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African Queen Canal Cruise

U.S. Hwy 1 at mile marker 100, Holiday Inn Docks, Key Largo, FL
+1 305-451-8080
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Better than the movie

If you have ever watched the African Queen, you should take this boat trip. Johnny was a great... read more

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Amazing Ride On A Historic Boat

We cannot say enough how awesome it was to ride this spectacular steam boat to dinner. This is a... read more

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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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U.S. Hwy 1 at mile marker 100, Holiday Inn Docks, Key Largo, FL
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+1 305-451-8080
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Reviewed today

If you have ever watched the African Queen, you should take this boat trip. Johnny was a great guide, sharing his knowledge all about the boat, the keys and reminiscing about scenes in the movie. We even got pilot the boat. The canal is interesting...More

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We cannot say enough how awesome it was to ride this spectacular steam boat to dinner. This is a definitely a must do if you're in the keys.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I got to pour out Charlie Allnut’s gin, blow the Queen’s whistle, and take Katharine Hepburn’s seat to steer. An enjoyable visit with a knowledgeable guide. They can only take six people at the time. Warning: it was so, so hot! There is very little...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Overall we enjoyed the trip. The boiler wouldn’t heat and kept shutting itself off, so the real experience of being on the boat didn’t happen for us. It’s understandable with the age of the boat that this could happen but it pretty much defeated the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Bucket list item checked off. Captain/ Guide was awesome! Highly recommend this cruise. Great job restoring the vessel.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We went for a cruise on the African Queen it was great!! The captain was very informative on the history of this vessel, had pictures of Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn, he let us steer the boat and have many photo ops. Highly recommend a...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

A girlfriend and I were heading to Key West, driving down and back, and thought this would be a great stop on the way to the airport. It was wonderful! We took the tour that included dinner. Both the ride through the canal and the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Planned an over night stay in Key Largo, so thought we'd go on the African Queen . The trip exceeded our expectations. The captain gave us a full background on the boat before we left the dock. It really gave us a whole new respect...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Whole story was interesting from the day the movie was made to the present day. Always wanted to see the queen but to actually get to ride on it was a dream come true. Thank you Captain Mike.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was such a joy experiencing a ride on the original actual African Queen!! Captain Mike was fabulous and shared so much interesting and fun facts about the vessel and the cast members. Great tour, thank you!

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Kelli C
April 26, 2017|
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Response from Patrick O |
The rest of the year was added to the website so you can book online or call f directly.
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Bert4365
February 19, 2017|
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Response from Betischendorf | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, but they have a website and I'm sure you can find out there. Also offer a dinner cruise but they drop you at a restaurant ten take you back after. Good luck
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bkittell
January 10, 2017|
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Response from SUZANNEHOLMQUIST | Property representative |
Hello there, the price of a canal cruise is $49 per person plus tax. There are also dinner cruises which are $89 per person on Friday and Saturday's early evening. Kind Regards The African Queen
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