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Florida Cracker Airboat Rides & Guide Service

County Road 512, Blue Cypress Recreation Area, Vero Beach, FL 32966
772-563-0001
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Ranked #2 of 34 activities in Vero Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
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... more » 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. « less
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Wolcott, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

My wife and kids have been twice - I went for the first time today. Capt. Lawrence was extremely knowledgeable and there were many things to look at/learn about.

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Baar, Switzerland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We just spent a very exciting and once-in-a-lifetime experience on the airboat with Capt. Lawrence. He is very knowledgeable about the area, its fauna and flora. All the tidbits of information made the 1h boat ride seem to pass in no time! There are lots of airboat offers out there, but it makes a difference to have a guide who... More

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glenwood, nj
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58 reviews 58 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We've had a second home in the Vero area for almost 3 years now and every time we go we try to do something new. Florida Cracker was a great choice. Captain Lawrence was such a wonderful guide through the St. Johns river and his knowledge of wildlife, plants and general area information was amazing. He grew up in Vero... More

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Maryland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

This was a thrill. We went at 7am and it was awesome. The captain was very knowledgable. He was also very nice and easy on the eyes😎 The alligators were plentiful. We saw beautiful birds also. The airboat zipping through the water was the real thrill for me....the real deal as opposed to those amusement park rides we are used... More

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Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We (family of 3) had a great time! Capt. Lawrence provided excellent photo opportunities and information. Great views of alligators (adults, babies, nesting mother), turtles, birds, and even fish. Explained what plants were native and which plants are causing problems. Fun for everyone.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Once again Captain Lawrence made our week in Vero! We vacation here every year and this is truly the highlight of our week. My husband and I are always amazed at Captain Lawrence's ability to locate wildlife to show us throughout the trip. There is truly never a dull moment. He will get you up close and personal with the... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

First, the guy who runs it is awesome! He could not have been kider or more informative. He got us going as soon as we arrived and he seriously knows what he's talking about. I would also advise going in the early morning, we saw so much more than you would in the heat of the day. I'll be back... More

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Winchester, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Our family had an amazing time with the knowledgeable & exciting Captain Lawrence! He is more than willing to answer any questions you may have and even spin the boat around as many times as you need him to so you can get the perfect picture. We were amazed at his knowledge and love for the outdoors & wildlife....definitely a... More

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Sebastian, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Lawrence is one of the most knowledgeable people when it comes to the animals and plants living in The Saint Johns watershed. When friends or family come down to visit us we always take them on his trip to show them the sights. My wife and I always look forward a trip even though we gone with him many times... More

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Palm City, Florida, USA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The airboat rides was one of the most fun times I've ever had. I'd put it right up there with a helicopter ride I took in Hawaii! The sunrise tour was beautiful. We enjoyed seeing all of the birds and the alligators start their day. Even saw a few baby alligators. Captain Lawrence is professional, knowledgable and fun! I can't... More

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