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“I have always liked the movie and this was a piece of that movie”

African Queen Canal Cruise
Ranked #7 of 72 things to do in Key Largo
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This is the original boat from the movie! There is room for 6 people for each trip. Book ahead. When it started, the captain sat down and explained the history of the boat (prior to the movie) about how they took the shots during the movie and the post movie handling of the boat until it was put in service doing these tours. That alone was great.

They also handed out a binder full of pictures, you can get through the stack pretty quick and focus on a few.

The ride it self is slow and goes out the canal to sea and back. But it is an old steam engine and it does what it does.

If you have no clue about the movie, might not be as exciting. My wife went on the trip and had never seen the movie and loved the history and being able to ride in it. We are renting the movie tomorrow too.

If you are a fan and passing through, make the short stop and take the ride.

Thank RandyS602
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

This is a must do for any African Queen film fan. And if you haven't seen this classic film you should. And watch it again before going on this boat tour. We arrived very early and were able to change the time of our reservation to an earlier trip. It is a wonderful boat ride with a chance to learn about the history of the boat and the making of the film. Great captain too. They do provide cold water and Gin, but someone poured all the gin overboard.

Thank tampatramp
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

A fantastic time on the boat and even got the chance to steer. Great information and photos about the boat and filming

Thank GPH-Trips
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Excellent time and captain. The boat was very interesting in itself, the channel ride as well as dinner was great as well.

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Thank Joe F
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

What an awesome and amazing afternoon trip. I was looking for something to do after a morning of diving and "The African Queen" happens to be my wife's favorite movie, so this trip was a no brainer. We arrived for the tour and were promptly greeted by Brian. There were only three of us on the tour so there was plenty of room and time for questions. Brian provided all sorts of information about the movie, the boat and the restoration. My wife even had the opportunity to steer the boat and cycle the steam horn. She is still talking about that afternoon. Highly recommend this trip to anyone with an interest in the movie or simply looking for a quiet trip through the Key Largo canals.

Thank Nelson G
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