Private Dinner Cruises on the Capt. JP

Plan something perfect for your special occasion aboard
the Capt. JP in Historic District downtown Fort Myers, Florida.

The Capt. JP is a triple deck paddle wheeler equipped to serve up to 300 passengers on our two enclosed decks for a unique event experience. Entertainment is provided on either of the two decks, along with spacious dance floors. These two enclosed decks are climate controlled and have large picturesque windows for your viewing pleasure while sailing along the river. Our open air third deck is spacious enough for viewing Florida’s beautiful sunsets or twilight star gazing. There are three full service bars, one on each deck.

So come aboard! Allow the Capt. JP to make that special occasion even more special with an adventure on the Caloosahatchee River and the Intracoastal Waterway. Our experienced staff and crew are happy to assist you in planning your event.

School Events
Rehearsal Dinners
Office Parties
Holiday Parties
Retirement Parties

Whatever your special occasion, the Capt. JP will make your festive event a memorable one. Private charter pricing depends upon the options you choose for your event. Meals are prepared aboard and you may choose to have your cruise with or without a meal. Entertainment is available, or you may bring your own entertainment. Full service bars are also available as cash bars, or you may have an open bar. Various bar packages are available. Decorating is not included. PRIVATE charters are required to meet a minimum guarantee of passengers for one deck or the entire boat. Contact us for more info and to customize your special event.

Call or email us for more information on private charters
Phone: (239)334-7474
E-mail us:

Please call in advance for reservations and availability.
Advance ticket purchases are required

Private Charters do not include decorations

The Capt. JP requires that you meet a minimum guaranteed number of passengers to privately charter one of our enclosed decks or the entire boat. These guarantees vary, depending on day and time, as well as the size of your group. Contact us for more info and to customize your special event.


PARKING – City of Palms Parking Garage, located at 2118 Bay Street, 1 block from the Capt JP (boat) at 1300 Hendry St. Fort Myers, FL 33901

  • Price, times, routes, and menus subject to change without notice.
  • Cash Bars aboard.
  • Smoking on outside decks only.
  • A/C and Heat on two enclosed decks.

Sorry, no coolers with alcohol, drinks, or food please!

All sales are final. No refunds, no exchanges.

The Capt JP (boat) boards 30 minutes prior to sailing.

All prepaid tickets will be available as you board.

“The Capt JP” (boat)
 1300 Hendry St. Ft.
Downtown Fort Myers, FL  33901