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  • Captain

    Tiki Boat and Water Taxi Captain Positions Available

    Water Taxi Captain positions offer a unique and every changing workload. You would independently be responsible for ferrying passengers to and from our stops within the inner Boston Harbor.

    Tiki Boats will require a Captain who is friendly and adapts easily to different groups. The Tiki Boats will operate public and private charters around Boston Harbor on a set route. The Captain will work with a Mate on these vessels.

    In addition to a very competitive base hourly rate ($27.50-$30/hr) you will earn substantial tips during each shift. It is not uncommon for our Captains to double their daily earnings with the inclusion of tips.

    Qualified candidates for both jobs will hold, at minimum, a current USCG MMC 25 ton Inland Master. Candidates holding a 6-pack credential will be considered if willing to upgrade. Excellent customer service skills and a desire to succeed with a growing company are also qualities that we require.


    Safely operate vessels in accordance with US Coast Guard regulations.

    Become familiar with all water taxi locations within the Boston Harbor.

    Assist passengers on and off water taxis and charter boats.

    Able to work varied work schedules.

    Must be able to stand for extended periods of time and lift 30-401bs repeatedly during a shift.

    Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

    Pay: $27.50 - $30.00 per hour

    Supplemental pay types: Tips are very generous

    Ability to commute/relocate:

    Boston, MA: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

    Contact : or

    Call: 617-261-6620

  • Mate

    Fuller Diving is a full service but small diving operation on Nantucket, providing boat caretaking services, mooring inspections, retrievals.

    Chris Fuller is the owner/diver and he needs a new mate. Responsibilities include maintenance of workboat and shop, organization of tools and equipment, assisting diver, cleaning and fueling boats, some record keeping, billing and scheduling.

    Applicants should be conscientious, comfortable operating small to mid-size motor boats and possess strong communication and organizational skills. Snorkeling, basic diving and sailboat rigging skills are a plus- but not required. We generally plan for working an 8-4 workday, 6 days a week June through August but also respond to calls outside of those hours, and on weekends when necessary. There is work in May and September/October if the applicant is available.

    Email Chris Fuller at to apply or learn more. (Posted 4/5/24)

  • Small boat captain

    East Falmouth-based CR Environmental, Inc. is looking for a marine technician/ small boat captain.

    CR Environmental, Inc., a small company of scientists, hydrographers, and marine safety personnel, is seeking a survey and sampling technician to perform freshwater and oceanographic operations such as sediment coring, surface sediment grab sampling, bathymetric, and geophysical surveys as part of a crew at sites from Maine to New York.

    Travel in company vehicles may be required ~50 % of the time during the field season with weekends typically off and compensation for 12 hours when working in the field.

    At a few of the work sites, sampling may occur in areas of contaminated sediments. OSHA Hazwoper Training and Personal Protective Equipment (modified level D) and medical screening will be provided.

    Small boat (14-26 foot) operating experience is needed (U.S. Coast Guard Captain’s License a plus). Navigation and survey software (e.g. HYPACK) training will be provided as well as the use of survey and sampling equipment.

    In-house work components include data processing, use of software such as Surfer and GIS for map production and report preparation.

    Health insurance and 401K participation.

    Contact Chip Ryther or Charlotte Cogswell at 508-563-7970 or

    Go to for more information on CR Environmental, Inc. (Posted 3/11/24)

  • Launch tender

    Parker's Boat Yard is hiring seasonal launch drivers.

    Parker's Boat Yard Inc. is a small, family owned and operated, full-service yard in Red Brook Harbor in Cataumet, Massachusetts. We are currently seeking launch drivers for summer 2024.

    Launch drivers are responsible for taking customers and guests between the dock and mooring field and to serve marina customers and guests. Launch drivers are required to have a Merchant Mariner Credential, USCG, Limited Master launch tender license. Hours are typically 6 days a week and shifts from 8-2 or 2-8.

    Please reach out for further information; call 508-563-9366 or email (Posted 3/7/24)

  • Launch tender

    Nantucket Yacht Club is looking for a Launch Operator for the upcoming season.

    This position requires either a USCG Masters License or Limited Masters License. All launch operators participate in pre-employment substance screening and random screening throughout the season.

    As a Nantucket Yacht Club Launch Operator you will ensure the safe passage of yacht club staff, members, and guests to and from their vessels. The general upkeep, cleaning, and fueling of our vessels will be done by operators during off-peak times. The club's three tiller-steered launches stay busy servicing members and sailing programs requiring at least two (and sometimes three) operators and vessels at all times. Benefits include competitive wages, three meals per day, and, in some cases, housing.

    Go to to fill out an application. (Posted 1/22/24)