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The African Queen

The African Queen

If you want to take a Florida Keys cruise, get aboard the famous African Queen steamboat. Only a short drive away from the Kona Kai Resort to the Marina Del Mar marina, you'll be able to take the African Queen river cruise down the Port Largo Canal in this beautiful piece of history.
The African Queen boat cruises are done daily from Port Largo to the ocean and back where you get to see the steam-powered boat in action. If you're looking for something a little more special, you can book a luxurious Key Largo dinner cruise on this one-of-a-kind ship. When you reserve a dinner cruise, you'll depart from Marina Del Mar down the canal to Pilot House Marina and restaurant to enjoy a specially prepared three-course meal. When you're ready to go home, you'll be whisked back up the canal to Marina Del Mar.
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This historic vessel was crafted in 1912 for service in Africa by the East Africa British Railways. It wasn't until 1951 that The African Queen because famous in the film of the same name starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn. She remained in Africa until 1968 and was then brought to the United States and served in San Francisco, Oregon, and Florida and has remained in Key Largo ever since 1982. In 2012 she was registered as a National Historic site. In 2011, Captain Lance Holmquist and his wife, Suzanne, took over for The African Queen to restore and operate it for others to enjoy for years to come. The restorations to get The African Queen back to her glory days has cost nearly $70,000.

This attraction is an excellent addition to any tourists vacation.
For reservations and to learn more about the African Queen boat history
visit http://africanqueenflkeys.com
or call (305) 451-8080.
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