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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 #41 of 93 activities in Key Largo
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We didn't go out on the boat, but think anyone that has seen the movie, really should make a quick stop to at least go and see the boat. There is no cost to just look although they do have a donation bucket since they do need to make repairs, so we dropped in a few bucks. They say they... More

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The cruise is on the "African Queen", from the famous 1950's movie boat of the same name. This steamboat was originally built in England over 100 years ago. The boat is operational with a boiler and steam engine. Pretty amazing, in our opinion. Congratulations to Lance and Suzanne Holmquist on the work they did to rescue and restore this boat.... More

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poetry
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We didn't go out on her... raining and getting late. She has been brought back to life and it was great to actually see her in all her ragged old glory. I swear you could see Katherine H sitting there! If you are a film buff you will like this reconnection with the classics. It is kinda sad seeing her... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Like Antiques? Bogart? Fine old wooden boats? Uncertain death on the high seas? This attraction may be exactly what you're looking for! When touching the fine refinished wood of this old boat I had visions of Katherine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart braving the wilds of WWII Africa. With the sound of the two stroke antique steam engine clopping away in... More

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North Palm Beach, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This cruise was the highlight of our long weekend. The boat is positively amazing - it'a 102 years old, but the smoothest ride ever. The dinner cruise is worth every penny! The cruise was very relaxing and everyone who sees this boat stares in awe! The Captains Jorge and Joe were very friendly and knowledgeable of the area. The meal... More

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Crowley, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

On April 25, 2014, a friend (Clint Ledford) and I took a trip to Key West, Florida and stopped to see "The African Queen" boat that was used in the movie staring Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn. The boat was cool to look at because of its fame. The captain of the boat even allowed me to drive the African... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

This is the original boat that was used for the film. It was built on Britain in 1912, taken to Africa, has a second hand 1896 wood powered steam engine installed and spent the next 30 years working the rivers in Africa. It must have been pretty beaten up by the time John Huston found it, and let Humphrey Bogart... More

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Bucks County, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

The honest-to-goodness "African Queen," which carried Bogie and Hepburn down the river in "Africa" (with a tea kettle producing the steam for its absent engine!) has been lovingly restored, and now carries passengers on a scenic cruise in the waters off Key Largo. Her engine, a painstaking recreation of the one she once would have had, is as cranky and... More

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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We felt like Bogey and Hepburn aboard the African Queen dinner cruise, which was well worth every penny. A wonderful trip aboard a historical gem, and the Captain was well-informed as to both the boat's history and the movie.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

If you are a movie fan this is a great attraction. Not only do you get to ride the African Queen, butyou also get an opportunity to pilot her for a part of the trip. The houses along the route are also very interesting

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