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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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Mon 09:00 - 18:00
Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
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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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I love old movies and going on a cruise on this boat was unbelievable. Sure some of the parts were not the original ones, but who cares. I got to sit where Katharine Hepburn and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Sioux City, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I love old movies and going on a cruise on this boat was unbelievable. Sure some of the parts were not the original ones, but who cares. I got to sit where Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart sat and got to even stir it. It does not get better then this Learned some interesting tidbits about the making of the... More 

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Sun City Center, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dinner cruise was in many ways really enjoyable. You could see the sun set, beautiful homes along the canals and you had a possibility to choose in advance your dinner courses. No drinks available on board African Queen (BYO).

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love old things. Great that some one thought enough to preserve this tub for us to enjoy. Thank You.

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our family of five took this cruise and were very happy with our choice. Being that the African Queen movie is one of my favorite of all time this was that much more interesting. The guide was very good, and provided a history of how this famous boat came to be located in Key Largo, Florida. Also, provided some interesting... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So nostalgic. Wonderful Captain and so informative. Really enjoyed this cruise.Great location and easy to find

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a nice ride. Captain was knowledgeable and gave good info about the boat and it's history. The owners should upgrade the photo book, which is falling apart, and the awnings on the boat and boat dock. The boat dock awning is completely gone from the frame and the awning on the boat is frayed. None of these affect the... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove from Ft. Lauderdale to key West and saw the opportunity to catch a ride on the original African Queen. Had a ball, the queen is not fast, single steam piston but we had a terrific time, got to man the rudder, it was great to have the time on an icon

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Perth
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of our reasons for travelling to Key Largo was to check out the African Queen. It is not easy to find "VERY POOR SIGNAGE" on the roadside. It is actually on the North side of the Holiday Inn, but not very clear. The old lugger has been totally overhauled, but still running on the old engine, although I am... More 

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Near Cleveland, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Those who love the Bogey and Hepburn film will find this to be an interesting opportunity to see and ride on the real African Queen. The boat featured in the film has been restored and provides a slow cruise for a half-dozen passengers. The ride is a lazy trip down a canal and then a short loop in the sea.... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had watched the movie many times. It was amazing to actually be on The African Queen! The history of it all - and also the fact that it is still steam powered. The Captain was great - very informative.

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