Canaveral Lighthouse Tours provides weekly tours to the Lighthouse and Air Force Station. Always check out our calendar standard weekly tour days are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, other special tours are available including open house Wednesday on our calendar. Call us if you need a specific date, custom and private tours are available for additional dates, contact us for scheduling.
Pickup and parking is at Port Canaveral Exploration Tower. Due to Covid the Exploration Tower is only open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm. The Exploration Tower gift store and observation deck are available to visit at no charge, their Museum is currently closed.
Length of standard weekly tour is approximately 4 hours. We stop at the lighthouse where you spend approximately 1 hour and a Lighthouse docent provides a semi-guided tour. The first 5 floors of the lighthouse inside are available for climbing as well as the outside 3rd floor staircase when weather permits. The lighthouse museum, gift store and grounds surrounding lighthouse await your visit.
We stop at historic spaceflight complexes, launch complex 14, the site of Mercury missions, the first manned orbital flights. Launch pad 34, the launch site of the Saturn 1 & 1b launch vehicles and Apollo launches. As well as photo opportunities of space program monuments and memorials. Views of current launch complexes and programs that are our next step into space, the moon and mars. Visit to Space Program museum with artifacts and exhibits of Air Force launch vehicles and programs.
Views throughout the tour route include historic cemetery of early settlers, wildlife on vast surroundings of the cape and operational hangers and complexes supporting space exploration.
Minimum height of 48″ tall is required to climb lighthouse. You must wear closed toed shoes that have a heel support, no flip flops, no slider/slip-on shoes, no high heels.
Guests are not allowed to bring luggage, suitcases or over-sized backpacks on tour. Cameras and camera bags are allowed.
Tours require 2 day advance reservation for security clearance. Foreign visitors require 4 days advance reservation.
A hold harmless agreement must be signed on day of tour for access onto AF Station. (click here to view form)
Personal identification information is required in advance and preferred at time of booking. If identification is not received in advance per above reservations limits we will be forced to cancel the reservation with no refund.
A 4 person minimum is required to run the tour, We will advise 3 days prior and make arrangements to transfer your booking to another date or issue a full refund.
There are times the Space Force closes the base or areas on base for launches and other activities. Many times those are announced with only one day notice. We will work with guest to arrange a different time or day as allowed per the schedule. Many times we have the opportunity to watch a launch from base with an adjustment in time of tour. We will contact guest when that opportunity is available.
Cancellations made in advance 6 days or earlier receive 100% refund, 5 to 3 days in advance 50% refund. No refunds or reschedules for cancellations made later than 2 days prior to tour.