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.

Vessel Operations

RVMP, Vessel Operations

The R/V Mussel Point

The Bodega Marine Laboratory's 42 foot premiere research vessel, the Research Vessel Mussel Point, is specifically designed to gather oceanographic data in the demanding waters nearshore and offshore of northern California 's rugged coast.

More on the R/V Mussel Point

Small Boats

The Bodega Marine Laboratory's fleet of small vessels is as varied as the conditions we use them in: from kayaks for paddling the calm inner harbors and esteros, to inflatables and other dive boats suited for Bodega and Tomales Bays, to a 20-foot, comprehensively-equipped, center-console workboat, The Cape Horn, that gets students and researchers up or down the coast in a hurry.

More information on small boat operation at BML

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Vessel Calendars