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cantin2
March 27th, 2011, 10:01 AM
Is there public transportation within walking distance of the port to get to the beach. I see that SCAT (Space Coast Area Transportation) has buses but I can't seem to find out how close to the port.
Can anyone help - or should we just rent a car....Thanks

skrufy
March 27th, 2011, 10:10 AM
There is no public transportation to Cocoa Beach from the port. If you want to see the area, a car is the best way to go.

cantin2
March 27th, 2011, 10:14 AM
Thanks for your quick reply - we'll make plans to rent a car...

Capt_BJ
March 27th, 2011, 12:51 PM
for visiting ships there is usually a free shuttle that will run from the terminal to an area near RonJon Surf Shop ... this is between A1A and the beach . . .

psbcap
March 27th, 2011, 01:18 PM
I would rent the car. Probably as cheap as 2 taxi rides.

Fear-the-turtle
March 27th, 2011, 01:39 PM
But if one wanted to get a taxi to Cocoa Beach, do they queue up at the cruise ship terminal? And what would the price be, two people in the cab, one way to Cocoa Beach?

Thanks

psbcap
March 27th, 2011, 03:34 PM
But if one wanted to get a taxi to Cocoa Beach, do they queue up at the cruise ship terminal? And what would the price be, two people in the cab, one way to Cocoa Beach?

Thanks
NO! While a normal ride is $15-20 the cabs in the port enter by lottery each day looking for a long haul. Many will adjust the meter if forced out of line (they cannot go back in) to the highest. I live 6 miles from the port and it cost me $32.00. Now when I cruise I call Yellow, Cocoa Beach Taxi etc and they come and get me. About $12.00 to my house. Depending where in CB $15-20 would be my guess.

Fear-the-turtle
March 27th, 2011, 05:00 PM
Thanks for the swift reply. I think we'll stick with SCAT trolley or the free Raddison shuttle.

psbcap
March 27th, 2011, 05:16 PM
Thanks for the swift reply. I think we'll stick with SCAT trolley or the free Raddison shuttle.

SCAT is not an option as they do not come to the ships.

Fear-the-turtle
March 27th, 2011, 05:22 PM
Thanks for that heads-up! Another thread indicated that the SCAT did run from the port to 13th St. Appreciate your help.

psbcap
March 27th, 2011, 05:28 PM
Thanks for that heads-up! Another thread indicated that the SCAT did run from the port to 13th St. Appreciate your help.

It is confusing. There are two sections of the port. One where the food and bars are and one where the ships dock. It does go to the 1st but there is no way to get there from the ships.

Fear-the-turtle
March 28th, 2011, 12:59 PM
Thanks again - what a help you have been.

psbcap
March 28th, 2011, 01:07 PM
Thanks again - what a help you have been.


Glad to do it but rest assured I count on CC all over the world. 6 weeks from now my daughter and I will embark on a multi city visit in Europe including a 7 day cruise. If not for CC and her sister site Trip Advisor it would be much more difficult.

MEOWSMURPHY
March 28th, 2011, 03:54 PM
With reference to renting a car to go to Cocoa Beach, is their an agency within walking distance of the pier? We will be docking at the port on the Carnival Pride for approx 10 hrs...would like to rent a car and just explore the area, but don't know what is available close by, if anything. Any help would be great..

Thanks, Emmy

psbcap
March 28th, 2011, 04:02 PM
With reference to renting a car to go to Cocoa Beach, is their an agency within walking distance of the pier? We will be docking at the port on the Carnival Pride for approx 10 hrs...would like to rent a car and just explore the area, but don't know what is available close by, if anything. Any help would be great..

Thanks, Emmy

You have to catch a shuttle bus. Its only 5 minutes away but you cannot walk.

MEOWSMURPHY
March 29th, 2011, 11:46 AM
You have to catch a shuttle bus. Its only 5 minutes away but you cannot walk.

Ok..thanks..so the best bet is to arrange a car ahead of time and ask the shuttle to pick us up at the pier at a certain time right?

psbcap
March 29th, 2011, 12:31 PM
Ok..thanks..so the best bet is to arrange a car ahead of time and ask the shuttle to pick us up at the pier at a certain time right?

You can call but the shuttles run back and forth. Trust me its very easy.

MEOWSMURPHY
March 30th, 2011, 03:19 PM
You can call but the shuttles run back and forth. Trust me its very easy.
Thanks for answering..any particular car agency or do they all run back and forth?

psbcap
March 30th, 2011, 04:18 PM
Thanks for answering..any particular car agency or do they all run back and forth?

Avis, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty/Dollar and Enterprise. I would call them and let them know you are waiting. It could not hurt.

MEOWSMURPHY
April 2nd, 2011, 04:10 PM
Great...thanks again for all the help.

psbcap
April 2nd, 2011, 04:50 PM
Great...thanks again for all the help.

Enjoy your cruise!

Lipz
April 5th, 2011, 02:02 PM
I'm traveling with a group of 14...one being a 10 month old.The most inexpensive port day for us would also be a visit to the beach. We won't be able to rent cars as we're city folks and most of us don't drive.

What would be the least expensive way to get a group of us to Cocoa Beach from the ship terminal. I did see mention of a shuttle bus, but....

- where do we catch it?
- how far is where we can catch it from the cruise terminal?
- how close to the beach does it leave us?
- how often does it run?
- what is the per person fee?

green eyed lady
April 6th, 2011, 12:14 PM
DS and his GF are on NCL Gem now and they took a shuttle from the port to Cocoa Beach $10/pp - it runs all day and it goes to the beach, walmart and he mentioned one other place. You can ride it all day between the stops but once you go back to the port you have to turn in your ticket. Hope this helps someone! :D

Lipz
April 6th, 2011, 06:53 PM
DS and his GF are on NCL Gem now and they took a shuttle from the port to Cocoa Beach $10/pp - it runs all day and it goes to the beach, walmart and he mentioned one other place. You can ride it all day between the stops but once you go back to the port you have to turn in your ticket. Hope this helps someone! :D


Good to know, it will be our turn in July!
How do you find out about the shuttle once your there? are there signs? is there a particular company we should be looking out for?

green eyed lady
April 6th, 2011, 08:17 PM
Good to know, it will be our turn in July!
How do you find out about the shuttle once your there? are there signs? is there a particular company we should be looking out for?

Not sure how he found it but I'll ask him when he gets back this weekend and post to let you know. :)

green eyed lady
April 10th, 2011, 07:00 PM
They're back from the Gem. When they got off the ship there were workers telling them where their shuttle was going. I think he said there were 2 different ones, depending on where you wanted to go. You could ride it all day between the beach, walmart and whatever the other place was, but once you took it back to the ship, they took the ticket so you couldn't ride it anymore. Hope this helps! :D

Lipz
April 10th, 2011, 10:10 PM
They're back from the Gem. When they got off the ship there were workers telling them where their shuttle was going. I think he said there were 2 different ones, depending on where you wanted to go. You could ride it all day between the beach, walmart and whatever the other place was, but once you took it back to the ship, they took the ticket so you couldn't ride it anymore. Hope this helps! :D


It really does!
We know we want to do Cocoa Beach as it is an inexpensive way to spend the day. It will also give everyone a chance to visit Walmart if they need anything.