Hourly rate: £11.50

Sabrina Boat is currently looking for a personable and enthusiastic skipper to join the ranks! If you like a bit of variety and beautiful views on the water, then this role may be for you!

About us:

The Sabrina boat is a 60-seater passenger vessel on the River Severn that runs on the river loop around Shrewsbury town centre. We offer day trips with table service for drinks and live commentary, as well as a range of themed evening parties or food and drink functions for both public events and private hire.

About the role:

Sabrina Skippers will have the pleasure of driving the boat for our day trips which run from March until October, 7 days a week, 6 trips a day (7 Trips per day May to September). Our skippers provide a live commentary during each daytrip to inform and entertain passengers during their cruise. We also offer a 3-hour cruise in the evenings for public and private functions.

A level 2 Boat Masters license will be required to operate Sabrina boat. Candidates who already possess this license will need to do their local knowledge training before being able to drive. Candidates who do not possess this licence will have the ability to complete their training with Sabrina tours for free, however you will be required to cover the MCA costs of obtaining your license. For more information about the costs of obtaining your license, please contact our office.

As this is a permanent role, we can offer flexibility with shifts and some part time work in our winter period when we are closed for the season.

Key responsibilities:

  • Driving the boat along the designated route on a regular basis
  • Ability to perform required manoeuvres
  • Able to perform live safety brief and commentary for up to 60 people at a time.
  • Maintaining knowledge of technical aspects
  • Maintaining knowledge of river routes
  • Maintaining knowledge of town history
  • Maintaining knowledge of emergency protocol procedures
  • General all-round regular boat maintenance such as engine checks, refuelling and cleaning

Requirements of the Skipper:

  • Level 2 Boat Masters License
  • Reliable, trustworthy, and flexible
  • Diligent and conscientious
  • Charismatic and confident with public speaking

Benefits of the role and joining Sabrina Tours:

  • Tips on top
  • Gym membership
  • Staff drink at the end of each shift
  • Discounts on our services and products
  • Discounts and benefits with our partner restaurants and attractions
  • Paid break periods
  • Cycle to work scheme

Expected Hours:

This position is available Full-Time or Part-Time.

As this is a unique position, hours are generally decided between all skippers before the season begins. We always try to ensure that the agreed upon shifts/hours suit all our skipper’s needs.

Office Location
Sabrina Tours Ltd
10 Roushill Bank
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY1 1PN

Boat Location
Sabrina Boat
Victoria Quay
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY1 1HH

How to apply

CV and covering letter by email to info@sabrinaboat.co.uk with the reference ‘Skipper’ or complete the form below.

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THANK YOU!! We booked the Pirate Boat on 9th June at 3:30pm. The kids loved every second, the adults even more so. This trip was for our middle sons birthday and I think we will be booking again for the youngest! Excellent Day.

Rachel Burkitt, June 2019

I hired the Pirate Boat as a surprise for my husband birthday. Carla was great in helping keep this a secret for me. Thank you so much for taking us up the river and letting the boys drive the boat! It was an amazing experience… thank you all!

Lammint, April 2019

What a lovely way to spend 45 minutes, the guide was informative the crew and waitresses were friendly. If you find yourself with an hour to spend at leisure in Shrewsbury then this is how I recommend you spend it.

Rustie46, March 2019

Myself and my wife Susan recently (26/03) spent a few hours in Shrewsbury and decided to take in a cruise on the river. Anyone who visits Shrewsbury should make this experience a must do!!! You will not be disappointed.

John P, March 2019

A lovely boat trip along the river lasts for 45 minutes with commentary along the way about Shrewsbury and some of the local landmarks. It is a good price as well and well worth doing if you are in the area would recommend.

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