Boat Tour Captain
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens | Boothbay, ME
The Boat Tours Captain is responsible for all operations on both the Beagle (electric) and River Song (diesel), including readying for launch, maintenance, embarking/disembarking guests, performing tours, ensuring a pier, and performing end-of-year storage tasks.
We are seeking two Captains: one full-time weekdays and one part-time weekend days.
- Handle and assess all aspects for official Coast Guard certification:
Be certified and maintain current Master Inland License, as a minimum
Register with the Maritime Drug Consortium
Direct and complete Certificate of Inspection (COI) process
- Launch and ready both boats for the season’s use
- Command vessels according to planned routes and their timed schedules, accounting for tidal water depths
- Inspect, assess and perform all maintenance tasks
- Operate and maintain engines, battery power systems, navigational systems, and all safety equipment
- Maintain a safe pier facility
- Following the “script” of factually accurate information, perform an engaging verbal tour during the hour-long ride
- Safely embark and disembark guests for their reserved tours
- Work with Education Department/Philanthropy Department/Marketing Department to assess any interpretation needs covering the scheduled tours.
The successful candidate must be organized and have a strong eye for detail in order to effectively deal with any problems in the near-shore sea; have strong Guest Services/Customer Service skills, as well as commitment and satisfaction in serving the guests who visit Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens; have a pleasant and engaging personality; possess a keen interest in the Gardens and a desire to learn more about it.