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

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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

Lee S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This was the best trip especially the lunch with an astronaut very good

Vez USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Memorable experience and everything was great!

Valerie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Excellent tour with Jason our driver who were just so friendly, helpful and informative, even lending me his warm jacket to wear on the Everglades Airboat trip which I really appreciated as it was such a very cold morning that day and I do recommend that you take a jacket with you on this tour, but my husband and I did thoroughly enjoyed seeing the Everglades and we even managed to spot a few small alligators basking on some rocks close to the waters edge with various species of large wading birds hovering overhead which were just awesome to see and you could not wish for a more friendly crew and then onto the tour at Kennedy Space Centre which is not to be missed by anyone and was truly out of this world to see! excuse the pun and Highly Recommend both these tours.

Jennifer B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

A great day trip. The Airboat Safari was interesting and fun. Kennedy Space Center was amazing. Enough time was allowed for the visit. Bus transfers were good.

Jessica M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Really enjoyed my experience. The tour out was good. I am glad I took the opportunity to do an airboat ride and even saw alligators. Kennedy was incredible. I've always dreamed of visiting and it was everything I'd hoped. I spent all my time at the Apollo/Saturn V centre and the Atlantis exhibit.

lscom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Enjoyed the day.

Sharyn B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This was an amazing day out. We enjoyed the Everglades, an hour ride was enough for us. The visit to Kennedy Space Center was fantastic and informative. When you're on the bus tour sit on the right side as the view of the space craft and hangers are better. I really only went for my kids, but it was my favourite thing out of the one month visit to the states. Really recommend. We got to met an astronaut and had photos, autographs and was able to ask questions.

Rebecca M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Such a great experience! A must do for families!!

heidibradford

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Must do, great fun and exciting.

Vlwsmiles

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

I absolutely enjoyed this experience! Our tour guide on the bus and the driver were absolutely fantastic and gave us great info to use at Kennedy Space Center. She kept us entertained while riding to the Space Center and pointed out very interesting landmarks on the way. The guide on the airboat was very informative and managed to get us plenty of sitings of alligators and birds even though it had been pretty chilly. I definitely would recommend this trip to anyone.

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