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African Queen Canal Cruise

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Address: U.S. Hwy 1 at mile marker 100, Holiday Inn Docks, Key Largo, FL
Phone Number: 305 451 8080
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Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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In 2012 the iconic boat the African Queen was restored for her 100 year...

In 2012 the iconic boat the African Queen was restored for her 100 year centennial celebration. In May 2012 she once again began plying the waters of Key Largo and currently offers canal and dinner cruises. We go out daily at 10am, 12am, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm. On Fridays and Saturdays at 6pm we offer a dinner cruise to the Pilot House Marina where passengers disembark and enjoy dinner in the restaurant before boarding the vessel once again to return to the Marina Del Mar. Dinner and lunch cruises are also available on request for groups of at least 4 people.

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Of all the Marina's in the world, she ended up here.

According to the displays and the captain, this boat is the one used to film the movie "The African Queen" The boat certainly looked like it was built in 1912. As a part of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Arlene R
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Stony Brook, New York
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Lewes, Delaware
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195 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This attraction is somewhat difficult to locate, and it helps to know that it is on the ocean side of the key, as opposed to the gulf side. Look for Skipper's Dockside Restaurant, and from there, you will be able to see the African Queen's dock. Regrettably, we were unable to book a cruise on the Queen, but we were... More 

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Stony Brook, New York
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

According to the displays and the captain, this boat is the one used to film the movie "The African Queen" The boat certainly looked like it was built in 1912. As a part of the ride, we were shown pictures of the filming of the movie, and provided with information about the boat. It was an experience to chug down... More 

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Thank Arlene R
Milwaukee, WI
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33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Looks like it will sink before getting out of the Harbor. Resend be asked to donate for restoration when the cost of the cruise is too expensive. Skip this one!

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Mahtomedi, Minnesota
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Riding in the African Queen was fun, interesting, and educational. The Captain was well versed on the history of the boat, how it came to Key Largo, and its restoration. He had albums of original photos from the movie, The African Queen. Seeing the beautiful boats and homes along the canal was a bonus.

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Thank Zypta
Elon College, North Carolina
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If a romantic cruise in the river boat captained by Bogey, and hosting Kate doesn't move you then you might skip this attraction. This is the more that century old African Queen from the classic film of the same name. It has been rebuilt, but not re-engineered or changed. The original boiler and engine remains. The tour of the canals... More 

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in Boynton Beach and decided to take a ride to the keys. We stopped at the African Queen Cruise and took a ride. First the Captain told us of the history of this historic boat and little known facts about the actors and filming of the movie with pictures. Then the captain started the engine and explained... More 

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Hammondsport, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a unique experience! First the captain presents a history of the African Queen, which is full of surprising facts. Then we steamed up the canal, getting plenty of waves and high fives from the passengers on the bigger boats. I personally couldn't take my eyes off the working steam engine which was made in the 1890's.

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Thank Michael B
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The african queen is a very interesting curiousity. The boat is so much smaller than what it appears to be in the movie, however, it's very well preserved and well worth a stop and a look.

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Thank uli C
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really loved the experience. The owner was nice and tried to make our experience authentic...like pouring the gin over the boat like Katherine Hepburn did in the movie (only it was water). He let us steer the steam boat. They accomodated us at the last minute. They were full when we wanted to go, so offered to take us... More 

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Thank Carol S
Saint Joseph, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have always been a fan of the African Queen, so once I found out about the opportinity to go out on it I was was very excited. My girlfriend and I were heading to southern Florida on vacation and I thought this would be a great chance to purpose to her on the boat, unfortunatly it was a cold,... More 

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