My time working for the Water Taxi of Fort Lauderdale was a memorable one. I acquired important boating skills and navigation tips every shift. It was satisfying to hear from guests the trip was more than expected and a fantastic way to spend their day. The Water Taxi crew is a great group of people from all over the country and a big part of why I enjoyed going to work. Since I wish to continue employment in maritime, tourism, and hospitality, Water Taxi was a perfect fit and valuable experience. I am thankful for my employment at Water Taxi and will never forget the best office on the water!
If you live in South Florida and love being on and around the water, come work for Water Taxi! Join our amazing team and become a part of this iconic South Florida attraction!
For more than 20 years, Water Taxi has transported and entertained guests on the scenic waters of Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood, Florida. Our fleet includes 13 boats, from 26-foot launch-style boats to 64-foot high-speed catamarans. We couldn’t do what we do without the 100 dedicated people employed as captains, deckhands, engineers, customer service representatives and more. They literally keep us afloat.
When you work for Water Taxi, your office will be the beautiful waterways of Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood. In November, you might be taking passengers to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the worlds largest in the water boat show. In April, your boat might be headed to the Tortuga Music Festival in the heart of Fort Lauderdale Beach. In April, your boat might be headed to the Tortuga Music Festival in the heart of Fort Lauderdale Beach.
Every day is different on the water, and you’ll love working on it.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR POSITIONS
Water Taxi employs USCG-credentialed captains holding a 50-ton or greater Master’s License. Experienced mariners can hone their skills operating single screw, twin screw, and azimuth pod boats from 26 to 64 feet. New mariners can gain a wealth of knowledge on the job learning to operate and dock boats in different wind and current conditions.
Water Taxi captains pilot a variety of vessels, from 26-foot single screw launch-style boats to 40-foot azimuth pod-propelled boats to twin-screw 64-foot catamarans and more. Our captains are first and foremost responsible for the safety of their passengers followed by providing an entertaining and enjoyable day on the water.
Are you a new captain in need of experience or a seasoned captain looking for a more permanent local job? Either way, Water Taxi is perfect for you!
Water Taxi employs lifelong boaters and people new to boating. We offer extensive training in maritime and hospitality to ensure high standards of safety and customer service. Our crew can expect variety in their work, from assisting their captain in docking a boat to mixing up a margarita during happy hour. Our crew positions offer an excellent opportunity for those looking to gain sea time and experience toward receiving their captain’s license.
At Water Taxi, deckhands will work in a variety of roles. Our deckhands are primarily responsible for the safety of their passengers followed by providing them an entertaining and enjoyable day on the water. Deckhands learn how to safely board and disembark passengers, secure their vessel to the dock, fight fires and rescue a man-overboard. During your day, you will be responsible for ticketing passengers, selling drinks and entertaining passengers between stops.
Water Taxi employs a diverse range of skill sets to make up our engineering team, including diesel mechanics, electrical engineers and fiberglass specialists. Most of our work is done in-house with little use of outside contractors. You will be able to use your existing skills – and learn new ones – while tackling a variety of projects. One day, you might rebuild an engine or repair a fiberglass hull. Our engineers even do complete boat overhauls.
At Water Taxi, engineers are responsible for the mechanical, electrical and cosmetic upkeep of Water Taxi’s fleet of 13 vessels and dock facilities. We offer specialized positions such as diesel mechanics, fiberglass and paint specialists, electrical engineers and detailers, in addition to those who offer a broader range of skills.
Water Taxi employs both in and out-of-office customer service representatives. Feel more comfortable inside an office? We have that. Prefer to be outside by the water with beautiful yachts in the background? We have that, too. Become a part of our team to ensure our passengers experience an amazing day on the water.
At Water Taxi, customer service representatives are the first point of contact for our guests and assist passengers in planning their day. Customer service representatives assist in office clerical work, answer general questions about Water Taxi service and provide guests with recommendations to make the most of their day in Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood and on the water.
Work outside in the beautiful Fort Lauderdale weather providing information and guest service at popular Water Taxi stops.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Assist customers in understanding how the Water Taxi service operates
- Have an understanding of Water Taxi schedules, boat operations, and descriptions of various stops
- Assist passengers with loading, unloading
- Ensure the dock area is clean and brochure racks are stocked
- Ticket passengers
- Perform other duties as assigned by management
- Ability to read, write and converse in the English language
- Interpersonal customer service skills
- Must present a neat and clean appearance
DESIRABLE SKILLS, EDUCATION, & EXPERIENCE:
- High school diploma or equivalency
- Possession of a valid driver’s license
Applicants fluent in additional languages a plus.
WATER TAXI'S CAREER PATH
Water Taxi offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to begin your maritime career! You can get paid while learning the skills you’ll need to succeed in the industry. Just received your license but have no previous experience? Come learn about currents, docking, crew management and vessel handling. Hoping to one day get your captain’s license? Water Taxi is a great place to accrue necessary sea time toward your license and for you to learn the skills to succeed as a captain.
Being based in Fort Lauderdale, the Water Taxi allowed me to learn about an industry I had no prior knowledge of. After a couple years of working for the Water Taxi, I made my transition into the private section of the marine industry and could not be happier. I would like to thank the Water Taxi and the individuals that helped me advance in my career.
When I decided to shoot for a career in the Maritime Industry I found it difficult to land a job as a rookie. Water Taxi Fort Lauderdale gave me my chance. I got tons of experience and sea time on a 64’ catamaran. This was an incredibly valuable resource to many connections in the industry. Now I am a Salvage Captain in Miami, but I could have never gotten here without my start at Water Taxi.
Ten years ago, I moved to Ft. Lauderdale, but did not ride the Water Taxi until last year. I was so impressed. I ride on a boat to work and to go home, am surrounded by awesome coworkers, view magnificent yachts and creatures of the sea and meet great people from all over the world. It is not often in life that we find a job that we are happy to be doing, but I have!
Working for Water Taxi of Fort Lauderdale has been nothing but fun. All the crew members are like family; we all look out for each other and enjoy working together. Water Taxi opens up great work opportunities for the future.
Working for Water Taxi of Fort Lauderdale was a great experience. I got hired only knowing a little about boats and over the course of two years learned a lot like tying knots, some mechanical skills, boat handling and much more. The staff at Ft. Lauderdale are awesome and the captains are always willing to teach you something.