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Sanibel Thriller

634 N Yachtsman Dr, Sanibel Island, FL
239 472 2328
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Brookfield, Massachusetts
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79 reviews 79 reviews
11 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Last time I was on the thriller was two years ago, when I was amazed by the spectacle of the dolphins and the boat and the scenery. This time around, back on the island with some friends, we insisted on this activity as the single "must-do" on the island. We reserved a time slot and prepared for fun; unfortunately, a... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The Thriller tour is unbelievably well done. The boat can go incredibly fast- and does so at times- but they have a great dialogue that gives you a sense of the islands. In between, you watch the dolphins jumping in the surf just off the edge of the boat. An unbelievable experience for the whole family! Note: Stop for lunch... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This trip is worth the price. Friendly staff, great boat, lots of fun! Had a great time! The boat hauls a#=, the trip is beautiful and the dolphins seem to love it. We were told from another tour group that this is the fastest boat in the these waters and I have to agree! Best part is getting the dolphins... More

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Boothwyn, PA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Awesome awesome Tour !! Thriller is a 'speed' boat that tours you around Sanibel and Captiva Islands ....... the tour is rich in history and information about the Islands. Our Captain and Tour guide were A+ ......... even offering to take group photos of everyone on the boat before the Tour ended. The best part were the Dolphin pods that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Wow! Wow! Wow! A perfect 10! Rode the thriller this morning at 10am with my husband, 13 year old and 6 year old and everyone loved it! Our Captain (JR) has the gift of spotting dolphins! Our guide knew everything about Sanibel and the surrounding islands - amazing history yet easy for a 6 year old to understand! And OH... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

For the first few days of our vacation I sat on the beach seeing the Thriller ride by while I thought, that looks like a waste of money! Then I started looking around on trip advisor for things to do, and after reading the reviews, decided to give it a go. It cost around $170 for 2 adults and 2... More

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Fort Myers Beach
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We have been on The Thriller several times and during all seasons. We have always seen several pods of dolphins. We have taken every age group (from 2-60) and each one has enjoyed it. The captain knows where to find the dolphins and it seems the dolphins are almost ready to jump in the boat. The staff is very friendly... More

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iowa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This boat ride was just awesome!!! A nice ride for 1 1/2 hrs through the Sanibel, Captiva area & pine island area. The Dolphins were the best !!! You will see dolphins on this ride, saw three sets of them as they slowed the boat down and could watch the dolphins flip and jump right behind the boat. The historic... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

What a great 90 minute high speed boat ride this was through the coastline of Sanibel Island and Captiva. We travelled with our two boys ages 12 and 10. We all really loved it and felt it was well worth the admission fee. It was narrated well and there was a lot of interesting information and history shared. Yes, there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Staying in Sanibel for about 2 weeks - really signed up to see the dolphins which we did - about 4 times and for a long time each time on the ride. They were really close too. The docent was excellent, nice young guy and the Captain, J.R. was fun, gave a great trip. The only small complaint that I... More

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