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Mate - Tour Boat in Niagara Gorge
Posted date [2017-Aug-17] (ID: 706)

Our Mate, under direct supervision of the Captain, operates Transport Canada inspected passenger vessels in the Niagara Gorge in a manner that ensures the safety and security of the crew and passengers, enjoyment of the passengers, and respect for the environment.  During the shoulder season and outside of operating season, the Mate may assist with maintenance and repair projects to vessels and facilities, and other special projects as directed.  A flexible schedule is a must.  Schedule includes evenings, weekends and holidays.


  • operates the vessel with due regard for Hornblower Niagara Cruises Safety Management System (SMS), ISO Respect Management System, Vessel Security Plan, proper standards of Watch Keeping and in accordance with the practice of good seamenship
  • directly supervises Deckhands and other crew members
  • routinely inspects all areas of the vessel for unsafe conditions, assists in accident investigations and reports, and makes safety annoucements to ensure the safety and comfort of the crew and passengers
  • participates in emergency drills in accordance with Transport Canada regulations, the Safety Management System and Vessel Security Plan
  • maintains vessel operations and maintenance logs, paying particular attention to proper recording of incidents and irregularities.  Additionally maintains personnel reports in cooperation with the Captain
  • ensures a clean and safe workplace
  • assists with daily training talks


  • Mate 150 Gross Tonnage, Domestic (recognized by Transport Canada)
  • Small Vessel Machinery Operator (training provided)
  • current Marine Advanced First Aid
  • current (within previous two (2) years) Transport Canada approved medical
  • minimum one (1) year of shipboard experience required
  • customer service experience an asset
  • Ships Security Officer Certificate an asset
  • SVOP or Limited Master Certificate an asset
  • the ability to successfully complete a criminal background check
Job Title Mate - Tour Boat in Niagara Gorge
Job Details
Posted By Hornblower Niagara Cruises
Start Date immediately
Location Niagara Falls, Ontario
Deadline for Application
Contact Phone # 905-394-3118
Contact Email kdilapo(at)
Categories and Description
Ship's Main Trading Area Ship's Main Trading Area -> Shore Job
Term Term -> Seasonal
Position / Rank Position -> Mate (Other)