As a bustling Atlantic seaport, the town of Port Canaveral continues to grow and develop, adding new activities and restaurants as time goes by. With the steady increase of cruise ship tourism, Port Canaveral is turning into one of Brevard County’s most desirable destinations for entertainment. Check out these new additions around the Port Canaveral area. 

Rising Tide Tap & Table

One of the most recent additions in Cape Canaveral is quickly becoming a hip hangout among the foodie crowd. With a trendy atmosphere and plenty of indoor or outdoor seating, Rising Tide is already growing in popularity among locals and tourists alike. This restaurant and bar features over 60 craft beers, specialty cocktails, and a casual menu with a contemporary twist. Come in for tacos and tequila on Tuesdays, or give the stone baked pizzas and gourmet burgers a try. With stunning views of the Exploration Tower and regular live music, Rising Tide is definitely a crowd pleaser. 

Gator’s Dockside


When Milliken’s Reef closed its doors, Gator’s Dockside seized the opportunity to open a new location in Port Canaveral, right along the ship canal. Waterfront dining at the port is consistently popular with customers due to the amazing views of all the vessel activity, and Gator’s Dockside is no exception. This casual venue is a perfect fit for the area with a menu of American classics and an atmosphere of vacation vibes. Come for the food and stay for the fun at Gator’s Dockside in Port Canaveral. 

Helicopter Tour

Get a bird’s eye view of the canal and beyond when you book a helicopter tour leaving right from Port Canaveral. At Cocoa Beach Helicopter Tours, you can choose from a quick overview of the locks for around $20, or venture further around the county for up to $225 (with numerous package options in between). Reviewers say it’s a great way to get an aerial view of the cruise ships, cargo operations, and shoreline. It’s even a fun way to check out a potential property, if you’re in the market! ;)  

Florida Beer Company

Though Florida Beer Company itself is not exactly “new”, the large, modern facility in Port Canaveral has only been around for a couple years. In this working brewery, you can get an inside look at the craft beer process during an informative factory tour. (Call to schedule.) Afterwards, try out the dozens of beer varieties in the taproom, including flavors such as key lime and blood orange. With games, televisions, and sometimes even live music, Florida Beer Company is a great place to hang out.


Port Canaveral is Brevard’s place to be for entertainment, exploration, and good eats! And, as always, if you’re looking to call Port Canaveral “home”, contact our team at any time. We’ll help you find the perfect place amidst all the local action!