Inside Rates*

Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis. Please make requests for special holiday and night boat operations at least 10 working days in advance.

  • Review FEES before submitting your reservation-request form. The reservation-request form can be filled out and submitted online. You will receive an email notification that your reservation has been received.
  • For availability, questions about the FSUCML, rates or about making reservations, e-mail or call (850) 645 – 3474.

*Inside Rates are for Florida State University users. Rates are subject to change.  When grant writing, we suggest a 10% increase in costs below. 


Note: User rates do not include fuel (gasoline or diesel) charges.  Fuel charges are billed separately at the actual cost of fuel at the time of usage.

Research Vessel Cruise Length Non-Sponsored Activity  Sponsored Activity**
R/V Apalachee Up to 12 hour cruise $1,375 $900
12-24 hour cruise $2,750 $1,800

Each day that the R/V APALACHEE is away from homeport, the user is charged regardless of activity. Users are responsible for all charges when vessel is operated away from the FSUCML, which may include mooring/docking fees, any and all transportation, housing and communication costs. Other charges may apply, depending on technical support needs for the cruise.

**Sponsored Activity is defined as externally-funded contracts and grants administered by FSU Sponsored Research Administration or FSU Research Foundation.

Small & Mid-Sized Boats Daily Cruise Duration Daily Rate
Twin-Vee (28-ft) *CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE* & Calcutta (26-ft)   Daily Rate - OPERATOR REQUIRED


Pontoons1 (28-ft) Full Day  Rate $100
  Half Day Rate $60
Skeeter Bay Boat (23-ft)

Full Day Rate

Half Day Rate



Dusky (19-ft)

Full Day Rate

Half Day Rate



Carolina Skiff & Zodiak

Full Day Rate

Half Day Rate



Kayaks Daily Rate $10
Additional Fees
Boat Operator Hourly rate $40
Boat Launch2 Launch & retrieve $15

1.Full days are 4.5 to 9 hrs. Half days are 4 hrs or less. Reservations outside these times require special arrangements

2.Only available to researchers staying at the lab

Housing, Office, Classroom, Research Space, & Services


Per Person Per Night

Minimum Per Night
Small Dorms (1,2,3,&4) $15 $15
Bayview Dorm $15 $90.00
Office Space TBA TBA
Classrooms & Auditorium NO CHARGE NO CHARGE
Laboratories (Wet or Dry) $20 $200
Wet Tables $2 per spigot  
Tanks $10 per tank  
OTHER SERVICES Per hour/piece
Technical help in the field or laboratory $23.75
  • Project planning/design, report writing and database management (experience with large datasets)

  • AAUS diver (available to join you in the field for sampling)

  • Laboratory – Extensive microscope experience; ID polychaetes, amphipods, gastropods, bivalves, etc.; use of dichotomous keys; experienced in macro- and micro- photography; sediment analysis

  • Field collections – experience with variety of field equipment, working off of small boats, sampling in seagrass habitat, oyster reefs, and beaches

Photocopies & FAX $.05 per copy/page
  • Long distance charges may apply for fax

Last Updated: Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 10:26 AM