Snorkel Tour Guide
Snorkel Alaska

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Snorkel Alaska in Ketchikan is hiring Tour Guides! Snorkeling in Alaska???? That's right!

Ketchikan has the best snorkeling in the state!

  • summer

Snorkel Tour Guide

Snorkel Alaska
Ketchikan, Alaska
$18.00 - $20.00 / hour + tips
Previous experience required
Start Date:
Starts soon! (May 01, 2024)

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

As a Snorkeling Tour Guide you will be responsible for giving snorkeling instructions, issuing equipment, assisting guests of all ages, shapes and sizes with donning of their equipment and entering the water from a rocky beach. You will also provide safety briefings and guided marine life tours in addition to caring for our guests in the water. Equipment maintenance and shop preparation are also part of the responsibilities. All tours are team led with 2 guides in the water to a maximum of 10 guests.

This is a great opportunity to take a break from active SCUBA Instruction, DSD’s or retail sales. You can expect to work 40 hours a week with two days off per week depending on the cruise ship schedule. Pay starts at $15 per hour depending on certification level plus a $2 per hour end of season bonus if you complete the entire season. Overtime and tips are in addition to the hourly wage. Transportation to Ketchikan and housing are at your own expense. We will do our best to assist you with finding suitable housing.    

Snorkeling in Alaska? It sounds crazy but water temperatures reach a surprising 65 degrees in mid-summer. We provide you with two 7mm SCUBAPRO Everflex Steamer wetsuits, hood, boots, gloves and everything else you need to be comfortable in the water. It’s a great tour with some amazing marine life.

To be considered for employment you must be fun loving, hard working and able to follow directions. Preference will be given to PADI Rescue Divers, Divemasters or SCUBA Instructors but anyone is encouraged to apply as we can teach you. Current CPR and First Aid certifications are also required. You must also have a valid drivers license and clean driving record as you will be driving company vehicles daily.

 You should have a strong background in customer service, but we will consider anyone who can learn quickly, is fun loving and can work hard as part of a team. You need to be in excellent physical condition, as you will be free diving to depths of 30 or more feet repeatedly during the tour. Smokers need not apply.

Ketchikan is a great place to spend the summer. We are the southernmost city in Alaska located on an island in the Tongass National Forest.  We have a very mild summertime climate. In your free time you can enjoy world class SCUBA diving, sea-kayaking, hiking and fishing for salmon and halibut.

The current position starts no later than May 1st and could run until the end of August or September depending on your prior commitments and the September sales. There is potential for the right candidate to move into a salaried management position with housing and profit sharing. That position would require you to be in Ketchikan from April through September and free to travel and work remotely the remaining 6 months.

How to Apply

To apply please send a resume to or give us a call at 1-907-617-7740.

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