In coordination with the Sonoma County Health Order, the Bodega Marine Laboratory has suspended visiting hours and public tours until further notice.

Bodega Marine Laboratory and Bodega Marine Reserve are open to UC Davis affiliates who must review and submit appropriate documentation, see COVID-19 Safety Plan & Operating Procedures.

BML Recharge Rates

All BML recharge rates are subject to a 33.7% Non-University Differential (NUD) assessment for non-University clients.

The Budget & Institutional Analysis (BIA) division of UC Davis has determined that Non-UC affiliate researchers who hold a Research Associate (WOS) courtesy appointment at BML are not exempted from the NUD assessment

For multi-year budget planning, we recommend adding an escalator of 3%/yr for all recharge services. UC policy requires that all BML recharge rates be reviewed annually and adjusted as appropriate to ensure full cost recovery.


Aquatic Resources Group Recharge Rate*

Effective 1/01/2019

  •  $59/Hr

More on the Aquatic Resources Group


Small Boat Hourly Rates*

Effective 12/01/2018

Use requires a launch preparation fee equal to one hour per cruise at the applied rate in addition to total engine hours used. All rates include fuel.

Hard Hull Class: - $82/Hr

  • Cape Horn 19′ Fiberglass center console outboard

Inflatables Class - $70/Hr

  • Henricia 15’ open hypalon inflatable, outboard
  • Captain Morgan 10′ open RHIB Inflatable, outboard

Daily Rates:

  • Kayak Class (New) - $20/day - Several one and two-paddler kayaks available

Kayak use requires advance checkout by authorized BML personnel; See kayak-specific guidelines.

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Research Vessel Mussel Point Hourly Rate*

Effective 10/20/2017

Use requires a launch preparation fee equal to one hour per cruise at the applied rate in addition to total engine hours used.

  • Rate (includes fuel, captain & deckhand) - $317/Hr

More on the R/V Mussel Point


Marine Operations Labor Rate*

Effective 5/01/2019

Additional deckhand, licensed boat operator for recharge activities, excursion group leader, instructional assistance, other watercraft-related labor

  • $63/Hr

Physical Plant Recharge Rate*

Effective 6/15/2017

  •  $68/Hr

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Non-UC Tenant Space Rates

Effective 7/01/2020

Main Building

  • Office Space - $42.30 sf/yr (includes reasonable use of electricity)
  • Dry Laboratory Space - $42.30 sf/yr 
  • Wet Laboratory Space - $42.30 sf/yr (does not include seawater)
  • Seawater - $0.000369 gal/yr (total gal/yr to be estimated)
  • Aquariums - 50 Gal - $16.39 mo

Outside Facilities (Includes reasonable use of electricity, < 750 kwh/month)

  • Greenhouse Space - $9.81 sf/yr 
  • Freezer/Space Storage - $19.36 sf/yr 
  • Dive Locker - $10.12 sf/yr 
  • Outside Ground Space - $10.74 sf/yr 

Housing and Conference Rates

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