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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Snorkling

All we can tell you is that the people are as nice as they can be considering the zoo it is to get signed in and all. There is a lot of waiting. However, once you get on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Palatine, Illinois
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Palatine, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

All we can tell you is that the people are as nice as they can be considering the zoo it is to get signed in and all. There is a lot of waiting. However, once you get on the boat, it's a great trip. The water is as clear as can be, and you see a lot of sea life.... More 

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Loved the short trip, got to handle the helm. Captain Richard very pleasant and knew lots of antidotes about the origin of the boat, movie facts and history. I'm not much for long, crowded boat trips so this was perfect.

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Zion, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Enjoyable cruise & dinner; good company. Captain knew the boat's history & had historical pictures & stories.

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Pocasset, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This attraction offers a fascinating story of the African Queen before, during and after the making of the movie in American film history as you travel along canals leading out to the Atlantic Ocean and back again under the power of the steam engine.

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

If you loved the movie, you will love the cruise. The captain was extremely knowledgeably and full of little tidbits of the actors that appeared in the movie, plus he had 3 picture albums full of old pictures of the making of the movie. We had fun imagining Bogey and Hepburn sitting on the boat, talking and laughing. Great time!

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Fredericksburg, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A cruise on the African Queen is a great experience. The captain shares informative stories about the movie, boat and canal area. Loved it!

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Key Largo, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

For 50 bucks you can get on a real classic yacht and take a spin, even pilot the craft. I live in the neighborhood and hear the steam whistle daily when they ply the canals.

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New York City, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We spent a very pleasant hour and three-quarters on the African Queen this afternoon with Richard as the skipper. Very informative and felt very personal as there were only the two of us on board. Cruising down the canals and out to sea with the engine clacking away was a delight as was the opportunity for both of us to... More 

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Northeast PA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My husband is an old movie fan and this was a gift to him for Christmas. We spent a lovely afternoon with Captain Michael on the old boat listening to history and facts about the boat along with looking at wonderful old pictures taken during the filming of the movie. While the boat was very old and restored as much... More 

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Englewood, FL
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

So sad to see the infamous African Queen boat in such a state of disrepair and neglect. From the iconic movie with Humphrey Bogart, this boat should be preserved, not left out in the weather to rot! I almost cried when I saw it. Please!

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