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Florida Cracker Airboat Rides & Guide Service

Address: County Road 512, Blue Cypress Recreation Area, Vero Beach, FL 32966
Phone Number: 772-563-0001
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Ranked #1 of 52 Activities in Vero Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Come see real Florida on a true custom airboat built by Capt. Lawrence. While gliding along and...
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Come see real Florida on a true custom airboat built by Capt. Lawrence. While gliding along and enjoying the sights Capt. Lawrence will narrate through talk around headsets. His vast knowldge of the history of area and the aqutic life will amaze young and old alike. With over 35 years of airboat knowldge and 8 years in the tour business with a perfect safty record he is Vero Beaches most experienced airboat Capt. Please take time to read some of the reviews from customers all over the world that have experienced what makes Florida Cracker so popular and keeps them comming back.
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Noosa Heads, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Absolutely fantastic! Captain Lawrence is incredibly knowledgeable and personable too. Great experience for all, ages 3 - 69. Choose this one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We had an excellent time with Florida Cracker Airboat today. Capt. Lawrence was an absolute gem. Our group ranged in age from seven to seventy five and his humor and knowledge of the area kept us all engaged and smiling for the entire trip. Thanks to his wife Delsey too. She was awesome with communication and very responsive. We'll be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

We had the greatest time on the Florida Cracker airboat tour! Captain Lawrence was polite and knowledgeable. It was clear he was experienced and very proud of his boat and territory. We saw alligators, birds, and beautiful landscape. The boat ride itself was a blast! I'm so thankful for the experience! It was unforgettable!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

My daughter aged 8, sister, niece aged 13, and I went on an air boat tour with Captain Lawrence on 1-1-15. We found Capt. Lawrence to be warm, welcoming, and knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna. Capt Lawrence was attentive and made sure we saw as much wildlife as possible. The air boat was in excellent working order and... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This was the best part of our Christmas week vacation. We arrived at 3pm on a Saturday. Captain Lawrence was a gentleman and a fun guide. Even though we had bad weather to be able to see alligators, Lawrence put a lot of effort to find a couple for us to see. His knowledge about birds was very helpful. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This Airboat ride was hands down the very best part of my visit to Vero Beach!!!! Upon our arrival at the Blue Cyprus Recreation Area, our captain was waiting and ready to take us on the adventure of a lifetime! Capt. Lawrence was fun and knowledgable; he knew exactly where to go to find Turtles, Osprey, Hawks and (of course)... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We've been in Florida a lot of times. Seen parks, beaches and the ocean. The trip with Capt. Lawrence topped a lot from what we have seen before. So many important information on the wildlife out there, combined with his friendly way of taking care of every bodies wishes on the boat. Everybody got great looks on gators, birds and... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Our tour guide and airboat was extremely memorable and would recommend this company hands down. We saw so much wildlife, water fowl, gators, turtles, and flora. Plus the airboat ride was a lot of fun for this adrenaline junkie, too.

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Elysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We took Captain Lawrence's Airboat tour while visiting friends from Palm Beach Gardens. Captain Lawrence was very knowledgeable of the St. John River. We saw lots of alligators, birds and turtles. I loved the up close view of the osprey. He made sure everyone on the boat got a good look at the alligators too. The boat only held 11... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

What a fabulous tour! Captain Lawrence took us to so many eye-popping areas. We saw turtles, at least two dozen alligators ranging in length from two feet to over twelve feet, and a terrific variety of birds -- and all up close -- no need for binoculars, this wildlife was near the boat. Captain Lawrence enthusiastically shared information on plants,... More 

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