Instead of taking the Jungle Queen, you could go on the Water Taxi for much less and you can get on and off. The Marrriott or Hyatt 66 are just around the corner from the pier and on the intercoastal waterway and taxi stops, and there is also a brand new Radisson nearby. We stayed at the Amerisuites one night pre-cruise and had plenty of time to do the complete circle. It happended to be raining so we did not get on or off at any of the taxi's numerous stops which you can do. Go to Los Olas for unique shops and fine restaurants. I learnt last week that on Priceline, the Hyatt is the only 4 star Beach Resort hotel. Someone got it for $60! That's a steel.