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It has been a number of years since we visited the crab race event. On this visit we had a very... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2018
Bruce B
Macedon, New York
Fun Fun Fun

Just back from the Crab Races. I've been at least 10 times now. Since all the kids are grown we go... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
Chicago, Illinois
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'Tween Waters Inn, Captiva Island, FL
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Reviewed 10 August 2018

Just back from the Crab Races. I've been at least 10 times now. Since all the kids are grown we go to the adult races. I'm still in love with the corny jokes, all in good fun. The host puts his all to make this...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 August 2018

It has been a number of years since we visited the crab race event. On this visit we had a very good time participating and observing the event. I have to say that I think the monies raised by the races that goes to worthwhile...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

This was a lot of fun. I think kids aged 8-13 probably have the most fun. Adult has to actually sit in one of the spots at the crab raving table. Emcee is pretty funny. Proceeds benefit veterans via United way.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank maeday1013
Reviewed 20 June 2018

What could be more fun than watching hermit crabs race? Well, probably a lot of things but if you are looking for something to do with the kids in the evening on Sanibel/Captiva, this is kind of fun. I would recommend getting to 'Tween the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Kristen S
Reviewed 21 May 2018

A good way to waste away an evening with some laughter and the thrill of hermit crab sprinting. The Crabby Man at the mic has good crowd banter and keeps the entertainment fun for the family.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

Our grandkids absolutely loved this- we enjoy it too. A must do for kids. Our grandkids are still talking about these races and want to go back

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank marjoriejnorris
Reviewed 17 May 2018

We attended the hermit crab races held here since we were staying at the resort. Went to the 9pm show. The man who rMuns the races is very funny but in my opinion he should eliminate using the "F" word. He would have been just...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Anthony E
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Must come with your sense of humor intact. If you aren't easily offended by a little language and personal ridicule you will find this can be uniquely entertaining. I like a good act that can interact with his audience. Sunburned Willie delivered.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Took the kids to the family friendly version over our spring break trip to Tween Waters. My wife and I have seen the adult show in the past, and I even remember attending 20 years ago as a teenager. Well, not much has changed. The...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank mntraveler686
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

The 3 minutes of actual crab racing was fun to watch. The hour plus of the crab host talking and making jokes was painful to listen to. He ruins the experience. He tries too hard to be funny by being rude to people around the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Lorraine H
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Response from Bill W | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry this is so late. When we were there the crap races were every day for the kids.