Deckhand / Naturalist – Tofino

  • Jamie's Whaling Station Ltd.
  • Front-line
    • Full Time | 
    • Part Time | 
    • Contract/Temporary
    • Seasonal
  • 606 Campbell Street
  • 3 position available
  • Accessible Employer: No
  • Open to International applicants with valid Canadian Work permits: Yes
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Posted on January 15, 2024

Job Description

Jamie’s Whaling Station Ltd has been in operation for over 40 years, with locations in both Tofino & Ucluelet. We take pride in offering a variety of tours and services, including whale watching, bear excursions, hot springs cove trips, kayaking adventures, and water taxi services. Our fleet comprises a mix of vessels, ranging from the adventurous Zodiac to Covered Cruisers. The primary focus of our operations is the safety and security of passengers, crew, and vessels. The ship’s master is in command, responsible for conveying crucial information to the crew, with deckhands maintaining constant communication to ensure vigilant watch and efficient passenger management. A fundamental understanding of onboard safety equipment and basic maintenance is essential for this

POSITION: Deckhand/Naturalist
WAGE: $19-$23 based on experience
INCENTIVE: $1 per hour for those working a full season.
DURATION: Full-time and part-time seasonal positions (March – October)

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Ensure the safety and comfort of passengers at all times.
Assemble all necessary supplies and materials before tour departure, including toiletries, galley items, and emergency equipment; assist with refueling and basic maintenance.
Maintain a keen watch for hazards, remain alert to surroundings, and respond to and accommodate guests in a professional and friendly manner.
Adhere to our dress code/uniform.
Ensure compliance with marine, environmental, and wildlife viewing guidelines.

Professional, well-groomed, enthusiastic, upbeat, and knowledgeable are a few words that describe our Jamie’s Family of crew. A diverse background with life experience and a passion for the local area,
coastal communities, and local initiatives, while sharing its history and educating visitors on the pristine beauty of the Sounds, is essential. Approachable, engaging, and a natural ability to work with guests and
coworkers from across the globe with varying levels of life experience are key. A solid foundation and confidence in the ever-changing marine environment, along with knowledge and firsthand experience of local geography and wildlife, are assets. Passion and personality are crucial attributes for this fast-paced role, while always maintaining safety standards as the utmost priority.

Marine Emergency Duties A-2 (MED A-2)
Radio Operators Certificate Marine (ROC-M)
Marine Basic First Aid
Seafarers Medical
CDN number


19-23 based on experience

Other Perks/Benefits

Retention Bonus: $1 per hour for those working a full season One site parking, hands on training, boat trips on your days off, staff bonding events, radio training, discounted coffee and merchandise.

Job Application Process

Email resume and Cover letter to: and fill out an application at the link below.

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