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2023 Tours & Theme Park Tickets

2023 OPTIONAL ORLANDO TOURS

 

Sun. Beaches. Industry. Entertainment. Florida has something for everyone! Plan to come early or stay late and experience everything Orlando has to offer with these optional tours for visitors of all ages. 
 

All tours are an additional fee and are not included with Commodity Classic registration fees. ACCESS DMC is the official Commodity Classic tour provider. Tours pre-registration deadline is February 6. No tour refunds will be issued after this date.

 

To register for tours, please visit: 

Commodity Classic 2023 Tour Offerings

 

 


 

 

Commodity Classic Tours Descriptions

 

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 7 TOURS:

 

A Day at the Beach                                                                           

8:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.

 

$85 per person

 

This tour will run rain or shine (no refunds for poor weather). Includes one towel & one water per person, maps on area lunch spots (lunch on your own), showers & restrooms at beach.

 

White-sand beaches, boutique shops, mouthwatering sea-to-table eateries, and outdoor fun. The star attraction in New Smyrna Beach is its 17-mile stretch of white sandy beaches. Our beach is well known to surfers, offering some of the finest wave action on the east coast with wave breaks that are plentiful for expert and amateur surfers alike. Flagler Avenue is a true seaside beach street lined with quaint boutiques, galleries, surf shops, restaurants, inns and more. These charming small businesses make for an unforgettable visit. Leisurely walk the five blocks from the river to the ocean and experience our historic street with an old Florida ambiance.

 

 

NASA Agricultural Tour                                              

11:00 a.m – 6:30 p.m.

 

$80 per person

$118 per person with boxed lunch

 

Includes two waters per person.

Optional boxed lunch: Choice of Smokehouse BBQ Chicken Sandwich OR Steak & Arugula Sandwich, both include chips, a cookie, and a pickle.

 

NOTE: Aspects and locations of this tour may be subject to change due to NASA Kennedy being an active rocket launch facility.

 

Learn how NASA supports agriculture from space to seeds. Commodity Classic attendees are invited to attend a unique behind-the-scenes tour of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida where they will view upcoming and historic rocket launch pad sites and talk to the scientists and engineers who plan critical space-based missions studying Earth’s agriculture. This event on Tuesday, March 7 is specifically organized only for Commodity Classic attendees. Scheduled activities include:

 

• Touring one of the largest buildings in the world, the Vehicle Assembly Building or VAB, the central hub of NASA’s multi-user spaceport where space shuttles were assembled and rockets are currently assembled.

 

• Receiving a briefing about the world’s longest-continuous record of Earth science, the 50-year-long Landsat mission and hear about its unparalleled contributions to supporting agricultural research in America and worldwide.

 

• A briefing on how efforts on the ground are used to inform Veggie, where NASA is focusing on growing food in space.

 

• Updates on NASA’s newest endeavor into Earth Science, the Earth Science Observatory, a series of satellites and missions designed to work together to provide one-of-a-kind views of our home planet as only NASA can provide.

 

Because this tour includes areas with restricted access, all participants must be over the age of 18 and U.S. citizens or green card holders. Tour locations and activities are subject to change without notice due to variations in rocket launch dates and other NASA Kennedy activities. Due to a pre-tour security check, all attendees must apply no later than three weeks beforehand and provide a government-issued photo ID.

 

Due to a pre-tour security check, all attendees must apply for the NASA Agricultural Tour no later than three weeks beforehand and provide a government-issued photo ID.

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8 TOURS:

 

Kennedy Space Center     

8:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.

                                                                

$193 per adult/$173 for children 3-11

Lunch is not included. Guests may enjoy lunch on your own.

 

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is where rockets launch and inspiration begins at Florida's gateway to space. Located one small step from Orlando, arrive early for a full-day experience at the greatest space adventure on Earth. Built in 1967 as a means for NASA Astronauts’ and employees’ families to view space center operations, today the Visitor Complex is one of Central Florida’s popular destinations. Our ongoing space journey can be defined by significant eras. That’s why we’ve organized Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex into Mission Zones — grouped attractions and experiences reflecting specific periods of time and achievements. Your journey awaits!

 

 

Tour to Beck Citrus Farm & Southern Hill Farm

8:15 a.m – 2:30 p.m.

 

No Cost 

 

Since 2013, The Nature Conservancy and The Mosaic Company have been working together with farmers to advance 4R nutrient stewardship practices on the farm that improve the environment and help farmers stay productive and profitable. This tour will showcase Florida’s unique and diverse agricultural landscape with two innovative farm families that are improving their land through conservation and 4R nutrient stewardship.

 

The first stop is Beck Brothers Citrus Farm, 2018 4R Advocates, where we will tour a citrus grove and learn more about the citrus industry and related nutrient programs. The growers will be on hand to answer questions and provide agronomic information. The second half of the tour will be at Southern Hill Farm, a multi-generational family-owned farm that seasonally grows blueberries, strawberries, peaches, and vegetables. The owner-farmers will lead the tour, interact with guests, and answer questions. Lunch will also be provided at Southern Hill Farm.

 

This tour is free to Commodity Classic attendees on a first come, first served basis. Tour supported by The Mosaic Company and The Nature Conservancy. Lunch and Transportation sponsored by The Mosaic Company. Tour hosted by The Nature Conservancy, Beck Brothers Citrus Farm, and Southern Hill Farm.

 

 

Indian River Oyster Company Paddle Tour

9:00 a.m – 3:30 p.m.

 

$191 per person

$224 per person with boxed lunch

 

Includes two oysters per person. This tour takes place in single kayaks and will run rain or shine.

 

Optional boxed lunch: Choice of Smokehouse BBQ Chicken Sandwich OR Steak & Arugula Sandwich, both include chips, a cookie, and a pickle.

 

Indian River Oyster Company is Family Owned & Operated, we share the passion of seaside living with a craft of Farming Oysters. Tide to Table! Exclusively grown in New Smyrna Beach in our Indian River Lagoon, we strive to bring the highest quality oyster with keeping our love for the conservation of the lagoon. This tour includes education on the craft of oyster farming, education on the Indian River Lagoon habitat and oyster tasting (2 per person).

 

 

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 11 TOUR:

 

Blue Spring State Park St. Johns River Cruise

1:00 p.m – 5:50 p.m.

 

$74 per person

 

Departing daily from our docks at Blue Spring State Park, this cruise is a long-standing tradition among travelers to Central Florida. The St. Johns River is rich in history and wildlife, and our friendly crew is excited to share its wonders with you. Keeping in mind that we will be traveling in the wild and sightings change greatly from day to day, common things to see on the river include wading birds, manatees, aquatic plant life, cypress forests, and alligators.

 

 

 

Optional Theme Park Tickets

 

Extend your trip to Orlando! Commodity Classic has secured special pricing for tickets to Orlando’s best theme parks.

 

CLICK HERE for tickets to Universal Orlando

 

CLICK HERE for tickets to Disney World


CLICK HERE for tickets to SeaWorld / Aquatica

 

 

 

 

 

 

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