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Stumpknocker Tours, Inc.

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Address: County Road 512, Blue Cypress Recreation Area, Vero Beach, FL 32966
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+1 772-778-9654

Captain Steve Hayes is the only Certified Florida Master Naturalist in the...

Captain Steve Hayes is the only Certified Florida Master Naturalist in the marsh that provides the most educational, exciting, humorous, and informative tour of the pristine headwaters of the St. John's River. On a one hour tour, you will see, and learn about the alligators, birds and flowers of the marsh, experience an exciting airboat ride thru the marsh, hear some stories that may bring a chuckle, or two, and I will bring you back safely. This is a great experience for all ages. Many that have been on this tour and have taken airboat tours around the state, and elsewhere, say that this is at the top of the list. Bring a camera and let's create some memories!!!

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Our 6th Trip on Stumpknockers Best Air Boat Ride

We have lived in the Vero Beach area for nearly 20 years and have had many out of town guest come to town, We also recommend Stumpknocker's Air Boat for a truly unique and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We have lived in the Vero Beach area for nearly 20 years and have had many out of town guest come to town, We also recommend Stumpknocker's Air Boat for a truly unique and beautiful trip. Most visitor come thinking Vero Beach is a beach town and leave not knowing that much of the true beauty of our area is... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Visiting from St. Louis. We lucked out and the other half of the boats party canceled due to the potential for rain in the weather forecast. Must be out of town people because daily showers are common in FL. Our Captain expertly avoided any rain showers, and we got very personal attention as only our party showed up for the... More 

Thank reako
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Blue Cypress is a beautiful park and Captain John gave a fantastic tour. He was funny and informative. I'd recommend him to anyone in the area.

Thank Jonathan S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Captain John is the absolute best!!! Very knowledgeable, funny, and accommodating! It was a great time. We will definitely be back!

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

My wife and I took an airboat tour with Captain John of Stumpknocker Tours early on July 17th. While another group of four had also scheduled that tour, they cancelled just days before. The appointment for us was still confirmed, giving the two of us a private trip. I would have been disappointed but understood if they had cancelled due... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Captain John was outstanding. Very knowledgeable and personable. Took his recommendation on when to take the ride and we got to see gators, turtles, birds, etc. My 15 year old and 13 year old who hate everything had a great time. You will be in good hands with capt john.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015 via mobile

Our family had a great time on the swamp tour. Our captain was very friendly and knowledgeable . The tour lasted a little over an hour and we saw several alligators and all types of birds. Captain Scott gave lots of information and some jokes along the way . Great family tour I highly recommend it.

Thank Teresabeaches
Vero Beach, Fl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2015

We went for a second time in the last 5 years and it was awesome. We had family in town and it was the perfect surprise. Capt. Steve was great, giving a little environmental education about the animals and vegetation and history of the park. The weather was a perfect 82 deg. F. He mixed it up a bit with... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015 via mobile

We have taken Steve's tour once a year for the past four years until this year. After booking our reservation 5 days early, we were called the day before and told that they had made a mistake but no tour was available that day. They also implied that since we were a party of only four that our group was... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2015

The captain was well versed in all aspects of the plants, birds, fish and animals in the marsh. Great photography opportunities. Lots of gators, ducks, birds of prey and vegetation. $45 for what is advertised as a 1 hour tour when in fact we were out there for 1.5 hours. Enjoyed the tour and would definitely do it again with... More 

Thank Dennis M
SteveHayes, Owner at Stumpknocker Tours, Inc., responded to this review

Dennis Thank you so very much for your kind review. It is greatly appreciated. Thanks, Steve More 

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