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Old 02-17-2019, 04:24 PM
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The wife and I are flying from baltimore down to florida for a 5 day cruise that returns on feb 28 which is a thursday. We are cruising out of cape canaveral. The question is we do not have to be back in baltimore until saturday afternoon. What could we do in florida around that area from thursday morning until saturday? I'm not against renting a car, just looking for some advice on things to see?
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The cape itself has good tours and shows. The area around the cape is very boating oriented, and maybe you can go out on a head boat and fish deep sea.
Further north, about an hours drive, is Daytona Breach.
Of course you can go the Disney/universal/sea world area just south of Orlando.
Its all in what you like to do.
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What are your interests?
  • Kennedy Space Center
  • Airboat/gator tour
  • Food
  • Bars
  • Bioluminescence kayak tour at night(don't know if it's the right time of year)
  • Kayak tour during the day
  • Fishing

You'll be in my backyard, so just let me know what you're in to.
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Good for You! Watching the Daytona 500 now, and waiting for the re-start after a huge crash on lap 10. So quickly.

1. Kennedy Space Center
2. Canaveral National Seashore
3. Disney
4 Sea-world
5. Universal Studios
6 Ron-Johns surf shop in cocco beach.
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we both like to fish but chartering with just us is a little out of the price range. never been to disney and such but isn't that filled with kids? been down south florida lauderdale area we both like that but i am sure that is a decent drive. anything outdoors really seeing different things, not really the sit at the bar and drink beers all day type of people. our honeymoon last year we did costa rica and did a lot of waterfall hikes and rainforest tours and volcano tours just to give an idea of what we like to do
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Lots of places you could rent a kayak and go explore our version of "Thousand Islands".

Just off of downtown Cocoa Beach in the IRL.

The airboat rides are fun if you've never done it, and it's not a whole day type of thing.
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we haven't booked out flights home yet... should we fly home from FLL and cruise the coast over 2 days south? any benefits to that part of florida? or we can always fly back out of orlando? whats to do there?
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Originally Posted by snicol1 View Post
we both like to fish but chartering with just us is a little out of the price range. never been to disney and such but isn't that filled with kids? been down south florida lauderdale area we both like that but i am sure that is a decent drive. anything outdoors really seeing different things, not really the sit at the bar and drink beers all day type of people. our honeymoon last year we did costa rica and did a lot of waterfall hikes and rainforest tours and volcano tours just to give an idea of what we like to do
Yes, Disney, Universal, etc are filled with kids but they are also filled with adult groups. The real young kids will be at parts of the parks geared towards them so don't let their presence discourage you. Also, remember you will be there while school is in session so the crowds won't be as bad. Disney is not at the top of my list of places to go, but I believe everybody should experience it at least once.

If that's not your thing, Crystal River is only about a 2.5 - 3 hour drive across the state to the Gulf side. From what I understand, this is a good time of year to check out the manatees there. We have friends that have been and said it was a blast. It's on our list of things to do.

No matter what you decide, I hope y'all have a great trip!
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Wild Florida. Call ahead and reserve one of the short air boat tours. Its good for a few hours. Not touristy. About a 40 minute drive I think from cocoa.

Night time bioluminescence kayak trip is great. It might be just the summer though.

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Epcot, for a more adult friendly experience. Even my kids enjoy Epcot more than Disney. There are also some springs along that part of Florida that must be seen at least once in your lifetime.
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Forgot about the springs!

Go swim with some manatee!!
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You said you both like to fish then go on a half day head boat trip out the port and then go on a airboat tour ride later that day.If the seas are too rough to fish you could go on the tours at the space center.
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1/2 day inshore probably cost the same as renting a ca and driving down south.

Just sayin'
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Florida State parks offer excellent hiking.
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Originally Posted by ChrisW21 View Post
1/2 day inshore probably cost the same as renting a ca and driving down south.

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or Disney
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Tour the cape! It's impressive as hell. Floridas private getaway is St. Augustine, the original tourist destination before the mouse. Avoid Orlando like the plague. Doglife has the plan..take a day boat/party boat for fishing out of Canaveral.
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I would do an airboat tour then maybe hit St. Augustine. If you like Zip lines mixed with nature Forever Florida is cool. You'll need a rental car.
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baseball spring training will be going on.
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Do You like birds? The Black Point Wildlife Drive in Merritt Island NWR is world class, and very close by.
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Forgot about the springs!

Go swim with some manatee!!
Closest place to do that is Crystal River, all the way across the state. Blue Springs State Park you can see them, but not swim with them.

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