Our family-owned business pioneered tourism services in the National Park in 1977. With our long-term vision and established systems we offer an opportunity for skippers looking for quality sea time and the opportunity to upskill their qualifications.

We're looking for a part time Water Taxi Skipper, working Friday each week and possibly Saturdays dependent on demand, to operate our Vigour Taxi service providing passenger and cargo transfers in Abel Tasman National Park. This is a part time position for a fixed term from to March 2024.

To join our team, you must be customer focused and comfortable communicating across a wide range of backgrounds and abilities. You will be available to work weekends and public holidays.

Hosting our guests is an important aspect of the role, requiring exceptional customer focus and knowledge of the flora, fauna and history of the National Park with an ability to deliver this information to guests (training provided). Computer and/or Mechanical skills will be an advantage.

Minimum requirements:
• Skipper Restricted Limits commercial sea farer’s qualification or higher
• Valid first aid certificate
• Physically fit and capable of heavy lifting
• Full drivers license
• Able to work weekends and public holidays.
• Able to work fluctuating hours.

Wilsons Abel Tasman National Park Ltd is 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.


Applications close on appointment of a suitable applicant.
Please email your CV and cover letter or questions to our Operations Manager, Shay Gill: [email protected]