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Sanibel Thriller

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Address: 634 N Yachtsman Dr, Sanibel Island, FL
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+1 239-472-2328
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It certainly is thrilling and worthwhile!

Make reservations... this is well worth the trip and cost! This was our second time on this excursion and my teenage daughters 3rd time and it never disappoints. The staff are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
AMELULU E
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Hartland, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been boaters for 20+ years. The boat trip part of this experience was just OK. The Thunder was tired.... Guests in the last row had to get up and walk up to the front of the cabin every time the Captain wanted to get on a plane... The tour guide was reading from cards... The Captain did find one pod... More 

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Hartland, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make reservations... this is well worth the trip and cost! This was our second time on this excursion and my teenage daughters 3rd time and it never disappoints. The staff are courteous, knowledgeable and fun to be around --- very organized company. They only take reservations for this excursion, so be sure to make one in advance of your visit... More 

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Estero, Florida
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

OMG- What a great experience. My wife and I had so much fun on this boat ride. It was about 90 minutes give or take and we saw so much of the different areas, isolated small islands, beautiful homes etc. The highlight of course was playing with the dolphins. The boat captain knew right where to find them and they... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When visiting Sanibel Island take the time to ride the Sanibel Thriller. It is a great way to see the the sights and the dolphins. It's a 90 minute ride going around Sanibel and Captiva Islands. It is an informative and fun way to spend part of an afternoon.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this experience--was looking for something my oldest son would enjoy while here over Christmas. He is not much on all the local nature opportunities, so this seemed the way to go. This was great--lots of fun on a powerful boat. We were early enough to get the back seats which allowed truly close dolphin viewing (even my non-nature son... More 

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Belmar, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First we would definitely recommend the ride. Good way to get around the island, cool to see the dolphins, and narration was good (if not a bit sing-songy). One small comment on the content though. When talking about the original inhabitants of the island, the narrator said that they were here for "10,000 years before ANYONE thought of coming here."... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I liked how fast this boat went the best. It's fun & different to take a tour around the area seeing dolphins and listening to facts while speeding across the bay!

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La Plata, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Thriller was a highlight of our trip to Sanibel Island. It is a very professional and well run organization. The boat ride was amazing and the tour guide was informative and fun. We were able to see many dolphins who swam and played in the boat's wake. It was just an amazing experience and a great way to see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

This was our 3rd time on the Thriller. This time with 6 of us. Grandparents, daughter and son in law and 2 grandchildren aged 4 and 2. Everyone had a great time. Saw lots and lots of dolphins. Mothers with babies. Large pods jumping in the wake. Narrative was interesting about Sanibel and Captiva. (Although it was our 3rd time... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

I'm staying in Naples with my mother & sister for a week & we took a day trip to Sanibel for this boat ride. We gorgeous weather, the staff was amazing & we came across far more dolphins than I anticipated. Well worth the price & the drive. If you're near Sanibel, don't miss this!

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