Details for Hamm's Holiday Harbor

Hamm's Holiday Harbor

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Average rating 2.7 stars from 9 reviews

Address 1701 East Holiday Harbor
Rome, IL 61537

Phone309-678-7744, 309-274-5401

After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - YES
Municipal - NO
Other - NO

VHF channel


Email contact

Owner, manager

Richard Hamm



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

Cash only.

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


Straight in between green and red markers. Fuel dock just inside harbor. The only deep harbour in the area. Watch out for the channel in. It is narrow and down to 5 feet.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 5
Transient dockage: 10
Fuel dock: 10

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - YES
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 125
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $1.50/ft (2012-08-20)

Other price info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - NO

Additional info: Reported that 50 amp service was not available in July 2011.

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Well water.

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: Must call ahead to let them know you are coming and to get instrutions on entering the marina.


Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out














Yes - Limited





Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities

Yes - 35 ton Travelift to 16' wide. 400 ton drydock.

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Verizon aircard works well.

Boat ramp availability




Other services

Towing/salvage service.


Reviews for Hamm's Holiday Harbor
Nice deep marina with an awesome owner, 2016-08-22
Captain: , Ohio, IL (255)

We had to stop to get some batteries for the stb engine. How we came to this problem isn't the point as much as the assistance we got from Dick Hamm, the owner. He took me to the parts store and put the batteries through his account saving us $60. And another $60 savings for fuel compaired to the IVY Club. Very accommodating!

Not a holiday, 2015-09-29
Captain: , Gibson Island, Maryland (150)

Finding a safe place to spend the night is not easy along many stretches of the Illinois River. I am grateful that Mr Hamm keeps this place open. It was nice to have power! And we were safe from the river traffic all night. We ran aground several times trying to get into the marina, and an outboard was sent out to help us. No bathroom facilities were open. The place is rather decrepit.

like this stop, 2015-09-15
Captain: , South Portland, Maine (847)

while it isnt a 4 star marina gave it a good rating for the hospitality and ease of access. We checked a couple of anchoring options but flooding has made these messy with trees and shoaling. This stop has hot showres, power and a very friendly owner in Mr. Hamm. We arrived late and he stayed to get us settled. The docks are servicable and the shore side shower/bath is convienient. Depth was a concern but saw no less than 7 at the entrance, stayed in the middle off the main channel and between the private floats. $1.50 a foot includes electric.

Safe but old, 2012-09-27
Captain: , Colorado Springs CO (180)

Water levels prevent us from entering many marinas, as we draw 5.4 feet. Dick Hamm plows a channel with an old Tug so we were happy to tie up to old, poorly kept docks. The abandoned Casino boats in the harbor kind of said all. Dick, himself, was very pleasant and helplful, however.

Basic marina, 2012-09-04
Captain: , Cape Coral FL (4188)

This is a basic marina. Has 50amp power and water, low floating docks. Can be shallow getting in but Dick Hamm runs one of his tugs through his channel to keep it passible. We came in on Sept 3 with 4ft draw and read 5ft. Lots of carp in this harbor. The locals here have a small swimmin pool that they let us use. Just big enough to sit in and float around and cool off from the 90+ deg heat that day. Price is high for what you get, IMO, but we really needed a marina to run the AC in this heat.

Hamms Holiday Harbor, 2012-08-31
Captain: , Cincinnati (1810)

This is an old marina with very little maintainence. The local folks are very nice and accomidating and the docks are in good shape but the extras are missing. We had no water at our slip b/c it was broken and not repaired. We could not use the restrooms b/c they were locked up. The enterance is very skinny but if you call ahead and get instructions, you are good up to about 4-5 foot depth. Once in harbor, it is 8- 10 feet deep. Ok if you need somwhere for the night. There is nothing here except some place to tie up.

a place to stay, 2011-07-13
Captain: , Litte Rock (283)

cash only. no 50 amp service as advertised when we went in. Friendly, but was disappointed that 50 amp service was not available to us.

Deep harbor set in an embayment, 2010-09-04
Captain: , Collierville TN (977)

Rustic, with 4-5 Casino/riverboats around. Locals on the dock make the marina. Very, very friendly.

Hamm's Holiday Harbor, 2009-09-27
Captain: , Solomons, MD (1915)

Rustic marina. Floating piers. Posts with bits to tie onto. Restaurant under renovation. Power, water. 8' at T-head. Recent dredging.

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