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Boat Skipper
Southland Southland New Zealand
Fiordland Discovery

We are a small family owned and operated New Zealand tourism business, offering luxury boutique-cruising in Milford Sound and Fiordland.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and adventurous people to join our small crew aboard our new and luxurious 5-star boat, the Fiordland Jewel.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified Skipper to join the Fiordland Discovery Team in our Milford Sound Operation.

Reporting to the Head Skipper, this role is responsible for ensuring we deliver an outstanding experience and safe journey for our customers.

Working on a roster of 10 days on and 4 days off or 7 on and 7 off depending on situation.

Will be responsible for the following:


Leading and motivating your crew to deliver outstanding guest experience within the highest possible Health & Safety standards

Responsible for carrying out crew training, safety drills and regular safety reviews

Providing excellent customer service to our visitors and giving them an enjoyable and memorable stay

Delivering an outstanding customer experience which includes commentary and the ability to interact with visitors

Managing passenger & crew safety on board at all times

Performing day-to-day upkeep of the vessel, including oil and filter changes

Assist with documentation reviews and updates as required

Skills, Experience and Attributes:

You must hold a New Zealand or Australian Skippers ticket - preferably either a ring fenced CLM/ILM ticket or SRL ticket for a vessel up to 24 meters.

.Excellent communication skills for commentary delivery

Ability to successfully lead and support a team

Ability to work both under direction and without supervision

Due to the remote location of the operation a can-do, problem solving attitude definitely an advantage.

Passion for the natural environment of Fiordland


Remuneration will be based on the experience and ticket the candidate holds.

The position includes accommodation/food whilst employed and stationed on the vessel.

Applications close 12th January 2018

Please note a valid working visa is required to work in New Zealand. You must already have the right to work in New Zealand and the required visa for this job.

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