Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to take a tour to see the Lighthouse?

The Lighthouse located on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and requires pre-approved security clearance and an escort.  Canaveral Tours provides this service as part of the tour. Reservations are required in advance. U.S. Citizens 2 days in advance, Foreign visitors 4 days in advance. On day of tour a picture ID must be presented and A hold harmless agreement must be signed for access onto AF Station. (click here to view form)

Can I climb the Lighthouse?

The first five floors of the Lighthouse can be climbed on the inside stairwell.  Weather permitting the outside staircase from the third floor is used to exit the lighthouse.

Minimum height to climb is 48″.  You must wear closed toed shoes with heel or heel strap, no flip flops, no slider/slip-on shoes, no high heels.

Can I bring my camera?

Of course! Pictures are permitted throughout most of the tour.  There are two buildings on the Air Force stations the tour guides will request you do not take photos.

How long is the tour?

4 hours

Is this a walking tour?

No, You are transported in a Mercedes Coach from Port Canaveral Exploration Tower. There is walking at the Lighthouse and several stops. However you determine how much walking you would like to do. Observing from the van or bus is perfectly acceptable.

Can I bring luggage off the cruise ship?

No luggage, suitcases or over-sized backpacks are allowed on the tour. Camera bags are welcome.