Through his late father, an alumnus of the United States Coast Guard and an avid boating enthusiast, John L. Ellis III discovered his own interest in boating at a young age. Inspired by his colleague and business partner Kris, John left his desk job of 33 years to captain his own vessel, the Island Prince, where he whisks passengers away on Scenic Cruises, Fishing Excursions, Private Charters and Burials at Sea in the areas surrounding Biddeford Pool, Saco Bay and the Saco River.
THE ISLAND PRINCE IS A USCG INSPECTED VESSEL. THIS VESSEL IS STABILITY TESTED IN OPEN OCEAN OUTSIDE OF 20 MILES FOR 38 PASSENGERS AND CREW. VESSELS CARRYING MORE THAN 6 PASSENGERS FOR HIRE REQUIRE A LICENCED MASTER CAPTAIN, THE COAST GUARD INSPECTS THE VESSEL ANNUALLY.