Discover Oceanography

R.V. Callista

Where it all happens...

R.V. Callista

R.V. Callista

This is where all Discover Oceanography Sessions take place.














All of our Discover Oceanography sessions take place on the R. V. Callista, she is a purpose built fully operational research vessel. Owned by the University of Southampton, she is based at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton in Empress Dock.

Callista can accomodate a maximum of 36 passengers, but she typically sails with around 25-28 adults on board. Discover Oceanography sessions last approximatley 3 hours and provide a brief introduction to the multidisplinary field of Oceanography.



Key facts

  • Callista is 19.75 m long and weighs 50 tonnes

  • Top speed of 14 knots

  • She can carry 6000 litres of fuel, giving a range of 400 nautical miles