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Sanibel Thriller

Address: 634 N Yachtsman Dr, Sanibel Island, FL
Phone Number: 239 472 2328
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Wiltshire
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This is the 3rd time that we've been out on the Sanibel Thriller and still love it. Get ther early for a seat towards the back if you can but there are so many dolphin that you will see them wherever you sit. Luxury loos at the Thriller car park and we got takeaway coffee at Grandma Dots. I would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I cant say enough about this boat tour. The captain and guides really know their stuff. Get there early so you can sit in the back row. The boat is high speed and you definitly need a jacket. The dolphins really showed off for us and it was the most amazing sight. They love to play in the wake behind... More 

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Germantown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Anyone who likes dolphins and will be in Sanibel should not miss this boat trip. Where else can you see dolphins this close in their natural habitat showing off and having fun. Its like going to SeaWorld and seeing a dolphin show but with wild dolphins. So much better than seeing them in a swimming pool!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

At least 20 dolphins played in the wake of our boat ride, my 3rd time in as many years. Get there early to get your pick of seats (we prefer the back of the boat). And, all seats are good. Great narration, informative. So much fun!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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82 attraction reviews
481 helpful votes 481 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Despite almost a dozen visits to Sanibel we had never heard of the Thriller until we were walking on the beach so we investigated and, on the strength of some recommendations, made reservations for the next day. I'm so glad we did - our trip was almost 2 hours long and definitely the best "boat trip" I've ever taken. The... More 

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Syracuse
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Great boat trip around Sanibel, Captiva and Pine Island Sound. Very interesting history of the area told during the journey and dolphins chasing the boat for at least 15 minutes. This was our second trip, the first being a couple years ago, and I would definitely do it again. If it's cool do take a jacket and be prepared for... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We booked the Sanibel Thriller for the afternoon. (3rd trip of the day - sometimes they only have 2 trips). When we went out on the Thriller, we saw some dolphins and it seemed OK. We then saw a 2nd pod of dolphins a little while later. Still OK. After we rounded the island and were on our way back... More 

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Dodge City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We had a great time - dolphins joined us immediately and played in the waves behind the boat. With the name thriller I was worried we would be just speeding around the island but not even close! When the dolphins joined us our captain slowed down and let everyone see them for a long time. THEN we took off! The... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Fun seeing all the Dolphins on a two hour ride all around island - nice bathrooms too. Make sure you go before you go on the boat

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I have been on the Thriller at least 10 times,and it is amazing every time! Capt JR is the"Dolphin Whisperer", he gives you a great boat ride AND finds pods of dolphins that play in the wake for 10 to 15 minutes, I have never been disappointed. Plus you learn about the history of Sanibel and Captiva.

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