Tofino, BC - West Coast Aquatic Safaris - Skipper/Guide


Job Type: 

Full Time

Job Status: 


Start Date: 

March 2018

Job Description: 

We are looking for individuals to join our marine team for the 2018 season! We are looking for individuals with the willingness to be a skipper for our 12 passenger vessel as well as work as a deckhand/naturalist on our 36 passenger vessel. 

Key Responsibilities are:

  • Safely operate 12 passenger Cabin Cruiser WASCO
  • Ensure vessel is operating efficiently (e.g. regular maintenance)
  • Communicate with sales staff regarding trips and scheduling
  • Update fellow captains on emerging pertinent information
  • Provide sales staff with updates on location of vessel throughout trip
  • Maintain cleanliness throughout vessel
  • Inform management of any issues and incidents promptly
  • Provide information about the local wildlife and culture to passengers
  • Perform regular safety drills throughout the season
  • Require to work as deckhand/naturalist under a Master on 36 passenger vessel NANUQ



Qualifications, skills and experience required:

  • Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP) required
  • Marine Emergency Duties (MED) A2 required 
  • Marine Basic First Aid required
  • Restricted Operator’s Certificate (Maritime) ROC-M required
  • Flexible schedule
  • Strong work ethic & the ability to take initiative
  • Very organized, personable and reliable
  • Mechanical skills an asset
  • Knowledge of local wildlife and area an asset
  • Marine Emergency Duties (MED) B1also an asset
  • Second language an asset (Preferably German or French) 

Application Process: 

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Diondra Adams