Flying home late on your day of departure?? Then take an excursion tour and create memories you'll be talking about for years to come. Besides who knows how long it will be before you're back in our neck of the woods.
The following tours are only recommendations by us due to their proximity to Port Canaveral and The Orlando Airport. However there are many attractions theme park style and off the beaten path type that are within 20 minutes drive from the Orlando Airport. Feel free to take advantage of our knowledge of the area and the 22 years we've been around to help you decide on the right playground for you and your family and call us at 1-800-258-1015. Also be advised that we do not sell any tickets to any of these attractions and we will take you there, safeguard your luggage and bring you back to your final destination at the price of an airport transfer (1-14 passenger groups only). This is in addition to the Airport-to-Port and/or Port-to-Airport transfer fees. Click here for rates.
Kennedy Space Center (How far: 15 minutes from Port Canaveral How long: 3 to 5 hrs.): You may want to check out The KSC Bus Tour (2-3 hrs) taking you close to the launch pads and Saturn Rockets exhibits. Also at the Kennedy Space Center is the Rocket Garden, The Astronaut Memorial and other exhibits. One of the most popular attractions there is an IMAX movie called The Dream Is Alive which is a tribute to the space shuttle Challenger showing views of the earth in such breathtaking format that you'd have to fly into space to top it off (See how close KSC is to Port Canaveral( Watch Video). (www.kennedyspacecenter.com)
Cocoa Beach Resort Area (How far: 10 minutes from Port Canaveral, How long: Your choice): Home to the 24 hour Ron Jon Surf shop is the closest beach to the Orlando Airport and is good for a day of relaxation on the beach (We do recommend the beach park behind Ron Jon where you will have access to showers, restrooms and restaurants) or you can shop for beach wear & gear at one of the largest surf shops in the world. (www.cocoabeachchamber.com) (www.cocoabeach.com)(www.ci.cocoa-beach.fl.us) (www.ronjons.com).
Boggy Creek Airboat Rides (How far: 10 minutes from Orlando Airport, How long: 1 hour): Self proclaimed as the Everglades of Central Florida, this tour takes you gliding through the wetlands while viewing Florida's native wildlife. You should be on the lookout for exotic birds such as bald eagles, herons, ospreys and sand hill cranes. Turtles and Florida alligators are almost always spotted during those tours. (www.bcairboats.com)
Downtown Disney World-class restaurants, dazzling entertainment and unique shops line the waterfront at Downtown Disney area. Shop in the world’s largest Disney store, dine amid life-size prehistoric creatures, bowl a game at the 30-lane alley and more. This fun-filled district includes Downtown Disney West Side, Downtown Disney Marketplace and Pleasure Island. Parking and admission to Downtown Disney area are complimentary. (www.disneyworld.disney.go.com/destinations/downtown-disney)
SeaWorld of Orlando (How far: 15 minutes from Orlando Airport, How long: 5 to 8 hours): Home of Shamu the killer whale and Clyde & Seamore the sea lions is virtually free of the typical waiting lines you'd experience at most theme parks. Armed with a map and schedule of the different shows, you and your family can feast your eyes on the colorful sea life at one of the most popular attractions for locals and tourists alike. Ask us about our luggage safekeeping program since we're located only a mile from Sea World. (www.seaworld.com)
Discovery Cove is where you can immerse yourself in adventure everywhere you turn and forget about your cares for the day. All you need to focus on is discovery -- interacting with dolphins, birds, fish and rays in an all-inclusive setting. Attendance is limited to 1,000 guests per day at this reservations-only adventure, setting it apart from the other Orlando attractions. Make a day of it. For additional information please call 1-877-557-7404 to speak to a reservations specialist. (www.discoverycove.com)
Gatorland® is a one-of-a-kind, protected habitat for man and beast where adventures lurk around every corner! Internationally known as the Alligator Capital of the World, Gatorland's 110-acre theme park and nature conservatory is located in Central Florida at the head of the Florida Everglades. Once you have experienced Gatorland, it will be hard to believe that it began in 1949 as a roadside attraction! (www.gatorland.com)