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.
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)
- $58 per person
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.
- Runs June – September, Saturdays and Sundays
- October, Sundays
- 11AM to 1:30PM
- $53 per adult
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.
- Runs June-September, Saturdays and Sundays
- October, Sundays
- Saturdays & Sundays
- Departures at 1PM & 2PM
- $35 per person
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.
- Runs June-September
- Select Thursdays
- Departures at 5PM
- $50 adults, $40 children
Autumn on the River Cruises
Illinois River Boat Ride
Enjoy lunch from a special menu in our restaurant, followed by a trolley tour filled with legends and rich history of the area. The trolley takes guests to the Eagle I to experience the beautiful fall foliage as you cruise along the Illinois River. Reservations are required. Capacity is limted.
- Runs in October
- Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11 am – 3 pm