R/V Hermes

R/V Hermes, available for charter, Mississippi Sound, barrier islands, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

GCRL’S R/V Hermes is a 38-foot steel trawler that has long formed an important part of our education program.  She is U.S. Coast Guard approved to carry a crew of two and a maximum of 20 passengers.  Since her christening in 1955, she has faithfully provided steady transport on hundreds of field excursions for students and in-house projects on the Mississippi Sound.  A normal day on the R/V Hermes would include trawling for fish, shrimp, and other bottom dwelling marine life for observation/collection in the Mississippi Sound; dolphin watching; and a trip to one of the barrier islands when weather permits.

The R/V Hermes has a draft of 4.5 feet and cruises at 8 knots.  The R/V Hermes is equipped with a trawl winch, 115-VAC generator, radar, DGPS plotter, depth sounder, and VHF radiotelephone.

Charter Fees

Charters are $801.00 for up to 8 hours of use, inclusive of fuel. Food and drinks are not supplied. Prices subject to change without notice.

For more information or to reserve the R/V Hermes, please contact Tiffany McNeese at Tiffany.McNeese@usm.edu or 228.872.4277.

Research Vessel Hermes returning to GCRL on Davis Bayou