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4th of July sailing

We booked the dinner cruise 4th of July celebration cruise right after we moved to this area in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bob S
Easter cruise

We had a group of 15 for the Easter luncheon cruise this year and it was delightful. The food is... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked the dinner cruise 4th of July celebration cruise right after we moved to this area in March. We spent a few hours at the outdoor fair and concessions and shops on First Street in the afternoon, then waited for boarding as the usual...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We had a group of 15 for the Easter luncheon cruise this year and it was delightful. The food is very good (not your Luke warm steam table fare) and it was a beautiful day to be on the river. The staff is wonderful.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

We live in Fort Myers and decided to do the Gulf of Mexico JP Cruise last Friday. We totally enjoyed it!! It was such a relaxing smooth ride! We saw dolphins swimming right along the boat and had a delicious lunch! Enjoyed riding by the...More

Thank gsball14
Reviewed 30 March 2018

We had a most enjoyable day on March 28th cruising to the Franklin Locks. We saw manatees, nesting birds and a wide range of other fish and wildlife. The buffet was really good, and so was the entertainment. If you're looking for a wonderful 4...More

1  Thank SUZANNE B
Reviewed 18 March 2018

This was a fantastic cruise from the narration from the captain to the fun entertainment. We found the informations about the locks very interesting. The staff were very friendly and kind. Only reason I did not give a 5 Star was the food was barely...More

1  Thank connolly04
Reviewed 17 March 2018

We took the 4 and 1/2 hour Franklin Locks cruise on the Caloosachachee River aboard the Capt JP stern wheeler river boat on 3/15/18. The crew were very friendly and the captain explained the various points of interest. We had dolphin swim and jump along...More

1  Thank GAC194565
Reviewed 13 March 2018

We enjoyed the Franklin locks cruise on the - The Capt. JP paddle boat. There was plenty of food with a chicken buffet lunch plus desserts and beverages. Cash bar if you wish a drink. The sites were beautiful up and down the Caloosahatchee river....More

Thank James S
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Lunch served inside with plenty of food for all. explanation of sites along the way excellent. A great day on the river

Thank J Fred P
Reviewed 9 March 2018

We did the afternoon cruise to the Franklin Locks, they buffet lunch was delicious, they provided iced or sweet tea, and ice water, and there was a full bar on both enclosed decks. Panoramic views of the Caloosahatchee River from both inside decks, and the...More

Thank BeachGranny53
Reviewed 5 March 2018

An excellent trip. The steamer is extremely spacious, has 3 decks - 2 of which are covered in with large panoramic style windows and the top deck is open to the sky with an awning. The only downside being the staircases which are narrow, the...More

Thank valerie p
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Dawn M
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Response from captjpfm | Property representative |
Most wear Holiday Attire but casual is also welcome!
28 August 2016|
Response from James J | Reviewed this property |
Generally they are around $15.00 per person but special dinner/dance/holiday programs can go around $50.00 per person.