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Boat Captain Part-Time

Posted April 21, 2021

Sheraton Panama City Beach Golf & Spa Resort
Panama City Beach, FL

About This Job

Looking for a part time experienced Boat Captain to join our team at Sheraton PCB!

Position: Boat Captain

REPORTS TO:         Director of Engineering


Responsible for operating boat in the bay, lagoon, and gulf. Supervises crew, operates boat, ensure safe port, and provides high level of guest satisfaction to those aboard vessels.

Primary responsibilities

  • Command vessel in various bodies of water.
  • Hire and supervise boat assistants keeping in mind the service expectation.
  • Maintain boat and equipment.
  • Operate and maintain engines, winches, navigational systems, fire extinguishers, and life preservers.
  • Maintain cleanliness of the boat and general maintenance.
  • Stick to planned route.
  • Ensure adequate levels of hydraulic fluid, air pressure, and oxygen.
  • Resolve problems effectively.
  • Maneuver other watercraft safely.
  • Inspect vessel.
  • Must monitor weather to ensure boat is operated only during safe weather conditions.
  • Respond in a courteous manner to all guest questions, complaints, and/or requests to ensure strong guest satisfaction.
  • Exposure to extreme temperatures
  • Comply with attendance rules and be available to work on a regular basis.
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned.

Working Conditions and experience:

Must be able to stand up and move about the boat for the majority of shift.

Must be able to lift, carry, push & pull up to 50 lbs.

Must be able to perform simple grasping, fine manipulation, and repetitive hand & arm movements frequently, and squeezing & overhead reaching occasionally.

Must be able to bend, squat, crawl, kneel, push, pull, walk on uneven surfaces on a frequent basis.

Must be able to frequently handle objects and equipment to maintain the boat.

Must be able to work outside in a variety of weather conditions (rain, wind, heat).

Must be able to work in variable room temperatures.

Must be able to work with loud noises.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

2 years recent Captain experience on a passenger vessel.

  • Must hold current State and USCG License (minimum 50-ton) plus a Boaters Safety Certification.
  • 1st Aid, CPR AED for adult and child is required.
  • Current valid Driver’s license and satisfactory MVR for insurability.
  • Basic computer skills, to include email.


Customer Satisfaction: 

Our customers are what we are about.  One of the keys to a positive guest experience is positive interaction with Crescent staff.  It is essential that you remain professional at all times, and that you treat all guests and associates with courtesy and respect, under all circumstances.  Every Crescent associate is a guest relations ambassador, every working minute of every day. 

Work Habits:

In order to maintain a positive guest and associate experience, your work habits should always meet and strive to exceed hotel standards for work procedures, dress, grooming, punctuality and attendance.  You should be adaptable to change in your work area and in hotel procedures with a willingness to learn new skills and/or improve existing ones, have the ability to solve routine problems that occur on the job and ask for help whenever you are not sure how to do something.

Safety & Security: 

The safety and security of our guests and associates is of utmost importance to Crescent.  Every Crescent associate should adhere to the hotel security policies and procedures, particularly regarding key controls, lifting heavy objects, using chemicals, and effectively reporting safety hazards and safety concerns.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


About this Employer

Sheraton Panama City Beach Golf & Spa Resort

4114 Jan Cooley Drive
Panama City Beach, FL 32408

(850) 236-6000

320 Room Resort

Our Hotel

A quintessential Florida vacation destination, our hotel is nestled along the historic St. Andrews Bay, with a distinct coastal experience as the only AAA Four Diamond rated hotel in Panama City Beach.

A water lover’s paradise, the beauty of the Emerald Coast is at your fingertips at the Sheraton Panama City Beach Golf & Spa Resort. Dig your toes in the white sands of our bay beach and relax along the shore or make a splash with a trip to Shell Island or a wave runner rental. Boat excursions include a day sailing aboard the Footloose Catamaran on a snorkel/dolphin cruise or captain your own pontoon boat rental for a day of fun in the sun with the whole family.