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Sanibel Thriller

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Address: 634 N Yachtsman Dr, Sanibel Island, FL
Phone Number: 239 472 2328
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This was a highlight of our trip!

Took the Thriller ride/tour Monday morning. Got there early and were second in line for boarding. Sat in the second row from the back and got drenched but that was half the fun... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Took the Thriller ride/tour Monday morning. Got there early and were second in line for boarding. Sat in the second row from the back and got drenched but that was half the fun. The captain and young woman narrating were excellent. They pointed out lots of interesting sites. We did see a few dolphins but they were just enjoying swimming... More 

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New Hampshire
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

While we didn't see dolphins jumping in the wake of the boat like so many photos that I've seen posted, this is still a must do attraction. The boat ride is fun and our 9 year old loved how fast it went. You get to see all of Sanibel and Captiva along with a great narrative tour. We did see... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The catamaran ride was fast and fun and the guide's narrative on the history of Sanibel and Captiva was informative and interesting. Watching the dolphins frolicking behind the boat was a bonus. The company policy of seating on the catamaran on a "First come, first served" basis was not equally applied to all ticket purchasers. We arrived 1 hour before... More 

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Okemo Valley Vermont
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The speed, the dolphins, and the lively narration made this a boat tour like no other we've been on. The captain and the guide were friendly, upbeat, informative and helpful. Well worth the price. You will get splashed if you're in the back, so careful selecting your camera ... but be sure to bring one. You WILL see dolphins playing... More 

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

An excellent trip. Captain JR and Anthony kept us entertained throughout. We were on the boat for 2 hours and saw loads of Dolphins. A great value fun packed day out.

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Moncton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

This tour was one of the highlights of our Orlando/Fort Myers trip. I have seen dolphins in the wild before (i.e., the boat chases the 2-3 dolphins and if your lucky you see them for a split second). What the Thriller boat achieves is amazing: we must of seen close to 50 dolphins diving in and out if the water.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We were told to arrive about an hour and a half before the reservation time. Our reservation was at 1 we arrived at about 11:45. We arrived with another group of people. The boat is first come first serve so whoever arrives first gets the best seat, which is on the back of the boat closer to where the Dolphins... More 

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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This was a great adventure! Get there early to sit in the back row. Our captain was JR and the announcer was Anthony. If you're in the back row, you get to travel to the front several times (hold your hat) to shift the weight distribution when powering up. I held my camera over the back and snapped away- I... More 

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Manchester md
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We went on the Sanibel Thriller on the 1st trip out at 9:30 a.m. on a Wednesday morning. We had perfect weather day! We arrived at about 8:30. Once we checked in, we got our place in line on the benches and used the restrooms before boarding the boat. The trip lasted about 1 1/2 hours, it was an absolutely... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The dolphins love to play in the wake. Seat at the rear and see them up close. They have slickers to wear. Take a towel to mop your face. This is fun.

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