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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
Description: 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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Last year great, this year so-so.

We had a truly magical experience last year on the African Queen. Every aspect was super. My wife & I took the dinner cruise again this year, and while the boat is still very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We had a truly magical experience last year on the African Queen. Every aspect was super. My wife & I took the dinner cruise again this year, and while the boat is still very charming, the steam engine stopped working over a dozen times. The captain was okay, but seemed mechanically challenged. Dinner at the Pilot House was very good.... More 

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Hudson, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I finally was able to have one my dreams come true.... I rode on THE African Queen! What an experience for a life-long Bogart fan. The people were friendly, the Captain knowledgeable and helpful, but did not hover or dominate the cruise. So very laid back, just as it should be. I was in awe of this wonderful old historic... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Our Captain was very informative about the boat (and Key Largo) and it was fun to chug along on the same boat as Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart. It was relaxing. If wine and cheese, or some other type of amenity, were included, we would've felt better about the cost.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Had a wonderful time, the captain was very knowledgeable of the boats history. Such a treat to literally be on the same boat as Bogart and Hepburn. Glad to see history being kept alive!!

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The boat only takes six passengers, but only four on our cruise. An amazing experience to cruise the canals and then out to the Atlantic ocean on this amazing boat

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

It is the original boat from the movie. The cruise is 49.95 and should be worth it if you are a fan of the movie but we only had time to stop and see the boat before it left for a cruise in the canal.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is the boat used in making the movie The African Queen. We had our own adventure. In no way is this a complaint. We departed under the steam engine's power, but that started to misbehave. After repeated attempts to get her running correctly, our Captain had to resort to the outboard as not to damage the old steam engine.... More 

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Buckinghamshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We enjoyed an excellent ride on this historic boat. There were only the 3 of us on board and the captain could not have been more helpful or accommodating. Before we set off he told us the history of the boat and its role in the film with many interesting anecdotes. He had books of pictures from the film set... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We had a lovely ride on the African Queen. Richard is very knowledgeable about the history of the African Queen. He was nice enough to allow one of the guests on board to steer the boat.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The dinner cruise was ausum Dave the captain did a great job and the meal was good too. A very nostalgic cruise on bogies boat and good dinner and entertainment the only extras was drinks and tip for the drinks and don't forget to thank the captain properly

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