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Whale Watch Captain-San Juan Islands

Blackfish Tours by Outer Island Excursions Anacortes, Washington
Deadline Nov 30, 2018
Job Type Paid permanent

We are seeking a motivated, responsible and dependable individual to join Blackfish Tours by Outer Island Excursion’s team as a boat Captain. Blackfish Tours is based in Anacortes, WA. People from all over the world come to this beautiful region to experience the great outdoors. We offer authentic wildlife experiences including whale watching, private charters, water taxis, fishing and much more. Captains safely and responsibly operate vessels for daily tours. Must be comfortable working long hours, working with a diverse team, and working independently. Join one of the fastest growing marine tourism companies in the region at a competitive wage (DOE). Visit our website for more information about our company and tours.

Primary duties include:

-Operating 56' and 48' vessels

-Responsible for safety of passengers and crew

-Pre- and Post-trip cleaning / fueling of vessels

-Basic maintenance of vessels

-Practice responsible whale and wildlife viewing (following the Pacific Whale Watch Association Guidelines)

-Maintain ship’s log

-Punctuality in timing back-to-back tours

-Flexible for scheduling

-Capable of working long hours in physically demanding outdoor environment (expect long hours June-August)

-On larger vessels, responsible for overseeing the deckhand

Qualifications: 

-USCG Masters License or OUPV

-Current CPR / First Aid

-TWIC

-Subject to random drug testing

-Powerboat handling skills

-Mechanical comprehension and trouble shooting skills

-Effective communication skills

-Capable of working independently on small vessels and with a deckhand on larger vessels

-Capable of lifting 60 lbs

-Public speaking skills and strong communication skills

-Remains calm under pressure and capable of taking charge in emergency situations

-Fishing skills; understanding of and compliance with fishing regulations a plus

-Previous guiding experience a plus

HOW TO APPLY

Send (1) Cover Letter  (2) Resume or C.V.  (3) Contact Information for 3 References. Please submit as 1 combined PDF document to oixcareers@gmail.com with the SUBJECT: Blackfish Captain_CJB

Applications without the appropriate subject heading will not be received. Our expected timeline is to review applications each December, process interviews in January, and complete hiring by February for the following field season. Unfortunately at this time we can not accept applicants who are not US citizens.

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