We operate 17 and 20 metre, 75 – 140 passenger ferries on scheduled runs in Abel Tasman National Park between Kaiteriteri and Totaranui. As a Skipper, you will be part of our team that includes Boat Hosts, Lodge Hosts, Guides and Reservationists.

For immediate start, this is a long-term position. To suit the seasonal nature of the tourism industry you will have a full-time roster over the summer months, with part-time work in the low season. With further training and upskilling, this could extend to full time work, year-round.

Minimum Requirements:
• Skipper Restricted Limits with 24m Endorsement and Unlimited Passenger Endorsement, or equivalent or higher commercial sea farer qualification.
• Current first aid certificate.
• Good mechanical knowledge.
• Full drivers licence.
• Able to function well in a high demand, high pressure role.
• NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Preferred Skills:
• Previous experience operating vessels over 18 metres, cruising up to 24 knots
• Excellent customer service and an ability to relate to people from a wide range of nationalities and backgrounds.
• Competent in the use of computers.
• Knowledge of New Zealand Flora, Fauna and History

Hours of Work:
• Average 8-12 hours per day operating 3 scheduled runs
• Extra hours for charters and routine maintenance
• Rostered 3 to 4 days on and 2 to 3 days off.

We are committed to providing a safe and healthy work place for its employees and guests. In the interests of health and safety successful applicants will be required to undertake a pre employment drug and alcohol test.

If you are interested in joining our team or for further information about the position, please email your CV and cover letter or questions to our Operations Manager, Shay Gill: Shay@AbelTasman.co.nz