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“Hell of a Gator Time” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Marsh Beast Airboat Tours

Marsh Beast Airboat Tours
Blue Cypress Recreation Area, CR-512, Vero Beach, FL
772-584-0089
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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New York City, New York
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“Hell of a Gator Time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Kenny is the man: fast boat, great biological knowledge, and plenty of gators. Highly recommend!

Make sure to take the earliest tours for maximum gator sighting.

Visited August 2014
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At Marsh Beast Airboat Tours we thank you for taking the time to write this review and to share your experience with others in this great way. It was our pleasure having you aboard and look forward to our next Adventure !

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“Very professional, entertaining captain who will give you the most the marsh has to offer.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

There are lots of airboat tours to choose from. There were at least five operating from this landing near Vero Beach. I was a little hesitant to go on a boat than can seat 12+ people. I figured it would be hard to see over people and the size of the boat would restrict where it could go. Unfounded concerns. Capt. Kenny maneuvers anywhere he wants and gives passengers on both sides a chance to see. He's a very laid back and knowledgeable guide who is respectful of the wildlife. The season, the weather and any number of other factors affect how much wildlife will be out and about. But, he will give you whatever there is out there. Headsets worked perfectly, and he keeps them clean. If you are lucky, you might get one of the two seats next to the Capt. It's a better position for shooting video. Capt. Kenny also is considerate of the passengers comfort by not going crazy fast and making abrupt maneuvers as well as keeping some wind blowing across us to keep us cooled down. It was hot out there. Ours was a 0930 launch, which got off at least a half hour late because his first load was late to show up. He compensated by giving us extra time. Payment is made at the boat landing after you're done by cash or credit card (he's got a card reader on his phone). It was $45/head and was worth it. Remember that this is not a thrill ride but rather a nature ride. The swamp is actually an old sugar cane plantation and racetrack (horses, I assume) that were flooded. One last thing that I appreciated very much was the precise directions he gave to get to the boat landing, which is a public boat landing and parking area. It doesn't really have an address you can plug into the GPS. There is an outhouse bathroom facility at the landing. If you're squeamish, go before you head out to this place. There's no food or other services at the landing. There aren't any signs, either, to guide you to where the airboats pull up to shore. You'll figure it out when they start coming in. I watched the other boat operators, and, as a former sailor, I like how professionally he handles his boat compared to the others. Choose Marsh Beast.

Visited June 2014
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MARSHBEAST, Owner at Marsh Beast Airboat Tours, responded to this review, August 20, 2014
At Marsh Beast Airboat Tours we thank you for taking the time to write this review and to share your experience with others in this great way. It was our pleasure having you aboard and look forward to our next Adventure !

Capt. Kenny
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Lewisburg, Kentucky
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“Blue Cypress Rec. Area. Vero Beach, FL-'The Marsh Beast'”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

An adventure you won't forget! A must do when YOU ARE near Vero Beach, FL or Lake Okeechobee, FL. Captain Kenny will delight you with his knowledge of Florida's Marshes and their wildlife as he professionally maneuvers his awesome airboat through the marshes. He knows just how to give you the most for your time with him. You will see much, learn lots, have fun, and return home with lots of photos and a subject which family and friends will talk about for a long time. Wayne, Janet, Joe, 'Cub', Joanne, and Bryan from KY. Thanks again Captain Kenny!

Visited June 2014
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MARSHBEAST, Owner at Marsh Beast Airboat Tours, responded to this review, August 20, 2014
At Marsh Beast Airboat Tours we thank you for taking the time to write this review and to share your experience with others in this great way. It was our pleasure having you aboard and look forward to our next Adventure !

Capt. Kenny
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Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
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“great experience!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

very nice trip beautiful lake, lots of wildlife. many gators!
Capt Kenny is very knowledgeable of the area, Definitely a place to visit again.

Visited May 2014
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MARSHBEAST, Owner at Marsh Beast Airboat Tours, responded to this review, August 20, 2014
At Marsh Beast Airboat Tours we thank you for taking the time to write this review and to share your experience with others in this great way. It was our pleasure having you aboard and look forward to our next Adventure !

Capt. Kenny
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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
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“AWESOME EXPERIENCE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Kenny was great and very flexible when we arrived late! Would highly recommend this trip! Saw loads of alligators and birds!

Visited June 2014
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MARSHBEAST, Owner at Marsh Beast Airboat Tours, responded to this review, August 20, 2014
At Marsh Beast Airboat Tours we thank you for taking the time to write this review and to share your experience with others in this great way. It was our pleasure having you aboard and look forward to our next Adventure !

Capt. Kenny
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