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Midwest Marina Awarded Prestigious Elite Fleet Status


Heritage Harbor is thrilled to have been presented with the Elite Fleet award. Qualifying for the Elite Fleet tier of the Boaters Choice marinas means Heritage Harbor Ottawa marina is the best of the best, representing the top 0.6% highest-rated marinas on The customer reviews received throughout the year have given the marina the attention it deserves. Find out more information about this award-winning marina at the Chicago Boat Show on January 8-12, 2020.

The customer reviews Heritage Harbor Marina has received say it all:

'If it's possible to give a ten-star rating, this place earns it!! Great people Great accommodations Great Food and priced to stay a few days!! Thanks Guys!!' –Wanderlust

'What a jewel on the Illinois. Great floating docks, well protected, great amenities (shower suites, tiki bar, restaurant Red Dog on property, pool) super friendly and accommodating staff, great briefing on the river by Jeremy, nice courtesy cars, etc. Can't say enough. In fact we extended stay.'


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Heritage Harbor Marina is a vibrant marina located just 90 minutes from Downtown Chicago and is waiting to give you the boating experience you'd scarcely dare to dream about in inland Illinois. The Illinois Waterway is highly rated by wakeboarders, surfers, and leisure boaters. Positioned just off the Illinois Waterway, Heritage Harbor's 32 acres of protected water hosts over 150 slips ranging between 35-60 feet.

The marina provides floating concrete decks, electricity, municipal water, slip-side pump out, fuel, and concierge-level dock attendants. The resort provides an extensive offering of amenities, including shower suites, swimming pools, cable TV, Wi-Fi- stunning beach, tiki bar, waterfront restaurant-Red Dog Grill offering seafood and American cuisine, packed social and events calendar including live entertainment, docktails and much more.

Valet storage allows you to have your boat delivered to and from storage, prepped, and ready at the dock for you to maximize your boating enjoyment. If you're not a boater but want to experience the Harbor Life, day rentals on pontoon boats, jet skis, electric boats, kayaks & paddleboards are available. Opt for a Quest Express boat membership for a stress-free boating experience. All slip holders receive an annual Towboat US membership covering your vessel nationwide. Boat with confidence and total peace of mind.

Jeremey Fowler, marina Harbormaster at Heritage Harbor, states that "We are honored to have received the Boater's Choice award in 2018 and to have now been awarded the Elite Fleet award in 2019. We thank our marina community for setting us apart."

Experience this award-winning marina for yourself. Book an overnight resort cottage stay through the Harbor Inn, or reserve a slip via our marina office. Witness why this marina has been awarded Elite Fleet status, and enjoy the gorgeous backdrop the Illinois River provides for the fantastic resort. Spend some time on the water, relaxing, boating, kayaking, fishing, canoeing, and exploring this incredible slice of Heaven.

Call: 815 433 5000 ext 3. Or visit us online at