African Queen Canal Cruise

African Queen Canal Cruise, Key Largo: Hours, Address, African Queen Canal Cruise Reviews: 4.5/5

African Queen Canal Cruise
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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wslin86
Oviedo, FL179 contributions
Over 50, you get it. Under 50, take the time to figure it out.
Oct 2021
We debated, as reviews seemed a little mixed. This was a very good tour. The marketing is old like the boat, but it is a piece of history, without the leeches. Slow cruise, relaxing and a great way to unwind after a drive to the keys and before a great dinner. Very limited number of passengers, making it an intimate experience. Watch the movie - go on the cruise. Relax, and have FL keys fun.
Written October 18, 2021
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Preetam S
Brooklyn, NY4 contributions
For Movie Trivia Buffs
Oct 2021
The ride was pleasant as was the captain and guide and got to know some movie trivia that I wasn't aware of.
The authenticity of the ride is diminished by having an outboard motor to drive instead of the actual engine which moves only because of the prop wash.
A bit steep at $57 per person with nothing much else to see other than the initial photographs of the history of the boat. The least they could do to make it more pleasant is to offer some of Hemmingway's favorite tipple.
Written October 18, 2021
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Ford4x4Guy
1 contribution
Classic African Queen Boat tour
Oct 2021
Had a great time. Learned a lot about the movie, the actors and the star of the show the African Queen. Would recommend it to any classic movie lover.
Written October 15, 2021
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cjoyjab
1 contribution
Great Adventures on the African Queen
Oct 2021
Captain David was great, very knowledgeable! This is one on my bucket list, check! Check it out when in Key Largo!
Written October 11, 2021
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Johnson C
Smyrna, GA38 contributions
A Favorite Film Come to Life!!
Sep 2021
If you are a fan of the John Huston film, this is such a cool experience. I grew up watching older movies and loved The African Queen the most. When I found the actual boat was taking canal cruises in Key Largo -- I had to do it. My whole family came with me. Captain Eddie started off talking about the boat and its role in the film and asked a few trivia questions (which as a lover of the movie I was only too eager to answer). Then we started off down the canal and out into the ocean. Eddie kept us busy with Oscar trivia and some other stories about Bogie, Hepburn and Huston. Once out in the ocean, he let me and my son both steer the boat, took some family pictures and brought an empty gin bottle so we could make some iconic poses. As we were motoring back in, a small pod of dolphins came up and followed our boat for several minutes. I never dreamed I would sit in the back of the actual boat from The African Queen and steer it through the water. It was something I will always remember.
Written October 10, 2021
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Sherry
Siena, Italy12 contributions
Great time!
Sep 2021
A must if in Key Largo! Loved the movie and amazing photos are shared before the boat ride. We had pleasure of meeting Mr. Hendrix Jr at hotel gift shop a true treasure to speak with him! Don't miss this experience!
Written October 7, 2021
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Dave S
1 contribution
Not worth the high cost of the ticket.
Sep 2021
While we found Captain Dave to be personable and very familiar with the area, it was disappointing to find out that very little remains of the historic boat that was used in the filming of the iconic films. Also, the "cruise" around the canal area, using a small outboard motor since the old steam engine no longer is used, was frankly dull and not very interesting. The price per ride is frankly much higher than it should be, given the experience.
Written October 6, 2021
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Honeybadgerthescamp
Boston, MA1 contribution
Awesome experience
Sep 2021
We enjoyed this little adventure during our road trip to Key West. Before embarking on the African Queen we made sure to watch the movie. It was a beautiful day and our captain, Dave, was fantastic!
Stop and experience a bit of movie history while in Key Largo:)
Written October 4, 2021
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Andy
3 contributions
great trip
Sep 2021
Capt Dave was great. Length of trip & info ( history )was super. Don't miss this trip while you are in the Keys. Again, Thanx Dave for a great time.
Andy & Denise
Written October 2, 2021
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sarahannhayashi1060
Huntsville, AL1 contribution
Key Largo
Sep 2021
Great instructor! We really enjoyed the history behind the African Queen and we watched the movie when we got back to our resort!
Written October 2, 2021
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African Queen Canal Cruise is open:
  • Mon - Mon 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tue - Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM