2019 Fishing Guide (full-Time)

Who we are:

We believe in restorative tourism. Located on the west coast of Vancouver Island in the village of Tofino, we are committed to preserving the ecology of Clayoquot Sound through our various initiatives and support of local organizations providing education, monitoring, and restoration of Clayoquot Sound. Our fun and educational programs are designed to cultivate and to imbue appreciation for the ecological value of our coastal ecosystems. We are a green business committed to connecting visitors with nature and inspiring conservancy.

What is this position about?

Ocean Outfitters is looking to hire a full time fishing guide with a positive and enthusiastic personality capable of entertaining a myriad of guests from a variety of demographics and nationalities. Fishing is only one aspect of what we promote through our fishing excursions, therefore the candidate should subsequently possess a thorough knowledge of local ecology, indigenous and migratory wildlife common to our region, and a grasp of local First Nation’s history. Successful candidates have to be familiar with the local shoreline, its hazards, and will know how to safely operate a vessel in variable weather and sea conditions. They must provide a memorable fishing experience in Clayoquot Sound while ensuring the safety of our each of our guests.

Who are you:

Are you an individual who works well in a team environment, creates energy and excitement around shared goals and values, contributes to an environment of trust and respect, thrives in a fast-paced environment and can easily shift priorities as needed, acts with urgency and integrity and demonstrates flexibility? If you welcome new challenges, have a drive for success, and embrace the responsibility of leadership, then we are happy to consider you for our Ocean Outfitters Team!

Overall responsibility for our Adventure Tour program:

  • Safety of: passengers, the vessel, wildlife & the environment: Perform ethical & responsible wildlife viewing practices

  • Deliver the highest possible quality tour in an educational manner adhering to Ocean Outfitters standards

  • Upkeep and minor vessel maintenance

  • Maintain safety equipment and following safety practices set by Ocean Outfitters

  • Safe operation of the vessel in a punctual manner

  • Maintain positive relationships with staff

  • Work with our team to personalize each booking and support the Front End staff with seasonal updates

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Guiding experience in the marine environment (local experience is an asset)

  • Ability to problem-solve and maintain considerable poise and composure in various situations

  • Familiarity with company ethics and willingness to be an ambassador of our company values

  • Strong work ethic & the ability to take initiative

  • Knowledge of local history, marine wildlife, and basic vessel mechanics

  • Excellent communication and time management skills

  • Exceptional customer service skills

  • Well organized, personable and reliable

  • Given a large number of foreign customers, fluency in English and the addition of a second or third language preferable

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the business, including mornings, evenings and weekends

  • SVOP, MED-A2 or A3, ROC-M, Marine Basic First Aid

1 full-time position available from April 1 to November 12


Apply with resume and references to General Manager: Ocean Shine
ocean@oceanoutfitters.bc.ca