Described by Ponce de Leon as the “Cabo de las Corrientes” or “Cape of the Currents”, this area was a navigational landmark long before it had a name. The Ais were the first Indians that Ponce de Leon encountered in 1513 when he tried to land at St. Lucie Inlet. Fierce and respected, the Ais fought off Spanish explorers invading the area with their cane arrows. This is the root of another name endowed by the Spanish, “Cabo de Canaveral” or “Cape of Canes”, a name which has endured. From the age of exploration until now, this landmass has been an important crossroad in man’s inherent need to push the limits of his world!
To help you plan your day appropriately please take note of the below:
Tours depart at 8:30 am from the Exploration Tower in Port Canaveral. Tours are rain or shine. Please plan accordingly.
Be sure to bring your tour voucher on the day of the tour.
Closed toe shoes only with heal support (no high-heels)
No children under 12 (unfortunately this is an Air Force rule for this facility).
The pathway and stairs at the Lighthouse are not conducive for walkers, canes or wheel chairs.
All guests must show photo ID prior to boarding the bus, and must carry their ID's with them at all times.
No backpacks or large hand bags are allowed on the coach.
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station is a working facility and tours can be canceled by the Air Force at any time based on security or, the operational needs of the base.
In addition to the lighthouse, the 3-hour tours include stops at Air Force Space and Missile History Center and at two historic launch complexes.
The tour also includes admission to Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral.
********ALL TOURS MUST BE BOOKED 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE, AS WE HAVE TO PROVIDE INFORMATION TO THE AIR FORCE TO ACCESS SECURED PROPERTY!**********