Watersports – Heritage Harbor Ottawa

Watersports at

Heritage Harbor

Very few people understand the great advantage of river boating in our location. The Illinois Waterway warms up earlier than the lakes, which means a longer boating season. The waters on the waterway are calmer than lake waters, so boating can be more fun. Tow-boaters (Wake boarders and surfers) favor and take full advantage of boarding the river system. The natural beauty of Starved Rock Country is the icing on the cake! 

Rentals at

Heritage Harbor

Whether you desire the rush of adrenaline from riding jet-skis or prefer a slowerpaced pontoon cruise, the Marina at Heritage Harbor offers a variety of watercraft rentals to get you out on the water.  

Pontoon Boats

Rentals are available 7 days a week departing from the Heritage Harbor Marina.

Capacity 10 persons. Basic safety equipment provided.

May 1st through October 31st.

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Electric Boats

Come enjoy a fun and relaxing trip within Heritage Harbor on one of our Go-Float Electric Boats! These highly maneuverable 2-seat boats (2 Adults, or a 500lb weight limit) are a great (and quick) way to get on the water. The electric boats are a great way to explore the 32 acres of water within Heritage Harbor and are always a treat for the kids!

Call 815 433 5000 ext. 2
for bookings

Jetski Rental

Enjoy cruising along the smooth waters on a Yamaha or Kawasaki personal watercraft. These jet skis provide enough speed and torque for an experienced individual to enjoy, but comfortable for a novice to learn on.

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Kayaking

Ready for an on-water adventure? Rent a kayak for an easy and fun way to enjoy the Illinois River. Multiple kayak options and time durations are offered, ensuring there’s a selection for everyone. Available for rent from April 15 – October 1, your next water adventure is just a phone call away.

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S.u.p

Enjoy exploring Starved Rock Country with a Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP). SUP are available for rent from April 15 – October 1. The SUP is a fun way to explore the waterway while achieving a full-body workout. If you have never used a SUP before, you can paddle around the harbor until you’re ready to venture out on to the river.

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Rentals with

Quest Watersports

Quest offers large and small vessels to discerning recreational boaters, along with a complete set of boating-related services for all your boating and water sport needs. They also specialize in the sale and rental of Hobie kayaks. Quest has a full in/out valet for trailer boats and a full marine service and storage department.

Quest

Express

Unlimited Boating without Owning a Boat.
  • Affordable annual membership plans
  • 24-hour online reservation system
  • No boat loan
  • No boat maintenance expense or hassle
  • No storage or trailering
  • Insurance included under club policy
  • No per-use charge; pay only for fuel used

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