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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 #39 of 95 Activities in Key Largo
Type: Ships
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Must do if your a Bogey fan. Captain David was great ! He was friendly and very knowledgable .They even had old photos of the actual filming of the movie for you to look at.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We've stopped many times before but she wasn't ready for passengers. We called at 10:30a and were on board at noon. Captain Mike made it fun with his extensive knowledge of both the boat and the movie. It's a quick trip down the canal, out into open water and back again. Just enough time at about an hour and a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We went on the African Queen tour. It was an interesting time. The gentleman had stills from the filming of the movie and shared plenty of interesting anecdotes and trivia about the boat and the movie. He also allowed the kids to help pilot the boat. Space on the boat is limited.

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This was an unforgettable experience.Our tour on the African Queen was fantastic.Our tour guide and skipper gave us a wonderful recap of this lovely boats history as well as showing us many photos of the movie in its making.He gave us the opportunity to skipper the boat and he was veryknowledgeable and friendly. If you are in or near Key... More

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Wooster, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

If you are traveling this road, DO take time to stop and view this attraction from a bygone era and I assure you that visions of Hepburn and Bogard will rush to mind. What a wonderful historical relic that you can take a ride on (We did not have time to ride, but the captain gave us some really good... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Now I have to see the movie. I was only able to view the boat but really want to return for a cruise. The boat herself is a sight to see. It is worth even just a quick stop. A cruise has to be a lifetime memory.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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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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