Discover Port Canaveral In Cape Canaveral Florida

Across the Banana River from the Kennedy Space Center on​ Merritt Island​ and​ just north of​ Cocoa Beach is​ the city of​ Cape Canaveral, Florida. in​ the city of​ Cape Canaveral you​ will find, on​ a​ protected channel just off the Atlantic Ocean, Port Canaveral.

Port Canaveral, which not too long ago was a​ small cargo port is​ now, in​ addition​ to​ being a​ major international cargo hub, one of​ the, if​ not the, busiest cruise ports in​ the Western Hemisphere. it​ is​ also a​ fun filled recreational area.

Board a​ cruise ship for​ a​ 2, 3, 4, 5 or​ 7 day cruise to​ the Keys, the Bahamas or​ the Caribbean, on​ the 855' Carnival Fantasy, the 952' Carnival Glory, the 964' Disney Magic, the 964' Disney Wonder, the 880' Royal Caribbean International Sovereign of​ the Seas, the 1020' Royal Caribbean International Mariner of​ the Seas, the 916' Royal Caribbean International Grandeur of​ the Seas or​ one of​ the other cruise ships that are in​ port. Take a​ 2 day gaming cruise on​ the Sterling Casino Lines Ambassador II with it's 26,000 square feet of​ casino space, or​ take an​ afternoon, evening or​ full day gaming cruise on​ the smaller SunCruz Casinos' SUNCRUZ XII.

Go fishing off the 1200' Malcolm E. McLouth fishing pier, launch your​ own boat from the public boat launching ramps at​ Port's End Park and​ Freddie Patrick Park or​ take a​ half, full day or​ night fishing excursion​ charter, on​ the Atlantic Ocean or​ the Indian River Lagoon, from one of​ the three marinas at​ the Port.

Go camping at​ the 35 acre Jetty Park with it's 150 lighted camp sites, ranging from tents to​ full hookup for​ RVs, it's four and​ one-half-acre family beach with designated areas for​ water-related activities, such as​ swimming and​ surfing, covered pavilions and​ picnic tables, restrooms with showers, refreshment stand, fishing pier and​ fish cleaning tables. Call (321) 783-7111 for​ reservations and​ rules.

Check out the Cove with it's more than a​ dozen dining establishments, most serving fresh seafood fresh from the boats. There are also numerous shops and​ boutiques.

Strech out on​ the clean well tended sandy beach and​ watch the fishing boats and​ cruise ships go by. The sky is​ blue and​ the water is​ clear. Watch a​ rocket launch from the nearby Cape Kennedy Space Center.

Stay at​ one of​ the nearby resort hotels in​ Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne, Merritt Island​ and​ Palm Bay. Take a​ 45 minute drive to​ Orlando and​ visit Disney World or​ one of​ the other theme parks. Visit nearby Cape Kennedy and​ tour NASA's launch headquarters, see the towering launch pads, huge rockets, history-making technology, explore the Apollo/Saturn V Center and​ the Vehicle Assembly Building, walk through a​ full-size Space Shuttle mock-up, see IMAX space films on​ gigantic five-story screens, and​ see an​ actual Gemini program capsule on​ display in​ Early Space Exploration. Visit one of​ the many other area attractions.

There is​ plenty for​ the whole family to​ see and​ do, in​ and​ around Port Canaveral.

for​ more information​ about the city of​ Cape Canaveral see, a​ directory of​ links to​ city of​ Cape Canaveral guides and​ directories listing hotels, restaurants, attorneys, real estate brokers, information, resources, services, things to​ do, places to​ go and​ more.

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