The Eastern Shore Laboratory maintains a fleet of vessels for the support of research and educational activities. The ESL uses small, shallow-draft vessels that provide access to shallow-water habitats along the seaside and bayside of the Eastern Shore. In addition, there is a 25’ Parker that is used for near coastal work in the Atlantic Ocean.
Individuals who are not employees or students of the College of William & Mary must complete the liability waiver before embarking on a vessel.
Vessel use, operator fees, and truck/trailering fees are charged at the rates indicated in the table below. Fuel will be charged at current cost.
|Qty||Vessel||Capacity||Daily Rental||Operator Fee||If trailered, mileage rate||Truck Mileage Rate|
|3||24' Carolina Skiff||10+ operator||$150||
|2||27' Carolina skiff||15 + operator||$175||
|1||30' Utility||Contact ESL||$250||$175||$0.25/mi||$0.85/mi|
|1||25' Parker||6 + operator||$250||$175||$0.25/mi||$0.85/mi|