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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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Oh what a ride!

My husband’s favorite movie is none other than The African Queen. I think he felt like Humphrey... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gran7
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Crossett
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Delightful evening on a great vessel

We had a lovely evening aboard The Queen and enjoyed a great meal at the Pilot House. Didn’t quite... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
needyboo
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Augusta, Georgia
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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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  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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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 1 week ago via mobile

My husband’s favorite movie is none other than The African Queen. I think he felt like Humphrey Bogart as we cruised through the canal out into the sea. Our captain was full of African Queen trivia as well as knowledge about the flora and fauna...More

Thank Gran7
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely evening aboard The Queen and enjoyed a great meal at the Pilot House. Didn’t quite know what to expect with the boat, as these things can often be “cheesy,” but this tour boat was first class! Take a ride on the...More

Thank needyboo
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stumbled upon this delightful opportunity and didn't regret a minute of it. The 'Queen' was exactly as we expected and Captain Dave was extremely knowledgable about the boat and the film. We took the dining experience and it was worth every...More

Thank Mark B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The African Queen is a National Treasure! A fun hour and half ride in a real piece of history. The Skipper told the pre and post-movie history of the boat and the tangled path it took from the African delta to the Florida Keys. He...More

Thank Ldyanne
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love the movie and were excited to find the American Queen restored and operating out of Key Largo. The ride was fun and the engine/boiler sounded just like it did in the movie. The ownership history was interesting, and the captain showed us pictures...More

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Thank CJ-GSV
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For an affeciatto of African Queen the movie this cruise on that famous boat memorable thanks to Capt Dave. Only regret no souvenirs- especially no Charlie Cap! Was so looking forward to getting one. Nonetheless the cruise well worth it. Visit Alabama Jack' seafood shack...More

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Thank williamaI5810DW
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyable trip along the canal and out into the Atlantic for a bit. Tour guide was informative on the history of the boat and had some great old pics too. I think 50.00 a person is a bit much but had a lovely time none...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Riding on the African Queen was a wonderful experience , a travel back to a simpler day, and for a Bogey or Hepburn or a fan of the movie. It was an amazing experience to ride on the original boat, the same as used in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I truly enjoyed this experience and recommend it to anyone who has seen the movie "African Queen". My wife is handicapped and the African Queen's captain was quite helpful and accommodating from Boarding through to disembarkation. The easy tact of the ship...More

Thank Thomas K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite a lovely experience. Our boat captain shared stories of the African Queen and it's journey to Key Largo, including photos. Leisurely ride down the canal and back. If you're a fan of the movie, a must.

Thank elloluv
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Kelli C
26 April 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
20 February 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
11 January 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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