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African Queen Canal Cruise

U.S. Hwy 1 at mile marker 100, Holiday Inn Docks, Key Largo, FL
305 451 8080
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Ranked #36 of 89 activities in Key Largo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Ships
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Philadelphia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
13 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The "African Queen" is one of our favorite movies. We last saw the old boat several years ago, before she was refurbished, and we were very excited to learn that she was now "seaworthy" after extensive refurbishment. The $49 per person charge was significant, but we couldn't resist the experience of sitting where Bogie and Hepburn had been! Unfortunately, the... More

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Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We recently booked the dinner cruise on the African Queen. The captain gave us a history of the boat before we sailed and answered any questions we had during our cruise. It was a leisurely dawdle through some of the canals, passing by some high end real estate. We were taken to the Pilot House for dinner and had a... More

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Brandon, Florida
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6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We took a morning cruise with another couple. We had a terrific time with Captain Mike and another couple. Captain Mike gave us a great deal of history about the African Queen and how she had finally made her way to Key Largo. He showed us photos from a private collection of the original shooting of "The African Queen", including... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We went out for a evening cruise down the canal and really enjoyed it! So relaxing and fun, you go thru the canal overlooking all the big beautiful homes at a nice slow pace!! The only thing that we didn't like about it was the guide didn't give us much information on the boat! We would ask questions but he... More

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We felt like it was a scam from the moment the "Capt" invited a 16 year old dock boy aboard our private cruise. This is a small old craft and it was able to handle all the BS shovelled during our trip surprisingly. Absolutely no history of the boat or the area or anything worth while was talked about by... More

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Bradenton
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

If you like old movies, objects of history, museums, old machinery that you have to know just how to get it going, and being out on the water - what a combination this is! Definitely a highlight of the trip! The route itself isn't terribly exciting - but that may be a good thing - you aren't there for that,... More

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Madrid, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We took the canal cruise on the African Queen today. Our captain was great. It was an authentic experience. Very relaxing and enjoyable.

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Seattle
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This certainly seems like the original, authentic African Queen. It's not modern or slick or fancy in any way. But we had a sunset cruise in which we were the only passengers, and we got the full attention of Richard, the driver. I got to drive the boat myself so my wife could take the obligatory photo. The cruise route... More

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Grapevine, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Could not miss this opportunity to chug along the canal on the African Queen! Amazing the 100+ vessel is still earning a living on the water. It has been lovingly restored & all those connected with it take pride in sharing the experience with all who are interested.

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Sebring FL
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I booked a family event for 8 people on this unusual venture. The booking was very smooth and included several pre departure checks by the agent to be sure everything was covered. We had refreshments on board to toast the pirates at Shark...ey's bar as we steamed past on the way out the canal. The chug of the authentic steam... More

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