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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 28, 2013

I was looking for something really special to do with my daughter and grandson and Capt. Lawrence definitely made that happen. His expertise not only made it fun, he opened up an entirely new and exciting window into nature for us! His knowledge and ease made it not only exciting but really interesting. The only downside...IT ENDED WAY TOO SOON! We will certainly be back for more!

1  Thank Lee S
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

We have been out 3 times now with Florida Crackers airboat rides and each time has been different, interesting and very exciting! We have taken our young children, grandparents, aunts, cousins and loved it. We have seen baby alligators, anhingas, egrets... The Capt was the best we have found. No forced, fake banter just knowledgeable information about the area and the animals.

2  Thank catherine r
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

My sister and I had been on an everglades tour on a airboat near Miami after a cruise we traveled. We now are in Vero Beach and wanted to experience that again but were very leary about it after the first one we had experienced. Talk about a totally different experience! The everglades tour we had taken was not as good as this one. Capt. Lawrence was very knowledgable about everything we came across. With the headphones given, we were actually able to hear him. On the last tour we took that was in Miami, there were no earpieces and it was hard to hear the guide who did not know much of anything either. The Florida Cracker Airboat experience was much better. We saw so many alligators and birds. My favorite was the patch of eight baby alligators we came across. Capt. Lawrence had said since the weather changes he hadn't seen much gators out at all but we saw way more then we had on any other airboat. It was such a great experience that I will be recommending anyone who travels to Florida near Vero Beach take the voyage with Capt. Lawrence. He enjoys what he does and knows so much about the area that it shows. I promise you will not regret it!!! There were four of us in my party and all of us enjoyed it a lot. It was one of the highlights of our trip!

Thank Katie F
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

Capt. Lawrence guided our family (4 kids, 5-11 yrs old) through the backwaters of the St. Johns river where we saw TONS of alligators, from 14' beasts to tiny babies, barely a foot long. We also saw turtles and osprey and egrets tending to young birds in their impressive nests. The kids all had different favorite things about the trip: one like the gators, one liked the great birds, one liked going fast in the air boat, and one liked the high tech headphones where she could ask the captain all the questions she wanted. As the name of his company implies, Capt. Lawrence's family has lived in Florida for generations; he grew up in these waters and it is clear he very knowledgeable and cares about protecting this ecosystem. I will recommend this excursion to my brothers and anyone else looking for a fun and educational activity near Vero Beach.

Thank Mike P
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

Our first airboat ride and what a grand experience! We totally enjoyed the ride and Capt. Lawrence had the knowledge and personality for the job. You could tell from the beginning of the trip to the end that he totally respected the environment and took pride in showing others what he loved about his hometown waters. I researched several other companies and chose Cracker Airboat after reading on his website that he grew up in the area and was an experienced captain. If you are on the fence, try it - you'll love it - if for nothing else, the history of the area.

Thank 58CPJ
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