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Address: County Road 512, Blue Cypress Recreation Area, Vero Beach, FL 32966
Phone Number: +1 772-778-9654
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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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The BEST airboat tour!!!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed July 26, 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 stars Reviewed June 16, 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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Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 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.

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Vero Beach, Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 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 stars Reviewed March 21, 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 stars Reviewed February 26, 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 

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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 

Chester, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

First time on a airboat and would definitely do it again. Lots of gators to see and birds, got great pictures. Would recommend!

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

1044, Thank you for the great review. Do come back and see us when you are in the area. Thanks, Steve More 

The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Never experienced an air boat ride before and it will not be my last. Very informative and calls the marsh his office, what a great way to look at this area. Flowers, gators turtles, nests Osprey, Herons, baby gators & ducks just loved it.

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

Susie D., Thank you for the great review on Trip Advisor. They mean a lot. Come back down at different times of the year, things do change with the seasons. Thanks, Steve More 

Sebastian, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

We have gone out with CAPT Steve three times now and it just keeps getting better. When we called to set up our tour, he recommended the 7:30 AM trip. We saw more gators than we had on our previous trips combined and that was in the first 5 minutes. If you are in the Vero Beach, Sebastian area you... More 

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

Bill G., Thank you for the great review on Trip Advisor. They do mean a lot. Sorry that it has taken so long to respond, but we had a rain day and I finally went into Trip Advisor and figured out how to respond. Thanks, Steve More 

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