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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
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+1 305-451-8080
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
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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The real African Queen - OMG!!

It was fun being on board the real African Queen used in the movie with Hepburn and Bogart. It was very interesting listening to the history of he boat and then taking a short... read more

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4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Ho Ho Kus, New Jersey
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Ho Ho Kus, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was fun being on board the real African Queen used in the movie with Hepburn and Bogart. It was very interesting listening to the history of he boat and then taking a short tour of the bay. It is a steam engine boat so it's slow and loud. The reason for the 4 stars instead of 5 is that... More 

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Beaverdam, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you haven't seen the movie in a while it's just a boat ride. If you know the back story it's fascinating. We had a great time.

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Guilford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our tour guide/captain flipped through the 2 photo albums with some descriptions. Then he handed them out for us to look at. It was great to be on the boat, but the guide didn't add much. He let the women steer it. I'd give it a 4, except for the guide. I'd still recommend it as a cool experience.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you love old black and white movies, Kathryn Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart or just old steam engines, you will get a kick out of this. Loving history and just know that this is the exact same boat used in the "African Queen" so long ago was in itself very nostalgic. We went on the dinner cruise. Dinner and captain were... More 

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Melbourne Beach, Fl.
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Perhaps we were expecting too much from this tour, but it was just a simple boat ride, with a really simple explanation. The Captain had some pictures from the movie, but it would have been more effective if there were slides or some sort of video to get the passengers in the mood. Overpriced for what we got.

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Oswego, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The sailing was very smooth with a very knowledgeable and entertaining captain. The sunset was expectacular.

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Key Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Capitan John was very informative and knowledgeable. The steam engine worked for the whole trip and it was fun to pretend we were with Bogart in Africa.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a unique experience to be able to ride on the original boat used in the move "African Queen". We did the dinner cruise to the Pilot House and the food was terrific! Highly recommend!

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Key Largo, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you've seen the movie this little steam engine powered canal ride will evoke pleasant memories. Photo albums are kind of falling apart and the other vessels in the canal are to die for if you like seeing how the very rich play.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was great! Not too many people in the boat so very private. Make sure you watch the movie before going as it is all about this boat and then it's great being in the same exact one used to film. It was also very nice being out on the water and seeing all the beautiful homes in Key... More 

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