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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you are in the Fort Myers, or south west Fl. area, take the time to spend some time on Sanibel & Captiva. Beautiful tropical islands with some nice shops and good restaurants. We had so much fun taking our 3 grandchildren, (5 yr. old twins[1 boy & 1 girl], & 10 yr. old granddaughter), on the "ride of their... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was our second time with the Thriller. We tried again since the kids liked though I would have passed on it. The first time we saw a lot of dolphins jumping behind the boat still, a significant part of the ride is about seeing from the boat and listening about the history of Sanibel, Red Pass and the Bay.... More

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Springfield, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This was a wonderful boat ride around Sanibel Island and seeing the dolphins swim behind the boat was a "thriller". The crew was full of interesting stories and history about the island. Our 4 and 6 year old children enjoyed the trip!

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Mason, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My wife and I took my best friend and his wife on the ride around the island! What a fun trip. Saw lots of dolphins and a great way to tour the entire islands of Sanibel and Captiva. The crew was very attentive. A definite must for any trip to Sanibel

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