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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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Not the romance of the movie but otherwise...go for it.

If you think the African Queen was one of your favorite movies of all time, than I would recommend this short cruise. It is $49.00 for a ride. I did love the movie but I suggest... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Wichita
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92 reviews 92 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

If you think the African Queen was one of your favorite movies of all time, than I would recommend this short cruise. It is $49.00 for a ride. I did love the movie but I suggest you come and visit with the captain and then decide. It's smaller than you'd expect and still looks like it needs major work. I... More 

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Derry
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Fascinating history of boat. Captain Dave so calm and pleasant that we enjoyed every minute. Just looking at the canal's houses and boats was fun. I can't believe we actually sailed in the African queen. So exciting!

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Vonore, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Ok, I have watched the movie many times, so I came aboard just wanting to be on board where Bogey and K Hepburn acted, but it's a fun trip regardless. Captain Dave and the young man selling tickets both knew a lot about the boat and the movie. We got to steer the boat as well. We did the hour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We finally took the plunge and went aboard. A bit pricey, however after you hear the history of this little boat, it was worth it. The steam engine was amazing. No discounts for military, just a $3 coupon. Great time! Captain Mike really knew his stuff!

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Key Largo, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

wonderful trip! felt like I was cruising with Bogie! the owner's keep the boat in good shape..worth every penny!!

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Wiltshire, Uk
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had such an informative tour on the real African Queen, a truly memorable experience. Even saw a manatee! If you are in the Key Largo area we would definitely say this should not be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We visited "her" four years ago and were astonished at the deterioration of such an iconic boat. My husband surprised our group yesterday with a "dinner cruise" on "thee African Queen!" Hearing the "heart beat" of the hundred plus year old steam engine that had been installed was, for me, truly "an experience." When Capt Mike pulled the cord and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We took the dinner cruise. Mike, the captain gave us lots of history about the boat. The art director of the movie gabe actual pictures taken during the making of the movie. The cruise took us to the restaurant Pilot House. The dinner was included in the total cost. One could select the 4 course dinner before boating the bost.... More 

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Davison
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We enjoyed the boat ride simply because of the beautiful weather. It had nothing to do with being on the African Queen. The captain gave a brief summary of the boat before we began the cruise. Half way through the ride, the captain said "someone failed to plug the engine in" and we had to switch to a back up... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

You probably need to have knowledge of the movie to enjoy this experience to its fullest, but it is a fun little excursion. The boat is wonderfully restored. My husband loved cruising the canals in a steam powered boat. Our captain told us stories about the filming of the movie and when asked a question about anything, would throw in... More 

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