Research Vessel

The R/V Stenella

A walk through video of Research Vessel, Stenella, is available on YouTube

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Educational Platform

Attention Educators:

Research Vessel, Stenella, is available to use as your floating classroom for you and your students. Do you have a marine science or oceanographic lesson plan and want to offer a hands-on learning experience to your students? Check our availability calendar and book a trip aboard Stenella! Call 561-575-5660 for a quote and more details. 

Thank you for your interest in chartering WDP's Research Vessel, Stenella. The summer months are reserved for our field research season however, Stenella is available for private charter during most of the off-season months. Some time is blocked off for annual maintenance. Please call 561-575-5660 for details and to book your upcoming private charter!

January 1st - 31st available
February 1st - 28th available
March(*) 1st - 31st available
April 1st - 30th available
May-Sept Field Research Season unavailable
September 9th - 30th available
October 1st - 31st available
November 1st - 30th available
December 1st - 23rd available

*March 25th unavailable

PLEASE NOTE: WDP only provides Captain (required), First mate (as needed), Cook (as needed), Research Assistant(s) (by request). Fees for additional crew will be included in your quote.

Accommodations: Research Vessel, Stenella, can accommodate 6 crew members and 6 passengers*.

Pricing Guidelines:

  • Base Price for daytime charter: $1,000 per day. Price includes Crew (Captain and First Mate) and Fuel. (8 hours)
  • Base Price for 1/2 day charter: $600 per day. Price includes Crew (Captain and First Mate) and Fuel. (4 hours)
  • Overnight Price: Please call the office 561-575-5660 for specific price details
  • Educational Program*: Please call the office 561-575-5660 for specific price details

PLEASE NOTE: *WDP is able to accommodate more than 6 students for the educational program. Please contact the office for details.


Length: 62'
Beam: 22'9"
Draft: 5′
Hull: Marine Aluminum
Power: Twin 450/hp Cummins QSM 455 MCD Engines – Twin 21 kw Phasor Marine Generators


Elevated Flying Bridge with Hard Top
Auxiliary Helm Control Station
Large Aft Deck
Reverse Osmosis Water Maker


Fully Air-Conditioned Interior
Sleeps 6 guests in 2 Cabins with Private Heads
5 Crew Quarters in 2 Bow Cabins with Heads
Additional Sleeping Space in Main Salon Area


Microwave Convection Oven
4-burner gas stove with oven
Large refrigerator/freezer
Double stainless steel sink
Overhead and floor cabinets

Additional Features

Large freezer unit
Ice maker
Abundant Electrical Power Availability 110, 12V
Power Invertor available

Available For Charter

This vessel is available for day charter or live-aboard charter between October and April. Contact us via email or by phone 561-575-5660 for availability and rates. Download our charter brochure. 


Students work in the salon


Gearing up to jump in the water

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