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Stumpknocker Tours, Inc.

County Road 512, Blue Cypress Recreation Area, Vero Beach, FL 32966
+1 772-778-9654
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Capt John was great!

As a Vero Beach native, whenever we have out of town guests visiting, we try to give the full... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Vero Beach, Florida
via mobile

We are from NJ and never got to experience Florida's nature to like this before. It was excellent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
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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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County Road 512, Blue Cypress Recreation Area, Vero Beach, FL 32966
+1 772-778-9654
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As a Vero Beach native, whenever we have out of town guests visiting, we try to give the full Florida experience. With less than 24 hours notice, Capt John and his team accommodated our group of eight including four children. We just wrapped up our...More

Thank Rennick75
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are from NJ and never got to experience Florida's nature to like this before. It was excellent. We easily saw 20+ alligators of all different sizes on this trip among other wildlife including some rare birds. The captain and crew were super friendly to...More

Thank tattooedmind
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Went out today with our girls ages 8 and 10. We counted 35 gators not to mention all the Osprey with their chicks. Captain John was very friendly and . We would do this again in a heartbeat!

Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Our Captain John was great. His knowledge of Blue Cypress is extensive. He knew all the special areas to see the Great Blue Herons and a nest! We also viewed the Great White Egrets and their nest plus a multitude of alligator sizes from the...More

Thank carolloring
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Captn John made our tour AMAZING! Not only did he show us some of the biggest gators we've ever seen but also the smallest! His knowledge not only on the gators but the birds and trees was just incredible! If I were to do it...More

Thank Lyndsey B
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Captain John gave my family the full VIP treatment, and we really enjoyed the entire tour. My kids aged 2 and 3 really had a blast and loved sitting in the front row and wearing the fancy headphones. We saw plenty of gators, birds and...More

Thank Jon O
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We were visiting family in Florida and went out for a morning of fun. The Blue Cypress Recreation area is an ideal location to take an air-boat ride, see some wildlife and get a tan. There were many tour groups to choose from but our...More

Thank sylvanlinda
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...More

Thank Bob O
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...More

Thank reako
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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