Equinox Island Transit is a marine transport business moving people and supplies safely on the water 12 months a year. Island commuting, lighthouse tours, birding, photo tours, celebrations, bike tours, weddings, funerals, groups large and small, we move 'em all! We are licensed, insured, certified, USCG inspected and medically trained.

Meet Your Captain John Morin


Looking back at growing up on the lakes and coastal waters of New England, I see the bearing it has on my current marine vocation of charter boat business owner, boat broker and ship service agent. My early experiences on lakes, in small boats, taught me basic boat handling skills and a love for the water. For the first time, early on, I experienced a freedom that comes from “pushing off” the dock.

I primarily spent the next seventeen years working in a third generation, family owned and operated, large service business. We worked hard developing uncompromising customer service principles and maintaining the most diverse customer base in the industry in New England.

I carry these values into my current work. I then started working for the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, taking on logistic site manager and field instructor. This experience gave me solid sea skills, such as a keen weather eye, patience, and an understanding of the logistics involved in the safe operation of vessels on the water.

Providing transport and logistical support services to the US Navy, US NOAH Weather, educational institutions, building contractors, tour groups, and social groups are a sampling of our current work. I broker boats of all types for Lyman-Morse Brokerage and reside on the mid-coast of Maine with my family.

Word On the Harbor

I recommend them. No reservation. Equinox Island Transit has transported my construction crews and materials daily, safely, dependably and consistently on time.
Peter Walker, Project Manager, Bruce Laukka, Inc.,
Rockport, ME

My company benefits from having a marine services team that is professional, creative and flexible in dealing with all logistics of events I manage at island sites. Equinox meets my standards. And manages to have fun doing it. Bravo Equinox !
Chuck Kruger, Entertainment Resources, Inc.,
Thomaston, ME

Our staff was totally intrigued with the history of Midcoast Maine. The M/V Equinox delivered a terrific team-building opportunity.
Cara Wincklhofer, Director, EF Educational Tours, Cambridge, MA

Timely, last minute runs across the bay can be an essential ingredient for catering successful island weddings.
Stacey Glassman, Swan’s Way Catering, Lincolnville, ME

Equinox is not just a transportation service. They’re tuned in. They understand the ebb and flow of island communities.
Eric Hopkins, Artist, North Haven, ME

We had a humongous circle of all my birthday party friends on the deck of Equinox. We explored an island, collected shells, swam and had a cool ride on a darn pretty boat.
Emma Rose Conover, Camden, ME

Equinox Island Transit Marine Transportation Services


Equinox Island Transit is a Maine Marine Transportation Service located in Rockland, Maine. We work statewide contracting the movement of equipment, people and materials. 


Equinox, a rugged 40-foot Young Brothers traditional Downeast boat, was built by Clark Island Boatworks, well-known for building superior seaworthy boats.


We're available for custom charters as well as burials at sea. 

The Equinox, annually inspected by the Coast Guard, is outfitted with the latest safety gear and navigational instruments, and is piloted by a licensed and medically trained captain and deckhand.

Custom Charter Tours and Charters 
* All Seasons Adventure Tours to remote islands for activities,   such as:


  • hiking and rock climbing

  • photography

  • surfing and camping

  • bird watching

  • kayaking

  • wedding ceremonies and dinner charters


* Island Community Adventures, such as:

  • Local Dining

  • Art gallery events and Annual festivals

  • Musical & Theatrical events

  • Bicycle touring

* Opportunities for Organizational Development
* Funerals at sea

NEBO Dinner Cruises

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Commercial Services 

Commercial Research Support, Schooner Tours, Military Support, Commercial Towing and Custody Seizures, Work Crew Transportation.

Equinox Island Transit LLC provides launch services for many foreign and domestic cruise lines throughout the United States and Canada. We resupply as well as moving passengers and crews.


Schedule: Your schedule is our schedule. We work within your parameters – be they timeline, volume or capacity. We're known for flexible scheduling. We’ll coordinate all the logistics in order to make your transport quick and safe.  Call us for more information: 207-236-6890.

Reservation Policy: 10% DEPOSIT NON REFUNDABLE
Method of payment: CASH OR CHECK
Gift certificates: AVAILABLE
Freight policy: LICENSED TO CARRY UP TO 5,000 POUNDS

Contact Us/Directions


Schedule: Your schedule is our schedule. We work within your parameters – be they timeline, volume or capacity. We're known for flexible scheduling. We’ll coordinate all the logistics in order to make your transport quick and safe. 


Call us for more information: Office: 207-236-6890 or Boat cell: 207-691-1637 

Also, feel free to send us an email at: equinox@midcoast.com 

or fill out the form below.

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Please feel free to contact us via phone or by email to schedule a trip or ask us questions. Also our brochure is available for download, click here.

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