$149 for a Four-Hour Weekday Pontoon Rental for Up to 10 from Starved Rock Adventures ($240 Value)


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In a Nutshell

24 ft., pet-friendly pontoons that don't require a special license; training, safety equipment, gas grill, and private-beach access included

The Fine Print

Expires Sep 15th, 2014. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Subject to weather conditions. Must be 21 or older to rent and drive. Must sign waiver. Valid Monday - Friday only. Extra $70 tax and fuel surcharge paid upon reservation. Not valid on federal holidays. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Purchaser and driver must have valid state ID and driver's license. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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The Deal

  • $149 for a four-hour weekday pontoon rental for up to 10 people ($240 value)

Rental hours are between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. or 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Upon making their reservation, customers also must pay a $70 fuel and tax surcharge not included with this Groupon.

Starved Rock Adventures

It's the ultimate childhood dream: having a waterslide outside your window. With houseboat rentals from Starved Rock Adventures, that dream becomes a reality thanks to 8- or 12-person vessels with slides attached to the stern. Although each houseboat contains plenty of additional perks—from gas barbecues to grills powered by a pufferfish blowing on a match—excursions are rarely spent entirely aboard. On three-, four-, or seven-day vacations, inhabitants can hike surrounding valleys, fish for catfish and walleye, or even lounge on Starved Rock's private island beach.

Access to that space isn't just reserved for houseboat guests. Available for single-day rentals, pontoons, speedboats, and jet skis likewise whisk passengers away to idyllic slices of shoreline. Meanwhile, the company's paddlewheeler, "The Belle of the Rock," journeys on narrated tours that pass beyond Starved Rock to notable sights like the Plum Island Eagle Sanctuary. Along with opportunities to traverse the waters, visitors to Starved Rock can also remain onshore inside two-story, two-bedroom villas that fit up to six guests.


  • “It was helpful to get there 30 minutes before our scheduled time to fill out paperwork that way we didn't lose any boat time. We had a great time on the river!”

  • “Thunderstorms were in the area when we arrived they were more than accommodating and issued our group a rain check, we thank them for being so understanding”

  • “Took the family on a Monday afternoon. Did the pontoon rental. Had a great time. Staff very friendly and helpful. Already planning when we can go back”

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    1130 N 27th Rd.

    Ottawa, Illinois 61350


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