Allen Marine Tours

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Boating by a glacier
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Your Summer Could Be This Big
Whale Tail

Join Us This Summer for Wilderness and Wildlife in Southeast Alaska!

Experience the incredible wilderness and wildlife of the Inside Passage while working for Alaska’s premier day cruise company.  Our jobs are educational, rewarding and fun!  Whale watching is nearly an everyday occurrence in Juneau!

Throughout Southeast Alaska.

Jobs in the Spotlight


Offshore, Juneau Alaska

Hovercraft Deckhands for one-of-a kind tour in Southeast Alaska departing from our Capital City


About Allen Marine Tours

Allen Marine Tours, Alaska’s premier day-cruise company, is seeking enthusiastic, hard-working applicants to join us this tour season to provide a level of extraordinary service we call ‘True Alaskan Hospitality’. Our most successful crew members are those with a strong sense of team spirit, proud professionalism, and a desire to deliver unparalleled guest experiences. Our family-owned company has a wide range of positions available in Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka. From vessel and lodge crew, to shore support and tour dispatch, we do it all! We welcome both new and experienced staff alike. If you have a passion for customer service, a great attitude and a sense of adventure, come join the team at Allen Marine!

A Little About Us:

Bob and Betty Allen bought their first boat in 1970 and have been providing authentic Alaskan hospitality ever since! Their family history and company principles are featured in their biography, written by Peter Metcalf in 2011, called Bob and Betty Allen's Alaska - A Miracle of Hotcakes, A Fleet of Saints, and A Rising Tide of Visitors.

To date, our fleet has grown to over 24 vessels operating out of Sitka, Juneau, Ketchikan and Glacier Bay (including a fleet of hovercraft in Juneau!). Our shipyard in Sitka crafts custom, aluminum, jet-powered vessels to provide an exceptional experience for guests and crew alike. As a local, family-owned and operated company, we put our heart into everything we do; continuously striving to contribute to our local economies, protect our wilderness environment, sustain our quality of life and preserve the integrity of our native cultures. With expansive operations and half a century in the business it is our daily mission to exceed all expectations of safety, comfort and customer service.

Ideal Candidate

At Allen Marine, we strive to create a team environment that is inclusive and respectful. Our safe workplaces, fair management practices and ethical policies set the stage for a rewarding, challenging and FUN seasonal adventure for all!

A qualified candidate is:

  • 21 years old at time of employment (a limited number of positions are open to persons as young as 18)
  • US Citizen (proof of eligibility to work required)
  • Drug free, pre-employment and random drug testing throughout the season required
  • Available for entire tour season
  • Positive, with a genuine concern for the happiness and well-being of the customers
  • Flexible and able to adapt to sudden changes in routine
  • Team oriented, with a strong work ethic
  • Punctual, with a neat and well-groomed appearance
  • Able to take direction and work independently of direct supervision

Did you know?

Allen Marine is a national leader in making marine transportation accessible to people with disabilities,
earning the award for “Accessibility Advocates of the Decade” from Southeast Alaska Independent Living.

Room and Board

Availability of Employee Housing with Allen Marine Tours may vary by port and by season. Please contact each Division separately for availability. It is best to start looking for housing at your earliest opportunity and we are happy to point you in the direction of listings and opportunities! If Employee Housing is available, the charge is a flat daily rate, deducted out of each bi-weekly paycheck, with a refundable Security Deposit due upon moving in.

Did you know?

Allen Marine is certified by Adventure Green Alaska as a sustainable tourism company.

Employee Perks

  • Competitive Wages
  • Seasonal Availability Bonus
  • Retail Bonuses for select positions
  • Seasonal Incentives
  • Guest Pass Program
  • Reciprocal Tour Agreements with other great operators!
  • Reward of working with the best team in Southeast Alaska!

Did you know?

Allen Marine is a proud participant in Whale SENSE,
a voluntary education and recognition program
offered to commercial whale watching companies in Juneau.

Getting Here and Getting Around

Our bases of operation are surrounded by wilderness; exclusively accessible from the outside world by Alaska Airlines or the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Service. Allen Marine does not offer transportation assistance or reimbursement to reach each individual location.

Juneau is the state capital (population; 32,000) with miles of road carved along the coast. A limited public bus system that connects the main commerce centers but does not extend far outside the main city limits. Public transportation ends 1.5 miles from our facility. It is recommended to bring a vehicle to Juneau or consider purchasing a used vehicle (usually ample availability!). Car-pooling among crew members is very common.

Ketchikan is Alaska’s “Salmon Capital” and the fourth largest city (population: 14,000) in the state. There is a public bus system that connects the main commerce centers but does not extend far outside the main city limits. It is possible to live comfortably in Ketchikan without a vehicle, but it is recommended that you at least bring a bike to get around town.

Sitka, Alaska’s first capital, is considered to be one of Alaska’s most picturesque and historically fascinating communities (population: 9,000). Sitka is a very pedestrian and bike-friendly town with 7 miles of road in each direction from the downtown area. Local bus service is also available.

For Fun

Alaskan Adventuring; We Work, We Play!

Not only do we get to work in one of the most beautiful places on Earth, we get to play here as well! Southeast Alaska boasts countless glaciers, remote islands, an abundance of wildlife and small communities with a whole lot of heart! Kayaking, hiking, biking, camping, boating and fishing are just a few favorite local activities to indulge in on your time off. Local recreation centers offer a variety of activities from swimming and racquetball to martial arts and belly dancing. Local artists conduct workshops in traditional native and classical art forms. Experts from many fields offer lectures in natural history, local history and maritime science. Explore our towns by attending a wide variety of festivals and performances scheduled throughout the summer featuring local and visiting artists. Browse local galleries, museums and libraries for a glimpse into the cultural panorama, or just join your friends for a sunset campfire (a must-do!).

Our Jobs

Vessel CrewJoin our elite vessel crews to experience wilderness, wildlife, and glaciers and more!

  • Captain
  • Deckhand
  • Naturalist
  • Guest Service Crew

Lodge Crew: Work and play in the wilds of Alaska while working at our day lodge located on beautiful Colt Island, near Juneau!

  • Grill Master
  • Cook
  • Prep Cook
  • Kitchen Utility
  • Bartender
  • Lodge Crew
  • Gift Shop Merchandiser and Cashier

Shore Support: Enjoy your time in Alaska as the backbone (and heart!) of our team!

  • Tour Representative
  • Tour Dispatcher
  • Administration
  • Shuttle Driver
  • Supply and Retail Coordinator
  • Port Engineer
  • Assistant Port Engineer
  • Oiler

Did you know?

Allen Marine built 19 ferry boats for New York Waterways of which five were used in the safe rescue of 115 passengers and crew during the “Miracle on the Hudson” successfully executed by Captain Sully.

How to Apply

If you have questions, please click on the following link for direct contact information to each of our locations,