The Kennedy Space Station
Tours to the Kennedy Space Station will have different agendas, but a full blown see everything tour might take you through a narrated visit to the Space Shuttle, to the Space Shuttle launch padsm to the Vehicle Assembly Building, the International Space Station Processing Center, and the Shuttle Landing Facility with the (mega) Crawler-Transporter. Lunch is typically not included in the price.
Price: Adults expect to pay from $62 to $132 for these tours that are 7 hours long.
Booking Advice: Depending on the walking involved, these tours range from easy to moderate in terms of physical exercise. Lower end tours appear to be cost competitive for one person. It's good to keep in mind that the space center is only 40 miles from the cruise terminal. For 4 people, it might be well worth your while to rent a car and purchase your own tickets from the space center. It is important to rent your car in advance.
Theme Park Cruise Offers for Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studios
These excursions typically run for about 10 hours, and you opt to the theme park of your choice.
Price: Adults expect to pay as little as $33 for shuttle service for up to 10 hours. Transportation and admission to Sea World will run about $140, to Universal Studios Theme park it will cost $170, and to Disney World you can plan around $160. These are all prices for admission for one adult.
Booking Advice: Because of the walking, these tours are typically rated as moderately physically taxing. Cruise line prices are somewhat competitive, however, your best bet in terms of pricing is to either prearrange a rental car for the day or opt for the shuttle, and buy your tickets to the park of your choice online.
Manatee & Dolphin Pontoon
Advertised as eco-friendly, this pontoon excursion takes you along the Banana River, dotted by numerous islands, where you are likely to see Blue Dolphins and may also see Manatees.
Price: Adults expect to pay around $55 for this 3 hour excursion.
Booking Advice: This tour is rated as easy physically. Cruise line prices appear to be quite competitive with buying is directly from the ground operator.
Airboat Wetlands Tours
This airboat ride into the wetlands via St. Johns River should be quite the opportunity to see wildlife including snakes, turtles, alligators, easgles, egrets, and cranes.
Price: Adults expect to pay around $50 for a tour that lasts 3.5 hours.
Booking Advice: These tours are rated as moderate in terms of physical exercise, and this price is actually fairly competitive with buying it directly from the ground operator.
Cocoa Beach Time
Spend about 5.5 hours at the beach, and see Cocoa Beach's 800 feet of pier. Live music is likely, and the day includes lunch and discounts on beach rentals including toys, chairs, and umbrellas.
Price: Adults expect to pay around $65 for a 6 hour day including lunch.
Booking Advice: This tour is rated as easy. When you factor in convenience, it's faily competitive. However, renting a car and just going to Cocoa Beach shouldn't cost a fortune. This option doesn't come with lunch and during peak seasons, parking is a challenge. You will need to prearrange your car rental, too.