Take a 20-minute transfer to Cocoa Village for a shopping experience and artisan browsing. You'll delight at the indoor and outdoor cafes and ice cream parlors, ideal for people watching. The quaint gift shops offer a wide choice of merchandise, from whimsical sculptures to hand crafted jewelry, fine collectibles, one-of-a-kind antiques and clothes from the elegant to the casual. The tree-lined streets of the village offer a beautifully intimate, browser-friendly setting ideal for learning its history and mingling with the craftspeople and artisans who come to the small village to share their art with one another and visitors. Stop in and chat, ask questions and discover what makes historic Cocoa Village such an inspiration to these creative people.
Note: The coach will run down the main street to give you an overview and then stop in front of the museum. A brochure with a list of shops and a map will be given to guests. Your return will be from the same location. Coaches run continuously from the pier every hour, and every half hour from the village back to the ship. Please see schedules for specific times at the Shore Excursion Desk. This tour returns to the pier and will not be available for guests disembarking or with a back to back sailing.
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I traveled with:Family
Cruise Date Month:November
Cruise Date Year:2011
Favorite activities:Family oriented
Favorite port:Nassau, Bahamas
I want to go here next:Caribbean
Date:December 22, 2011
Wasting away again in Geezerville
So my wife went to the excursion desk to book the Cocoa Beach shuttle and not knowing the difference, booked Historic Cocoa Village instead. In case you’re wondering, there’s a big difference.
Our friendly and enthusiastic tour guide greeted us on the pier in the bus terminal and put a “I AM HAVING A FUN DAY” sticker on each of us. Yea. We’ve been officially tagged as tourists. The tour host was ‘bubbly' and presented a great deal of local history and color during the ride in.
Then we arrived at the edge of Cocoa Village. Let me sum it up: We paid 20 bucks each for a 5 dollar ride to a depressed part of town. Granted, they are trying to revive the area by offering a unique shopping experience. The shopping village itself is indeed “quaint”. It’s nice and is obviously governed by a set of historical district rules. I’m saying that because there is no hint of tourist trap, cheesy souvenir, chain store, strip mall going on there…
But my 4 and 6 year old kids weren't going to put up with quaint. The stores were indeed eclectic. But in my book, eclectic = stuff I don’t want in my house. We looked though a few shops and ate lunch at an Irish Pizzeria (how’s that for eclectic?) and hopped on the next bus back.
Got kids? Don’t book this one. Under 40? You may want to skip this one as well. I'm 49, BTW. So the lesson is that the Cocoa beach shuttle brings you to a beach-side strip of tourist attractions and the Cocoa Village shuttle brings you to Geezerville.