Deckhand/Passenger Service Positions with an incredible team, on amazing boats, in one of the most beautiful places in the world!
Phillips Cruises & Tours, LLC operates glacier and wildlife cruises in spectacular Prince William Sound. We are seeking driven, enthusiastic, and positive team members for our world class glacier cruise boats.
Our marine operations team works in the small seaside town of Whittier, Alaska. We are on the ocean and surrounded by the towering peaks of the Chugach Mountain Range.
About Phillips Cruises and Tours
We operate world-class, fast, stable catamarans on one of the most amazing bodies of water in the world! Our team is comprised of highly adventurous, passionate, smiling and engaging people from all over the United States. Each day we share our passion for the natural beauty of this amazing place with hundreds of guest from all around the world.
The Employee Experience
A standard day starts at 8:00am when crew arrive to the vessel to stock the boats with all the food/snacks necessary for the days cruise. We also clean our windows and ensure nothing was missed from the cleaning after yesterday's cruise. Near 10:15am the boat is usually ready and the crew heads back to their apartments to clean up/ have a snack and change into our uniforms to head back down to the boats around 11:30. At this point we will begin boarding our passengers with departures between 12:30 and 1:00pm. Onboard you could be assigned to a deck position/bar position/ or galley position. We train our crew to fill as many positions as possible so that we can all rotate around. No matter your position for the day, we are all a team and work together to help out where needed to best serve our guests. The beginning of our cruise finds us doing table side meal service followed up by picking up plates and trash as people begin to finish their meals. Much of the rest of the cruise is spent talking to our guests and making sure they are having a safe and enjoyable trip on a well kept, continuously clean vessel. Our trips vary from 3.5 to 6.5 hours. After returning to the dock and saying goodbye to our guests we begin cleaning up from the day's trip and making a list of stock items needed for the following day's cruise.
When off of work you have all the splendor of Alaska in your backyard. You are surrounded by some of the most amazing hiking trails and scenery in the world. Company kayaks are provided and the crew often has gatherings on the dock after work for grilling. We try to have full crew gatherings once a month, with pizza and a bonfire being a favorite way to enjoy the time.
Passionate, smiling, engaging persons with a love for nature and adventure.
Room and Board
Shared Housing is provided in our fully furnished/ fully stocked kitchen apartments.
Cost is only $300 month
With this comes free internet and tv.
Free Laundry, including soap, is on site.
Free Lunch when onboard
50% off snack items onboard
World Class hiking out of your back door
Access to company kayaks
Discounts for other activities with different tour companies in neighboring parts of Alaska.
Getting Here and Getting Around
Whittier is approximately 60 miles from Anchorage, Alaska by rail or car.
We have company Vans to pick you up in Anchorage and get you to Whittier. The vans are also used to shuttle crew members from the apartments to the vessels for work each morning and back each evening (though when weather is nice its an easy 5 minute walk.)
We also make crew grocery runs to Anchorage once every two weeks. Groceries can be bought in Whittier, but its nice to get out of town and have a far better/fresher selection in Anchorage- so we all normally stock up then.
Vans are also provided often for crew trips outside of Whittier, on days off, allowing you to go explore this amazing state!
Amazing Hiking, Kayaking, and Camping all right out your back door!