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Shuttle Launch Boat Tours?

Wichita, Kansas
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Shuttle Launch Boat Tours?

I'm hoping to view the last shuttle launch scheduled for July, and I wasn't lucky enough to get tickets for the NASA Causeway. I hear Titusville is a great place to view, but it will be an absolute zoo traffic-wise, and I'm up for that (I've got young kids).

I've also heard that a boat tour is a great way to see the launch. Any recommendations of reputable operators? Also, any recommendations on where to go? I've heard you might be able to get closer to the pad on the Atlantic side, because the buffer is about 10-12 miles on the Banana and Indian Rivers.

Thanks for the info!

Palm Coast, Florida
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1. Re: Shuttle Launch Boat Tours?

I am not aware of any boat tours but do know the Coast Guard stops boats just on the Northside of the Beachline (Hwy 528). I live in Cape Canaveral and would recommend you come and stand on the ocean for a great view.


Hopkinsville, KY
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2. Re: Shuttle Launch Boat Tours?

I will be staying at cocoa beach by the pier on July 8. Will I be able to get a good view from there?

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3. Re: Shuttle Launch Boat Tours?

The pier will be an excellent spot to view the shuttle launch but you better get there extremely early. It will be crowded and who knows if you can even find parking.

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