R/V Neeskay Scheduling Information

To request ship time aboard the R/V Neeskay, submit an online request form by clicking on the “Request vessel use” box. It is recommended that you have the information needed for the form ready prior to completing the online form. The information needed and other cruise related guidance can be found here. A request submitted without the required information will not be processed. Current rates are listed below and can be downloaded here.

Due to the continuing concerns regarding COVID-19 mask use is recommended when working in the lab spaces. All participants should conduct a self evaluation of health prior to departure. Guidelines are available upon request or are available at the CDC Symptoms of COVID-19 page.

If COVID-19 like symptoms are present, a COVID-19 rapid test is recommended. Participants with a positive rapid test may not be allowed to be on board.

Neeskay Rates

Rates listed are for researchers at UWM and from other institutions that are conducting
research in conjunction with UWM‐SFS. Rates are for fiscal year July 1‐June 30. Rates are expected to remain as listed for the remainder of the calendar year.

Day Rate**
.Thru 6/2023 $/hourJuly 2023+
per hour
First 8 hours$265$270
9-18 hours$315$320
19-24 hours$370$380
Foreign Port Operationsper dayper day
Additional rate for each night in a foreign port***$315$320
Transit (no science conducted)
2-13 hours1/2 day rate1/2 day rate
14-18 hours$2000$2080
19-24 hours$3000$3100
Additional Services
UWM‐SFS certified diver (2 minimum ) rate will be reduced if researcher provides certified diver$500$500
ROV + operator$275$285
** i.) Research cruises are scheduled for a minimum of 2 hours.
ii.) The hourly rate begins when the cruise leaves the dock or at the requested departure time, whichever is earlier
iii.) Additional time may be added to the cruise if significant time/effort is required of the crew to load or unload scientific equipment and samples.

*** Foreign port fee may be charged for every night the Neeskay docks in a foreign port during the research cruise.

Contact Information

For information on rates or for scheduling information: Rob Paddock – Facilities and Marine Operations Manager