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“Saw more alligators than we ever imagined!”

Marsh Beast Airboat Tours
Ranked #4 of 43 Tours in Vero Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Marsh Beast Airboat Tours at the beautiful Blue Cypress Recreation Area , Vero Beach , Florida Awesome Airboat Tours and incredible Alligator viewing! Reservations are Required Marsh Beast Airboat Tours operating the only USCG inspected airboat at the Blue Cypress Recreation Area
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Saw more alligators than we ever imagined!”
Reviewed April 3, 2014

Captain Kenny took us on a wonderful trip! We saw gators, birds and turtles! The ride was both thrilling and relaxing. The kids loved getting up close to gators in the wild, not something one does every day. Will go again next time we're here!

Visited April 2014
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MARSHBEAST, Owner at Marsh Beast Airboat Tours, responded to this review, April 5, 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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Saint John, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“What a great adventure!!!!”
Reviewed March 24, 2014

This is the fourth year I came down to Florida for a few weeks in the winter and I was looking for something different to try. I've been to spring training, NBA and NHL games, the usual Disney and Universal tours and tried many restaurants and walked many, many beaches. Nothing compares to the thrill we had this past weekend when six of us went out with Captain Kenny.
Travelling on the air boat was enough of a thrill but seeing over 25 alligators, many types of birds such as osprey, snake birds, blue herons, etc and getting close up pictures of all was just fascinating. Wearing the headphones allowed Capt. Kenny to narrate as we travelled and we learned about the Blue Cyprus marsh as well as the wildlife and their habitat. We were able to ask him questions as we went and he was very well educated on all aspects of the tour. His credentials were impressive as he not only works as a tour boat operator but helps the State of Florida collect and preserve alligator eggs.
This is a must do trip and I am looking forward to going again next year when I return.

Peter C

Visited March 2014
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MARSHBEAST, Owner at Marsh Beast Airboat Tours, responded to this review, March 28, 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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palm beach gardens, fl
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Awesome Experience!”
Reviewed February 24, 2014

After living in Florida for 20 years, finally got to take an airboat ride. It was everything I hoped it would be! Our tour guide Kenny was the best! He was very knowledgeable about all of the native birds, wildlife and plant species. Saw countless numbers of alligators. Would recommend to anyone wanting to experience the Florida swamps!

Visited February 2014
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MARSHBEAST, Owner at Marsh Beast Airboat Tours, responded to this review, February 25, 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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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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71 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great experience”
Reviewed February 22, 2014

A wonderful experience for all ages. Our captain/guide was a retired commercial fisherman in the area which he knew like the back of his hand. His love and appreciation for and knowledge of the area was shared with all of us. We spotted many alligators (he never called them "gators") and was always respectful of their space, yet we never missed a good photo op. He also explained vegetation, birds and the local ecology. The boat was safe, dry and comfortable. While there were other similar operators in the area who looked equally competent, we are glad we chose to ride the Beast!

Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Karl S
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MARSHBEAST, Owner at Marsh Beast Airboat Tours, responded to this review, February 25, 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. Kenn
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Vero Beach, Florida
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great tour and airboat ride”
Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

We had the opportunity to do this on a beautiful sunny day in January with our friends who were visiting.
Ken our tour guide was exceptional and so informative. We saw so many birds, turtles and alligators. In addition because of all the environmental projects he is involved with, we were able to appreciate all that we saw even more. Since we are from the Lake George area we understand the importance of respecting both the land and the water and all that exists in these beautiful areas!
We would recommend everyone to take this tour. Thank you so much!
Ken and Judy

Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Judy S
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MARSHBEAST, Owner at Marsh Beast Airboat Tours, responded to this review, February 18, 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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