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Ferry Boat Captain - 100T Master License - $25 - $30 hr.

Mackinac Island Ferry Company
Houston, TX 77004

Ferry Boat Captain 100 T Master License


Mackinac Island Ferry Company is currently seeking friendly, energetic and customer orientated Boat Captains with at least a 100 Ton Master License, (either Near Coastal or Great Lakes Endorsement is needed), to join our team for the season!  Our season runs April thru October.


We are looking for hard-working, enthusiastic team players. If you love working with people, being on the open water, we encourage you to apply now!  We work hard and play hard!


Mackinac Island Ferry Co is active in community service and partners with St. Jude"s Children Research Hospital.


  • Competitive Pay

  • Health Insurance

  • Unlimited free rides to Mackinac Island 

  • Free VIP tickets for Family and Friends

  • Additional Discount tickets for Family and Friends

  • Opportunity for cash gratuities or tips

  • Free uniform shirts

  • $250.00 Employee Referral Program

  • Affordable housing 

  • Employee discounts at gift shops

  • Company sponsored events

  • Opportunities for advancement

  • Make Lifetime friendships and memories

  • Meet people from all over the world

  • Enjoy the beautiful Northern Michigan shoreline



  • Ensure the safety of the vessel and its passengers, crew and cargo

  • Leadership and direction of crew members

  • Oversee loading and unloading of passengers and freight

  • Possess and demonstrates superior judgment and performance under pressure

  • Provide excellent customer service to all passengers

  • Operate the vessel at a safe and economical engine speed

  • Plan and coordinate safety inspections of the ferry

  • Maintain a clean work environment

  • Promptly report mechanical problems

  • Knowledge and adherence of U.S. Coast Guard rules and regulations governing the operation of a passenger vessel

  • Complete and maintain all shift records required by the USCG and Management

  • Maintain good communication with crew and Dock Master

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule

  • Perform other tasks as assigned


Qualifications (all need to be current)


  • U.S. Coast Guard Licensed as a Master of vessels at least 100 gross tons.

  • Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)

  • FCC Marine Radio Operators Permit (MROP)

  • First Aid/CPR certification

  • Participate and pass alcohol and drug tests as mandated by the USCG including but not limited to pre-employment, random, post-accident/incident testing.

About Star Line Ferry

Star Line Ferry was started by Tom Pfeiffelmann, Sam McIntire, and others in the late 1970s. They purchased Argosy Boat Line. The company was then renamed Star Line after the 5 original stockholders making up a 5-pointed star. At that time, they operated slower ferries including the Nicolet, Treasure Islander and Flamingo.

In 1979 Star Line bought their first fast ferry, Marquette. Over the next few years, the old LaSalle and Nicolet were replaced with sisters to the Marquette. In 1987 Star Line decided to take it up a notch with Radisson, an 85-foot fast ferry which was modeled after a luxury yacht.

In time the LaSalle, Nicolet, and Marquette also added hydro-jets with their trademark rooster tails. In 1990 Star Line added Cadillac and in 1993 added Joliet. These boats were built in the style of the Radisson. In 2005, Marquette was sold to Davis Park Marine of Patchogue, NY. She was replaced by the larger Marquette II. And in 2006, Nicolet was also sold to Davis Park Marine.



Thank you for your interest in joining our crew!  You can learn more about being part of this adventurous opportunity by checking us out on Facebook, "Starline Mackinac Island Ferry" and our website:  www.mackinacferry.com


Mackinac Island Ferry Company is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.


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Posted: 2023-06-06 Expires: 2023-07-06

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Ferry Boat Captain - 100T Master License - $25 - $30 hr.

Mackinac Island Ferry Company
Houston, TX 77004

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