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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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Great Canal Cruise!

What a terrific afternoon! Slow cruise down the canal in this vintage steam-engine little boat. The operator made it very comfortable and even showed us pictures filled with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

What a terrific afternoon! Slow cruise down the canal in this vintage steam-engine little boat. The operator made it very comfortable and even showed us pictures filled with historic photographs! Water is provided during your cruise! If you are a Humphrey Bogart fan, this is an attraction you cannot miss.

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Long Island, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

As soon as I learned the original African Queen steam-engined out of Key Largo, I planned to stop and experience the Bogart/Hepburn refurbished treasure. The reality was even better than my anticipation! Our captain/guide was Richard, an accommodating gentleman knowledgeable about steam engines and African Queen lore. Richard even allowed us to take turns steering the boat through the inlet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

So the last time we came to Key Largo we saw the African Queen moored near our Hotel. Not only is it Historic for transporting goods in Africa in the early 1900's, it has been immortalised alongside Humphrey Bogart in the Classic Film The African Queen! Chugging along at 2.5 Knots there is plenty to see and at the same... More 

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

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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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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Virginia
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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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