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Jet Boat Captain

Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours
Niagara Falls, ON
From $19 an hour - Temporary, Seasonal, Full-time


Niagara Falls, ON

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  • Store discount

Full job description

Oh Captain, my Captain! Our Jet Boat Captains have the most important role at Whirlpool Jet. They operate our triple-turbo diesel vessels through our whitewater playground - the Class V rapids of the Niagara Gorge. A commitment to safety, professionalism (and taking guests on the ride of their life!) is essential for this position. If you want to be the driver behind 1500 horsepower & 31,000 lbs of thrust, then this is the job for you. Current First Aid and CPR certifications are preferred but all training and certifications are provided in-house for successful candidates.


  • Ensure the safety of passengers and crew at all times, including all aspects of passenger control
  • Daily mechanical maintenance and duties of assigned vessels
  • Logging of all trips and proper completion of all vessel maintenance checks
  • Ensure trip leaders are giving proper briefings as per TL manual (Captain must be knowledgeable and able to provide all briefings and orientations)
  • Safely load and unload guests onto boats; physical assistance is required
  • Ensure proper fueling of vessels prior to each departure
  • Assist with daily cleaning of vessels, scrub boats, seats, semi-dry bags, docks and guest gear
  • Follow all company procedures in trip format and operations of vessels
  • Report any mechanical or operational deficiencies to General Manager
  • Conduct training of trip leaders and assist in training of Captains as required

Ideal Candidate would have or acquire (Whirlpool will pay for all required certifications):

  • Master Limited under 60 tons certification/SVMO certification (preferred, can be acquired)
  • Restricted Radio Operators License (preferred, can be acquired)
  • Post-secondary education at an accredited maritime college or other institution preferred
  • Current (within previous two (2) years) Transport Canada approved medical preferred
  • Customer service experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of shipboard maintenance software and Microsoft office applications considered an asset
  • All ages welcome, 18+

** The ability to work in both Canada and the USA considered an asset

Most of our positions are seasonal, beginning in late April-May and finishing around Halloween. But our staff love it so much, they come back every summer!

To see what your summer could be like, check out our video:

Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours has been giving passengers a taste of adventure on the white water of the Niagara River since 1992. Passengers experience a thrilling and educational one-hour guided tour, where they can take in the awe-inspiring scenery of the Niagara Gorge, feel the rush of the Class 5 Devil’s Hole rapids and marvel at the power of the Niagara Whirlpool. The tour company’s fleet of custom-built jet boats depart from locations on the Canadian and American sides of the Niagara River, including Queenston, ON and Lewiston, NY.

Job Types: Full-time, Seasonal
Contract length: 6 months

Salary: From $19.00 per hour


  • Company events
  • Store discount


  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Weekends as needed

Application question(s):

  • Are you able to work in the US (dual citizen or work visa)?

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 2022-03-31
Expected start date: 2024-05-01