Marina – Heritage Harbor Ottawa


Just 90-minutes from Chicago, a world-class marina is ready and waiting to give you the boating experience you’d scarcely dare to dream about in inland Illinois.

Positioned on the Illinois Waterway, the Heritage Harbor Marina offers 32 acres of nearly 8-foot deep harbor, boasts a harbor opening width of 200 feet and 140 boat slips ranging between 35 and 60 feet. You’ll enjoy the single-load floating docks, and private dock boxes for each slip.
The gorgeous Illinois River provides an incredible backdrop to our amazing resort.  Boating, kayaking, fishing, canoeing…just a few ways to explore our incredible slice of Heaven. Click here to view our river map!

Discover your boating dream


The Red Dog Grill restaurant overlooks the marina, and is known for its delectable mix of seafood, Mexican and American cuisine.

Other services that make the Heritage Harbor Marina a world of nautical pleasure include:
  • poolside beverage service
  • concierge-level dock service
  • dock staff assistance with fueling, pump out, and deliveries
  • marina operated by Internationally Accredited Marina Manager
  • full-service boat dealership with an on-call mechanical staff
  • on-call management staff
  • 24/7 on-site Harbor Hosts

Heritage Harbor Marina has a fleet of pontoon boats for rental. Pontoon boats are perfect for the romantic cruise or family water fun. Call us on 815 433 5000 ext. 2 to reserve your fun!

Quest Watersports

In addition to the above, the marina, in association with Quest Watersports, offers a Peddle board, Kayak and Stand Up Paddle (SUP) board rental facility. These craft are launched from a protected, low-traffic site on the marina. The service offers both beginners and veterans the ideal boarding, kayak and boating experience as they paddle around within the marina or venture out onto the Illinois River for more than 12 scenic miles between the Marseilles and Starved Rock locks. Our staff will ensure that all the necessary equipment is transported to the marina, and will retrieve it when you’re done – no stress!

Quest Watersports also offers boat club membership, which means that you’ll have access to a range of premium boats at your leisure. This means that you’ll never have to loan a boat or maintain one.

Marina Services and Amenities

  • ATM
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Dry Storage
  • Floating Docks
  • Hotel/Lodging
  • Ice
  • Maintenance Facilities
  • Oil Recycling
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Restaurant
  • Security
  • Ship Store
  • Showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Travel Lift
  • Winter Storage
  • Wireless Internet