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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: 772-563-0001
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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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Super fun, interesting and beautiful.

While living in Florida for a few years we never thought about taking an airboat tour . We moved back north last year and recently went to visit friends in Stuart, Fl. They had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Hildy723
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Medford, New Jersey
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Medford, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

While living in Florida for a few years we never thought about taking an airboat tour . We moved back north last year and recently went to visit friends in Stuart, Fl. They had asked if we would like to go on an airboat ride. They had gone a week before and loved it so much they were hoping we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Capt Lawrence was a wealth of information on our airboat tour today. Polite, friendly, knowledgable. This was my first airboat experience since moving to Florida and my visiting family said this was their all time favorite thing they have done. We saw lots of alligators and birds and lots of knew information provided to us by life long resident and... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

My grand-daughter, who is 11, is down visiting for the week. This has been the highlight of her stay here. She LOVED it! We saw alligators of all sizes, gorgeous birds, and everything was explained to us. We were told the history of the area, the habitat of the wildlife, and more! I would highly suggest this trip to anyone--young... More 

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upstate NY
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85 reviews 85 reviews
13 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The knowledge that Captain Lawrence had was unbelievable. He was most accommodating, and clearly loves what he does. He showed us so much during the trip and explained everything clearly and fielded all questions from the guests. I will do this again....I've been on airboat rides before, but NONE come close to this one!! Thank you for getting us to... More 

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Bridgton, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Fantastic trip, great with kids, saw lots of Gators/Birds/Snakes and got to hear lots of information about all of them. Would highly recommend if you are in the area.

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Turners Falls, Massachusetts
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We arrived for our tour with my sister, her husband, and my parents who are in their 70s. We ALL loved every minute, and everyone was comfortable, and felt safe and secure as we sped through the marshes. There were a lot of things to love about this tour from the airboat that Captain Lawrence built himself, the history of... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Loved Lawrence, with his deep local knowledge and Southern charm. This is a nature-lovers AND a motor-head's tour. Cool boat. Amazing, up-close views of gators great and small and more birds that you can imagine until you see it.

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3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Knowledgeable, skilled, good speaking voice, no tendency towards "hotdogging". I thought $45 per person was high but learned it was competitive. Boat clean and Capt Lawrence cleaned the earphones between groups, something I did not see anyone else do. Lotsa gators!

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Kernersville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Captain Lawrence is simply the best. Been on other air boat rides, but none can compare to the quality here. Captain Lawrence is very knowledgeable and personal. If you want the ride of a lifetime and an education on the habitat, this is the one to go on!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Captain Lawrence is a natural: He has a great sense of humor and knows the headwaters of the river like the back of his hand. Alligators, rare birds, and other flora and fauna abound. As the title says, an A+ experience.

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