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  • Location:Orlando, Florida
  • Duration:11 hours (approx.)

Kennedy Space Center and Everglades Airboat Safari from Orlando

Experience two popular tours in one day on this guided Kennedy Space Center and Central Florida Everglades Airboat Safari from Orlando. First, look for alligators and other wildlife while discovering Florida’s swamplands on a thrilling, 30-minute airboat adventure. Then visit the Kennedy Space Center for six hours of touring the exhibits, including NASA’s launch headquarters, the Space Shuttle Atlantis and more. Pickup and drop-off from select Orlando hotels included.


  • Combo day trip from Orlando to Kennedy Space Center plus airboat ride in the Florida Everglades
  • Enjoy an exhilarating 30-minute airboat ride on an eco-tour of protected wetlands
  • Tour NASA's launch headquarters, and see shows and exhibits like the Shuttle Launch Experience, Astronaut Encounter Show and IMAX space films
  • Stop at the Apollo/Saturn V Center to witness Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon
  • Round-trip transport from selected locations in Orlando included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Enjoy a mix of science and nature on this day trip that's great for the whole family -- see the Space Shuttle launch pads and old NASA rockets at the Kennedy Space Center and explore the swamps and marshes of the Central Florida Everglades on a cool airboat ride. Keep your eyes open for alligators!

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What You Can Expect

Kennedy Space Center and Everglades Airboat Safari from Orlando

Kennedy Space Center, Florida

After an Orlando hotel pickup and 45-minute drive south, experience a thrilling, 30-minute airboat tour through the grassy marsh of the St. Johns River and Lake Poinsett, at speeds up to 45 miles per hour. Visit a natural cypress swamp and look for local wildlife like alligators — the Everglades’ most formidable inhabitants — plus eagles and hundreds of species of wading birds.

Then take a 20-minute ride to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for more than six hours of exploring. Enjoy a guided tour of NASA's Launch Complex 39 rocket launch site; the Shuttle Launch Experience, which is what veteran NASA astronauts call the next best thing to an actual space shuttle launch; two IMAX films — Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D and Space Station 3D, plus a number of other shows and exhibits, including a chance to meet an astronaut at the Astronaut Encounter. There is also the breathtaking Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit, showcasing the historic spacecraft that tells the story of NASA’s 30-year Space Shuttle Program.

Finally, visit the LC-39 Observation Gantry and the Apollo/Saturn V Center. Listen to the thunderous sounds of a Saturn V moon rocket liftoff and watch Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon.  

The day concludes with a return trip to Orlando.

Customer Reviews

Amy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

The day of our tour was awesome the airboat ride and Kennedy Space Center were awesome. Our tour guide, Red, was funny and very informative. He even had movies to pass the time while driving. Dealing with the company who organized the trip was horrible. Organizing our pick up location and time turned into a huge ordeal and then on the day, they screwed it up, making us and all the other pick ups late. I loved this tour but the stress of dealing with the tour operator made me very frustrated!

Kevin N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

We had a great day, starting with pick up in a nice, comfortable bus which looked quite new then off to the airboat on the Everglades, amazing! We saw alligators up really close! The number of bird species was fabulous too. Onto the space centre it was very interesting and loads to do there, needed to keep moving to see everything then a comfortable ride home again. Definitely recommend


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The trip was great. The driver Ismail was friendly, helpful and funny. Just a pleasent experience.

Tessie F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Awesome tour! I enjoyed the airboat ride and the NASA experience. Gracie, the bus driver and the airboat driver all rendered a wonderful customer service. They spent time to take pictures for the customers for souvenir.

Dragos D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015



5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Space Centre was amazing and our tour guide made sure we had the best opportunity to enjoy the day. He rearranged the schedule because of wet weather so we didn't miss out on anything. Thanks James

Mike E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Very well organized. My five yr old had a incredible time. highly recommend it

James W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015


Elizabeth T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Enjoyed the trip. Organizer on the coach was really helpful and we loved the everglades airboat ride and actually saw some alligators and lots of birds. Bought momentos of the kennedy space Centre, all very interesting. picked up and droped off on time. all-in-all a good day out, thank you.

Mark H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great experience from start to finish. Well organized. Airboat ride was a highlight for the family.

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