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Charter Captain & Fishing Guide

Whaler's Cove Lodge

Angoon, Alaska

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Job Type

18 Years Old

Minimum Age

1 year

Minimum Experience

Job Description

Charter Captain & Fishing Guide - Summer Seasonal - Fresh water and Salt Water Operations

Salt water vessel operations (Usually 4 guests on board) including fishing for salmon, halibut, gray cod, ling cod, black cod (sablefish) and 30 species of rock fish. Demonstrable knowledge of small boat operation (Diesel Inboard and single & twin Gas Outboard up to 35’ in length), including close quarter handling, anchoring (shore and deep water) and maintenance/cleaning is required.

All guides must be able demonstrate safe operation of equipment and sufficient skills before hosting clients solo.

Dates of Employment - Be available for the entire season from approximately mid-June through mid-September.

Job Requirements

Guides are required to have an applicable U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Credential. A U.S. Coast Guard Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV) License is a minimum requirement with a Near Coastal Endorsement.
Guides are required to have a current American Red Cross (or equivalent) First Aid and CPR card.
Guides must purchase a State of Alaska Sport Fishing License with King Salmon stamp prior to April 1, 2023
Guides must purchase a State of Alaska Guides License prior to April 1, 2023
Guides must be healthy, physically fit, maintain a clean appearance, drug-free (pre-employment drug testing and random seasonal drug testing is required by U.S.C.G. regulations), and be a non-smoker. Alcohol is not permitted to be consumed prior to or while working.
The ability to lift 50 lbs. and be free of any mobility limitations is required to perform the duties of this job.
Starting Salary: $Daily Rate $100-$350, DOE + TIPS + Room and Board. All staff receives private room accommodations, and most staff share bathrooms. Staff gets to enjoy the exact same meals our guests eat. A definite benefit!

Tips: Our guests stay on-island for 3 to 8 days, and may tip their captains directly or specify tip allocation at checkout. Captains are not included in the general staff tip pool but have a special line on tip form

Applicants must be aged 18 or over, as it is required for any positions requiring crew to live on-site.

TO APPLY: Email your resume and cover letter to WCLAPPLICANT@gmail.com Please feel free to call 907-723-3901

Positions to Fill

2 openings

International Applicants Accepted?