Boat Rentals

Lithia Springs Marina is the "Gateway to Water Paradise" on beautiful Lake Shelbyville, Shelbyville, Illinois. Spend dreamy days and nautical nights exploring the 250 miles of natural shoreline and 11,000 acres of water splendor. The innumerable coves allow for hours of enjoyable cruising, fishing, swimming, or relaxing in the warm summer rays and gentle breezes.

Please Choose Type of Boat

Houseboats Rental

RENTERS MUST BE 24 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER WITH A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE

All houseboats are equipped with generators and air conditioning.  Boarding times are scheduled. Return times are scheduled.  A short but complete instruction as to the operation of the boat and her on-board equipment is provided by competent and knowledgeable personnel.

HOUSEBOAT RENTAL RATES

60'x15' Sunstar Fri-Sun Mon-Thu Fri-Thu Mon-Sun
In-Season: June 14 - Labor Day $2430 $2360 $3380 $3380
Off-Season: Before June 14 - After Labor Day $1385 $1385 $1950 $1950

We Furnish

  • Microwave, toaster, gas grill, refrigerator, oven, range
  • Coffee pot
  • Dishes, silverware, cooking utensils
  • Dish soap
  • Garbage bags
  • Toilets & toilet paper
  • Shower with hot water
  • Interior lighting
  • Freshwater
  • Sun deck
  • Deck chairs & tables
  • Swim ladder
  • Life jackets - adult & child sizes
  • Anchor
  • 1st Aid Kit
  • Map
  • VFH Radio
  • TV / DVD player

You Furnish

  • Sheets, pillows, blankets & towels
  • Toiletries
  • Paper towels
  • Hand soap
  • Fishing equipment
  • Food & drink
  • Portable coolers
  • Flashlight
  • Playing cards & games
  • DVDs
  • Camera & binoculars
To check seasonal hours, rates and specials, click “book a boat!”

NOTICE

The Houseboat Renter who signs our Rental Contract must also be responsible for the entire Damage Deposit. We can no longer take more than one credit card for deposits. The individual who signs the Rental Contract should be prepared to place a $1,500 Damage Deposit put on their credit card or pay cash. Splitting the charge for the cost of the actual rental will still be possible.

Pick up time is 9:00 a.m. unless other arrangements have been made and approved prior to boarding. All individuals must be on-board when leaving the dock. Lithia Springs Marina staff will pilot the houseboat to the no wake buoys upon departure and back to the docks upon your return. Do not return to the docks. There will be a $20 shuttle service to the no wake buoys for individuals in the party arriving late. Shuttle service available only during regular ship store hours

Pontoon Boats

Renters must be 21 years of age or older with a valid driver's license.

For up to 10 people.

Sat-Sun, Holidays Mon-Fri
1/2 Day   $210   $160
Full Day   $290   $210

1/2 DAY DEFINED AS

8:00am - 1:00pm
or 2:00pm - 7:00pm

To check seasonal hours, rates and specials, click “book a boat!”

EARLY SPRING
April 12th – April 30th
8:00am-4:30pm*
*Note Rental hours 8:00am-4:00pm

LATE SPRING
May 1st – May 27th
Rental hours 8:00am-6:00pm

FULL SEASON
May 28th – Sept 30th
Rental hours 8:00am-7:00pm

EARLY FALL
Sept 7th – Sept 30th
Rental hours 8:00am-6:00pm

LATE FALL
Oct 1st – Oct 25th
Rental hours 8:00am-4:30pm

Features

  • Capacity of 10 people

  • Boat is 24′ long

  • Canopy

  • 50 hp engine

  • Life jackets

DEPOSITS AND CANCELLATIONS

A Reservation Deposit of $50 is required at the time the reservation is made.  The Reservation Deposit is applied toward your rental fee.  Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to reservation date are subject to forfeiture of total Reservation Deposit. A Security Deposit of $300 is required prior to boarding and will be refunded after returning boat in the same condition as checked out. There is a $35 non-refundable Dog fee for Pontoon Boats.

RENTAL BOAT POLICY

  • Fuel NOT included in rental rate

  • Sorry, no grills

  • No refunds due to weather

LAKE SHELBYVILLE REGULATIONS

  • No more than five boats tied together

  • No alcoholic beverages in kegs or on tap

  • No public address / music systems

  • No driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol

Party Barge

Renters must be 21 years of age or older with a valid driver's license.

Sat-Sun, Holidays Mon-Fri
1/2 Day   $345   $250
Full Day   $495   $380
To check seasonal hours, rates and specials, click “book a boat!”

EARLY SPRING
April 13th – April 30th
8:00am-4:00pm*
*Note Rental hours 8:00am-4:00pm

LATE SPRING
May 1st – May 21st
Rental hours 8:00am-6:00pm

FULL SEASON
May 22nd – Sept 7th
Rental hours 8:00am-7:00pm

EARLY FALL
Sept 8th – Sept 30th
Rental hours 8:00am-6:00pm

LATE FALL
Oct 1st – Oct 25th
Rental hours 8:00am-4:00pm

FEATURES

  • Capacity of 25 people
  • Picnic tables
  • Canopy
  • Toilet
  • AM/FM/CD/AUX
  • VHF radio
  • (2) Gas grills
  • Swim ladder
  • 60 hp outboard motor
  • Safety equipment
rental bass boat

Bass Boats

BASS STYLE RENTAL RATES

1/2 Day            $105

Full Day           $160

1/2 Day defined as 8:00am - 1:00pm or 1:00pm - 6:00pm.

Renters must be 21 years of age or older with a valid driver's license.

To check seasonal hours, rates and specials, click “book a boat!”

SPRING
April 13th – April 30th
8:00am-4:30pm*
*Note Rental hours 8:00am-4:00pm

FULL SEASON
May 1st – Sept 30th
Rental hours 8:00am-6:00pm

FALL
Oct 1st – Oct 25th
8:00am-4:30pm*
*Note Rental hours 8:00am-4:00pm

 

FEATURES

  • Capacity of 4 people
  • 16′ aluminum V-hull
  • Casting seats
  • Depth finder
  • 40hp 4 stroke outboard motor with steering wheel
  • VHF radio
  • Life jackets
  • 2 Live Wells
  • Windshield

DEPOSITS AND CANCELLATIONS

A Reservation Deposit of $50 is required at the time the reservation is made.  The Reservation Deposit is applied toward your rental fee.  Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to reservation date are subject to forfeiture of total Reservation Deposit. A Security Deposit of $300 is required prior to boarding and will be refunded after returning boat in the same condition as checked out.  There is a $35 non-refundable Dog fee for Bass Style Fishing Boats. Dogs are free of charge on small red Fishing Boats.

Kayaks

Single Person Kayaks and Paddleboards

Stop by the ship store to rent a Kayak or Paddleboard or you can call 217-774-4121. Must be 16 years old to sign a contract and rent.  Minimum age 12 years for a rider. Single Person Kayaks and Paddleboards must stay on the lake and in no wake zone.  $25 security deposit.

LAKE SHELBYVILLE, IL 62565
2060 E. 1500 NORTH ROAD
(217)774-4121

Latitude: 39.40736
Longitude: -88.71529

SINGLE PERSON KAYAK RENTAL RATES

Daily       $50
4 Hours   $30
2 Hours   $20

Weight limit for single kayak - 250lbs

TWO PERSON KAYAK and PADDLEBOARD RENTAL RATES

Daily       $75
4 Hours   $45
2 Hours   $30

Weight limit for 2-person kayak - 425lbs

To check seasonal hours, rates and specials, click “book a boat!”

NOTICE

The Houseboat Renter who signs our Rental Contract must also be responsible for the entire Damage Deposit. We can no longer take more than one credit card for deposits. The individual who signs the Rental Contract should be prepared to place a $1,500 Damage Deposit put on their credit card or pay cash. Splitting the charge for the cost of the actual rental will still be possible.

Pick up time is 9:00 a.m. unless other arrangements have been made and approved prior to boarding. All individuals must be on-board when leaving the dock. Lithia Springs Marina staff will pilot the houseboat to the no wake buoys upon departure and back to the docks upon your return. Do not return to the docks. There will be a $20 shuttle service to the no wake buoys for individuals in the party arriving late. Shuttle service available only during regular ship store hours

RENTAL BOAT POLICIES

  • Fuel NOT included in rental rate
  • Sorry, no pets or grills
  • No refunds due to weather
  • No smoking in cabin

LAKE SHELBYVILLE REGULATIONS

  • No more than five boats tied together
  • No alcoholic beverages in kegs or on tap
  • No public address / music systems

Information Request Form:

    REQUIRED SAFETY VIDEO

    DEPOSITS AND CANCELLATIONS

    A Reservation Deposit of $750 per houseboat is required at the time the reservation is made. The Reservation Deposit is applied toward your rental fee. Written notice is required on all cancellations. Cancellations 45 days or more prior to departure date, will be charged at a $300 facilitating fee. Cancellations received less than 45 days prior to departure are subject to forfeiture of total Reservation Deposit. A Damage Deposit of $1,500 is required prior to boarding. This deposit will be refunded so long as the boat rental is returned in the same condition as was at check-out. The $1,500 deposit will be put on hold by credit card only. No debit cards.  Deposit will be issued to the credit card on file. Sorry, no pets. Gasoline is not included in rental fee.