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Stumpknocker Tours, Inc.

County Road 512, Blue Cypres Recreation Area, Vero Beach, FL 32966
772-778-9654
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Ranked #8 of 34 activities in Vero Beach
Type: Tours
Owner description: Captain Steve Hayes is the only Certified Florida Master Naturalist in the marsh that provides the most educational, exciting, humorous, and... more » Owner description: 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!!! « less
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Halifax, Canada
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253 reviews 253 reviews
76 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The tour was great - the guide is very knowledgeable and genuinely cares about the area. It's amazing just how much you get to see in the hour. Well worth a trip.

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Vero Beach, FL
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is one adventure for family and friends you don't want to miss! My husband and I have enjoyed taking our three sons and their families many times! Capt. Steve is an excellent certified naturalist - informative and helpful! Air boat is A+++! Variety of alligators, nests, birds etc. he shows is unsurpassed. In a few words: excellence at its... More

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Vero Beach, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Captain Steve Hayes' Stumpknocker Tour is fantastic! When we contacted him to schedule a tour, he recommended an early morning tour--7AM to be exact. Now I'm not an early morning person, but I'm sssooooo glad we decided to do it. As Capt Steve said, at that time of day, we saw lots and lots of gators and birds, there were... More

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Arvada, Colorado
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This was the first time I had been on an air boat and it was one of the neatest things I've done. Our guide knew so much about the birds and animals and plants. The tour was an hour long and he has a set schedule, so if you are late, you miss the boat. I appreciate that he didn't... More

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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Having participated in similarly described "excursions" in the past with mixed results we were a bit hesitant to once again hop aboard an airboat. Well, were we in for a surprise. The action and fun were non stop from the moment we hit the water. Talk about being "up close and personal" with alligators, to say nothing of the various... More

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New Milford, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

This tour was the highlight of our vacation! Captain Steve was amazing! He was funny and incredibly knowledgeable. We got to see some of everything. There was so much wildlife: we saw alligators, marsh birds, we went through a rookery that was teaming with baby birds of all kinds. He's great about making sure everyone has enough time to take... More

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New York City, New York
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91 reviews 91 reviews
16 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Drove out into the middle of no where for my first airboat tour and I'm glad I did! Captain Steve was on time, the boat was clean and everything went better than expected.After donning inflatable life jackets, (and a pink life jacket for my 4 year old daughter), we boarded the boat and donned aircraft headsets so we could talk.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Had a great trip with Captain Steve. Very knowledgeable and professional as well as engaging. He was great to my kids and kept them interested the whole ride. We saw plenty of gators even though the wind was whipping. Also saw lots of birds and learned about each of them as well as the history of the conservation area. I... More

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We took a very enjoyable airboat tour with Steve Hayes of Stumpknocker Tours today. Captain Steve knew exactly where to find plenty of alligators - adult ones and little baby ones - and where to find all kinds of birds - osprey, bitterns, stilts, herons, egrets, and more. He was very considerate to those of us who wanted to take... More

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Penfield NY
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

I have avoided airboat tours because they are noisy and seemed to just be about going fast. This tour company was better than that. The tour operator is a Florida Master Naturalist and had a genuine respect and concern for the marsh. Headsets are provided so you can hear him point out animals, birds, plants and other features. Also the... More

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