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

Kennedy Space Center and Everglades Airboat Safari from Orlando

Experience the spills and thrills of space travel plus the wild beauty of the Everglades on this fun-filled combo day trip from Orlando! Discover Florida’s swamplands on a thrilling airboat adventure ride before your visit to the Kennedy Space Center, where you’ll have more than six hours to explore multiple exhibits at NASA’s launch headquarters and enjoy a private guided tour of the fantastic Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.


  • 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

Head to the Everglades, about 45 minutes outside of Orlando, and discover the diversity of flora and fauna in Florida’s amazing wetlands. When you arrive at the park, board your airboat for a thrilling 30-minute ride!

As you soar into the miles of protected swamps, marshes and rivers that make up the Central Florida Everglades, your guide will point out native plants, flowers, birds and other wildlife such as the Florida alligators – the Everglades’ most formidable inhabitants.

Then, take a 20-minute drive by bus to Kennedy Space Center, where you’ll have approximately 6.5 hours to explore the Visitor Complex. Your visit includes a tour of NASA's launch headquarters, the Shuttle Launch Experience, two IMAX films (Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D and Space Station 3D), plus a variety of shows and exhibits – including a chance to meet an astronaut at the Astronaut Encounter Show.

See the massive Space Shuttle launch pads at the LC-39 Observation Gantry and walk underneath an impressive Saturn V rocket at the Apollo/Saturn V Center. Here, listen to the deafening thunder of a Saturn V moon rocket lift-off and watch Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon as if you were there.

When you’re all spaced out from the Kennedy Space Center, relax with return transport back to Orlando.

New Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit
Starting June 29, don’t miss the brand-new Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit, showcasing the legendary spacecraft, Atlantis. More than 60 interactive experiences highlight the people, passion and patriotism behind NASA’s program that launched the Hubble Space Telescope and built the International Space Station, plus you can see what it’s like to be a real astronaut! Take the helm at the shuttle cockpit; experience the sensation of floating in space; explore a replica of the ISS; and strap in to the sights, sounds and sensations of a shuttle launch! As a new addition, travelers can experience a private guided tour of the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit, for no additional charge.

Customer Reviews

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015


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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Tour was very good. good fun. Very techy and for space nerds@@

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Airboat ride the best. Great way to see alligators and birds. Can't go wrong at Kennedy Space Center. A wonderful tour. Would go again in a minute

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Loved it all....an amazing day.
The only improvements could be:
better organisation at pick up - we nearly missed out on the tour even though we were there early, but the there was a mix up with the bookings and allocated seats. We had to sit apart with Pete at the front of the bus and me at the back.
a bit longer at the everglades - 1/2 was a bit short.
and perhaps a little longer at the space station - we didn't get to see everything.
All in all a very enjoyable day....thank you

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was a great day.
Mike our guide was great. Very informative and so passionate about the space programme.
Kenedfy Space Stationis a must if visiting Orlando ..... Amazing

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