The Hydrobiological Station is also equipped with a 5.5-m boat with 100HP motor, a cruising speed of 24 knots, and a cruising range of 120 nautical miles. Licensed to carry 7 people, it is authorised to cruise within 6 miles off the coast. In addition to both the usual safety equipment and the one required by the Capitaneria di Porto (Maritime and Coastguard Agency) of Chioggia, the boat is fitted with GPS chartplotter and sounder. The boat may only be driven by the Laboratory personnel, and trips must be booked in advance, weather and sea permitting. A 5-m boat with 15HP motor for lagoon cruising only, is also available.