No trip to Orlando is complete without a visit to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral. Join us for a fun full day from the Orlando, Lake Buena Vista and Kissimmee areas that includes round-trip transportation, admission to the Kennedy Space Center, and an airboat ride on St Johns River. Our tour guide will help you get the most out of your time at the space center, which will include a chance to hear from veteran astronauts, exclusive tours of exhibits such as the Space Shuttle Atlantis, and more.
This full-day tour to the Kennedy Space Center is perfect for families and groups vacationing without a car. You'll have plenty of guided and free time to check out this impressive attraction that opened in 1965 at Cape Kennedy, which is now known as Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Throughout the years, as NASA advanced, so did the exhibits and attractions which include shuttle simulations, an IMAX theater, and tons of cool interactive sections that are fun for all ages.
St Johns River is the longest river in Florida, stretching more than 300 miles. We go to Lone Cabbage Fish Camp and embark on a 30-minute airboat ride through the grassy marsh of the scenic St Johns River and Lake Poinsett at speeds up to 45 mph. Your boat captain will slow down for our local wildlife, allowing you ample time to take photos and enjoy viewing all of the wildlife the St Johns has to offer. Depending on your visit, expect alligators, bald eagles, wading birds and maybe even wild hogs and cows!
Q: Is this airboat part of the tour family-friendly?
A: We get asked a lot about bringing young children on our airboats. Children under 3 years old are free. We can say that the steady vibrations and fresh air often puts young kids right to sleep!
Q: How far is the Kennedy Space Center from Orlando?
A: The Kennedy Space Center is a quick drive from Orlando, about an hour without traffic.
Q: Is lunch included on this Kennedy Space Center tour?
A: Lunch is not included in the price on this tour, but there are plenty of great options at the Kennedy Space Center including the Orbit Cafe, IMAX Snax, Milky Way, and Red Rock Grill.
Q: Who is the tour guide on this Kennedy Space Center and airboat tour?
A: You’ll spend the day with a group of knowledgeable guides including our very own City Sightseeing Orlando driver as well as airboat captain (who is Coast Guard–certified), NASA employees, and even a chance to hear from real, veteran astronauts.
Q: How far is St Johns River from the Kennedy Space Center?
A: It’s a short 30 minute drive to the natural cypress swamp with plenty of breathtaking views along the way.