See up to 4 Types of Whales from 3 Departure Locations!

Join the Pacific Northwest's finest whale watching company.

Our talented and passionate team is what sets Island Adventures above the rest. We are driven to provide exceptional guest experiences through great customer service. We love what we do and it shows.

Want to join our crew? Send a resume and cover letter to whales@islandadventurecruises.com with attention to "Human Resources" to get the ball rolling!

Seasonal Captain

LOCATION: PORT ANGELES, WA

EXPERIENCE: PRIOR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

DATES OF EMPLOYMENT: JUNE - SEPTEMBER 2019 (TRAINING IN MAY)

COMPENSATION: ABOVE INDUSTRY STANDARD, BASED ON EXPERIENCE WITH A POSSIBILITY FOR SEASONAL HOUSING 

Island Adventures/Port Angeles Whale Watch Company has consistently been voted the #1 whale watch company in the Pacific Northwest for years.  We operate seasonal whale watching tours from downtown Port Angeles May through October and are currently seeking a qualified seasonal captain to join our team.  

Responsibilities

  • Safely and skillfully operate wildlife tours in the Strait of Juan de Fuca aboard our 85-foot Gulf Craft
  • Clean and perform routine maintenance on vessel
  • Assist guests in safely boarding and disembarking
  • Provide greeting and onboard safety briefing prior to departure 
  • Keep accurate daily logs and provide end-of-shift reports 

Qualifications

  • 100-ton Near Coastal license required
  • STCW Basic
  • Passenger vessel experience required
  • Whale watching experience strongly preferred
  • Mechanical aptitude, engine room experience required
  • Must work well in a team environment
  • Strong communication and public speaking skills
  • Must be current on CPR and first aid
  • Must be available to work long hours during peak season, including weekends and holidays
  • A passion for customer service and wildlife are a must
  • Must be drug free (enrollment in random drug testing program is Coast Guard required)
  • Must be clean, well groomed, courteous, honest, and most important, reliable

Seasonal Guest Services/Café Crew – Port Angeles

LOCATION: PORT ANGELES, WA

EXPERIENCE: EXPERIENCE STRONGLY PREFERRED

DATES OF EMPLOYMENT: MAY - OCTOBER 2019

COMPENSATION: ABOVE INDUSTRY STANDARD, BASED ON EXPERIENCE WITH A POSSIBILITY FOR SEASONAL HOUSING 

Island Adventures/Port Angeles Whale Watch Company has consistently been voted the #1 whale watch company in the Pacific Northwest for years.  We operate seasonal whale watching tours from downtown Port Angeles May through October and are currently seeking a qualified and passionate candidate to join our cafe and guest services crew.

Responsibilities

  • Receive and organize food and beverage shipments 
  • Transfer supplies to boat from store each morning and prepare cafe area and food items for upcoming tour
  • Enthusiastically prepare food and drinks throughout the tour 

  • Serve as cashier for food orders using Square system

  • Perform light line-handling while undocking and docking the vessel

  • Properly store food, clean, sanitize, and restock as needed

  • Take daily inventory of provisions and make note of what is needed before the next tour
  • Communicate regularly with Food and Beverage Manager

  • Sell tours and merchandise in our gift shop and answer guest inquiries

Qualifications

  • Must be 21 years or older

  • Must have Washington Food Worker Card and MAST 12 Mixologist Permit or obtain one immediately after hire

  • Prior food service experience strongly preferred

  • Must be friendly, outgoing, enthusiastic, and courteous in dealing with guests and co-workers

  • Must work well in a team environment

  • Must be available to work long hours during peak season, including weekends and holidays

  • Must not get seasick

  • Must be drug free and pass pre-employment drug test
  • Must be clean, well groomed, courteous, honest, and most important, reliable
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