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About Florida Cracker Airboat Rides & Guides Service, Vero Beach FL

Captain Lawrence Kyzer, his wife, Delsey and their daughters Morgan & Taylor are lifetime residents of Vero Beach, FL. This is a family run business that started out as a “fun job” for Lawrence, since he enjoys being in the marsh and sharing his vast knowledge of the area with his guests. He has now made it his full time job.

He has been driving an airboat since he was old enough to reach the pedal, while sitting on his Dad’s lap. With over 40 years of airboat experience and 15 years in the tour business with a perfect safety record he is Vero Beaches most experienced airboat Captain. 

Capt. Lawrence graduated from Florida Southern with a BS degree in agriculture. With his background and degree, Lawrence not only delivers an airboat ride you'll never forget but an Eco airboat ride and tour at that!

The excitement of driving an airboat has never left him, now he is teaching his daughters to drive. They and his wife also love and enjoy being on an airboat riding and seeing the beauty of the St Johns River marshes.

Capt. Chandler Craft, also a lifetime Vero Beach native has joined them and loves sharing his knowledge of the area as well.

Florida Cracker Airboat Rides is a member of the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce.

About Our Airboats

We have two (2) tour boats that Lawrence custom built. They were built with a lot of pride and many hours perfecting it.   Wanting to be able to accommodate more people he built the bigger boat which has seating for eleven (11) people. This boat was built  the summer 2010. The new boat built the summer of 2014 has seating for (10) ten. Both airboats have Lycoming airplane engines which make them a “REAL AIRBOAT”!

Contact Florida Cracker Airboat Rides today for information on airboat schedules and ticket prices: 


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