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Alaska Boat Captain Skagway AK

Category :
Vessel Operations
$33 - $35
Full Time - Seasonal
Company Employee


  • Must possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities related to vessel operations.
  • Must be able to work on the water
  • Excellent communication skills that demonstrate a professional demeanor and the ability to interact with others with discretion and tact
  • Skilled in guest attentiveness as demonstrated by responsiveness to the needs and wants of our guests
  • Skilled in maintaining a positive attitude at all times even when handling difficult and/or stressful situations
  • Ability to memorize, recall, and present information and facts
  • Ability to make oral presentations that engage an audience
  • Ability to initiate interaction with guests
  • Ability to work well within diverse groups to achieve common goals
  • Ability to be detail-oriented and use good judgment when it comes to safety
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to assume and complete tasks without direction and with little supervision


  • Valid Captain’s License with a minimum of a 50 ton. Applicants that have 100-ton rating will take first priority in the application process.
  • First Aid and CPR certification with the ability to obtain WFR or WAFA certification
  • Ability to work irregular work schedules


  • All work is performed outside, so will be subject to possible adverse weather conditions and variations in temperature.
  • Will be subject to noise, to include but not limited to, constant engine noise
  • Will be subject to dust, odors, and contact with water and/or other liquids
  • Will be subject to hazardous conditions (working with different machinery, etc.)


  • Must be able to lift and carry a 40lb weight for a distance of 200 feet
  • Position involves frequent (usually at least 2.5 hours a day but no more than 5.5 hours a day) standing, walking, handling objects, grasping items, & manipulating machinery and small items
  • Position involves occasional (usually no more than 2.5 hours a day) sitting, carrying, balancing, bending, stooping, and kneeling

Note: The statements in this document are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees. They are not to be understood as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required in this position. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment, and they are subject to change, with or without notice, at the discretion of the employer.

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Pay: $33.00 - $35.00 per hour


  • Day shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Skagway, AK 99840: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Application Question(s):

  • Are you willing and able to work in Skagway, Alaska March-October?


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • USCG 100 Ton + License (Required)

Work Location: One location


Safely transports guests to and from Glacier Point. Gives a boat safety speech and ensures guest compliance. Responsible for the maintenance and cleanliness of the boat.


  • Ensures guests experience the “E.X.C.U.R.S.I.O.N. of a lifetime” by being attentive to the needs and/or wants of the guests, answering any and all questions guests may have throughout the excursion, and notifying management of unhappy guests and/or obtaining guests’ information for management to contact them
  • Safely transports guests to and from Glacier Point while adhering to the timing of the tour (including before and after)
  • Provides guests with accurate, quality information throughout the duration of the excursion
  • Assures the safety of the guests by conducting a pre-trip inspection daily, driving at a safe rate of speed at all times, assisting guests into and out of the boat, reviewing safety guidelines with the guests, and ensuring children stay with their parents at all times
  • Responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the boat and fueling as needed
  • Assists in preforming maintenance tasks on the boat by immediately fixing boat problems (if possible) and reporting any issues Maintenance
  • Communicates accurate information to the appropriate staff when required and as needed (radioing in the guest count to Glacier Point, radioing to the office when appropriate, communicating with the dock, etc.)
  • Transports supplies to and from Glacier Point as needed


  • Perform Boat Crew and Naturalist duties as assigned including assisting other Captains and providing narrated information to guests during their excursion
  • As assigned by management


  • Adhering to all company policies
  • Striving to accomplish goals discussed with management during any evaluations
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