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) 697-4120.

*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 $1,250 $837
12-24 hour cruise $2,500 $1,634

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
Pontoons1 Full Day  Rate $100
  Half Day Rate $60
Carolina Skiff & Polar Daily Rate $30
Dusky & Cape Horn Daily Rate $50
Twin-Vee & Calcutta (Operator Required) Daily Rate $300
Kayaks Daily Rate
Zodiac Daily Rate $30
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) $30 $60
Bayview Dorm $30 $240
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: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 2:27 PM