.
All proceeds from the Hannah Banana Boat Charters go directly to The Beth Reale Foundation.