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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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Nice Relaxing Ride!

Just had an awesome slow ride down the canal, listening to the chug, chug of the engine. If you have a love for the old movie, you'll love the ride. The Captain was friendly. One... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Oswego, Illinois
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Oswego, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Just had an awesome slow ride down the canal, listening to the chug, chug of the engine. If you have a love for the old movie, you'll love the ride. The Captain was friendly. One suggestion. They need a photographer to take a picture once you are away from the dock. It was difficult to get a good picture of... More 

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Homosassa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is not what we expected. We heard they had good beaches. We paid the $9.50 admission and drove to the first beach and were shocked at how small it was. The next beach was even worse. Small and crowded. We didn't even get out of the car and left the park 10 minutes after we arrived. We may be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

A once in a lifetime memory!! A great experience to be on the original African Queen! Made in 1912. Caption Richard was very informer able about the history of the boat! Cruising down the canals & to the ocean was truly an experience with the old steam engine moving along!! We truly recommend to take a trip!!

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Dunwoody, Georgia, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you've seen the Humphrey Bogart movie African Queen, this is the boat from the movie. It's not very big, not fast, very little shade, but it's got great character. It is powered by a steam engine which might get the boat up to 2 knots. You will be rewarded with a nice leisurely tour of the canal in Key... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We booked a trip on the African Queen Canal Cruise on July 3, 2015. Captain Mike was very informative and kept us entertained throughout. We were running a little late and he was more than happy to wait for us. He really does a good job telling the history of the boat. It was only me and my husband on... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

If you are a fan of the "African queen" movie and the old stars, this is a very interesting event. Capt. Mike does a good job explaining the history of this >100 yr old boat. Great pictures from the movie shoot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Of course, what can one expect from a boat that is over 100 years old!  It is still operating as a cruise boat in Key Largo at Mile Marker 100.  This is the boat featured in the film African Queen starring Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn.  I picked up a brochure and learned one could take a canal cruise down... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We booked the 10am trip and were the only two on it, it was like a private charter just for us. Capt Mike was very knowledgeable about the history of the boat and the film, and had some very interesting photos to show us. He explained the workings of the steam engine (as a back up, the boat also has... More 

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Northern Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Having just found that the African Queen is back on the water is fantastic news I have long ago lost count of how many times I have seen the film. Now our history with the "Queen" was on 29 of January 1992 a few days before driving on one of the highways I saw a sign for trips on the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We had chartered the African Queen for a private charter after a celebration in Key Largo. Unfortunately, there was a misscommunication about the location of the pick-up for the charter. At the time, I was very frustrated and upset. But Suzanne and the company handled it with the utmost regret and customer service that is rarely seen these days. If... More 

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Additional Information about African Queen Canal Cruise

Address: U.S. Hwy 1 at mile marker 100, Holiday Inn Docks, Key Largo, FL
Phone Number: 305 451 8080
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key Largo
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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