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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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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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If you're a fan of the African Queen movie, then you need to try this cruise

Michael takes you on a slow ride through some canals in Key Largo and then out into the coastline of the Atlantic and back. He is an excellent story teller with lots of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Joe T
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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I see people go out in this but I honestly wouldn't trust it. I suppose there's a historical element that attracts folks so more power to them, it's just not for me.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Michael takes you on a slow ride through some canals in Key Largo and then out into the coastline of the Atlantic and back. He is an excellent story teller with lots of accompanying photos. The steam engine is currently down but does not take away from the trip. Well worth the time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a slow cruise. Steam engine currently out for repair, so they are using an outboard motor to power the boat. Because of that, it loses some of it's charm, but it was worth it for me. Captain tells a good story.

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Sunrise, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place and only a little over an hour from Ft. Lauderdale.. Like traveling to a different country..

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to experience a slow cruise on a historic little boat then ride the African Queen. Captain Mike was great. The trip was a tad pricy but worth it for the experience of sitting where Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn sat. Vert intimate as only four guests can ride at a time.

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Mooresville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a Bogey fan so I had to take a trip on the Queen while we were in the area. We did one of the dinner cruises and it was a lot of fun and the restaurant they took us to is definitely on our "do it again list"! We were a little disappointed that the steam engine was having... More 

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Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must-see and must-do for Bogart and Hepburn fans who've see the movie. This is the actual boat used in the movie, and the captain has plenty of photos and stories for you to see to prove it. Great stories about the movie and the history of the boat — which predates its use in the movie by almost 50... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a fun, late afternoon tour on the boat. It was very small and very slow moving but really enjoyable to see and hear the history of the boat and movie. The captain was very knowledgeable and likeable. If you are young and impatient, this might not be the boat tour for you, but for us older folks who've... More 

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Little Falls, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Captain was very knowledgeable and informative regarding the movie and the times. Enjoy the sight of some really impressive homes built on the canals, and dig the contrast of the tiny African Queen chugging along as it is passed by some of the big modern tour boats.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

As you step in the boat if you know anything about the movie you feel like you were transported to a different time and place you can sense what the location and filming of the movie was really like Our Captain Brian while young was very knowledgeable about the story of the filming of the movie and the history of... More 

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