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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: +1 772-563-0001
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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Swamp fun!

This was an awesome trip! Went on the 8am tour with Captain Lawrence and waking up that early on vacation was worth it!! Saw lots of wildlife, including week old baby alligators... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Kissimmee, Florida
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Kissimmee, Florida
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was an awesome trip! Went on the 8am tour with Captain Lawrence and waking up that early on vacation was worth it!! Saw lots of wildlife, including week old baby alligators. He was so knowledgable on everything around us and he was an entertaining host! I would recommend to anyone.

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Thank bnriddle
Vero Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We LOVED this airboat ride. It was a first for our 7 and 8-1/2 year old grandchildren and they loved it too. Capt. Lawrence was very informative and took us to places most of the others don't go. We even went to a gator nest and saw mama gator protecting her nest. Also saw lots of gators, osprey, egrets, water... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very impressed with seeing aspects of Florida that can't be seen else where. Professional, experienced and knowledgable. Would highly recommend this tour!

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Thank Leslie D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Last Saturday (8/13) our family of 10 went on our first airboat ride. We were staying in Orlando and made the trip to Vero Beach due to previous good reviews. Capt. Chandler didn't disappoint and was wonderful! He was very knowledgeable and took the time to explain all of the things we got to see on the trip. Our group... More 

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Wallkill, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our party of seven (four adults, two school-age children, and one toddler) had the best time on our tour. Captain Lawrence is a truly nice man who gave us lots of interesting facts as we zipped along on the airboat. We can't wait to take another tour with him in the future. Book a tour; you will not be disappointed!

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Warbranch, Kentucky
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and daughter had never been on an airboat. With the 2-way headsets, it wasn't just a "boat ride".....it was PERSONAL. We could ask questions, hear answers, and talk to each other, so it was a history and science lesson about the wildlife and habitat we were exploring as well as a powerful airplane-engined torpedo boat ride!!! =)

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Capt. Chandler was an awesome guide! Very knowledgeable as he grew up in the region. He was very fun with our 10-year-old, he had the most super time! This was our second trip with this company, cannot rate them high enough - you'll have fun!!

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Vero Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved it. The boat was very nice and comfortable. We saw lots of gators. Definitely get the earliest tour you can though. The earlier the more gators! We are going on a tour tomorrow AGAIN to take some friends :) amazing. Thx Capt Lawrence

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We decided to take our 8 year old grandson on an airboat ride while he was visiting us this summer. I chose Florida Cracker because of a recommendation from someone who had taken their grandchildren. I was not disappointed! Captain Lawrence made sure our grandson felt comfortable and interacted with him throughout the whole ride. He was very knowledgeable and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

After over 15 years of visiting Vero Beach, we finally decided to go on an Airboat ride last month. There's a reason these guys are #1- booking was very easy, tour was informative, relaxing and really fun. Captain Chandler answered all our questions and was clearly very knowledgeable about the area, which made us feel safe. Really great first Airboat... More 

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