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Trolley Tours & Boat Rides

Choose a River Cruise, Land & Water Cruise with lunch or a “Visit a Canyon with a Boat Ride.” Attendees meet outside of the Great Hall and board a Starved Rock Trolley to travel to the Eagle I for a leisurely cruise on the Illinois River. Reservations are required. Book online, call (815) 220-7386 or stop by our Front Desk.
*Online bookings subject to additional fees and taxes.*

Lock and Lunch

Aboard the Sainte Genevieve Riverboat as it passes through the Starved Rock Lock

Experience something new and fun aboard the Sainte Genevieve Riverboat as it passes through the Starved Rock Lock. Lunch in the Main Dining Room of historic Starved Rock Lodge and transportation included. Passangers can choose between two Itinerates.

  • May-October
  • Select Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Departs at 9AM in Ottawa & 11AM at Starved Rock Lodge
  • June 27th departs at 10AM in Ottawa & 12PM at Starved Rock Lodge
  • $77 adults, $67 children (10 and under)
  • *Online bookings subject to additional fees and taxes.*

Sunset Cruise

Cruise down the beautiful Illinois River aboard the Sainte Genevieve Riverboat

Enjoy a cruise down the beautiful Illinois River aboard the Sainte Genevieve Riverboat. You will board the trolley at the Lodge and head over to beautiful Ottawa, IL for your cruise. After the cruise, the trolley will bring you back to the Lodge. Reservations required.

  • May: Thursdays, departs at 4:45PM, $50 adults, $40 children
  • June-August: Thursdays, departs at 5:15PM, Except 7/4 departs at 4:45, $50 adults, $40 children
  • September (Sunset Cruise & Dinner): Thursdays, departs at 4:15pm, $75 adults, $65 children
  • October (Sunset Cruise & Dinner): Thursdays, departs at 3:45pm, $75 adults, $65 children
  • *Online bookings subject to additional fees and taxes.*

Land & Water Cruises

Illinois River Cruise with lunch

Tour begins with lunch in our restaurant followed by a narrated trolley tour. Learn about Starved Rock’s history and legends of the area. The trolley takes passengers to the Eagle 1 to see the east end of Starved Rock State Park by water. Restrooms are available throughout the tour and minimal walking is involved. Both the trolley and boat are wheelchair accessible. Please inform us when booking if special accommodations are needed. Reservations are required.
Capacity is limited.

  • Runs June – September
  • Monday, Wednesday, & Friday
  • Departs at 11am (ends at 3pm)
  • $60 adults, $55 Children (10 and under)
  • *Online bookings subject to additional fees and taxes.*

Visit a Canyon & a Boat Ride

Illinois River & Ottawa Canyon Hike

Board a trolley with a guide and head to the entrance of one of Starved Rock’s most scenic canyons. The walk is less than a mile and takes about 45 minutes. Following the hike, relax with a boat ride on the picturesque Illinois River. A snack, bottle of water and souvenir drawstring backpack are included. Canyon chosen may vary, depending on weather, river and trail conditions. Reservations are required. Capacity is limited.

  • June – September
  • Saturdays and Sundays
  • 11AM to 1:30PM
  • October – Sundays 11AM to 1:30PM
  • $55 adult, $50 Children 10 and under
  • *Online bookings subject to additional fees and taxes.*

Waterfowl Cruises

One-hour boat ride on the Illinois River

Board a trolley outside of the Great Hall of the Lodge. The Trolley takes you to Lone Point Shelter to enjoy an hour long boat ride on The Eagle I. The trolley will return you to the Lodge. Reservations are required. Capacity is limited.

  • June-September
  • Saturdays & Sundays
  • Departures at 1PM & 2PM
  • October – Sundays Departures at 1PM & 2PM
  • $37 per person
  • *Online bookings subject to additional fees and taxes.*

Autumn on the River Cruises

Illinois River Boat Ride

Tour begins with lunch at 11am in the historic dining room at the Lodge, followed by a narrated trolley tour with history and legends of the area. The trolley will then take you to the new river boat, “The Eagle I” where you will see the beautiful fall foliage of the Starved Rock State Park area by water. There are restrooms available throughout the tour and minimal walking is involved. Reservations are required. Capacity is limted.

  • Runs in October
  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
  • Departs at 11am (ends at 3pm)
  • $60 adults, $55 children 10 and under
  • *Online bookings subject to additional fees and taxes.*

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