Starved Rock Adventures


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In a Nutshell

24 ft., pet-friendly pontoons with training, safety equipment, gas grill, and private-beach access included; jet skis zip across the water

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Sep 15, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Subject to weather conditions. Valid Monday - Friday only. Not valid on federal holidays. Must sign waiver. Must be 21 or older with valid ID. Purchaser and driver must have valid state ID and driver's license. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Extra tax and fuel surcharge required and paid at booking, $25 or jet ski rental option and $70 for pontoon rental option. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose from Two Options

  • $79 for a one-hour jet ski rental for two people (a $180 value)
  • $139 for a four-hour weekday pontoon rental for up to 10 people (a $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 fuel and tax surcharge of $25 for the jet ski rental option and $70 for the pontoon rental option, 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.

Customer Reviews

Got the 10 person pontoon. Good for a day relaxing on the water, not too fast but a good experience. Was able to tube, couldn't catch much waves because there weren't too many other boats. Everyone enjoyed their time though.
Kim O. · August 29, 2014
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
Marianne E. · June 20, 2014
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