Mabru Day Cruises
The sleek 38-foot long hull of the JouJou slices through the small-crested waves that surround Fort Lauderdale, deftly steered by the ship's captain who fluently jabbers with guests in English, French, and Spanish. She navigates the vessel along the sun-drenched shoreline for anywhere from 2.5-hour mini excursions to full 8-hour trips to destinations such as Boca Raton and Miami. Along the way, guests snack on refreshments from the two built-in fridges and plunge into the water for a swim. After which, they can rinse off in one of the boat's two freshwater showers in time for dinner on shore or a good night's sleep on the back of a passing tortoise.