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Do you have an interest in boating and enjoy spending your working day outside? Well Skipton Boat trips are looking for a Skipper to join our team. We will put you through the correct training and all aspects for what is needed to become a qualified boat master.


From setting up the boat in the morning to running down the towpath to open the many swing bridges on route. Helping the stewardess down below and being a important part of the team.

Responsibilities include: assisting skipper on the boat with various tasks, opening swing bridges and general help on the canal boat, serving food/drinks to passengers, working the bar, assisting passengers with boarding and disembarking, responsible for the maintenance and running of two 10-passenger day boats, plus additional responsibilities as needed.

This person should have a good sense of humor, be flexible, patient, and know that customer service is imperative. Must be willing to jump into a small team and be a positive and helpful member of staff. Must be physically fit enough to run ahead of canal boat and open swing bridges, which can be heavy. Hours are 5 days/week which includes weekends. Seasonal work and hours per week can vary, however schedule is done in advance to best accommodate all staff. Must enjoy outdoor work and be willing to work, despite the weather.



Traveling along the canal serving customers with their meals and drinks from the bar. Most important is keeping the customers feeling welcomed while on board.