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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 #46 of 100 Activities in Key Largo
Type: Ships, Adventure
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, Adventure
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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Phila
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

We did not take the cruise We just stopped by for a photo opportunity. It was not well marked and we could have easily missed it if we didn't know it was next to a Holiday Inn. WE were both surprised at how small it is. Glad that someone cared enough to save it from the wrecking ball. An interesting... More 

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Central Islip, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

What a great piece of Film History and Culture. Captain Dave was great, he gave us a great talk about the history and restoration. They also have two picture books to browse through of the making of the film, Bogey and Hepburn.....even a few of Bacall too! The canal cruise was nice and leisurely and Cptn Dave gave us the... More 

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Rainier, Oregon
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82 reviews 82 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is a fabulous tour. We really lucked out and our group , three of us, we're the only ones on the boat. It was a wonderful experience. I bought it for my husband the movie is his favorite. This trip was everything we dreamed it would be and more. Don't miss this!

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Gillett
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I am sorry to say that we did not have time to cruise on this really cool piece of nautical history! We stopped by just to view it...and were not disappointed. It is a step back in time...as you rerun the movie in your mind! Recommend that any fan stop by to see her!

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Amarillo
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This has the potential to be a first rate attraction......It just doesn't make the transition with a very boring "captain". Actually boring is an understament. If I hadn't asked any questions, the captain would have never spoken a word. How about some running history as we move along? This boat is FULL of history.....both film and boat history. There is... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Leaving from the Holiday Inn pier this trip is well worth the time and expense. 'Izzy' who was on the desk at the time was very helpful and pleasant. Not really for those on bad legs but the boat is reasonably easy to enter with a little help. If you like Bogey and Hepburn you have to do this...

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Wilmington, Delaware
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This is the real deal - The African Queen, a 100+ year old boat from the classic movie with Bogart and Hepburn, restored with the original 2-cylinder steam engine. If they were to cruise into the Mangrove canals you could picture Bogey on the stern as the engine sang it's primal beat. Quite a treat, so glad we stopped and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We took the Friday night dinner cruise on the African Queen. We really enjoyed hearing about the making of the movie and about the restoration of the boat. The dinner at The Pilot House was very good. It was expensive but we really enjoyed it.

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Durham, North Carolina
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Pleasant and informative cruise. Captain had several pictures from the movie and shared interesting facts about the filming. He also had a thorough knowledge of the boat itself and what if has been through over the years. Boat only holds 6 people so reservation is probably smart. Very nice way to spend part of the day in Key Largo.

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Key Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Excellent sunset tour option, great meal and Capt Lance (YAAARGH), Bogie Expert Enthusiast Suzanne Holmquist (complete with memorabilia scrap books), make the cruise completely a worthwhile trip. The steam engine is authentic and love that steam toot horn. My parents, family and friends love it. Thanks for bringing her back from the past in Key Largo! LM

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