Artemis Launch and Catamaran Cruise


Ages: All Ages

Capacity: UP TO 32 GUESTS



Relax and experience the launch of a lifetime aboard our catamaran!!

Artemis 1

(officially Artemis I)[3] is a planned uncrewed test flight for NASA's Artemis program. It is the first flight of the agency's Space Launch System (SLS) super heavy-lift launch vehicle and the first flight of the Orion MPCV.[a][4] As of August 2022, Artemis 1 is set to launch on August 29th.[5]

Formerly known as Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1), the mission was renamed after the introduction of the Artemis program. The launch will be held at Launch Complex 39B (LC-39B) at the Kennedy Space Center, where an Orion spacecraft will be sent on a mission of between 26 and 42 days,[6] with at least 6 of those days in a distant retrograde orbit around the Moon.[6] The mission will certify the Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System launch vehicle for crewed flights beginning with the second flight test of the Orion and Space Launch System, Artemis 2.[1]


The Orion spacecraft for Artemis 1 was stacked on 20 October 2021, marking the first time a super heavy-lift vehicle has been stacked inside the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) since the final Saturn V with Skylab.[7]


Why Go on a Rocket Launch Sail?

With the experience of a rocket launch sail, you get to view a rocket launch from the perspective of a sailor. Some say that this is one of the best ways to see such an event since it will leave you with memories and stories for years to come.

Enjoy a moment in history as you soak in the sights and sounds of the gorgeous scenery around you. Our catamaran will be positioned just offshore so that you have the perfect view.

Where Will We Be Sailing From?

When coasting through the waters of a rocket launch, it will generally be out of our Cape Crossing Resort and Marina location (on 290 Marine Harbor Drive). The boat will head west, into the ICW then north, staying in the Indian River or Intracoastal Waterway.

Relax With Loved Ones

If you're looking to make a special event even more memorable, consider sailing with your loved ones. This will give you an opportunity to spend quality time together while enjoying one of the most incredible sights in the world. Plus, there's nothing quite like watching a rocket launch from the deck of a boat!

Sail With Us for a Lifetime Memory

If you're looking for something new and exciting to do this year, why not sail with us for the next rocket launch? Our tours are one of a kind and offer you an experience that can't be found anywhere else.

You'll also receive first-class service from our friendly crew members, who will do everything they can to ensure your comfort during your time on board! We pride ourselves on placing our customers first and want you to leave us feeling 100% satisfied.

The Best of Both Worlds

What's great about our rocket launch tours is that they give you the best of both worlds. You'll enjoy a great time with friends and family while also taking in one of nature's most beautiful sites, all at once!

Some of our awesome features include:

  • A friendly crew who truly enjoys their job
  • An unparalleled view of an amazing natural phenomenon
  • Private group charters are available
  • and more

Our rocket launch sails offer an experience that can't be found anywhere else. You can bond with your loved ones while taking in one of nature's most beautiful sites.

The Best Catamaran Luxury Yacht Tour in Cocoa Beach

Sail Cocoa Beach is the ultimate luxury yacht tour company in Cocoa Beach. Our catamaran sails are perfect for groups of all sizes, and we offer private charters to ensure that your experience is exactly what you want it to be. Contact us today to schedule your next adventure!

What to Expect

Safety First

Our experienced Captains are US Coast Guard certified and take safety very seriously. You can ensure you are in good hands while you are out on the water with us. Our experienced crew is here to ensure your safety and have fun while doing it!

Cocoa Beach Sightseeing at its best

We provide excellent views of Cape Canaveral, where rockets launch every day. Marine life is also an immense part of the experience, so be sure to keep an eye out for dolphins and manatees!

An Interactive Experience for All

For adults who enjoy being out on the water, we are hands-on and interactive. Steer the helm, raise the mainsail, or release the jib. Our knowledgeable staff is always on hand to help you get the most out of your time!

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Bring the Kids

This experience is also perfect for kids who want to learn more about sailing and navigation. Our crew will make sure they are safe and having fun while on the adventure of a lifetime. And for the little captains, we offer a small coloring book of local attractions and information to keep them busy and learning!

Our Offering

Why Sail Cocoa Beach?

Our Captain and his team of experienced sailors provide you with the best sailing experience on Florida's Space Coast. Our beautiful catamaran offers plenty of space for large groups and is perfect for viewing a rocket launch!

We are the premier sailing company in Cocoa Beach and offer a one-of-a-kind sailing experience for watching a rocket launch.

What are You Waiting For?

This excursion is an experience you will never forget. View the stunning beauty of a Cape Canaveral rocket launch from the Space Coast shores while sailing on the open waters.

Reserve Your Adventure Today!

You will not want to miss this unique opportunity to see a rocket launch from the water! Our customers love our variety of relaxing and enjoyable sailing excursions. Call us at 321-456-9440 and book your spot today.

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What Our Guests Say

“Very friendly! We had a more enjoyable cruise than we did in Mexico.”

“If I could give more than five stars I would! Sail Cocoa Beach is the BEST!! Josh and Ritchie are not only great owners but also hosts. It was our anniversary and I wouldn’t trade that day for anything.”

WOW! We had an enjoyable time on the catamaran. Pleasant and friendly crew. We look forward to sailing again…Definitely recommend this!”
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A Full Day of Fun in the Sun For the Whole Family!

#1 Tour in Merritt Island on Trip Advisor


Absolutely worth every penny spent on this tour, easy to book, pay and get signed in. Kevin and Ritche are awesome captains, they are the ones that definitely made our trip awesome, from teaching us how to tack the boat, sea rays jumping from the water and the dolphins, great times where had through and through by all in our group. Great memories were made and most likely this is going to be one of our go to family traditions. READY TO COME ABOUT!!! HARD A LE!!!!

– Ny trees | Tripadvisor

Amazing trip!

An amazing trip! It was all we expected and more. We sailed to an island and got to play on SUPs, kayaks and swim and then enjoy a breezy cruise back with a fun bunch of people from all over the country. The crew was super fun and hospitable and entertaining. The boat is huge and smooth even when other boats zoomed past. I wish next time we are coming and bringing more friends. Thanks Capt Ritche and Josh for the great trip!


– K Rhoads | Google


Wow! We had an enjoyable time on the catamaran. Pleasant and friendly crew. We look forward to sailing again and hopefully will be able to bring family and friends with us. Definitely recommend this!



– Fran H. | Google

Perfect way to spend an afternoon

I thoroughly enjoyed my sail, as a novice sailor myself it was great fun to be a part of the crew for the afternoon! Funny story, myself and a friend that was on this sail actually sailed with Captain Rachel in St. Thomas on a cruise excursion. Sailing community is a small world :)



– Kendra I. | Tripadvisor