Allen Marine Tours

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Come explore with the locals! Great jobs available in Alaska on and off the water for our 2024 season. Travel & Housing Stipend Offered!

Experience the incredible wilderness and wildlife of the Inside Passage while working for Alaska’s premier day cruise company. We run a large variety of tours. In Juneau, whale watching is an everyday occurrence, Sitka is one of the best places to see sea otters in the world, and Ketchikan is the departure point for visiting the majestic Misty Fjords National Monument!

We operate exclusively in Southeast Alaska throughout the Inside Passage.

About Allen Marine Tours

Come and explore with the locals! Allen Marine Tours is seeking enthusiastic, hard-working applicants to join us this tour season to provide a level of extraordinary service we call "True Alaskan Hospitality." We are looking for crew members with a strong sense of team spirit to join our team for an unforgettable summer in Southeast Alaska! Adventure awaits! 

Our family-owned company has a wide range of positions available in Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, Glacier Bay, and Yakutat. From vessel and lodge crew, to shore support and tour dispatch, we do it all!

A Little About Us:

Allen Marine Tours was established in 1970 when Bob and Betty Allen, and their five children, restored a ruined boat - the first in a long line of Allen Marine tour vessels.  Today, the company remains an Alaska Native owned and operated business and guided by a family of life-long Alaskans.  Allen Marine Tour's parent company is Allen Marine, Inc, which owns and operates a Shipyard, Alaska Dream Cruises, and several other subsidiaries in Southeast Alaska.  We are proud of our legacy and invite passionate employees to join our team to keep Alaskan Hospitality alive!

The Employee Experience

Whether you're a newcomer to the seasonal workforce, or you're an experienced traveler looking for your next adventure, Allen Marine Tours can be your passport to the Last Frontier. Here in Alaska we work and play where snow-capped mountains and dense rainforests meet island-studded fjords.

Expand your knowledge, enrich your life, and add a very unique chapter to your own story. If you have a great attitude, a strong work ethic, and share our passion for people, you may (like many of us here at Allen Marine) come to Alaska for a summer and stay in Alaska for a lifetime.

We hope to see you onboard!

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:

  • 18 years old at time of employment; shoreside positions available for applicants young as 16+
  • US Citizen (proof of eligibility to work required
  • Drug free (pre-employment and random drug testing throughout the season required)
  • Full time and Part Time Positions Available! 
  • Positive, with a genuine concern for the happiness and well-being of the customers
  • Flexible, with the ability to adapt to sudden changes in routine
  • Team-oriented, with a strong work ethic
  • Punctual, with a neat and well-groomed appearance

Room and Board

Availability of Employee Housing with Allen Marine Tours may vary by port and by season and is extremely limited.  Therefore, we encourage all of our employee to secure your own housing.  For any non-local employees that secure their own housing, we will pay you $500 on your first check!  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 and end of season completion bonus 
  • $250 Travel Stipend for those travelling from out of state
  • $500 Housing Stipend provided to non-local employees that secure their own housing  
  • Complimentary passes on all Allen Marine excursions for you or any friends and family that may come to visit! 
  • ADVENTURE! Every day is new and beautiful in Southeast Alaska. Come and explore with us and make memories and friends that will last a lifetime. 
  • Seasonal Incentives
  • Opportunities for advancement 

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 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 and bike-commuting 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

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 activities from swimming and racquetball to martial arts and belly dancing. 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!).

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in Allen Marine Tours!  Please apply online via the apply now link below.

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

Contact Allen Marine Tours