African Queen Canal Cruise
African Queen Canal Cruise
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 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
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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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  • bcbcbc
    280 contributions
    A Real Treat!
    My husband and I took this same cruise 4years ago and enjoyed it. This year we took the trip with our 4 traveling companions, who had never been on the African Queen. They were just thrilled to actually be on the boat from the movie. There were only the six of us and Captain Eddie was very informative and fun. He suggested several photo ops and took photos of our group. It was a disappointment that the steam engine is not running. They are using an outboard motor, which of course does not give th same feeling. However, I do admit that it is a much more quiet ride and allowed us to converse more easily. I recommend this trip to anyone who has seen the movie. Even if you nave not seen the movie, it is a pleasant way to spend 90 minutes passing the beautiful homes on the canal.
    Visited February 2020
    Written 4 March 2020
  • jfmader
    Heathsville, Virginia2 contributions
    THe African Queen attraction held our attention
    The host/guide was remarkabe. He had a good knowledge of the African Queen itself, but we found his commentary on the local area, boaters, millionaire homes as we passed by and other information just as intriging. The African Queen's engine was actually made in 1896 and is still used occasionally! The hull is steel and is stronger than the fiber glass hulls of most boats we saw all during the ride. Actually went out into the ocean following a long ride through the canals. The guide took our pictures and was very accomodating.Would recommend this attraction before people forget the movie and the African Queen's part in history.
    Visited May 2021
    Written 12 May 2021
  • richardemail
    Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom587 contributions
    Quirky and fun
    The cruise takes you out through the marina canals and into open water before returning. It is a quirky tour and fun. On our trip the steam engine was fired and in use but we are not sure this is always the case (we saw the cruise depart from our hotel a number of times). It might be worth checking. We saw it depart a number of times just using the outboard motor which might not be so much of an experience. The film history was interesting (as told by the captain with photos from the original filmset), and the trip itself gives a view of the marina canals and residences from the water.
    Visited January 2020
    Written 6 February 2020
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vickyiacarella
4 contributions
Sep 2023
We enjoyed the boat ride, the history and fun facts about the African Queen and the captain's trivia!
Written 23 September 2023
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captlarry100
Fort Myers Beach, FL1 contribution
Aug 2023
Great time with Capt. Dave. Informative and also gave us a few good spots to eat& drink and be entertained.....thanks!!!
Written 28 August 2023
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riamendenhall
1 contribution
Aug 2023
Captain Dave was so informative and the entire experience, no matter if you have seen the movie or not, is amazing. The canal tour was so peaceful and the homes were amazing. Captain Dave had so much local knowledge which really made the trip even better.
Written 21 August 2023
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lorna k
Dublin, Ireland50 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
We had a wonderful trip on the African Queen. I've always loved the movie so I got a kick out of traveling on this famous boat. Captain Eddie was amazing, giving us all the movie trivia. We had a lovely time.
Written 14 August 2023
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Jennifer V
2 contributions
Aug 2023
A must do for fellow classic movie lovers! My husband and I were the only passengers on the Queen that day, so we moved about freely. Our Captain was very knowledgable about the history of the boat itself and the filming of the movie. He had a picture book with treasured photos of Bogart, Hepburn, and Bacall during their three month experience filming in the Congo. We were 'celebrities' ourselves on the water that day as every other vessel acknowledged the iconic boat when we passed. A highly enjoyable adventure!
Written 14 August 2023
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olgananop
The Woodlands, TX1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Family
We had so much fun and our skipper was amazing! definitely recommend it especially for families & couples!
Written 12 August 2023
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sambarker2023
1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Family
Absolutely fantastic, a wonderful ride and the Captain was excellent fun and knowledgeable. The boat is a great place to spend some time and get a feel for the waters of Key Largo.
Written 7 August 2023
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ACBoca
Boca Raton, FL13 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
The original boat from the African Queen movie with Humphrey Bogart (Oscar Best Actor) and Katherine Hepburn from 1951.
Written 6 August 2023
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dixielucy13
1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Family
My niece & I were the only ones aboard & the personalized experience was great! Captain Eddie was very knowledgeable, attentive & a delightful conversationalist! If you’re interested in movie history or just looking for a nice, lazy break, I highly recommend!
Written 25 July 2023
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Ellieboli
Fort Myers, FL18 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Amazing that you can actually cruise on the original African Queen! A fun way to spend a couple of hours. Our captain Dave was friendly & informative ! He made the sail even better!
Written 20 July 2023
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