Snorkeling Tour Guide
Snorkel Alaska

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Snorkel Alaska in Ketchikan is hiring for summer 2019

Best snorkeling and diving in the state.


Snorkeling Tour Guide

Snorkel Alaska
Ketchikan, Alaska
$2,000.00 / month + tips
Previous experience required
Start Date:
Job starts in about 1 month (May 01, 2019)

Company Profile:

Snorkel Alaska was founded in 2001 by Humboldt State University graduate and PADI Master SCUBA Diver Trainer Fred Drake.  The Mountain Point Snorkeling Adventure is an all-inclusive, guided snorkeling tour sold by all major cruise lines visiting Ketchikan, Alaska.  We employ up to 10 people on a seasonal basis from May to September.  Positions are full time, seasonal and can easily be set up as an Internship.

Position Description:

Snorkel Alaska in Ketchikan seeks two outgoing individuals to take cruise ships passengers on guided snorkeling excursions in the last frontier.  All equipment and paid on the job training are provided with this full-time, seasonal position or Internship.

As a Snorkeling Tour Guide, you will be responsible for giving snorkeling instructions, issuing equipment and assisting with donning of equipment. You will also provide safety briefings and guided marine life tours while caring for our guests in the water.  Equipment maintenance before and after the tour are also part of the responsibilities.

You can expect to work a minimum of 40 hours per week with one day off per week depending on the cruise ship schedule.  We offer a competitive hourly wage plus tips and overtime.  Housing and transportation to and from Ketchikan are at your own expense. 

Other perks include unlimited SCUBA diving on your free time.  You can also enjoy many of the other tours in town at little or no cost.  Flight seeing, Zip Lines, Sea Kayaking, Misty Fjord cruises, Adventure Karts and fishing are some of the many choices.  Ketchikan is located on an island and wilderness abounds.  There are numerous hiking trails and some of the best salmon and halibut fishing the world.

Snorkeling in Alaska?  It sounds crazy but surface temperatures can reach 65 degrees in mid-summer. We provide you with two brand new 7mm SCUBAPRO Everflex Steamer wetsuits, hood, boots, gloves and everything else you need to be comfortable in the water.

At this time we are only considering current teaching status PADI or NAUI certified Divemasters or SCUBA Instructors but others can apply if you have previous freediving and lifesaving experience. We would prefer someone who can commit to the entire season, which runs from May 1 to September 28, 2018. However, we could work around hiring one person for June, July and August.  Current CPR and First Aid or EFR certifications are required.  PADI / NAUI DM’s & Instructors must also have current liability insurance.  A valid drivers license, clean driving record and ability to pass a DOT physical are also requirements for employment.

We would prefer someone with a strong background in customer service but will consider anyone who can learn quickly, is fun loving and can work as part of a team.  You should be in excellent physical condition, as you need to be able to free dive to depths of 30 to 40 feet repeatedly during the tour.  Smokers need not apply.

The Mountain Point Snorkeling Adventure has been voted Ketchikan's Shore Excursion of the Year seven times by our guests from Princess Cruises.  Our staff also has won eight Tour Guide of the Year awards.  In 2009 Snorkel Alaska received the Excellence in Tourism Award from the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau.

Do you have what it takes to become a member of the 2019 team???  If so send a resume to for immediate consideration.  You can learn more about the tour by checking out our website at

How to Apply

To apply send a resume and recent photo to for immediate consideration.

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