JC Cruises The Capt. J.P. is J.C. Cruises' 500 passenger paddlewheeler, departing from the historic Downtown Fort Myers yacht basin. Our friendly and courteous service, combined with the best of food, makes cruising with the Capt. J.P. a unique experience. Enjoy yourself on one of our 7 different cruises on the Caloosahatchee River and Intracoastal Waterway. Cruise to the Gulf of Mexico, the Franklin Locks(locking through the locks), our Harbor Cruise past the Edison and Ford Estates, and our evening Dinner Dance Cruises. See Fort Myers' diverse wildlife along the river, including dolphins, manatee, water fowl, and various kinds of plant life. Our daytime cruises include special live narration, pointing out the sights you'll see on your journey. Enjoy delicious food and dancing all aboard our climate controlled triple deck paddlewheeler and sightseeing on our open 3rd deck. Bring your family and friends for a good time aboard the Capt. J.P.!