government cut north to fort lauderdale inlet (second inlet first one is Haulover). Ft. Lauderdale inlet is disctictive cause you will see 4 red and white sriped smoke stacks.
Once you come in the inlet keep right all the way. Every time you come to the fork in the road keep right.
Inlet to inlet is about 25 miles. Intercoastal will take 30 minutes to Shooters. Better hurry if you are gonna make the bikini contest.