Published: Aug 09, 2012 10:06 AM EDT
Updated: Aug 09, 2012 11:15 AM EDT

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. - An authentic double-deck paddleboat is docked off Fort Myers Beach ready to take you on a trip up the Caloosahatchee in 19th century style.  The 60-foot paddleboat, Indian Princess arrived in March from Tennessee and is available for sunset cruises and special events.

The boat is an authentic replica of the riverboats that traveled America's great rivers back in the 1800s.  The Indian Princess was originally built in Wisconsin in 2001.  The flat-bottomed boat will cruise the back bays of Estero Island and up the Caloosahatchee at a leisurely 5 to 6 knots.

Cruises offer drinks, snacks, live music, and views of Florida wildlife.  It is also available for private rental settings as well.

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