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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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Nice visit for fans

If you are a fan of the "African queen" movie and the old stars, this is a very interesting event. Capt. Mike does a good job explaining the history of this>100 yr old boat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

If you are a fan of the "African queen" movie and the old stars, this is a very interesting event. Capt. Mike does a good job explaining the history of this >100 yr old boat. Great pictures from the movie shoot.

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Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Of course, what can one expect from a boat that is over 100 years old!  It is still operating as a cruise boat in Key Largo at Mile Marker 100.  This is the boat featured in the film African Queen starring Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn.  I picked up a brochure and learned one could take a canal cruise down... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We booked the 10am trip and were the only two on it, it was like a private charter just for us. Capt Mike was very knowledgeable about the history of the boat and the film, and had some very interesting photos to show us. He explained the workings of the steam engine (as a back up, the boat also has... More 

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Northern Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Having just found that the African Queen is back on the water is fantastic news I have long ago lost count of how many times I have seen the film. Now our history with the "Queen" was on 29 of January 1992 a few days before driving on one of the highways I saw a sign for trips on the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We had chartered the African Queen for a private charter after a celebration in Key Largo. Unfortunately, there was a misscommunication about the location of the pick-up for the charter. At the time, I was very frustrated and upset. But Suzanne and the company handled it with the utmost regret and customer service that is rarely seen these days. If... More 

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Alexandria, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

My wife is a classic film buff so we decided to take the cruise on the African Queen boat. The captain was very friendly and knowledge about the boat, cast of the movie Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, and of the history of it all! He was also very accommodating in allowing passengers to steer the boat, also for photo... More 

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st pauls nc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

It was a great boat ride ,was more than we expected,the captain was very knowable of the movie,also had a lot of pictures,was reasonable priced ,very enjoyable

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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

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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Additional Information about African Queen Canal Cruise

Address: U.S. Hwy 1 at mile marker 100, Holiday Inn Docks, Key Largo, FL
Phone Number: 305 451 8080
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key Largo
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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