Boat captains are generally more relaxed than drivers of terrestrial vehicles, rarely swerving through crowds of pedestrians while blasting calypso music. Take a peaceful ride with today's Groupon: for $26, you get two tickets for a two-hour dolphin tour or two-hour sunset party cruise on The Fort Myers Princess, docked at Snug Harbor Marina in Fort Myers Beach (a $53 value).
Captain Gene Becker steers guests into calm gulf waters for two-hour excursions aboard The Fort Myers Princess, a 75-foot U.S. Coast Guard–certified vessel sporting two decks. During the dolphin tour, shipmates can snap photographs of dolphins, manatees, and seabirds that Captain Gene lures boatside with a satchel of gold coins. The sunset party cruise embarks on a festive journey toward the Sanibel Lighthouse and back as entertainment acts enthrall guests on the climate-controlled lower deck or sea breezes billow across panoramic vistas on the open upper deck.
The Fort Myers Princess
Under the capable direction of Captain Dan and/or Captain Jim, the 75-foot Fort Myers Princess glides into the Gulf of Mexico on a variety of day and night cruises. Certified by the U.S. Coast Guard to carry up to 135 passengers, the boat offers dual styles of relaxation on its decks: the climate-controlled lower level, where guests can sip on the ship's signature drink, the "Princess Punch," and the open-air upper deck that can accommodate more casual events. Sightseeing cruises put passengers up-close with southwest Florida wildlife and other water inhabitants.