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.
The base fee is $600 per eight-hour day and $50 per hour after eight hours (fuel included). For more than 12 hours in any 24-hour period, there will be an additional $200 charge for an extra captain and deckhand.
Food and drinks are not normally supplied for day trips, but may be arranged through the GCRL dinning hall.
For more information or to reserve the R/V Hermes, please call Pam Moeller at (228) 818-8847 or e-mail email@example.com.