150 Ton Chief Mate

  • Orca Spirit Adventures
  • Front-line
    • Full Time | 
    • Part Time | 
    • Seasonal
  • 146 Kingston Street, Marina Level
  • 1 position available
  • Accessible Employer: Yes
  • Open to International applicants with valid Canadian Work permits: Yes
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Posted on January 10, 2024

Job Description


Started over 30 years ago, instrumental in building the whale watching industry and it’s guidelines in the region, Orca Spirit Adventures and sister-company Orca Sprit Marine Transport, are the whale watching, private charter, and marine transport providers of choice for tourists, school groups, tour operators, and commercial organizations alike.

Orca Spirit Adventures, and Marine Transport, lives and breathes sustainability. We are carbon neutral, offsetting our carbon footprint with Offsetters. We thrive on respecting the environment, while creating extraordinary experiences for our guests.


Orca Spirit Adventures’ mission is to provide the utmost customer service and experience for our guests. We work every day towards being the very best we can be.


·         Provide the very best customer service

·         Give back to the community

·         Providing an exceptional guest experience

·         Respecting yourself and others

·         Respecting the environment through green initiatives and following wildlife protection guidelines

Position offered:

150 Ton Chief Mate

Full or part time, seasonal


Catalina Adventure

Catalina Adventure is a 95 passenger, 5 crew catamaran.


Job Description:

As a 150 Ton Chief Mate on Catalina Adventure, you will be second in command of a team which strives to educate and inspire guests from all over the world. You will be part of a team which is passionate about wildlife, the guest experience, along with the Coast of British Columbia.

As Chief Mate and second in command on Catalina Adventure, you are responsible to the Master assisting in the safe operation of the vessel, it’s crew and passengers.

Specifically, you will be assisting the Master of the vessel in:

·         Ensuring the safety of ships personnel and guests on board

·         Operating the vessel in accordance with:

o   Transport Canada Standards

o   Canada Shipping Act and it’s regulations

o   Department of Fisheries and Oceans

o   PWWA Whale Watching Guidelines

·         Maintaining vessel logs

·         Conducting crew drills as required in, safety, firefighting, and search and rescue

·         Assist the Master in the startup and shutdown of the vessel each working day

·         Ensuring the vessel has sufficient fuel for the start of the next day

·         Working with the shore crews in providing our guests with the best possible experience

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

·         150 Ton Chief Mate Certificate

·         ROC-MC VHF Radio license

·         Marine Advance First Aid

·         MED – STCW Basic Safety

·         MED – Survival Craft, other than fast rescue boats

·         MED – Advance Firefighting

·         MED – 5yr Refresher Certificate if required

·         Up to date and approved Transport Canada Medical Examination

·         SVMO Unrestricted

·         To be able to work in a team environment

·         Ability to work on your feet for up to 12 hours

·         Previous experience in the whale watching industry along with knowledge of local marine environments is considered an asset



Job Application Process

Please send your resume and cover letter to sabrina@orcaspirit.com

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