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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.

Highlights

  • 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 — IMAX® A Beautiful Planet and Journey To Space 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

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

I would highly recommend this trip. Time was planned well for both activities. Our tour guide Mike was well versed in both the habitat of the alligators and the St. Johns River area. His passion for space exploration was evident as he lead us to the Kennedy Space Center. He showed and recommended how to maximize our time at the Center. He even gave us a trivia challenge for the Rocket Garden.

Sim Ni C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour was fantastic and very well organised. I really enjoyed the everglades airboat ride and Kennedy Space Centre. I would definitely recommend this tour.

Jennifer R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The airboat safari was fantastic, the captain was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. It broke up a long tour day to Kennedy albeit enjoyable and unmissable we are space enthusiasts the airboat ride added a completely unforgettable dimension to the day. I would definitely recommend this tour

whyann

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour was very good, all was organized perfectly expect too much waiting time at start, waiting for unpunctual people. We were sitted in the bus more than 1 hour before we even left Orlando.

myramuh5

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

I took this trip in February as part of a birthday trip with family, and enjoyed it immensely. Our tour guide and driver were very welcoming and friendly. And since we went off-peak our tight nit group were able to enjoy the company of being told nit bits about Orlando, space center, or anything we wanted to know. The drive going to and from consisted of long relaxing roads which I found peaceful.

The airboat ride went so quickly, but it was very fun. Our airboat driver took us through the swamp at such high speeds - loved it! Be prepared for your hair to go crazy too but what fun would it be if it didn't?. Driver slowed down whenever he say gators and we even slowed down to one and got pretty close, all in all we say maybe 3-4. It's also a stark contrast to see the cows grazing passed the gators like it's normal.

I would definitely recommend, especially when you think about the cost of taking a taxi there or driving there with parking fees at the Space Center. You can easily knock off two things to do in Orlando in one day. Thanks for the trip!

Antony M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The best ever way to enjoy going fast, and to see the wildlife in a swamp atmosphere in a boat.
The Kennedy Space Center is just awesome, to good not to miss if you like the space feeling.

peak.mann

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The airboat safari was great! The guide was knowledgable and we saw many alligators and birds. The Kennedy Space Center was amazing and inspiring!

Bec N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Awesome tour, we have been to Kennedy Space Center before but our tour guide Madeline gave us a schedule so we wouldn't miss anything and we got to see so much more then our first visit. The air-boat safari was fantastic, we saw at least 4 alligators and the driver let us sit in the air-boat and take photos after the tour. Have already told family to do this day trip

lynnita

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great value! We did have a miscommunication regarding pick up location, but everything worked out. The airboat ride was great! We saw several gators. We found the KSC very interesting. It was just enough time for us, but if you're really into space and space exploration, you may find yourself short on time. I would highly recommend.

Lynda W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Brilliant. We saw so many alligators and loved the Space centre. we could have done with more time as just not enough time to see everything. Everyone so friendly

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