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“Thrilling ride, great staff”
Review of Sanibel Thriller

Sanibel Thriller
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Last time I was on the thriller was two years ago, when I was amazed by the spectacle of the dolphins and the boat and the scenery. This time around, back on the island with some friends, we insisted on this activity as the single "must-do" on the island.

We reserved a time slot and prepared for fun; unfortunately, a minor illness sent one of the kids in the party to the urgent care clinic, and we were going to miss our slot. Though we were within the 24-hour period, we contacted the Thriller and after some back-and-forth managed to reschedule to the next day. They were able to sell most of our seats and worked with us to avoid any wasted money.

They could easily have blown us off; this is one of the hottest tickets on the island and they'd be well within their rights. But they worked with us instead and made a lasting impression on us and our friends.

The Thriller is an amazing ride -- it's really as good as everyone says it is -- but I was pleasantly surprised by the folks running it as well.

2  Thank NewEnglandDave
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

The Thriller tour is unbelievably well done. The boat can go incredibly fast- and does so at times- but they have a great dialogue that gives you a sense of the islands. In between, you watch the dolphins jumping in the surf just off the edge of the boat. An unbelievable experience for the whole family!

Note: Stop for lunch at Gramma Dots just beforehand. It is a great little restaurant based in the marina. Just know that there can be a wait so avoid peak meal times, if you can.

2  Thank karissavantassel
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Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

This trip is worth the price. Friendly staff, great boat, lots of fun!
Had a great time! The boat hauls a#=, the trip is beautiful and the dolphins seem to love it. We were told from another tour group that this is the fastest boat in the these waters and I have to agree!
Best part is getting the dolphins to surf the wake of the boat. If you have never seen dolphins at play, take this trip and bring the camera!
My whole family loved it!

2  Thank TJ S
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

Awesome awesome Tour !! Thriller is a 'speed' boat that tours you around Sanibel and Captiva Islands ....... the tour is rich in history and information about the Islands. Our Captain and Tour guide were A+ ......... even offering to take group photos of everyone on the boat before the Tour ended.
The best part were the Dolphin pods that gave us a show by jumping out of the water while following our boat during the last part of the Tour !!!!
This was the best excursion we took during our visit to Sanibel .

1  Thank dianaprince4
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

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 MY GOD the dolphins!! They rode in the wake of our boat playing and diving up into the air. In fact, the Thriller crew knew what they were doing so much so that other boats followed us to see the dolphins!! Spend the money, see the dolphins and have an amazing time! You won't regret it!!
The Urbaniak Family
Toronto, Ontario

2  Thank Thomas U
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