Marine crew application


US Coast Guard-certified Captains operate all Shoreline vessels. In order to be considered for a Captain position, applicants must have a current 50/100 ton Masters License, FCC Marine Radio Operator’s Permit, CPR/First Aid certification, and their TWIC. In addition to this, excellent management and leadership skills are required to be able to delegate responsibilities to crew members and co-workers. A Captain-applicant must understand shipboard systems, USCG regulations, and have the flexibility to work weekdays and weekends, holidays, as well as daytime and nighttime shifts. While previous tour boat captain experience is preferred, some training allows for those less experienced with this specialty.


Deckhands assist the Captain with operating all Shoreline vessels. They are required to undergo specific training and serve on a probationary status while their aptitude is assessed. Deckhands maintain the safety and appearance of the vessels. Specifically, deckhands are expected to meet minimum physical requirements, be familiar with the location of all equipment on board the vessel, and demonstrate the ability to respond to emergency situations. Additional drills and training will be performed in a pre-set timetable with the expectation of the position of senior deckhand being obtained. Deckhands maintain the safety of Shoreline’s guests as well as interact with them before, during, and after the voyage. United States Coast Guard requires all marine crew to be United States citizens.


Bartenders are responsible for serving refreshments to passengers on board and alcohol to those of legal drinking age. They are also responsible for the general upkeep of their work area and report to the bar manager regarding inventory needs and shift issues. Bartenders are required to undergo deckhand training as they are considered Marine Crew.

Fleet Mechanic/Marine Technician

Fleet Mechanics and Marine Technicians at Shoreline Sightseeing are responsible for maintaining the fleet of sightseeing boating vessels. Ideally, candidates will have skillsets that may include, but are not limited to, diesel mechanics, AC and DC voltages, electronics, welding, hydraulics, plumbing, pneumatics, and power generation. Applicants should be mechanically inclined, hardworking, and motivated.