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Current vacancies

Current vacancies

Full time deckhand required at East by West Ferries

East by West Ferries are currently in an exciting phase with the imminent arrival of our new, fully electric ferry and we are seeking a full-time deckhand to join our team (approximately 40 hours per week).
This role is rostered shift work and consists of range of early mornings, evenings and some weekends. Shifts to be agreed upon between company and successful candidate.

Duties include
- Ticket sales
- Maintaining passenger safety
- Assisting ferry operations
- Bar service
- General cleaning
- Working evening charters / functions
- In-house training towards Qualified Deck Crew certification
- Developing knowledge of the boats, maritime travel, and visiting locations (Days Bay/Eastbourne and Wellington City)

There is also a potential opportunity for the successful candidate to work towards their Skipper Restricted Limits qualification to become a skipper onboard our ferries.

Candidates must have excellent customer service skills, adequate physical strength (lifting involved), and an interest in the maritime environment. Full training is provided so no specific marine experience needed but we are looking for someone with a keen interest in working on the water.

To apply, please email your CV to


We are always looking for the right skippers to join our team.

2022 is going to be an exciting year for East by West, with the introduction of our new electric ferry, Ika Rere.

If you have an SRL with passenger and 24 metre endorsements' (or equivalent ticket) and relevant experience, preferably with catamarans, please email your CV to