Careers

At Water Taxi you’ll find more than just a job,
you’ll find a career.

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.

Every day is different on the water, and you’ll love working on it.

 

Water Taxi employs USCG-credentialed captains holding a 25-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!

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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.

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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.

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PRIMARY FUNCTION:

Welcome and provide information and guest service in the field at popular Water Taxi stops.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible to sell and scan Water Taxi’s tickets using our Point-of-Sale system.
  • Acknowledge and greet all Water Taxi’s customers and guests with the utmost courtesy and urgency.
  • Be knowledgeable of Water Taxi schedules, boat operations, and descriptions of other stops.
  • Assist Water Taxi customers with loading and unloading off the boat.
  • Ensure Water Taxi dock area is clean and brochure racks are stocked.
  • Organize passengers on the dock.
  • Communicate with office and vessels about what is occurring at the stop.
  • Be available to work all local events in the Broward/Miami-Dade County areas.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to read, write and converse in the English language
  • Must present a neat and clean appearance

SKILLS, EDUCATION, & EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma or equivalency
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to use technology

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Title: Corporate Sales Manager
Reports to: Director of Sales
Department: Sales
Effective Date: September 2023

Job Summary:
The Corporate Sales Manager plays a pivotal role in driving business growth for Water Taxi of Fort Lauderdale. This position involves maintaining and expanding partnerships with reseller partners, prospecting and pursuing new leads, and ensuring effective communication and collaboration within the sales team. The Corporate Sales Manager is responsible for maintain accurate records in Salesforce, fostering relationships with key stakeholders, and promoting the company through networking events and training sessions.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Reseller Partner Management:
    1. Maintain and nurture relationships with current reseller partners.
    2. Conduct regular in/person check-in meetings based on partner tiers (monthly for tier one, bi-monthly for tier two, and quarterly for tier three)
  2. Lead Generation and Prospecting:
    1. Identify and pursue new leads and opportunities within the target list, focusing on hotels and restaurants.
    2. Cold call prospective clients and initiate contact with tier one and two decision-makers, such as the Director of Sales.
    3. Keep accurate records of all leads and interactions in the Salesforce database
  3. Salesforce.com Management:
    1. Ensure all lead and opportunity information is accurately entered and regularly updated in the Salesforce database
    2. Log all sales-related calls and meetings.
    3. Record meeting notes and follow-up actions in Salesforce.com
  4. Group Training and Support:
    1. Host group training sessions for staff at new partner restaurants and hotels to educate them about Water Taxi services and promote partnerships success.
    2. Provide ongoing support and resources to reseller partners.
  5. Networking and Referral Business:
    1. Identify and join local networking events to generate new referral business opportunities.
    2. Represent Water Taxi of Fort Lauderdale professionally and establish a strong presence within the local business community.

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About the job

Water Taxi of Fort Lauderdale has been an icon in South Florida for over 30 years; serving the Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood area with year-round service, private charters, and special event transportation. Water Taxi is based in the Yachting Capitol of the World, Fort Lauderdale Florida, and boasts the largest passenger fleet in South Florida.

We boast a fleet of 13 boats varying in size from 26’ launch-style boats to 64’ high-speed catamarans and a staff of over 100 employees.

REPORTING:
Reports to General Manager

BASIC FUNCTION:
The Director of Engineering is responsible for planning, and executing daily engineering projects, project planning, supervising the activity of other mechanics, shipwrights, and boat cleaners’ parts and contractor procurement, operation, upkeep, and repair of all vessels and shoreside facilities, to a state of readiness at all times.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee and maintain systems including engine machinery spaces, and deck, following preventive maintenance programs on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis with the support of the Management
  • Coordinate resources for flawless execution of projects on time, within budget
  • Oversees the operation of the computerized vessel maintenance system
  • Schedule Engineering staff for maximum efficiency
  • Maintain up-to-date logs and maintenance programs for all equipment and inventory.
  • Oversee Interior / Exterior cleaning and upkeep of vessels to a top-quality standard.
  • Diesel maintenance OEM (original equipment manufacturer)/ oil changes /injectors /fuel pumps/transmissions/assist in engine change-outs
  • Maintain tools, filters, and replacement parts.
  • Required to follow the company safety and pollution prevention policies and procedures
  • Prepare the vessels for all USCG annual inspections and dry docks
  • Participate in shoreside training as required by the company
  • Direct maintenance of on-shore side facilities including docks, buildings, and grounds
  • Familiar with all company policies, procedures, and Emergency Response Activities.
  • Strong knowledge of diesel propulsion and electricity generation systems, and support systems such as fuel, air compressors, pumps, hydraulics, plumbing, refrigeration, heating, and air conditioning
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Management

Requirements:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Required to be on call as scheduled
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to multitask, set priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Valid driver’s license
  • MS Office (Word/Excel/Outlook)
  • Possess or able to obtain a TWIC card
  • Professional demeanor may have some passenger contact and have the ability to present information and respond to questions.
  • Ability to read, write, and converse in the English language

Featured benefits:

  • Medical insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Disability insurance

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Your Career Path at Water Taxi

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.

Water Taxi prides itself as a premier destination for those just entering the marine industry with prospects of working on a yacht, tug boat, tow boat or charter boat.  Nowhere else in South Florida will you have a better opportunity to learn vessel handling in various current and wind conditions, dock a boat upwards of 50 times a day, and manage a crew overseeing anywhere from 19-199 passengers all while being paid to do so.

Water Taxi is unique in that our employees begin with a wide variety of maritime experience from new comer to seasoned mariners.  Whether you intend to make a career at Water Taxi or move on to another opportunity in the maritime industry we will be sure to provide you the skills necessary to succeed upon completing our Career Path Program.

Want to work on a tug boat in Port Everglades someday?  Water Taxi is the only on the job place to learn the intricacies of driving an azimuth pod propelled boat just like the tug boats use.

Want to enter the yachting industry?  Water Taxi is renowned for our ability to teach the necessary skills to succeed in the yachting industry and provide excellent opportunities to network.

Want to work at a tow and salvage company? Just speak to a tow boat captain and there’s a strong chance they started at Water Taxi or know several people at their company who did. Water Taxi is the best opportunity to learn the local waters and vessel handling skills required to operate a tow boat.

How it Works:

In order to become a licensed captain, you must complete a USCG Master’s and supplemental courses, pass an exam and have the required sea time (days on the water).  For more information regarding the courses and requirements to receive a license, visit Maritime Professional Training at mptusa.com.

Our program is best suited for candidates who:

  • Have passed the necessary courses at MPT or another accredited school but lack sea-time.
  • Have the necessary sea time but want more experience before taking your class.
  • Have neither the necessary sea time or taken any courses towards a license.
  • Have your 50 or 100 ton USCG Master’s license and want to gain experience.
  • Have your 50 ton USCG Master’s license and want to upgrade to a 100 ton.