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Viewing Locations

Hawk’s Nest Viewing Site is Closed

If you’re eager to witness a rocket launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, the Hawk’s Nest Viewing Site at Cabrillo Highway & Azalea Lane is an excellent spot.

Grills Seafood Deck & Tiki Bar

The finest quality local fish prepared using the healthiest and most delicious process available, marinating and grilling. The restaurant is located on the water close to the launch pads. Enjoy a meal and drinks while you wait for the launch, but arrive early because the restaurant will fill up.

Gator’s Dockside

Gator’s Dockside is a family-friendly, sports-themed restaurant offering a fun atmosphere with many TVs. The restaurant is located on the water close to the launch pads. Enjoy a meal and drinks while you wait for the launch, but arrive early because the restaurant will fill up.

Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill

They offer casual waterfront dining downstairs plus a covered patio, indoor sports bar, and sun deck with Tiki bar upstairs. The restaurant is located on the water close to the launch pads. Enjoy a meal and drinks while you wait for the launch, but arrive early because the restaurant will fill up

Exploration Tower

Check the website for tickets and availability. A never before seen panoramic view of Port Canaveral, our cruise ships, and of Kennedy Space Center. The 7th floor outdoor observation deck is the place to be to watch a rocket launch!

Seven stories above the ground, on an open promenade you and your guests can see a launch like no other location in Port Canaveral. Use their high end telescopes to get a spectacular up-close and uninhibited view of the rocket before and during launch.

Cocoa Kayaking

Join Cocoa Kayaking on a rocket launch tour. At Cocoa Kayaking, they limit their group sizes to guarantee that their tours are of very highest quality. They strive to make your experience on the water an unforgettable one.

Adventures in Florida

With Adventures in Florida, “sign up, then show up” at Kelly Park East for an easy paddle that ends with your heart racing and adrenaline pumping. They cannot guarantee a launch, but they can guarantee an exciting time on the water.

Adventure Kayak of Cocoa Beach

Ready to kayak Cocoa Beach during a rocket launch? Adventure Kayak of Cocoa Beach invites you to slip away on an unforgettable, 100% organic kayaking adventure in the Indian River Lagoon!

Space Coast River Tours

Join Space Coast River Tours for one of their very special rocket launch tours. There are only a handful of places on the planet where you can watch rockets launch into outer space and none more beautiful than Brevard County. Join Space Coast River Tours on the water for the next launch.

Island Boat Lines

Island Boat Lines offers views of rocket launches from the Banana River on a forty-nine (49) passenger boat. Viewing a launch on an Island Boat Lines boat is a BLAST! Don’t get stuck in traffic jams or stand in the sun on the roadside for these MONUMENTAL experiences!

Indian River Queen

Viewing a launch on board the Indian River Queen is a BLAST! Don’t get stuck in traffic jams or stand in the sun on the roadside for this MONUMENTAL experience! Plan to view your next launch on a first-class private riverboat charter.

View a Rocket Launch by Boat

Boaters are able to watch launches from the Intracoastal Waterway and non-restricted portions of the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon. The Coast Guard provides information on restricted areas on Marine Band Channel 16 as each launch approaches.

US1

US1 between 50 and Garden Street in Titusville provides a good view of the launch across from the Indian River.

State Road 528

State Road 528 provides a clear view of the rocket launch pads, as the road approaches the Port Canaveral area.

State Road 401

State Road 401 is located close to Port Canaveral and offers views of the launch pad from across the water.