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Boat Captain in Ketchikan, Alaska

Job Details

  • Date Posted: April 17, 2022
  • Location: Ketchikan, Alaska
  • Company: Alaska Travel Adventures
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Salary: $28 / hour + tips
  • Housing Offered: Yes
  • Experience: Previous experience required

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  • Phone: (907) 617-2124
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Enjoy Alaska’s Best This Summer with Alaska Travel Adventures!

Captain Position for Immediate Hire in Ketchikan, AK: Operate a 30’ rigid-hull inflatable in conjunction with our tours. Position requires delivery of a safety narrative and information regarding local marine life. Maintaining vessel log and routine boat maintenance is required. Operators are required to hold a U.S. Coast Guard 25-Ton Master’s License. Operators must pass a pre-hire drug test and be enrolled in our random drug-testing program. Marine radio operator’s permit and transportation worker’s identification credential required. Competitive salary, housing placement assistance and seasonal performance bonus equal to 10% of wages earned.

About Alaska Travel Adventures
Alaska Travel Adventures is in the business of making our guests’ Alaska vacation dreams come true! We are looking for enthusiastic, adventurous individuals to help us create the best possible experience for our guests. We are one of Alaska’s most diversified vacation companies, with a team of over 300 statewide employees and nearly 40 years of industry leading experience.

The Employee Experience
Ketchikan is known as Alaska’s “first city” due to its location at the southern tip of the Inside Passage. Rain or shine, the beauty of Ketchikan’s lush, green, temperate rainforest setting is immediately apparent. Good fishing and a vibrant artist community, Ketchikan has something for everyone.

Ideal Candidate

  • Must possess a positive attitude that is friendly, considerate and energetic
  • Work as an effective team member
  • Exceptional customer service skills and a knack for entertaining guests
  • Confident, with a genuine concern for the happiness and well-being of others
  • A strong work ethic & safety first attitude
  • Excellent presentation & communication skills
  • Punctual, with a neat and well-groomed appearance

Employee Perks

  • Experience Alaska while earning competitive wages
  • Learn new skills
  • Opportunity to cross train for a variety of tour operations
  • Create memories and friendships that last a lifetime
  • Performance based bonuses are available to team members in many positions
  • Housing assistance
  • Reliable work and days off to enjoy the Last Frontier
  • Get connected to local tours at industry rates or sometimes on a complimentary basis

For Fun
Summer in Alaska means working and playing hard. With almost endless hours of daylight, even after a full day of work there is always time for play. In all of our locations, our employees are surrounded by breathtaking mountains, glaciers, deep fjords and flowing rivers. So, whether you are looking to hike gorgeous trails through the Tongass National Forest, fish in the pristine waters, or just get out and enjoy your local community; adventure, new friends and fond memories await.

We encourage our guides to experience all of the tours we have to offer, as well as, enjoy the benefits of being a part of Alaska’s tourism industry. Many local operators provide industry rates or space available seating for our employees. We would love to connect you with these opportunities.