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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 #2 of 50 Activities in Vero Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Come see real Florida on a true custom airboat built by Capt. Lawrence. While gliding along and...
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Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Hours:
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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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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96 reviews 96 reviews
55 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
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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Cromwell, Connecticut
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75 reviews 75 reviews
7 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Spent a very enjoyable and fun trip with Captain Lawrence and the Florida Cracker Airboat Ride. Our uncle who lives in Vero Beach booked this trip and it was great to have an unhurried and natural trip with mix of gators, birds, water and all. There were only five people on the tour and Captain Lawrence was able to communicate... More 

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Collingdale, Pennsylvania, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I went on the Florida Cracker Airboat Ride and I had the best time. Captain Lawrence was very knowledgeable about everything in the Everglades. He knew exactly where the alligators would be and he would bring the boat very close so you could take pictures (he even turns the boat around so the other side of the boat could get... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

My wife and I recently went on our third airboat adventure with Capt. Lawrence. No sense repeating the glowing recommendations from previous reviewers so I'll just state that we wouldn't continue to entertain our "Northern" visitors with Florida Cracker airboat rides if they were not outstanding. I look forward to the experience as much as our grandkids and I've not... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I have been on several airboat rides, but none so wonderful as Florida Cracker Airboat. Captain Lawrence has a first rate operation. I had been down to the Everglades before and wanted something different for our company from Pennsylvania. After reading all the glowing reviews, I chose Florida Cracker….and am delighted that I did. First of all it was small….11... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Captain Lawrence of Florida Crackers provided an airboat experience of a lifetime! So knowledgeable and friendly, Captain Lawrence was an excellent guide on this nature adventure on the remote waters of the St. John River. I was impressed by the quality of service, even prior to our trip. Florida Crackers called in advance to advise us about weather, rescheduling and... More 

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Sebastian, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We love Florida and whenever company comes we try to share some of what we find fun and interesting. Captain Lawrence of Florida Cracker Airboats gave us a wonderful tour of the Blue Cypress Recreation Area and did so under less than ideal conditions. The sun was out but we were on the cool side and a bit windy. His... More 

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Kumeu, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My partner, cousin and I visited some family members in Florida recently and they took us to Vero Beach for an Airboat ride. There were only six people on the boat, including Capt Lawrence who was extremely friendly and knowledgeable of the region. The boat ride was fun, safe and very professionally done. The trip took about an hour around... More 

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