Click our logo for our
special daily rate!
way, are you flying into Canaveral
from a U.S. airport? We can
save you money on Airport Parking too!
You can park at the port and pay the
following rates (as of October 15, 2012):
for vehicles up to 20 feet in length.
For vehicles longer than 20 feet, the rates are $104, $130, $156 and
Preferred Parking is offered at Cruise Terminal 8 and is located
right next to the terminal, the rate is $20.00 more than the
standard parking rates, regardless of cruise length.
--- A Proud
History of Port Canaveral ---
Port Canaveral has an
illustrious past...as an historic participant in the space program,
a strategic base for our military, a rising cargo and cruise port
and home to many businesses.
The Navy first asked Congress to approve construction of a deepwater
port at Canaveral in 1878. However, it took half a century until
approval was granted in 1929, and another two decades before the
port's potential economic value was recognized fully. Port
Canaveral, the major deepwater point of entry for Central Florida,
ultimately was constructed for military and commercial purposes. It
was dedicated on November 4, 1953.
The first industry here was commercial fishing. Cargo vessels
started arriving within a few years, laden with oil and newsprint,
and tanker vessels began carrying central Florida's orange juice
from here to New York in 1958. By 1966, the cargo tonnage moving
through the Port had reached one million tons per year. Click here
for the highlights of our Cargo History.
At the same time, Port Canaveral began playing its important role in
America's space program. With the nation's premier launch facility
at its doorstep, the Port became – and remains today – a critical
link in receiving, tracking and retrieving space vehicles and
components. Learn more about our Space History.
Our cruise history began in the 1970s when port-of-call ships
discovered the attractions of central Florida, and our first
homeported cruise ship set sail in 1982. Our first dedicated cruise
terminal opened that year and we started the climb to our position
today as one of the world's busiest cruise ports with more than 4
million revenue cruise passengers per year. See the highlights of
our Cruise History.
Our Foreign Trade Zone was activated in 1989 and all the basic
components were in place to build the Port that we have become
today. But our history – a steady progression toward being the best
at what we do – is still in the making. Enjoy the historical
memories in a timeline of our first 50 years... then preview our
plans for an exciting future.