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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
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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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I've been on Florida Cracker Airboat tour twice now. Captain Lawrence does an amazing job. He has great knowledge of the area and makes sure your experience is enjoyable. It's a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Lockport, New York
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Lockport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been on Florida Cracker Airboat tour twice now. Captain Lawrence does an amazing job. He has great knowledge of the area and makes sure your experience is enjoyable. It's a MUST do if you're in the Vero Beach area!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time, Captain Lawrence! It was amazing to see all the alligators, turtles, and birds. We highly recommend your company!!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! Beautiful weather, perfect conditions, and the BEST CAPTAIN!!! Captain Lawrence is the ONLY true local who conducts these tours. We received a 1.5-hour nature class. How wonderful to see all the alligators, snowy egret, osprey, painted turtles, moorhen, etc. in their natural habitat. We loved the headsets, which allowed us to hear what everyone was saying, despite the powerful... More 

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Thank Tandor
Vero Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although our friend was unable to make it from NY due to weather conditions we decided to keep our reservation. We had a great time and had plenty of up close sightings of our great American alligators and other native species. Definitely a must do and will definitely book another trip when NY thaws out :)

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely amazing. We loved it. Captain Lawrence gave a wonderful tour and adventure. Our little sun, age three was overly happy with the whole experience. He even got a gift - a real alligator bone. :) ! Thank you for all !!

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Campbellford, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Florida Craker is operated by Lawrence Kyzer. He was brought up on the beautiful water/land lake. His knowledge of the animals and birds was outstanding. He knew exactly where to find the suning gaters and showed us approximately 15 of them. He identified another dozen of birds and gave information on their habitat. With his experience of living on this... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Captain Lawrence gave us the most remarkable tour of the marshes - all based on his experience since he was five years old. We saw lots of alligators and unique birds. He knew where the alligators and different birds stayed and told us stories of their behaviors and backgrounds. He was fun and so knowledgeable!

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Thank Dggwood
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went out with Captain Lawrence on our family vacation to Vero Beach, and loved every minute! He had a great knowledge of the landscape, wildlife, and history of the river. He even predicted the movements of the birds and alligators before they happened! Highly recommend to kids (4 and up), and adults!

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Thank ablane00
Vero Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Our family enjoyed the airboat tour owned and captained by Lawrence Chandler. Mr. Chandler has a welcoming manner, an easy sense of humor and deep knowledge of the St. John's headwaters. He took the time to explain the flora and fauna of the area. We were surprised at the number of alligators, the variety of birds and how close we... More 

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Crownsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We had a fantastic airboat ride with Captain Larry today! The kids (10, 10, 12 and 16) loved it!! We saw many gators and birds. The trip was an hour long and was thoroughly enjoyable!

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