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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
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+1 772-563-0001
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07:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 18:00
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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Awesome and informative

Encourage everyone to take this ride for information and some history, as well as, comfort! Loved it

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
snupylyn
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Encourage everyone to take this ride for information and some history, as well as, comfort! Loved it

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FLCracker02, Owner at Florida Cracker Airboat Rides & Guide Service, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed our tour, Thank you! More 

Vero Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have gone out in the summer with Capt. Lawrence and winter with Capt. Chandler Both knowledgeable and seasoned in the area the wildlife, plants and all the animals that live there and birds that come back year after year to the area to nest. The best part is that they both grew up in the area and know it... More 

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FLCracker02, Owner at Florida Cracker Airboat Rides & Guide Service, responded to this review

Thank you! Yes we do love what we do & enjoy showing it to you! More 

Vero Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting ride, Capt. Lawrence is a great guide - friendly and knowledgeable. We had a visitor from New York with us who was delighted by the experience.

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FLCracker02, Owner at Florida Cracker Airboat Rides & Guide Service, responded to this review

Thank you! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing experience! It was exactly what I had hoped for. Captain Lawrence was incredibly knowledgeable and personable. He knew all the best spots to see alligators, ospreys, and a variety of other wildlife. I'll be sure to come back again and I'd gladly recommend this company to anyone looking for an enjoyable time outdoors.

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FLCracker02, Owner at Florida Cracker Airboat Rides & Guide Service, responded to this review

Thank you! Growing up here & getting to do what I enjoy, I'm glad I get to share it with others. More 

Lombard, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We showed up as a tour was ending and were told that the next ride wasn't going to be heading out for another hour and half. The tour guide was so great and offered to take just my boyfriend and I out on our own with him since we didn't have time to wait for the next tour. He was... More 

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Orlando
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I gotta say our guide is a true naturalist! He found us tons of wildlife, not just gators, we had a fun ride, and he was super knowledgeable about the ecosystem. will definitely recommed to anyone, smaller boat, not crammed in great experience

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Toms River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a ride on St. John's river with this company. It was a great experience. Lots of fun, saw plenty of wildlife, including some of the biggest alligators I have ever seen. Captain Chandler obviously grew up around the area and spent a lot of time on this waterway. He knew all the wildlife, had interesting stories to tell... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took an airboat ride with this company on Sunday 02/05/2017. Captain Chandler was awesome. Very funny, knowledgeable and great person. I definitely recommend this to any one that has never taken an airboat ride.

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Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great times with Chandler. It was foggy on the first tour of the day from what he said. When our tour went out around 1045, the sun began to break and the gators all came out to sun themselves on the land. What a great tour! We saw so many gators as well as osprey nesting. It was nice to... More 

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Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lawrence was our Captain, and he did a great job.....was knowledgeable, friendly and always working to ensure we got the most out of our trip. Saw plenty of alligators, birds and wildlife. Lawrence even got us close to an alligator nest to see half a dozen very small baby alligators, estimate 4-5 months old. Really cool and unique. Have been... More 

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