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Ferry Boat Captain

Location:Washington, DC
Benefits:For full time employees: a choice of medical benefits, dental and vision, 401k savings plan, and much more
Employment Type:Seasonal - Part Time
Employer:Boating In DC

Guest Services, Inc. is looking for a talented and driven Ferry Boat Captain for our Wharf Boathouse in Washington, DC! 



The Ferry Boat Captain directs the ferry’s activities and operates the vessel safely and efficiently at The Wharf in Washington, DC. The Captain administers training and drills aboard the vessel and serves as the primary contact onboard the vessel with the USCG concerning compliance with laws and regulations.



  • Safe operation, cleaning, and general up keep of a Duffy Electric 22ft, 12 passenger vessel.
  • Safe vessel tie up to docks, piers, ships and moorings;
  • Positive communication with clients and crew;
  • Passenger embarkation/debarkation safety and operation;
  • Repair and modification of related equipment such as pumps, lines, hoses;
  • Grease, lube, and maintenance of the marine systems;
  • Maintain accurate logs and records;
  • Interacts with customers and management in a professional manner;
  • Dock hand work as well as supporting non-motorized waterfront operations.


  • Current and valid USCG License and valid TWIC card required.
  • Must be able to work in all types of weather conditions.
  • Previous dock/marina experience preferred.
  • Ability to work remotely with little direct supervision;
  • Ability to lift, carry, and move heavy objects and/or equipment;
  • Ability to take and adhere to instructions;
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others;
  • Small boat handling skills, passenger vessel experience a plus.



  • Ability to stand and walk on nearly a constant basis
  • Able to bend, rotate and reach frequently
  • Carry, push/pull and/or lift materials weighing upwards of 75 lbs.
  • Ascending/descending stairs or ladders safely
  • Manipulate/handle/grip materials required to perform job
  • Maneuver through/in/around small and/or confined areas within the vessel   
  • Must be able to maintain both static and dynamic standing balance to complete various duties associated with job
  • Must be capable of performing emergency duties as listed in the vessel’s station bill
  • Vision must be correctible to 20/40 with full color vision and no night blindness.



  • Typical office equipment (computers, phone system, fax, copiers, scanners, among others).
  • Marina, boat and dock maintenance equipment.


Veterans, Minorities, People with Disabilities and Women especially encouraged to apply.

Guest Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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