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Work As A Skipper In The Arctic

We are looking for talented skippers to join our team

Got what it takes? Apply for the job as a skipper in the Arctic – We are expanding and looking for one more talented skipper to join our team in the Arctic. Whale watching, fishing and sailing for a living? Yes it’s possible

About Pukka Travels 

We are working on becoming more environmentally friendly everyday

Mother nature is our number one girl, and we are trying to pave the way on environmentally friendly travel in the Arctic. In order to do this, we are working on becoming better and better every day. Read more about our Eco Lighthouse Certification Here. Being part of the Pukka Travels team also means caring for the environment, and working towards making our organization “greener” than the Northern Lights!

Arctic Experts Here to Help

Our team may come from all over the world, but we all call the Arctic our home, and have taken the time to explore our backyard together. We are here to help our guests plan the best trip possible. Being a guide means sharing this experience with our guests, we are here to do everything in order to make their trip to the Arctic a trip to remember forever!

Here to help, 7 Days Per Week

Our support team is available to help plan a dream trip 7 days per week. We are here to help! Read more about our what services we provide here

The Pukka Philosophy

Some reviews from our Pukka Travelers 

  • stefangeorgaxel
    5 star rating

    Tesla X Experience So we did the tour today, and it was a great experience, especially regarding that you are more private than... read more

    stephanbosma
    5 star rating

    Chasing the Northern light in a minivan We had an amaizing trip we spend time on a smal beach with a campfire, a clear sky and great... read more

    KevAghadowey
    5 star rating

    Amazing experience Feel very fortunate to have seen the lights during the trip. The team from Pukka are amazing. Informative and seemingly... read more

  • andradsjj
    5 star rating

    Arctic Fjord Sightseeing and Northern Lights Mini Bus Chase I had an amazing time! The guides were awesome and also all the way, the views, the lights, the snacks,... read more

    Tina K
    5 star rating

    We saw them We started under poor conditions with snow and cloudy sky everywhere. After 2h driving through the inland we found a... read more

    Siobhan D
    5 star rating

    Excellent fun trip around the Fjords We booked the Fjord trip by Minibus through Pukka Travels. An excellent company - very professional, young and friendly... read more

  • PomelloLondon
    5 star rating

    RIB trip Tromsø The trip was fantastic and we were very well taken care of..from making sure we know where the agency is,... read more

    jessp-aus
    5 star rating

    Lofoten Islands Top 5 Sights Photography Tour Hello and thanks for taking the time to share your experience us! The Lofoten Islands are a pretty incredible backdrop... read more

    silviaf446
    5 star rating

    Experience of lifetime! Thank you for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor and we´Reindeer Sledding & Sami Experience so happy you got to... read more

  • karid88
    5 star rating

    Most amazing RIB tour ever! We saw orcas! Thanks so much Pukka Travels and John the skipper for making my dream come true!
    I went on the RIB tour...
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    Emma L
    5 star rating

    A once in a lifetime experience! Hi Emma,

    Thank you for the kind words.

    We are glad to hear you had a great experience on our Arctic Sail...
    read more

    Dihan S
    5 star rating

    awesome experience with Pukka went with a group of tourist to chase northern light, we had 3 guides, they are very friendly and professional.... read more

  • Exp57
    5 star rating

    Artic sailing excursion Good sailing ; great views and team. Proper introduction of the tour before starting, specific equipment supplied to cope with... read more

    terryhU7237QS
    5 star rating

    Unforgettable experience on the Arctic Sail Safari To Trollfjord - Lofoten Hats off to the Pukka Team for making our experience in Lofoten an unforgettable one! Nicholas and Jenna provided the... read more

    alicabaliboo
    5 star rating

    Mesmerizing Experience! My friend and me have had the most wonderful experience we could have imagined. We booked the "Classic Tromsø Winter... read more

  • 712atb
    5 star rating

    Trollfjord Catamaran cruise from Svolvær to Trollfjord was an unforgettable experience! Silently sailing between the misty mountains, fishing, and the delicious... read more

    annakucerova
    5 star rating

    Amazing!😊 The trip was wonderful! It was a great pleasure to meet the skipper. We could ask him anything about the... read more

    jokaiser6
    5 star rating

    Sail trip to Trollfjord Despite cloudy and cold weather we had a fantastic time on the catamaran trip to Trollfjord. The crew was very... read more

fishing in tromsø

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FROM RYA SKIPPERS WITH IMO-60 SAFETY COURSES

If you are looking for a fantastic opportunity to combine your talents as a skipper with the ability to do what you love everyday – this could be something for you!

REQUIRED CERTIFICATES

To work commercially in Norway you need a minimum of D5L or D5.

IF YOU ARE A RYA YACHTMASTER SKIPPER, WE HOST A COURSE IN ENGLISH 27 SEPTEMBER -8 OCTOBER TO RECEIVE YOUR NORWEGIAN LICENS!

You also need to the following courses/certifications:

– IMO 50(60) STCW 95 Basic Safety

– Crowd & Crisis Management

 

– Medical assessment from a maritime doctor

 

– VHF cert

WORKING AS A SKIPPER

Being a skipper is a job that requires a range of qualifications and experience. You are responsible both for the safety of the passengers, the navigation of the yacht and the experience we provide our clients here in the north.

BE OUT IN NATURE

Every day, we take our guests out to watch whales, catch a big fish or experience the Northern Lights. We believe that you have a passion for being out in nature and enjoy showing the best of Norway to our international visitors.

IT’S THE BEST JOB IN THE WORLD?

We operate out of Tromso harbour and our fleet is located in the center of town, only minutes walk from the main hotels, bars, restaurants and shops. We profile our company to be in the highest quality operator, and we make sure to have the best yachts in the market and build a strong team of enthusiasts to deliver our products.

OUR SEASONS

Our high seasons are both Summer & Winter. Summer is between June and September and winter between November and February. However it can be possible to join us full time sailing in the Arctic 12 months in the year. You can ask our team about this in the application process.

fishing in tromsø

RYA – SKIPPERS

NORWAY DO NOT YET RECOGNISE THE RYA LICENS FOR COMMERCIAL WORK.

27 SEPTEMBER -8 OCTOBER WE ORGANISE A COURSE FOR EUROPEAN SKIPPERS TO RECEIVE THEIR NORWEGIAN LICENSES. THE COURSE IS ABOUT EUR 2000, RUNS FOR 10 DAYS, AND CAN BE PAID OF VIA YOUR SALARY THROUGHOUT THE SEASON.

Working with us, you have the ability to combine the two best things in life - be around great people, and go out at sea.

If you are an experienced skipper with passion for adventure and nature – this could be for you!

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