Fee structure for visiting researchers is shown below. Long term rates are negotiable for use over seven days. Rates for UVI sponsored events or UVI faculty collaboration with outside investigators is discounted 30%. Fuel not included. Please review the following documents prior to use of any of CMES' vehicles/boats.

Important Documents

Important Checklists

Boats and other vehicles 




Full Day (>4hrs)

Half Day (<4hrs)

Fuel Surcharge

Garuppa* 30 ft. 17 ppl max single engine inboard (380 hp) $450 $65/hr $45*
Depth Perception 28 ft. - 7 ppl max twin engine outboard (225 hpx 2) $375 $55/hr $4.25/gallon
Mako 234 23 ft. 8 ppl max twin engine outboard (150 hp x 2)  $60/hr $60/hr $100.00 for over 6 hours. Otherwise included in hourly rate.
Blue Runner
(St Croix)
17 ft - 6 ppl max single engine outboard (150 hp) $45/hr $45/hr N/A
Halimeda 17 ft - 6 ppl Yamaha outboard (90 hp) $35/hr $35/hr N/A
Twin Vee 13 ft. - 4 ppl max single engine outboard (50 hp) $30/hr $30/hr N/A
Silverado Truck 5-6 ppl max 4 Door / 4WD $30/day + $1/mile N/A N/A
Chevrolet Van 15 passengers Must pass test to drive $30/day + $1/mile N/A N/A
* Fuel surcharge for these vessels will be charged according to the zone in which they are used.
Zone 1 ($45): South side of St. Thomas less than 3 miles offshore
Zone 2 (round trip $75; one way $45): St. John, North Side of St Thomas, or more than 3 miles offshore
Zone 3 (round trip $135; one way $75): St. Croix, British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Culebra/Vieques


Laboratory fees secure the use of a reasonable amount of both wet and dry laboratory space, the use of lab equipment and common supplies.


1-7 Days

8-28 Days

> 28 Days

Course Instructor/ Principal Investigator $30/day $25/day $20/day
Students/ Research assistants $20/day $15/day $10/day

Tank/Equipment Charges


Daily Rate

Tank - air $5
Tank - nitrox $10
BC and regulator $20
Rebreather fills - nitrox $30
Rebreather fills - trimix $40
Rebreather use $40
CTD $110
HD Video Camera $30
Hydro-lab $80

- Contact Us - 

Phone: St. Thomas (340) 693-1381                     Fax: (340) 693-1385
E-mail: Paul Jobsis (pjobsis@live.uvi.edu)
Website: http://cmes.uvi.edu
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Center for Marine and Environmental Studies
University of the Virgin Islands
#2 John Brewers Bay
St. Thomas, USVI 00802