Marine Operations

Vessels

The Division of Marine Operations maintains a fleet of vessels for research, training, transportation, and recreational purposes in the Boston Harbor. This fleet ranges from the 6- passenger Landing Craft, to the state-of-the-art 110 passenger M/V Columbia Point.


M/V Columbia Point

picture of m/v columbia pointThe M/V Columbia Point is an all-weather, 110 passenger, 64ft, U.S. Coast Guard-certified vessel used to provide support in the areas of academic research, K-12 educational programs, and marine transportation charters.

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R/V John F Looney

picture of R/V LooneyThe R/V Looney is a 46 ft stern loading buoy tender. She is ideal for coastal research projects, mooring work and recovery. This vessel is a steel construction; with a beam of 16’2” draft of 5’1” and a cruising range of 440 nautical miles.

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Landing Craft

Picture of Landing CraftThe Landing Craft is available for charter seasonally for groups up to 6 persons. Ideal for drop-off/pick-up in Boston Inner Harbor or Harbor Islands. Includes operator, fuel and all safety equipment.
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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made no later than 5 days in advance of charter or reservation will result in a full refund of 10% deposit. Cancellations made less than 5 days in advance of charter or reservation will result in a loss of 10% deposit. The Division of Marine Operations reserves the right to cancel your event or change your venue due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances or events. An attempt for ample notification will be given but not guaranteed. Deposits will be refunded in full for such a case. In the event of a cancellation of a charter or reservation, DMO will attempt to reschedule within the same calendar year.