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Employment Opportunities

Boat Crew / First Mate / Deckhand


We are looking for a crew person who is a positive, enthusiastic people person who is passionate about dolphins and whales for 35 to 50 hours a week. Experience is a must for this position. Drug tests are required.  There may be times you have to come in earlier or stay later so a flexible schedule is a must.

Position Details

  • Maintain the boats and equipment on board, such as engines, winches, navigational systems, fire extinguishers, cameras, life preservers, etc.
  • Steer and operate vessels.
  • Finding and identifying various forms of marine life.
  • Purchase supplies and equipment.
  • Read gauges to verify sufficient levels of hydraulic fluid, air pressure, and oxygen.
  • Calculate and call in sightings and weather.
  • Direct and coordinate crew members or workers performing activities such as loading and unloading passengers, safety speech, steering vessels, operating engines, and operating, maintaining, and repairing ship equipment.
  • Inspect vessels to ensure efficient and safe operation of vessels and equipment, and conformance to regulations.
  • Arrange for boats to be fueled, pumped out, restocked with supplies, and/or repaired.
  • Mechanical experience with diesel or outboard engines is a PLUS!

Due to the occasional serving of alcohol, all applicants must be age 21 and over.



Salary is negotiable and dependent on experience.

Steps to Apply

1. Please email resume to [email protected]

2. Please call the Dolphin Safari employment line at (949) 940-8694 and leave a message in your best enthusiastic, public speaking voice.