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Heritage Harbor Ottawa


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421 Great Loop E. Dr.
Ottawa, IL 61350
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Check-out before 12:00 PM
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17 Reviews

by adnrlyn on Jul 05, 2020
Perfect..... staff is great. Jeremy runs a super nice staff and marina love staying at heritage harbor one of our favoite marinas

by tswartz on Jul 05, 2020
Beautiful marina with top notch staff! Don’t forget to get a bite to eat at the Red Dog Grill!!

by christi on Jun 10, 2020
We can't say enough great things about Heritage Harbor and their staff! The harbor master, Jeremy was a major help with finding us a captain to help move our boat, and helping to map out the route. His wife, Kristi and son Jacob were also very friendly and helpful too. The staff was great. The marina has beautiful floating docks. There is a very nice restaurant and tiki bar, too. The bathrooms/showers were clean and very nice, with hair dryers available too. Fuel and pump outs available and reasonably priced. We will definitely stop there again!

by nautoncall on Oct 26, 2019
I can't say enough about the staff at HHO. We were delayed at the Marseilles Lock and didn't arrive until 10PM. They were aware of our predicament and stayed to make sure we got into a slip safely after a stressful day. Greatly appreciated! We attended the Looper talk with Jeremy and found the information to be very accurate and useful on our trip south. Thank You Jeremy. First class facilities!

by wanderlust3 on Oct 20, 2019
If it possible to give a ten star rating this place earns it!! Great people Great accommodations Great Food and priced to stay a few days!! Thanks Guys!!

by summer_h2ome on Oct 18, 2019
We came in with about 20 loopers all at once every one was met at there slip for tie up help great docks, pool, showers, food, Jeremy and Christy made everyone feel special just a day or a week this is a must stop marina!

by mvtoscana on Oct 18, 2019
Jeremy (and wife Kristi too) are a true gem on the Illinois River, especially for loopers. Even a boater well experienced ion the Illinois Waterway can learn many things from Jeremy's "Looper Briefing" If you have circled Hoppies as a must-stop, you need to include Heritage for the trip to get to Hoppies. The Marina comes with excellent amenities, great prices, especially with the AGLCA discount. Great showers, restauraunt, and Quest for your mechanical needs. Don't let the lock delays cause you to miss this important stop! !

by jamesgcoyle on Oct 16, 2019
Very protected, lovely grounds, great restaurant, Jeremy gives a talk on the next 300 miles of the journey that is extremely informative. Should be a must stop for all.

by sminard on Sep 23, 2019
We were not out of the lock until after dark. The marina had a guide boat lead us into the harbor, provided us with a late dinner, and exceeded all of our expectations. This is one excellent marina.

by anaprilmiracle75 on Sep 21, 2019
Best experience we have had at a marina! We were sad we were only staying one night. Jeremy and team did a great job bringing in the 4 or 5 boats coming in at the same time. Very professional. It is a great marina and the Red Dog Grill serves great food as well. A wonderful experience!
Marina Response:
We appreciate the awesome review. Thank you for visiting us and sharing in the Harbor Life experience. Safe Travels!

by bradsusm on Sep 19, 2019
Heritage Harbor Marina is on our Top 10 list. They are organized, friendly, and knowledgeable. The service they provided is top notch. Laundry was the only thing they did have, but the one in town was nice and clean.

by pjbattles on Sep 18, 2019
Heritage Harbor went above and beyond! They greater 12 boats who arrived about 9p. Was very organized and found space for everyone. They even kept the restaurant open late while Jeremy briefed the boaters on the rivers ahead. The marina is wonderful, clean, and plenty of space. Highly recommend staying there!
Marina Response:
Thank you for the awesome review. We appreciate you visiting us and making us part of your journey. The folks at our Harbor really enjoy the comradery shared by the wonderful Great Looper folks like yourselves. Safe Travels

by cruisingonislandtime on Sep 15, 2019
What a jewel on the Illinois. Great floating docks, well protected, great amenities (shower suites, tiki bar, restaurant Red Dog on property, pool) super friendly and accommodating staff, great briefing on the river by Jeremy, nice courtesy cars,etc. Can't say enough. In fact we extended stay.

by markleo1956 on Sep 14, 2019
Great marina! Super staff, excellent amenities, reasonable rates.
Marina Response:
Glad you could visit! Thanks for the great review, much appreciated!

by rossdc1980 on Sep 18, 2018
Great place. They treat you right at Heritage Harbor.

by bdenison51 on Sep 04, 2018
Great friendly staf and beautiful location. Jeremy spent an hour with me going through the charts down the river toward St Louis

by tapaca on Aug 12, 2018
Clean. Friendly. Scenic.
Status: Open

Heritage Harbor at MM 242 on the Illinois River will remain open to boaters. We ask that boaters comply with "social distancing", and follow protocols to prevent transmission. All facilities are available as normal for the season. We are open 7 days/week. Hours are 9a-5p Sunday-Thursday, and 9a-7p Friday-Saturday.

Last Updated:3 months ago

About Heritage Harbor Ottawa

Just 90-minutes from Chicago, a state-of-the-art 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.

Booking Info

Daily: $1.25/ft - 30 ft minimum charge

Weekly: $7.50/ft - 30 ft minimum charge

Monthly: $22.50/ft - 30 ft minimum charge

BoatUS Discount: Dockage: $0.25 off per foot for Daily rates. For weekly & monthly rates, 20% off / Fuel: $0.10 off per gallon


  • Electrical


    • ATM
    • Cable/Satellite TV
    • Dry Storage
    • Floating Docks
    • Hotel/Lodging
    • Ice
    • Launch Ramp
    • Maintenance Facilities
    • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles
    • Oil Recycling
    • Pumpout
    • Restrooms
    • Restaurant
    • Security
    • Ship Store
    • Showers
    • Swimming Pool
    • Travel Lift
    • Winter Storage
    • Wireless Internet



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