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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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Great tour!

Bob was very informative, learned so much about the area and saw plenty birds & alligators! Great for all ages.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ryan M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bob was very informative, learned so much about the area and saw plenty birds & alligators! Great for all ages.

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Thank Ryan M
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain Shannon was just wonderful, he knew the area like the back of his hand and was able to take us through small passageways to get views of some baby alligators. Whenever a gator was spotted Shannon would spin the boat around enough times so that we could get as many pictures as our social media loving hearts desired. Just... More 

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Nevada City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating air boat ride through a swamp. Captain Shannon obviously cares very much about this area and is incredibly knowledgeable about the wildlife as well.

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Easton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Holy moly!! This is an awe inspiring tour. I couldn't believe how close to the alligators we got! And we saw about 15 in all. Tons of different birds too. Captain Bob is brilliant! So, so knowledgeable. Funny too. Highly recommend this tour.

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Thank Susan422
Palo Alto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

If you want to see the real Florida you need to get out in the Swamps with the Alligators, Egrets, Herons, etc. What better way to do it than on an air boat ride. The guide was very knowledgeable and went out of his way to get us close to all the wildlife. I grew up in the swamps of... More 

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1 Thank Larry J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

We had a really great ride. Shannon took us around the preserve and made sure that we saw all the wildlife. He was extremely informative as well as respectful of the wildlife. On top of that we had some thrilling runs in the boat. This is definitely worth the money. I highly recommend it.

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1 Thank Juli V
Deer Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Shannon was fantastic. he gave us just enough information for us to learn about the environment and animals, but not so much that we couldnt enjoy just being out there and taking it all in. my favorite was his respect for wildlife. observing without disrupting. some of the other boats with the covers on them were going up and actually... More 

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 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 

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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 

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Thank Jess D
Worcester, Massachusetts
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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 

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