A 90-Minute Private Trip aboard the Actual 1951 Movie Steamboat
This tour is priced for 2 guests. Please send a message to get pricing for additional guests.
The boat was built in Lytham, England, in 1912, to shuttle cargo, missionaries and hunting parties across the Victoria Nile and Lake Albert, between the Belgian Congo and Uganda. A movie was made about this boat in 1951, starring Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn. After the movie, she stayed in Africa until 1968. In 2011, Lance and Suzanne Holmquist signed a long-term lease to restore the boat in time for her centennial celebration. She is now available for private cruises in Key Largo, and is registered a National Historic Site.
See photos on loan from a family photo album, during your cruise. One shows Humphrey Bogart without his tupe!
Enjoy a drive to Key Largo, south of Miami, to the Upper Florida Keys. On arrival, you will board the famous African Queen, for a 90-minute cruise with Captain Lance Holmquist. The boat has been restored to how it looked in the movie.
Either before or after your cruise, you will have time for breakfast or lunch at the nearby hotel (not included).
The boat is limited to 6 passengers per 90-minute cruise. If your group is larger, 6 can go while 6 are eating, then switch.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 5 hours
As always, distance from your pick-up location to Key Largo and back, plus traffic, will have an impact on the tour time. Under normal circumstances, please allow 4 to 5 hours.
Transportation to and from Key Largo will be by private car or minivan. Your trip is aboard the authentic African Queen steamboat, under steam power! Costs for transportation is based on the number of passengers and luggage requirements. For more than 2 people, please contact me.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 USD - Bring money for your meal at the nearby hotel. Food and drinks are not included.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks