Things to Do in Port Canaveral

Did you know that Port Canaveral is also known as “Florida’s Fun Port?” There is great reason behind this affectionate nickname to one of the world’s busiest cruise ports located right here in Brevard County. Whether you live within sight of Port Canaveral, or you’re passing through before you embark on a cruise to an exotic island, you’ll find a lot of exciting adventures can be had throughout this bustling area of Florida’s Space Coast. Here are some of the exciting ways you can spend your time around Port Canaveral, Florida.

Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral

A popular destination for those visiting the port, the seven floors of Exploration Tower give opportunity to learn the history of Port Canaveral, watch the cruise ships embark, grab something to eat and maybe even catch a nearby rocket launch! There’s no better way to view a rocket take flight into space than from the top of the tower. Exploration Tower is perfect for snapping the best panoramic view of the entire port, and if you purchase tickets to the Port Canaveral Wildlife Tours, your entrance into the Exploration Tower is complimentary! Otherwise, make sure to purchase tickets ahead of time.

Port Canaveral Wildlife Boat Tours

After your stop at The Exploration Tower you can continue the fun by hopping aboard the next wildlife tour which docks right next to the tower. The Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge and Canaveral National Seashore tours are unlike any other tours in the Space Coast and allow you to take in the sites from the comfort of air conditioning. Your knowledgeable tour guide will provide everything you need, even down to the sunscreen! You don’t have to worry about food or drinks, but rather focus on enjoying the wildlife and natural beauty of these incredibly unique preservations and the Floridian life teeming throughout.

Fishing Charters in Port Canaveral

If you want to continue exploring the Atlantic ocean, consider applying your sunscreen and joining one of the best fishing charters in Port Canaveral. The charters provide expansive views of the Atlantic Ocean and Indian River Lagoon. You’ll have a chance to try out deep-sea fishing and test your skills – see what you can catch! With so many charters to choose from, you’ll have to do your research to find one at a price you’re comfortable with. Fishing addicts will love this unique opportunity!

Cocoa Beach Parasail

With ZERO accidents to date, Cocoa Beach Parasail certainly provides an experience you will never forget. There’s no better way to see the Atlantic coast than flying high above the waves – there’s truly nothing like the adventure of parasailing in Cocoa Beach. It’s suggested to schedule your appointment early in your trip, just in case there are weather delays.

Surfing at Cocoa Beach & Ron Jon Surf Shop

Ron Jon Surf Shop is the world’s largest surf shop and the best place to stop before you try your surfing skills at Cocoa Beach. Stock up on some fun surf gear and apparel before heading to the beach. There’s no need to purchase your own surfboard, as you can rent water sport gear at Cocoa Beach. Beyond water sports, Cocoa Beach is an exciting place to grab a bite to eat, rent a bike, shop, enjoy the sun and sand, and explore. If you’d prefer a beach that’s a little quieter, set up your chair at Cherie Down Park instead.

Manatee Sanctuary Park

Manatee Sanctuary Park borders a section of the Banana River that is designated as a preserved manatee habitat for these endangered species. It’s not guaranteed that visitors will spot one of these beloved sea cows, especially if it’s during one of the colder months of the year, but it’s certainly possible! This beautiful park has a lot to offer, especially if you’re looking for a way to relax and enjoy the shoreline. Walking trails, exercise equipment, grills and more are all available for park-goers.

Restaurants in Port Canaveral

It should come as no surprise that some of our country’s greatest seafood restaurants are within or around Port Canaveral. Crab legs, scallops, fresh fish, clams and more are in abundance here! Try out Seafood Atlantic Inc. for its reputation for having the freshest seafood in the port. If seafood doesn’t sit well with you, it’s not a problem! Plenty of other highly ranked steakhouses, bar & grills, and even pizza restaurants are spread across the port.

Enjoy your Stay

A stay in Port Canaveral and the surrounding areas is sure to be memorable. Even a day spent at the port will showcase why it’s known as “Florida’s Fun Port.” If you’re looking to extend your stay and purchase property in Brevard County so you can enjoy the port year-round, reach out to Misty Morrison today at 321-574-8119 to find a house you’ll love in a city you’ll be proud to call home!


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