Boat Captain

Entity/Property: COMO Parrot Cay
Position: Boat Captain
Base Location: Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos Islands
Department: Boating
Reports into: Director of Boating and Security


  • Safely operate the boat and ensure that it is operated and crewed according to the Maritime Laws of the Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Abide by the Rules and Regulation of Parrot Cay Resort & COMO Shambahala Retreat
  • Responsible for the safe operating of the boat, in the event of being given orders and he feel it is unsafe or otherwise, he must explain the implications of doing so, and report the matter immediately
  • Navigate and operate boat, using maps, radios, depth finders, radars, lights, buoys, and lighthouses
  • Maintain records of daily activities, personnel reports, ship positions and movements
  • Maintain all on-board equipment, including machinery, engines and safety equipment with regular inspection and report all defects or problems to the Engineer and the Boating Manager attention without delay
  • Inspect vessels to ensure efficient and safe operation of vessels and equipment, and conformance to regulations
  • Carry out full set of Captain pre-sailing checks and ensure that the Engineer checks is done
  • Be an extra eye for Security reporting any unusual or suspicious movement in and around Parrot Cay
  • Ensure that passengers are properly brief prior to the vessel departing from port,
  • Any other job-related duties assigned by Boating Manager or other Managers

Key Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid Turks & Caicos Islands Boat Operating License
  • Must have a good knowledge of machinery breakdown drills
  • Required to sleep on Parrot Cay to operate the vessel in the event there is an emergency
  • Beginning each shift you are to check your vessel crew, ensuring the vessel will comply with manning level requirements and Company safety standards
  • Inspect the vessels for cleanliness and Check the vessels before each shift, (as per daily checks lists). Check deck work practices, external vessel surface, fuel storage and bunkering practices
  • Ensure the vessel is prepare prior to boarding time, meet and greet the passengers or staff transferring to Parrot Cay or Providenciales
  • Initiate boarding and oversee passenger’s numbers on board
  • Ensure staff are boarding after guest
  • Ensure no-un authorized persons are travelling on board the vessel
  • Check bridge equipment and prepare for departure
  • Carry out an introduction of yourself and crew members as well as life jacket display, along with an explanation of the safety equipment on board.
  • maintenance requirements