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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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We Had A Blast !!!

We Had A Blast!! And I don't mean the "blast" from the horn on "the Queen". We had stopped in Key Largo in route from Key West to Ft Lauderdale for our flight home. Decided to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Trenton, New Jersey
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Trenton, New Jersey
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We Had A Blast!! And I don't mean the "blast" from the horn on "the Queen". We had stopped in Key Largo in route from Key West to Ft Lauderdale for our flight home. Decided to take a shot at a morning trip on the African Queen. Made some inquiries and lo and behold, it happened. We had the boat... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My boyfriend and I went to Key Largo wanting to do something fun and had the misfortune to choose the African queen cruise. They charge you 50 dollars a person to go on a boat that ran on a normal engine (instead of the original as advertised) and you only get out of the port and come back at less... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

We travelled three hours to get to this tour to be told that the engine needed maintenance and we could not board the vessel. It was very disappointing, since it has been a dream of mine to go on for quite some time. We in turn had to go on the glass bottom boat, it was great!!! We saw Molasses... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

What a fun, interesting and relaxing way to spend a couple of hours...and be a part of movie history to boot! Loved taking this trip back in time and sharing it with my parents and niece. Time and money well spent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Wow! What a piece of history and movie nostalgia setting right there in front of us. Just imagine Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn being there. The ship is small and looks to be in great condition. We didn't take the cruise but just enjoyed the fact that we saw the ship.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Did the dinner cruise on Friday evening. Capt. Mike was a wealth of historical background information, as well as having many original black/white photos taken during the filming of The African Queen with Katherine Hepburn & Bogie. Dinner at the Pilot House was excellent & and a fun time was had by all. They only take six reservations for the... More 

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Brooklyn Park
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

For fans of Bogart and Hepburn and the film African Queen, what a wonderful opportunity to take a short (90 Min) cruise on the original African Queen. The cruise is out the canal of Key Largo to the Atlantic and back at a slow pace. The Captain is very accommodating with taking pictures at the helm and does a great... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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

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