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“Highlight of our trip!”

Florida Cracker Airboat Rides & Guide Service
Ranked #1 of 44 Tours in Vero Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 4, 2013

I lived in Vero Beach for 2 years long ago & my family & I went back to visit friends. Had never been on a airboat ride before and what a blast! Captain Lawrence was such a great guide....great with our kids, knowledgable and respectful of the wildlife and a pleasant person to deal with. Would recommend this to anyone, young or old, if you are planning a trip to this area of Florida.

Thank Gena M
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Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

Capt Lawrence was amazing. He is very knowledgeable about everything that had to do with the swamp. As one of the other comments said, he takes pride in his boat that he built and it was nice to see him dissinfect the headsets that were used. We had a 17 month old baby girl with us so my wife was a little worried at first but Capt Lawrence reassured us that she would love it and he was absolutely correct. He made sure she was comfortable before we started to go fast. He also showed us how to disconnect my son's microphone on his headset because he cannot stop talking. He could still hear everything but didn't realize he couldn't be heard.....or atleast very loud. It was a great tip. We saw a ton of alligators and other animals too. Capt Lawrence even explained the vegetation and history of that part of the swamp. When u get to the pier, there are some other companies that use it too. The other guys have brighter, corporate looking boats with drivers that probably just moved down from the North for their retirement. Don't be fooled. I highly recommend Florida Cracker. Definately worth making him a priority in your trip. Thank you for a awesome memorable experience!

Thank EricKnavel
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

We booked with another company last week and called yesterday to double check our reservations & they had no record of us calling!? Worked out for the best because we booked with Florida Cracker and it was great. Learned a lot of history about the whole area, saw a TON of alligators, and a lot of beautiful birds. So glad it was a native of the area and someone who knows what they're doing.

Thank Chels1120
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Looking for things to do with my sister and brother-in-law from Ohio, we decided to take them on an excursion with Captain Lawrence of Florida Cracker Airboat Rides. We thought it would be just for our out of state visitors, but were surprised to discover it was just as interesting and fun for us! Capt. Lawrence knew exactly where to go to show us the birds, reptiles, plants, and great photo views. He was very knowledgeable and obviously cared deeply about this environmental paradise, but without being pretentiously "ecological". He was great in the way he gently corrected common misperceptions about gators and birds of prey, and hit the right balance in terms of being informative, friendly, and entertaining. We are thrilled we went with this company, as the other one seemed more "touristy" and impersonal. Once the relatives leave, we are going back for another round with Florida Cracker!

1  Thank 451David
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

Captain Lawrence was fantastic! We saw so many alligators, baby alligators, birds and turtles. Captain Lawrence's vast knowledge of the area made our trip even better. If you are ever in the Vero Beach area, you should definitely take a tour with Captain Lawrence!!

Thank Ashmardav
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