500 Ton Master

  • 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 its 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

Job Description:

As a 500 Ton Master on Orca Spirit II, you will be leading a
team who 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 Master and team leader on Orca Spirit II, you are
responsible for the safe operation of the vessel, it’s crew and passengers.

 You will be responsible for:

       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

·        Startup and shutdown of the vessel each working
day with the assistance of the Chief Mate

·        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:

·        500 Ton Master Certificate

·        ROC-MC VHF Radio license

·        Marine Advance First Aid

·        MED – STCW Basic Safety

·        MED – Survival Craft, other than fast rescue

·        MED – Advance Firefighting

·        MED – 5yr Refresher Certificate if required

·        Up to date and approved Transport Canada Medical

·        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



Job Application Process

Please email resume and cover letter to sabrina@orcaspirit.com

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