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African Queen Canal Cruise

Address: U.S. Hwy 1 at mile marker 100, Holiday Inn Docks, Key Largo, FL
Phone Number: 305 451 8080
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Ranked #11 of 27 Attractions in Key Largo
Type: Ships, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: In 2012 the iconic boat the African Queen was restored for her 100 year centennial celebration. In...
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Type: Ships, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

My husband and I could not believe this was not booked up! We got same day reservations and the price was less than the nearby glass bottomed boat tour. The boat has been restored and there are photo albums aboard of the full restoration as well as many photos before, during and after the filming of the movie. Being on... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

If you are looking for a fast boat or real excitement, this isn't it. But for a slow tour of some of the canals of Key Large, and a chance to learn about the movie African Queen, going out in the boat from the movie is just plain fun. We've done it several times and enjoy it every time.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Had the opportunity to take a trip on the Original African Queen, the boat used in the film of that name with Humphrey Bogart Nd Katherine Hepburn, a great hour and half watching the world go past.

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Monterey Peninsula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

Captain Dave was fantastic but the African Queen was amazing! From the photos of the filming and behind the scenes during the shooting that Captain Dave shared with us and the great stories he shared as well. To the amazing steam engine that gave us the same putt, putt,putt as the movie and the detail of the rehab this was... More 

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Ball Ground, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

If you've ever watched the movie "The African Queen" you will appreciate this tour. The actual boat used in the movie has been restored with the real operating steam engine. Much smaller than expected but makes you appreciate the movie all the more. Captain was very informative and friendly with a collection of stills from the movie shooting to look... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We followed the enthusiasm of reviewers and were not disappointed. For anyone who loves the movie, it is great to see the actual boat! And we had no idea that the boat is over 100 years old. Sure would have been fun to take the cruise, but glad we took the time to find and see the boat. She's between... More 

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Coon Rapids, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The canal ride on the African Queen was the highlight of the visit to Key Largo. Captain Dave was friendly, informative and entertaining. The pictures he had on the filming of the movie gave life to the history of the boat. Thanks to the company that owns and operates the original boat for restoring a piece of history, not only... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My husband and I took a ride on the African Queen when we were visiting Key Largo last week. Dave was our captain, and was super friendly, knowledgeable and personable. He and my husband talked a lot about how to steam engine works, the history of the boat, etc. I enjoyed the amazing weather and the nice views through the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

We had a full moon. Captain Dave was a great guide. Gave good historical info and yet gave us time to enjoy the trip with our family. The food and service at the Pilot House was great. This was a special trip as we are huge Bogart fans. Definitely recommend this.

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EAST BROOKFIELD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We traveled four hours to Key Largo for the dinner cruise aboard the African Queen. Captain Mike was very informative and provided much history about the boat and the area. Dinner was great as well. It was well worth the trip and we highly recommend this to everyone. It was so much fun riding on this historical boat! It is... More 

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