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Airboat Wilderness Rides

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Address: Blue Cypress Recreation Area / Co Rd 512, Vero Beach, FL 32966
Phone Number: 772-589-3278
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Wonderful wildlife tour

On a recent visit to Vero we went on this Airboat Tour. Shannon, our captain and tour guide, was very knowledgeable about the history, ecology and wildlife in this marshland. He... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2015
Houston, TX
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Houston, TX
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

On a recent visit to Vero we went on this Airboat Tour. Shannon, our captain and tour guide, was very knowledgeable about the history, ecology and wildlife in this marshland. He did an incredible job finding gators of various sizes along with pointing out the many different birds that reside in the wildlife refuge. Spectacular 1 hour tour! Highly recommend... More 

Thank cdm23
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We took our 2 & 5 year olds & we all had a blast! Our tour guide Shannon shared lots of interesting facts about the alligators, birds & plants. He was so friendly & explained everything to us before we took off. We saw over a dozen gators & were able to get some awesome pictures!! It was absolutely BEAUTIFUL... More 

Thank Jess D
Worcester, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This was our first ever airboat ride. Shannon was our captain. He was fun and told us a lot about the animals and plants we were seeing. He also told us about the wildlife refuge we were in and things to look up on Google maps after our trip. It was a great ride. Highly recommended!!! My kids are not... More 

Thank Lisa7892015
Sebastian, Florida
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Took the family (ages 18-80) for a great airboat ride on the Garcia Marsh with Capt. Shannon. I can't say enough about him. He was personable, made everyone feel at home and was a wealth of knowledge. He told stories about the history of the area, described the plants and ecology and showed us countless animals. Plenty of alligators, but... More 

Thank AuburnDad
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Shannon, our guide shared much knowledge of plants, animals and history of the area. We had 5 kids from 15-4. All had smiles, and questions. They saw alligator gar, turtles, fowl, beautiful water flowers, small fish, osprey, cranes and of course gators (babies to 8fters). The airboat lulled the 4 year old to sleep. They 5 yo, loved the headsets... More 

Thank Pollyanna R
Vero Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We rode today with Captain Shannon. It was wonderful. Gators, big and little. Osprey catching fish. Great scenery and all the questions the kids came up with were answered. Ages ranged from 69 to 6 and everyone loved it. Recommend highly sine it is a smaller craft, 9 passenger so our family was the only one on the trip.

Thank jbwms66
melbourne beach, florida
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46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We had the pleasure of Captain Bob's incredible knowledge of the area on our amazing tour. He pointed out many plants, birds and of course gators. I believe we saw over 40 gators including babies. Captain Bob was very educational and professional. I would highly recommend this tour. Go and see a part of Florida you never knew existed!

Thank jenlaur
Brownstown Township, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

From beginning to end, this tour was awesome! Captain Bob pointed out numerous gators, birds and other wildlife. He was patient when we asked so many questions and took his time making sure we saw what he saw and that we understood what he was explaining. A beautiful day and a wonderful, fun & educational tour. Absolutely will do this... More 

Thank Kim A
Jackson, NJ
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The day was a little chilly, but we still saw dozens of gators, birds and had a great tour. The gators were just floating all over the lake, soaking up the sun, plus there were many on shore as well. Bob, our tour guide, was so informative and offered so much detail to what we saw, just helped to make... More 

Thank MimigirlJackson_NJ
Melbourne Beach, Florida
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We enjoyed the ride on the lake as Captain Bob found tiny alligators babies and big alligators.we also saw many Ospreys, purple gallinules, and nesting egrets and herons, along with many many more birds...Bob explained the history of the area & was very knowledgeable about all the wildlife. A must do one hour tour for young and old.

Thank Seajay p

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