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Florida Cracker Airboat Rides & Guide Service

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Address: County Road 512, Blue Cypress Recreation Area, Vero Beach, FL 32966
Phone Number: +1 772-563-0001
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Come see real Florida on a true custom airboat built by Capt. Lawrence...
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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Wonderful ride with Captain Lawrence!

We had a great experience riding the Florida Cracker Airboat while visiting Vero Beach for the weekend. Captain Lawrence was very friendly, funny and handsome. LOL He made sure... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Forest Hills, New York
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Forest Hills, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We had a great experience riding the Florida Cracker Airboat while visiting Vero Beach for the weekend. Captain Lawrence was very friendly, funny and handsome. LOL He made sure our adventure was entertaining and educational. We saw quite a few alligators big and small. We actually saw two alligators wrestling but it didn't last long once they heard the noise... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Had a blast with a very knowledgeable tour guide. I got to see different birds and the American alligator. If going definately remember to bring your camera!

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Barrie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Had a great time, saw Gators and a whole bunch of different wildlife That we don't see in Canada. Captain Lawrence is super courteous and Professional No qualms about recommending Cracker Airboats

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Plainfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Had an awesome time this morning with captain Lawrence on his Florida Cracker Airboat! He was very knowledgeable about the native wildlife, the marshland, the best time and places to see it all. Wonderful manners and fun atmosphere for kids, families, any ages. Their passion for the wildlife and the area is evident. Do not miss this!

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Lake Worth, Florida, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Captain John was amazing! We have never had as much fun! We have seen as many alligators !! Took 8 am your. Very informative. Safe

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Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Had a blast this morning with my wife and kids on St Johns river marsh with captn Lawrence!! A real professionnal and passionnate about Florida wildlife!! Loved the airboat ride and alligators and wildlife!! Go early morning!

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Fastest Boat on the water. Very knowledgeable tour guide... He knew all of the spots to find various wild life that the other tours won't hit as well as the history of the body of water. It's all about the experience and this is well worth the time/money. Will definitely be back.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Capt. Lawrence loves what he does. You can tell after just few minutes on the boat. He loves the river, flora and all the animals in it. He is very knowledgable and engaging. Because of the time of the year we didn't see many gators but he made every effort to find some for us. Overall I would recommend this... More 

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Sebastian, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This was definitely a great trip. Although there were several companies out in the same area...loved the fact that our guide was a native and grew up in the area, built our boat himself, and unlike the others---used an aircraft engine to propel his boat. Although it was too hot this time of year to see too many gators (they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Very fun trip early in the morning. Captain was very knowledgeable and friendly. Daughter loved every bit of it.

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Additional Information about Florida Cracker Airboat Rides & Guide Service

Address: County Road 512, Blue Cypress Recreation Area, Vero Beach, FL 32966
Phone Number: +1 772-563-0001
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Vero Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 45 - 45

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