Position title
Water Taxi Vessel Operator

Shearwater, also known as the ‘Gateway to the Great Bear Rainforest’, is located on the Central Coast of British Columbia, near Bella Bella. The resort is a popular destination for Sport Fishing, Eco-Tourism and also the central hub for mariners heading to and from Alaska or Haida Gwaii via the Inside Passage. The resort and community are known for their adventurous coastal lifestyle, friendly hospitality, and world-class natural landscapes. Relocation to Denny Island is required.

Shearwater is seeking an energetic, people-person with a true passion for hospitality that shares our passion for providing exceptional guest services on a welcoming unpretentious island on the central coast of BC. Our ideal candidate is a team player with exceptional organizational skills, the ability to multi-task, is detail-oriented and genuinely enjoys people.

We are hiring a Water Taxi Vessel Operator to join our growing team of skilled hospitality specialists and marine professionals!


We are looking for an experienced operator to run one of our 5 Shearwater Water Taxis. This position requires someone who is customer service and safety oriented, who can help load freight and give customers a safe and pleasant experience


Must have 60 Ton Passenger Endorsement including all certifications that go with it
All tickets must be up to date
Physically fit to load bags or help passengers (50 pounds)
Able to put in a good day’s work
Smart, polite, and customer-focused
Knowledge of the central coast is an asset
Owns a live-aboard boat or RV is an asset
Ability to multi-task and adapt quickly in a fast-paced environment
This is a relocation position where you will live and work in our community either seasonally or year-round depending on preference.

Job Benefits

Competitive wages with starting rates based on experience
Assistance with relocation cost from Vancouver or Vancouver Island
Subsidized accommodation available
Flexible work environment and opportunity for growth in the company
Small but well-equipped gym
Use of a staff boat, free of charge, you just pay for fuel
Excursions to get to know the area


This position is only open to Canadian citizens or candidates with current work permits

Job Location
Denny Island, British Columbia, Canada
Date posted
February 6, 2020
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Position: Water Taxi Vessel Operator

Thank you for your application. We will contact you should we feel your qualifications and experience are a match to the job requirements and Shearwater.