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Port Canaveral, Florida, USA

Port Canaveral is a cruise, cargo and naval port in Brevard County, Florida, United States. It is one of the busiest cruise ports in the world with 3.9 million cruise passengers passing through during 2014. Over 3,000,000 short tons (2,700,000 t) of bulk cargo moves through each year. Common cargo includes cement, petroleum, and aggregate. The port has conveyors and hoppers for loading products directly into trucks, and facilities for bulk cargo containers. The channel is about 44 feet (13 m) deep.

There are 750,000 square feet (70,000 m2) of covered freight storage capacity. It handled 4,000,000 short tons (3,600,000 t) of cargo in 2004. The port exports fresh citrus; bulk frozen citrus juice stored in one of the largest freezer warehouses in the state; cement and building materials. The port receives lumber, salt for water softening, automobiles, and steel... Read more

Port Canaveral, Florida, USA

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Port Canaveral is a cruise, cargo and naval port in Brevard County, Florida, United States. It is one of the busiest cruise ports in the world with 3.9 million cruise passengers passing through during 2014. Over 3,000,000 short tons (2,700,000 t) of bulk cargo moves through each year. Common cargo includes cement, petroleum, and aggregate. The port has conveyors and hoppers for loading products directly into trucks, and facilities for bulk cargo containers. The channel is about 44 feet (13 m) deep.

There are 750,000 square feet (70,000 m2) of covered freight storage capacity. It handled 4,000,000 short tons (3,600,000 t) of cargo in 2004. The port exports fresh citrus; bulk frozen citrus juice stored in one of the largest freezer warehouses in the state; cement and building materials. The port receives lumber, salt for water softening, automobiles, and steel sheet and plate. It transships items for land, sea, air, and space. Port Canaveral's Foreign Trade Zone is among the largest general purpose FTZs in the nation - over 5 square miles (13 km2).

Cape Canaveral is a city in Brevard County, Florida, most famous as the home of America's launch pad, Kennedy Space Center. Cape Canaveral is part of a region known as the "Space Coast" since all of the manned United States spacecraft are launched from the Space Center on nearby Merritt Island.

The city of Cape Canaveral is located at the northern end of a barrier island on the Atlantic coast of Florida. It is due south of the geographical feature Cape Canaveral.


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Port Canaveral, Florida, USA: Port Information


The port has six cruise terminals. Disney Cruise Line uses Terminal 8, and Carnival Cruise Line uses Terminal 6. 
If it is your departure port, we recommend you to come a few days earlier and enjoy Universal and Disney parks. You can rent a car at the airport and drop it at the port. 

Orlando International Airport is 45 miles away from the port; Universal Studio is 60 miles away.
You can use a taxi to get from the airport to Port Canaveral. However, it is quite expensive. Besides, there is a shuttle service (for example, Cocoa Beach Shuttle).
 

Get around Port Canaveral, Florida, USA


By bus

  • Space Coast Area Transit is the name of the local Brevard County bus service. It is a cheap way to get around and is handicap accessible. The website provides maps and timetables. Buses travel to most sites and places of interest. 

By shuttle

  • Florida Sunshine Shuttle provides shuttle service from MCO to Port Canaveral and back. Rates vary depending on the both the passenger's destination and whether you book a private or a shared shuttle.

What to see in Port Canaveral, Florida, USA


  • Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

    (Just to the west of Orsino on Florida State Road 405, between Range Road and East Avenue SW), toll-free: +1-866-737-5235. 9AM-6PM. This busy tourist attraction offers museums, movies, a rocket garden and bus tours of former shuttle preparation and launch facilities. This is an official Federal site - however, the visitor complex is run by contractors for a profit, so prices are comparable to private tourist attractions, not a typical national park. Basic admission (a 2-day pass) includes an excellent bus tour (including the complimentary bus tour of Launch Complex 39 and the Apollo-Saturn V Center), the museums (including the exhibit featuring the Space Shuttle Atlantis), and the IMAX movies. Additional special tours or programs should be booked in advance since they sell out quickly. NOTE: this facility may *sometimes* be closed on launch days!
  • Air Force Space and Missile Museum (Tours leave from the AF Space and Missile History Center just outside the south gate of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station), ☎ +1 321 853-9171, e-mail: airforcespaceandmissilemuseum@patrick.af.mil. M-F 8 AM-4 PM W-Th 9 AM (launch and operations schedule permitting). The three-hour tour includes stops at the Air Force Space and Missile Museum, the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse and several historic launch complexes. Reservations are required and seating is limited. Adults must be able to present one form of official ID, such as a driver’s license, military ID and/or passport, when checking in at the History Center. Bus and most facilities are NOT handicapped accessible. Note that these sites can be seen daily via a fee-based special KSC bus tour of Cape Canaveral. 
  • Air Force Space and Missile History Center (Just outside the south gate of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station), ☎ +1 321 853-9171, e-mail: airforcespaceandmissilemuseum@patrick.af.mil. Tu-F 9AM-2PM, Sa 9AM-5PM, Su Noon-4PM. The History Center is an extension of the Air Force Space and Missile Museum. It is located outside of the gates of the Air Force Station and does not require entry into the station. 

What to do in Port Canaveral, Florida, USA


  • View a rocket launch: NASA keeps a list of Brevard County parks where rocket launches can be viewed. They also provide limited opportunities to view launches through the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The best places off-site are to the south from Jetty Park near Port Canaveral, or across Indian River in Titusville.
  • Victory Casino, 180 Christopher Columbus Dr, ☎ +1 321-799-0021. Relax and gamble for a night on the water. Ages 18+.
  • Zero Gravity Corporation, toll-free: +1-800-937-6480. Parabolic flights on a modified 727, offering brief periods of weightlessness. 
  • Cocoa Beach

    Sportfishing Charters, 800 Scallop Dr, ☎ +1 321 848-2662. Deep Sea Fishing Charters leaving from Cocoa Beach and Port Canaveral. Catch Dolphin, Wahoo, Sailfish, Grouper and many others. Children Welcome.
  • A1A Beach Rentals, 6811 N Atlantic Ave, ☎ +1 321 505-7455. Surfboard rental, paddleboard rental, kayak rental, bike rental, beach gear rental. Rentals are by the day, 2-day, and weekly, and the company delivers everything to you. Activities include kayak fishing, kayak manatee and wildlife viewing, surfing lessons, stand-up paddle boarding lessons, cruise shore excursions, surf fishing, flats fishing.
  • Visit Orlando and it's amazing amusement parks.

What to eat and drink in Port Canaveral, Florida, USA


Eat

  • Rusty's Seafood, 628 Glen Cheek Drive, ☎ +1 321 783-2033. Great surf and turf, in a relaxing setting on the water, with live entertainment, and seating both inside and outside over the water.
  • Grill's Seafood Deck &Tiki Bar, 505 Glen Cheek Drive, ☎ +1 321 868-2226. Fresh seafood and great atmosphere.
  • Fishlips, 610 Glen Cheek Drive (At Port Canaveral), ☎ +1 321 784-4533. Unique food and drinks, live entertainment, great nightlife.
  • Dixie Crossroads, 1475 Garden St Titusville, FL 32796, ☎ +1 321 268-5000. Seafood

Drink

  • Causeway Diner, 3700 N. Courtenay Parkway, ☎ +1 321 454-9898. diner serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner all day long.

Shopping in Port Canaveral, Florida, USA


Kennedy Space Center's Gift shop is a treasure trove of astronaut autographs.

  • Fin Freak Offshore Charters (Obsession Fishing Charters), 505 Glen Cheek Dr, Cape Canaveral, ☎ +1 321 631-3474. Cape Canaveral fishing charters

Safety in Port Canaveral, Florida, USA


Use your common sense just like in any other part of our planet.
You should never feed wild animals. Always take your sunscreen. 

Language spoken in Port Canaveral, Florida, USA


English is the official language.

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December 15, 2018
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