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Starved Rock River Adventures reviews
Just wanted to give the owner/operators at Starved Rock River Adventures a big thank you for their service and knowledge. We rented two boats for our afternoon and had a great time fishing and...
Just wanted to give the owner/operators at Starved Rock River Adventures a big thank you for their service and knowledge. We rented two boats for our afternoon and had a great time fishing and... more »
Our Boat Died Out on Us and We were stuck for Almost 2 hours. The 1st thing the Owner pointed out to us was the charge of the battery when we got there, so he must’ve knew there was already an issue..... more
Our Boat Died Out on Us and We were stuck for Almost 2 hours. The 1st thing the Owner pointed out to us was the charge of the battery when we got there, so he must’ve knew there was already an issue..... more »
Staff was very friendly. They provided suggestions on where to go on the river. The boat was very clean and easy to operate. It was a lot of fun
Staff was very friendly. They provided suggestions on where to go on the river. The boat was very clean and easy to operate. It was a lot of fun more »
If you’re looking for somewhere to book your water adventure in the Starved Rock area THIS IS YOUR PLACE! It is a family run business and Tony and his daughter take supreme care of their customers. You can tell they truly care. I called ahead trying to figure out what to book for myself, husband, 1 year old, and 2 dogs. Tony walked me through and helped me book a pontoon, even after they were fully booked on their website. Day of his daughter and her new 3 month old daughter checked us in. Then Tony walked us through boat protocol. Day of I was frantic and stressed out by the time we arrived, as most parents with a little one can relate. Tony and his daughter were so sweet and understanding and patient. By the time we set sail I was relaxed and ready to enjoy our adventure. I can’t thank them enough for the wonderful experience from start to finish. We will definitely be booking with them the next time we come back.
We had a great experience renting a pontoon boat for the first time with this company. The online course and test was easy to navigate and we felt well taken care of. The staff were very thorough and patient with all our questions. We went out on a Sunday afternoon in September. That stretch of the Illinois River was beautiful, mostly wild and not much boat traffic. We're looking forward to renting again!
I hate to leave a bad review, boat was really old, worn down, damaged and poorly maintained. Terribly hard to steer, only dial that did work was RPMs. Motor could barely pull a tube it was so worn down or not maintained. Not fun experience for the kids at all. We have rented Pontoon boats at other Marinas so this isn't how they should be. When we called the office from the boat we got a "oh well, nothing we can do". This is first time we rented from here. On top of it there was a small missing piece on propeller they charged me $50 for which I understand but zero compensation for how bad the boat was. We will not be coming back.
Awesome, friendly, and very helpful staff and we had a great time on the boat!! 100% recommend for boat rental 😁
Great family run business. Was here on July 3rd. Rented a pontoon boat. Had a blast.
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