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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
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Fun airboat ride

Had an awesome airboat ride. Even though this is not the right time of the year to see gators(too hot) we were able to spot a few. Due to the hot temperatures, at this time of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sylvan Beach, New York
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Sylvan Beach, New York
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99 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an awesome airboat ride. Even though this is not the right time of the year to see gators(too hot) we were able to spot a few. Due to the hot temperatures, at this time of year, only time the rides are offered are sunrise and sunset. We took the sunset trip and it was great. Saw many different birds... More 

Thank gerri624
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

What an AWESOME EXPERIENCE I had this pass week...I moved to Florida a few years ago and the owner of the company who is a Captain would ask me if I wanted to take my family and friends on his airboat but they were always scared to go. They were wrong!!!! My friends came in from Wisconsin this past week... More 

Thank Judith S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We were the guests of Captain Shannon and our experience was even better than we expected. He is very informative of all the plant and wildlife and can spot a gator at a hundred yards or more. Our 6 year old granddaughter said " This is the greatest day of my life". We would recommend this trip to anyone we... More 

Thank James S
Buxton, North Carolina
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

This makes the second time we went on this adventure and we continue to learn new things each time. Shannon took the time to explain the observations and to answer all our questions. Very fun and focused on safety. Made us all feel valued as customers and was enthusiastic about the adventure. Beautiful sights and he pointed out and explained... More 

Thank har0ldblakney
Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

My boyfriend and I remembered having a great time during our first-ever airboat ride with Shannon and AWR in March of 2015, so naturally when relatives were in town this week we booked another trip, Everyone enjoyed the excursion so much they have recommended AWR to friends and other family members. Thanks Shannon!

Thank sandytoes2013
Penrith, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

My friends and I went on an airboat ride with Shannon at the helm. The trip was very informative with a little humour added, the perfect mix. We saw many Osprey with some with chicks and very close up. There were also a number of alligator seen basking in the Florida sun. There were no mosquitos which was good and... More 

Thank ebo350
Penrith, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

Staying at Jensen Beach decided to do an airboat ride and we travelled to Vero Beach and it was excellent. Shannon was our driver who was very good and very knowledgeable about the wildlife and area. We saw osprey, alligators and too many birds to remember. Worth every penny it was brilliant. Phone to book so you're not disappointed. 772... More 

Thank HethT
Clearwater, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

Great tour! Our guide Shannon was terrific. This is a "must do" when in the Vero/Sebastian area. Skip & Dot, 5/8/16

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

took granddaughter and her friend last week. worth the drive to vero beach. we had a great time. the captain was very knowledgeable and experienced in boating lake garcia. the gators were abundant as were so many species of birds. the kids loved it; i probably enjoyed it more than they did.

Thank Susan P
Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Owner Captain. George Linsmore was super responsive and helpful, courteous and funny on phone helping set up our tour with ("Jersey" transplant Lol) Captain. Bob the day we went out. Bob is an experienced boater and super knowledgeable about the area/wildlife habitats. We saw (kid you not!) 15-20 alligators!!!! Some 10-12 footers and even 2 juveniles. Insane variety of birds,... More 

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