Facilities Rental Information

The Duke Marine Lab makes space available to visiting groups on a first- come, first-served basis, after setting the Marine Lab academic schedule. Reservations for visiting groups, classrooms, research spaces, dorms, dining, and catering can be made by contacting Dominick Brugnolotti, drb1@duke.edu or (252) 504-7652.


Accommodations at the Marine Lab

Dormitories
There are 142 dorm style beds on the campus with approximately 90 beds available for visiting groups during the fall and spring semester. Dormitory beds are available on the Island. The rooms are furnished and linens are available. All housing is dorm style with common bath (separated by gender). Private rooms (common baths) are available for an extra charge, if space allows. All visitors who stay on the island will pay a per person room and board fee which includes the cost of three meals per day in the Dining Hall.

Meals
The dining hall can accommodate 92 persons and gets great reviews from our visitors. We can provide bag lunches for field trips away from the Lab for boat trips or to local attractions.

The Marine Lab Dining Hall serves three meals a day, seven days a week.* Separate meal packages may be purchased.

Our Dining Hall staff is happy to cater to special needs for breaks, or special functions, outdoor meals, barbecues, clam bakes and other specialty menus (pricing varies with event schedule and menu).  Please contact us for further information.

Meal Schedule
8 - 9 am (Breakfast),
Noon - 1 pm (Lunch)
5 - 6 pm (Dinner)
There can be some flexibility in meal schedules to allow for earlier starts to the day.


Individual & Class Rate Schedule For Visiting Groups (academic year rates)

*Groups interested in summer rates should contact Dominick Brugnolotti at drb1@duke.edu

Dining (capacity is 92 people)
Daily Board Plan (3 meals per day) $28.30/person
*1 day board is charged for each night's stay  
   
Breaks  
Beverage Service $5.25/person
Beverage & Snack $6.95/person
Coffee, Beverage and Snack $8.95/person
Continental Breakfast $9.95/person
   
Housing Daily Rate
Bed (double rate) $24/person
Bed (single rate) $36/person
   
Linens* Weekly Rate
Bed sheets, blanket, pillow, 2  towels, 2 washcloths $13/person
*Linens are included for all stays. Weekly rate is for up to 6 nights.
   
Lab/Lecture Spaces  
Conference Room A $100/day
Auditorium $300/day
Boathouse Lounge $100/day
Lecture Room or Teaching Lab $50/day
Repass Lecture Hall $300/day

Please send us an email if you are interested in a research space. Dominick Brugnolotti (drb@duke.edu) can provide availability and rates for research spaces.


Reservations & Cancellation Policy

A 20% deposit is established at the time of booking for the number of persons booked, based on expected room/board, boat time and facilities reserved. This deposit will not be charged unless the reservation is cancelled. The reservation count may be adjusted one time by up to 20%, until 30 days prior to the arrival date. All reserved numbers and associated charges are final four business days in advance of the scheduled arrival date and will be invoiced accordingly. Fees and deposits will not be waived if a group chooses to cancel for anticipated inclement weather.

In the event of weather related evacuations, weather safety or equipment related issues, all fees and deposits for dorms, dining, and equipment will be waived. All marine operations reservations are subject to safety conditions on the water. It is the responsibility of the skipper to determine weather related safety.

Summer Reservations
Due to the popularity of the summer season (May 1 – August 31) all reservations are “firm and chargeable” at the time the reservation is made.  All charges will be for the number reserved and no reduction in numbers is accepted after the reservation is made. Additions will be accepted if space allows.

Boat Reservations
All marine operations reservations are subject to safety conditions on the water and are charged from the booked start time.  In the event of weather related evacuations, weather safety or equipment related issues, all fees and deposits will be waived. It is the responsibility of the skipper to determine weather related safety. Click here for rates to use Marine Lab boats during your visit.

Any questions related to reservations please contact Dominick Brugnolotti, drb1@duke.edu, 252-504-7652.