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6-Pack Captain PartTime $40/hr & TIPS (Venetian Shores)

Aquablue Adventures & Key Largo Adventures

Venetian Way near overseas hwy
compensation: $40/hr (or more on some trips) PLUS TIPS
employment type: part-time
job title: 6-Pack Captain Great Pay Tips
Please ONLY CONTACT US IF (1) YOU are CURRENTLY, ALREADY LIVING in the Islamorada area (2) CAN start BY THIS COMING WEEKEND (3) Have READ ALL the REQUIREMENTS below. Instructions (HOW TO APPLY) are at the bottom of this ad. Being able to FOLLOW DIRECTIONS is a REQUIREMENT to succeed in this job, starting with reading details in this ad :)

Two of the MOST POPULAR fun-boat charters in Islamorada are looking for a captain who is an "entertainer" with great boating skills. MUST be LOCAL to the UPPER KEYS. Desired start date this week. PART TIME 6-pack Captain needed for FUN BOAT CHARTERS in Islamorada, Florida. Significant boating experience preferred with at least 1 year USCG 6-pack license. Includes bonuses for great work (5 star online reviews). JOB REQUIRES WORKING holiday weeks, weekdays, and some weekend dates. Expect 1 or 2 charters for the first couple of weeks during on-the-job training charters (paid when driving). THIS JOB IS NOT FOR A SHY captain or someone distracted by their phone at work. Fun Customer interaction on all charters and in-water activities/setup for sandbar charters is required. Respectful and positive interaction with other Captains, teammates and dockside Management is a requirement for success.

Extra cash maybe available for some Dockside work also (avg 4 hrs per week) between charters @$25/hour for organizing, cleaning, errands and basic maintenance/repairs (ask). And mechanical/skilled labor to help maintain/repair boats pays $40/hour for skilled/certified mechanics (oil changes, electrical issues, problem/resolution, etc).

PAYMENT: $40 per hour (or more) PLUS TIPS
Time starts from trip departure time until customer returns to shore. After a training period, two charters per day may be offered (3 or 4 trip-hours each). Tips average $100/half-day or $140/full-day. Last minute bookings are made up until 1:30pm. Dockside work may be available, and hours can be paid while waiting for last minute booking days. Short prep time, wait time, and cleanup is required before and after the trip starts.

OUR CHARTERS & SCHEDULE
Mostly short days (3 to 4 trip-hours) and fun-loving customers... easy peezy. Sometimes full day or 2 trips per day required.
Several types of boats available for charters (all 6-pack) on a variety of single engine 21ft-26ft boats.
Popular sandbar, sightsee, snorkel boats need a consistent, reliable, personable captain
Part-time or freelance captains should estimate 4 charters per week, averaging 4 hours each, though some are 2 hour, 3 hour, or 6 hours. Some busy days may require more than one charter per day.
Flexible schedule* week-to-week. Request to block days off when needed, but Summer HOLIDAYs and surrounding dates are required. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years day are optional but pay extra! Days surrounding winter holiday date typically also required.
Earliest charter typically starts 9:00 a.m. (with a rare 8 or 8:30 start time). And the latest charter returns 15 minutes after sunset, year-around.

*We can try to work around your current employer's work schedule, if you have a second job.
*Vacations/time off should be planned in advance, and preferably take place during slow season months and or on less popular days/dates.

EXPECTATIONS OF CAPTAINS
Captain must have fun, positive interactions with customers, on the boat and IN THE WATER.
Captain must be in-water for some activities (hosting at the sandbar, setting up water toys, etc).
Must be able to lift paddleboards and standard-size coolers with ice onto the boat.
Boats must remain clean and well-maintained. You will have to be proactive to help us keep them that way, cleaning well during and after charters, keeping them organized, and reporting boat or customer issues, damage, loss immediately.
Captain must consider himself/herself a true team-member, not simply an individual employee. We will also empower Captains to make rational decisions when on the water and appreciate input to make our charters even better.
Must be a great text/phone communicator and consistently on-time.
Captains must follow instructions and the routes that are planned for each charter, outlined by management, with any proposed changes communicated to management and paid by the customer in advance.
Customer interaction includes IN-WATER-activities (at the sandbar every trip & snorkel reef when required).
Great to have customer service/bar-tender type experience for bigger tips and repeat guests

JOB/SKILLS/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
* Valid USCG 6-pack license – Must provide by interview time
* Prefer a MINIMUM 3 YEARS USCG License and/or significant number of years of boating ownership/experience
* Snorkel boat/charter experience
* LOCAL (already living near Islamorada, Key Largo, or Marathon)
* Must be a problem-solver and rule-follower. We train you to follow our routes and our business “formula”. We give you guidelines to follow, but you have to be able to work through problems on your own in a safe, courteous, and professional manner on the boat, with customers, and at the dock.
* Clean criminal/legal record - Some lesser legal issues may be OK - Ask us.
* No drugs. No drinking (before or during charters). No smoking aboard the boat (smoke-break at the sandbar ok)
* Expertise in safely maneuvering/docking/anchoring single engine boats.
* Great to have experience in the Islamorada bayside, sandbar, and oceanside reef area between markers 88 and 82 (our route)…. BUT not a deal breaker. We will ride-along until you are familiar.

HOW TO APPLY
Send a message through Craig's list to apply, and we will get in touch. In your craigslist message, include 3 or 4 lines about your most recent experience (last 3 to 5 years) as a Captain AND YOUR PHONE NUMBER. No need for a formal resume yet. Describe types of boats and charters you have run (activities on the boat). Describe any customer service experience in your career (as captain or otherwise). Tell us where are you living now. If already working somewhere, let us know your plans for part time work with them or only working for us. If you qualify, we will respond by TEXT to the number you provide. You will be asked for a photo of your valid USCG license and a face-to-face interview date within a couple of days.
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post id: 7744595440

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