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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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Dolphins +++

Worth every penny. Professional outfit. Great trip round sanibel and captiva islands at high speed. Interesting historical facts from guide. Highlight undoubtedly 2 pods and one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Tynemouth UK
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Worth every penny. Professional outfit. Great trip round sanibel and captiva islands at high speed. Interesting historical facts from guide. Highlight undoubtedly 2 pods and one lone dolphin coming to play in the wake of the boat. Magical. Best to sit at back right of boat for best views.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was skeptical (due to the expense), but my husband was insistent we try the Sanibel Thriller midway through our week's stay at Sanibel. What a GREAT experience! Our guide, Julie was fun and knowledgeable and the captain sought out dolphins who apparently enjoy "playing" in the wake of the boat. We sat near the back - those in the... More 

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Lexington, KY
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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a Blast! Unless you want to get soaked, I'd advise not sitting in the back corner! We all were "sprayed", but back row was soaked over & over! Dolphins swimming with us was the highlight of the tour! But the tour guide with her knowledge was an added plus! Take sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, & water with you.

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Salem, Virginia
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68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You will get a very well, informative tour of the surrounding areas. We, and the kids, enjoyed the ride. Especially the dolphins that we got to experience, not once, but twice. The captain saw the dolphins trailing off our wake and sure enough, he went back to entice them a second time and they put on an even better acrobatic... More 

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Thank RogerIsrael
PA
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40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took this trip a few years ago and our grandson wanted to bring one of his friends on the trip this year. We arrived about an hour early and were one of the first ones there. We could have sat in the back row but our group opted for the second row from the back. The captain found several... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So glad we did this, The Thriller goes out at 10am and if enough people want to go later they will do at 12:00 one but when we called that was full too so they did a 2:30 run which we took. It was a lot of fun.

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Orlando, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the highlight of our trip. Get there early and wait, I promise your seat on the very back of the boat will be worth your time. Bring your cell phone and baggie. You will see dolphins playing the wake of the boat and get some amazing videos. The baggy is for when your tired of filming and you... More 

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Thank Heather R
Miami, Florida
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a divine and exciting spectacle to see these animals so close, so cute, so happy jumping behind the boat from the sea foam and waves. People involved in the trip are wonderfully nice and very well prepared

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best seats are at the back of the boat if you want close up pictures of dolphins, so get there early. The tour guide and driver did a nice job making the ride enjoyable. A few people got wet on one side of the boat. I took a bottle of water and recommend taking one if it is summer.... More 

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Thank Tamara S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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258 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this trip - almost didn't do it because of the cost but what the heck, you only live once! Amazing ride with dolphin sighting practically guaranteed; right beside the boat - the captain knows how to find them and wow what a show! The boat ride was smooth and not scary at all or rough, the breeze even keeps... More 

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