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Boat and Lab Fee Schedule

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. For the truck and van, vehicle cost includes fuel, driver must be approved and on UVI insurance policy, and no overnight use unless approved by Paul Jobsis.
Please review the following documents prior to use of any of CMES' vehicles/boats.

Go-NoGo Wind-Wave Curve

GO-NoGO Wind-Wave Curve

Boats and other vehicles 

* Fuel surcharge for these vessels will be charged according to the zone in which they are used.
Zone 1 (1X Surcharge): Within Brewer's Bay, Flat Key, and Saba
Zone 2 (1.5X Surcharge): Water Islan, Charlotte Amalie Harbor, West End St. Thomas
Zone 3 (2 X Surcharge / 1.5 X One-way): Beyond Zone 2 (St. John, North Side of St Thomas, or more than 3 miles offshore)
Zone 4 (4 X Surcharge / 2 X One-way): St. Croix, British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Culebra/Vieques
Zone 5 ($250): Water sampling St. John (Prokat)
Captain Service: $25/hour


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

Tank/Equipment Charges


CMES Hompage Facilities and Support Research Vessels

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Phone: St. Thomas (340) 693-1381                     Fax: (340) 693-1385
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Center for Marine and Environmental Studies
University of the Virgin Islands
#2 John Brewers Bay
St. Thomas, USVI 00802