Chartering The Questuary

Scientists aboard the Questuary performing plankton sampling

The R/V Questuary is a United States Coast Guard Uninspected Vessel, owned and operated by San Francisco State University and is part of the University National Oceanographic Laboratory System. The vessel is available for educational and scientific charters originating in the San Francisco Bay and Delta regions. Commercial "for profit" charters (i.e. fishing, sightseeing, industrial operations) are not permitted. Please contact the SF State Marine Superintendent for more information on chartering the R/V Questuary for research.


R/V Questuary Capabilities

  • Accommodates up to 12 crew
  • Storage space for equipment
  • Bathroom facilities
  • 110 VAC and 12 VDC power
  • Twin heavy lift hydraulic winches
  • Heavy duty A-frame
  • Running seawater system
  • Underway data aquisition system
  • Comprehensive navigation system

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About The University National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS)

University National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) is an organization of 59 academic institutions and national laboratories involved in oceanographic research and joined for the purpose of coordinating oceanographic ships' schedules and research facilities.