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Zodiac Skippers

Orca Spirit Adventures is looking to fill the role of Zodiac Skippers.

Orca Spirit Adventures is seeking full and part time Zodiac Skippers for the busy 2019 Whale Watching Season in Victoria, BC.

The Orca Spirit Adventures Team is looking for passionate people who can deliver the ultimate rugged West Coast marine experience for our guests, while maintaining professionalism and always putting safety first. This position has potential for summer/year round employment.

Position Details


  • Passenger orientation
  • Suiting up
  • Safety procedures
  • Tour itinerary
  • Providing information regarding wildlife, environment and geography throughout tour
  • Responsible for keeping the boat clean, including pontoons and bathroom facilities
  • General maintenance of engines and electronics
  • Responsible for communication and navigation equipment and maintenance of emergency procedures and operation of all safety equipment on board
  • Obeying all Maritime regulations and all rules regarding The PWWA Guidelines and safe operation of vessels around marine wildlife and in marine sanctuaries
  • Responsible for preparing and checking vessel pre and post tour

Personal Attributes:

  • Passionate about the local marine wildlife and environment
  • Respectful, energetic, compassionate, great communication skills and a team player
  • Care about guest experience


  • Local marine knowledge of the area of operation
  • Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP)
  • Marine Emergency Duties A-3 (MED A-3)
  • Radio Operators Certificate Marine (ROC-M)
  • Basic Marine First Aid

*Experience operating zodiacs and wildlife guiding is strongly desirable.

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