Part-Time  – Eureka Ca., Humboldt Bay Ca.
Seasonal Position available Mid May to the 1st week of October
3 Days a week (23 Hrs) with additional charters (approx. 30+ hrs per week)
Additional time aboard other passenger vessels available
$28.00 per hour
Area of operation: Inland waters, Humboldt Bay Ca.

Our Captains have heavy public contact; therefore we are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic and friendly with
superb guest service & communication skills. We are looking for team players with the ability to ensure safety while
aboard the vessel, represent in a professional manner and give VIP service to all passengers and crew.

Vessel Description:

42 passenger USCG Certified/Inspected Inland Waters tour vessel. Built in 1910 as a passenger launch, designed for
the shallow waters of Humboldt Bay California. In service as a passenger ferry 1910 to 1972. In service as a harbor
cruise tour vessel 1972 to present. Owned and operated by the Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum 1983 to present. Live
narration is given on each cruise by the Captain.

Construction: Wood - excellent condition
Length  49.7 ft
Beam  12 ft
Depth  3.5 ft.
Net 14 tons, Gross 10
Steering:  Traditional spoke wheel, Chain driven
Propulsion: Single screw, 2002 Isuzu turbo 4 cyl
Capacity: 44 people (42 passengers) (2 crew)
Electronics: GPS Chart Plotter, VHF, Depth Sounder


•        USCG Master License –25 ton Inland Waters or greater
•        TWIC
•        FCC Radio Operators Permit (will get you up to date if needed)
•        Current First Aid/CPR (will get you up to date if needed)
•        Basic Computer Skills


•        Maneuver vessel with a safety first attitude
•        Able to effectively communicate with passengers—greet guests, set the tone for the cruise
•        Effectively communicate and work as a team player with crew and management
•        Learn and deliver historical narration as directed
•        Actively learn local knowledge of Humboldt Bay
•        Mechanically inclined

Duties include: (not limited to listed)

•        Overall Safety of the vessel, passengers and crew
•        General vessel paperwork
•        Fueling of the vessel and pumping head when needed
•        General upkeep of engine room and engine fluids
•        Ensure all aspects of vessel operations
•        Supervise passenger boarding/disembarking procedures and requirements
•        Engine room checks
•        Oversee crew in housekeeping chores and maintenance projects
•        Perform required safety drills

This is a seasonal position with a variation in schedule in accordance with seasonal trends:

•        Available to work mornings, days, evenings and weekends
•        Available to work all holidays
•        Ability to work overtime

Typical Vessel Works Hours:  Tues.-Saturday 12-7pm     Sun. 10 am -5:30 pm   Mon. 12-4pm
(Not including private charters, special event cruises or maintenance)
Vessel operates daily- hours and work days will vary

Physical Requirements:

***This is a physically demanding job that requires a moderate level of agility.***

•        Lift 25 pounds
•        Full range of motion in shoulders, elbows, hands, feet, ankles and knees
•        Ability to work on your feet for more than 8 hours
•        Ability to step down from a platform with a 2 foot step
•        Ability to turn a chain driven spoked ship wheel

Join the Crew of the MADAKET!
If you are experiencing difficulties submitting this application, send your information- resume, tonnage directly from your email to or call  Mrs. Dalene Zerlang at 707-845-4687.