Equinox Island Transit
Office: 207-236-6890 or Boat Cell: 207-691-1637
Nebo Lodge Dinner Cruises
Equinox Dinner Cruises are available Tuesday through Saturday in July and August, and Saturdays in September.
Enjoy a visit to North Haven Island with a scenic evening boat ride across Penobscot Bay and dinner at Nebo Lodge all in one night.
Captain John Morin leaves Rockland promptly at 4:00p.m. and arrives on North Haven before 5:00p.m. After dinner, you may have time to take a casual walk through town or enjoy drinks on our deck. The Equinox will arrive back to Rockland by 9:00p.m. after a sunset, starlit, or moonlit trip across the bay.
The restaurant serves dinner Tuesday through Saturday evenings from June 26th through September 1st. We are open Memorial Day weekend and weekend . The restaurant at Nebo Lodge serves up a varied, seasonal menu of island-grown meat, fish, and produce—from oysters, lobsters and scallops to pasture-fed lamb, fresh eggs, and of course, bountiful vegetables. Homemade bread, creative cocktails, and decadent desserts serve as delicious accompaniments. We also serve a homemade breakfast each morning for inn guests.s in September and early October. Barn Suppers will be held every Friday from June 29th through August 31st and also Thursday evenings from July 26th through August 30th. Dinner is served from 5:00-9:00p.m.
Nebo Lodge-Equinox Island Transport Dinner Cruise
Thank you so much for making a reservation to join us for a boat ride and dinner.
Please review the following details to ensure your pleasant crossing and evening with us and bring a copy of this event description with you as we have limited communication on the day of. Thanks!
Departure Time from Rockland: 4pm SHARP (please arrive well ahead of time to find parking and the boat).
Return: Nebo Lodge hopes you will enjoy your dining experience with them, please understand that smaller tables that take less time to dine will not have the same time slot as a larger table that will take longer. We do need to seat your table again as soon as you are done. When you are finished dining, please enjoy the Bar, Porch or take a stroll around downtown. The captain will let you know by what time you must be back on board the boat for the return trip to Rockland, but it is usually by 8pm for arrival in Rockland harbor around 9pm
PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT THE CAPTAIN OF EQUINOX IS OFTEN OFF SHORE AND UNREACHABLE BY PHONE.
Time of Dinner Reservation is at 5pm; If you are more than 15 minutes late your reservation will be forfeited, and you will be eligible for first-come, first-serve walk-in seating.
The Equinox is a bright blue 40-foot lobster boat style passenger boat that ferries up to 25 people comfortably and safely to North Haven island, Maine, 12 miles off the coast of Rockland. The trip typically takes about 45-50 minutes each way, during which guests will enjoy gorgeous coastal views, sealife, stargazing and more. Your captain will let you know exactly when you will need to be back down at the boat to head back to Rockland, but most nights it will be by 8pm, returning you to Rockland around 9pm.
Required Fitness Level:
To access the boat, passengers must be able to walk from the parking lot (approximately 200 yards), down the boat ramp (approximately 25'), across the dock (approximately 15'; can be slightly wobbly/unstable), and descend into the boat via two steep steps with one handrails. We feel this is the physical equivalent of being able to walk up 5 stairs unassisted by anything or anyone. Upon arrival in North Haven, you will disembark in a similar fashion, and walk 3-5 minutes up a short, steep hill to Nebo Lodge.
The crossing is approximately 50 minutes, and seas can be rolly, requiring balance and a degree of heartiness. On a nice evening it may be warm, even in the shade. If it is windy or raining, some inside seating is available, but passengers are expected to come prepared with appropriate foul weather gear.
Smoking and consumption of intoxicants while aboard the boat is strictly prohibited. Passengers in violation will be asked to disembark at the nearest port.
Captain John Morin’s cell: 207-691-1637
Equinox Website: www.equinoxislandtransitllc.com/captains.html
Directions to Journey’s End: www.oharabait.com/directions.php
Northbound: (Via Route 1 from Thomaston)
At the third traffic light in Rockland there will be a Rite Aid Pharmacy on the right; go straight through the light onto Park Drive. Follow Park Drive along as it curves around to the left. At the next stop sign, next to Hamilton Marine, turn right onto Tillson Avenue. After one tenth of a mile you will arrive at the O'Hara Corporation/Journeys End Marina, just before the Coast Guard base. The boat Equinox is located in the south side of the marina (the right hand side of Tillson Ave) at the end of the long, tan building beyond the travel-lift.
PARKING ON ROCKLAND STREETS AND CITY OWNED PARKING LOTS IS FREE, TILLSON AVE. HAS BOTH
Southbound: (Via Route 1 from Camden/Rockport)
Follow Route 1 South to Rockland, where the road will become one way just after a Dunkin Donuts. At the second traffic light, turn left onto Route 1 North (also called Park Street). Go straight through the next traffic light onto Park Drive. Follow Park Drive along as it curves around to the left.
At the next stop sign, next to Hamilton Marine, turn right onto Tillson Avenue. After one tenth of a mile you will arrive at the O'Hara Corporation/Journeys End Marina, just before the Coast Guard base. The boat Equinox is located in the south side of the marina (the right hand side of Tillson Ave) at the end of the long, tan building beyond the travel-lift.
THE PARKING AREA IS THE ELEVATED LOT NEXT TO THE GRAY METAL BUILDING
*Please note: There is a $10 parking fee if you choose to park in the marina parking lot (there is ample free parking on main street and the surrounding side streets in Rockland, but please allow yourselves sufficient time to walk to the marina). Please pay Captain to prevent your vehicle from being towed.