Aquatic Research and Monitoring rates for 2018 are below.  Please contact us if you have any questions.


  • $225 per hour with a 4 hour minimum for Aquatic Research and Monitoring
  • $1350 per day (based on a 6 to 8 hour day) for Aquatic Research and Monitoring
  • $225 per hour for every hour over an 8 hour day for Aquatic Research and Monitoring
  • $275 per hour ferry rate for regular scheduled ferry contracts
  • $400 per hour for Oil Spill Recovery + clean up fee
  • Prices are based on dock departure to dock return.
  • There is a 1 hour travel fee of $175 for the vessel for every 30 miles from Anacortes (To & from whether trailer time or run time).
  • Deckhands & Marine Mammal Observers are available upon request.
  • Deckhands & Observers may be added or hired separately at $55 per hour, per person, with a 4 hour minimum plus travel time.
  • If a standby situation occurs, there is a 50% fee for the standby time.
  • Fuel surcharge may apply if fuel prices rise above $4 per gallon.
  • Accommodations, if required, are additional.
  • All prices are plus tax where applicable.

Your Marine Research Starts Here

Whether by land or sea, if your next marine based research project or construction project requires a boat or marine mammal observers, contact Aquatic Research & Monitoring.