Come aboard with Major Marine Tours for the ultimate summer adventure! Job opportunities in Seward, Whittier, and Anchorage.
Welcome Aboard! Join Major Marine Tours, a locally-owned glacier and wildlife cruise company, for a true Alaskan adventure. Spend your summer immersed in the beauty of Alaska while making memories and building friendships that will last a lifetime.
Major Marine Tours offers day cruises from the scenic harbor towns of Seward and Whittier. Our Seward cruises explore Kenai Fjords National Park and Resurrection Bay, and our Whittier cruises explore Prince William Sound. Employment opportunities are available in Seward, Whittier, and at our main Reservations Office in Anchorage.
About Major Marine Tours
Major Marine Tours is an award-winning, family-owned and operated boat tour company that has been sharing the beauty of Alaska with our guests since 1990. We offer day cruises from both Seward and Whittier, with boats ranging in length from 58' to 115', carrying 30 to 200 passengers. Our Reservations Office is located in Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska. Our cruises range from 3.5 hours to 8.5 hours and explore Alaska's towering glaciers, beautiful scenery, and abundant marine wildlife. Onboard National Park Ranger narration, a freshly-prepared salmon and prime rib buffet served during the cruise, and reserved table seating for every guest are just a few reasons why we stand out as a unique and exceptional cruise company in Alaska.
It is our mission to provide the highest quality experience for our guests. As a company, we are committed to the delivery of exceptional customer service and satisfaction. We recognize that our team of employees is our greatest resource for living up to this commitment.
The Employee Experience
Alaska offers a truly unique experience that you will not find anywhere else. From the big, beautiful landscapes to the friendly and adventurous people, Alaska is the ideal place to work, live, and explore. After working for a season with Major Marine Tours you will leave Alaska with a love for our great state, and will likely want to come back again. Many of our seasonal employees choose to come back to work with us season after season. At Major Marine Tours we recognize that our employees are our greatest asset, and you will be treated as such while working as a part of our team.
During our cruise season we employ about 60 seasonal team members in Anchorage, Seward, and Whittier.
Our ideal candidate is someone who is a team player, up-beat, customer service oriented, organized, self-motivated, and has good communication skills.
Room and Board
Major Marine Tours offers shared dormitory or apartment-style housing options in Seward and Whittier. Housing is limited and must be requested at the time of hire in order to be considered. Fees for employee housing range from $11-$12 per night, depending on location and based on double occupancy. Eligible employees are required to sign a housing agreement, comply with company housing policies, and respect the privacy of others. Housing is optional, but encouraged for seasonal hires looking to build lasting relationships with crewmates. Employee housing is not available in Anchorage.
In addition to competitive wages, a seasonal bonus may be issued at the completion of the summer. Seasonal employees hired from out of state will receive a travel allowance and can take advantage of dormitory or apartment style crew housing with high-speed wireless internet. Employees also receive complimentary trips on any company cruise and great discounts for friends and family. Company BBQs and other special events are also common during the season.
Getting Here and Getting Around
Traveling to Alaska: Employees are responsible for booking their own transportation to/from Anchorage. Eligible employees will receive up to $400 for travel reimbursement at the completion of their employment.
We encourage every employee to take advantage of the pristine beauty and adventure that Alaska has to offer. With plenty of time throughout the season, employees are encouraged to hike, kayak, camp, bonfire, fish, and partake in all summer festivities. Anchorage, Seward, and Whittier all offer countless opportunities for exploration, fun, and recreation. Whatever your interests are, as a tourism employee you will have many chances to participate in activities throughout the summer and to experience the true natural beauty of Alaska.
Vessel Job Opportunities:
Deckhand and Senior Deckhand Crew
Inventory/Dock Support and Cooks
Licensed Captains (Occasionally)
Reservation/Customer Service Opportunities:
Year Round and Seasonal Reservation Agents
Transportation Job Opportunities:
Seward Transportation Coordinator
Wash/Detail Crew Member
Customer Service Representative - Hertz Rental Car