Reservations for rental boats will be accepted during normal Association Office hours in person or by calling 815-492-2238.
Reservations should be made at least 24 hours in advance of the rental. Same day reservations can be made at the Marina.
When the reservation is made, payment for the rental must be made in full via credit card. The lessee may choose to pay the $300 security deposit at the time of the reservation, or at least 24 hours in advance of the rental. All security deposits must be paid with a credit card. If the lessee fails to pay the security deposit at least 24 hours in advance of the rental, an additional $50 Late Deposit Payment Fee will be charged. If the boat is returned after hours, the renter fails to have the boat inspected, or the lessee fails to refuel the boat, a $50 fee will be retained from the security deposit. Upon return of the boat in same condition, the security deposit will be returned to the credit card on which it was charged. The Association will make every attempt to refund deposits within 72 hours of the rental completion. Please be advised that the credit card company may not process the refund immediately.
Monday through Thursday
Half Day (8-Noon or 1-5) $175
Full Day (8-5) $250
Weekends and Holidays
Half Day (8-Noon or 1-5) $230
Full Day (8-5) $325
Security Deposit $300
Cancellation policy: In the event of severe weather on the day of the rental, the rental amount and security deposit (if already paid) will be returned to the credit card on which it was paid. If a rental is cancelled for any other reason with less than 24 hours’ notice, including no shows, the rental fee will not be refunded. Any security deposit paid in advance will be refunded to the card on which it was paid. Any rentals cancelled with at least 24 hours’ notice will be refunded the rental amount in the form of an ACL Gift Card which can be used at the Association Office, Pro Shop, Pro Shop Bar & Grill, and the Marina. ACL Gift Cards cannot be used at The Cove restaurant. Any security deposit paid in advance will be refunded to the card on which it was paid.The Association has two pontoon boats available for rent on a daily or half-day basis. All reservations must be made by a property owner or authorized guest. Property Owners must contact the Association Office to give their permission for a guest to make a reservation. Property Owners are reminded that they are responsible for the activities of their guests, and any violation of the rules by a guest or the cost of damages in excess of the security deposit will be charged against the Property Owner. All boats will be checked in and out of the Marina. An Amenity Tag must be presented to the Marina staff by the lessee. Each boat has a capacity of ten (10) persons. Ten (10) adult-size life jackets are provided. Lessees must provide their own life jackets for children and infants. Anyone who leaves the boat to access Nixon Beach, the Marina Bay Trail, etc. must have an Amenity Tag.
PLEASE NOTE: Effective January 1, 2016, the Illinois Boat Registration & Safety Act has been amended and now requires that any person operating a rental boat submit a valid Boating Safety Certificate or complete an abbreviated safety course prior to operating the watercraft. A copy of a valid Boating Safety Certificate must be provided to the Association Office by the rental boat operator at least 24 hours in advance of the rental, or completion of the abbreviated safety course at the Marina will be required. Rental boat operators taking the safety course must arrive at the Marina at least 30 minutes prior to the rental. Rentals will not be extended if the rental boat operator fails to complete the course prior to rental start time. Anyone taking the abbreviated safety instruction course must provide the Association with a copy of their driver’s license and complete course paperwork, per the IDNR Watercraft Rental Safety Policy. Upon completion of the abbreviated course, a completion receipt valid for one year will be issued.