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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 

  • cjbogard
    5 star rating

    Best guides ever! We actually went on four tours sponsored by Pukka (three run by them, one by the Sami reindeer folks). ... read more

    benwk7
    5 star rating

    Great Crew! Jenka was absolutely wonderful and friendly, she was great at explaining everything and was ways to talk to. She helped... read more

    609annettas
    5 star rating

    Northern Lights A group of four of us and 8 others set off in an extremely comfortable mini bus in snowy conditions... read more

  • S2Sara
    5 star rating

    Snowshoe Trek We were well looked after right from the start. A great experience and lots of fun with the needs of... read more

    Traveler143571
    5 star rating

    Snowshoe hike Dawid was a terrific guide for our out of the city hike catering to the unexpected early snow. We all... read more

    HediF6
    5 star rating

    Aurora chase Went looking for the Northern lights on the 14th of December. Having been unsuccessful in the previous night we were... read more

  • ClevelandJP
    5 star rating

    Excellent driver & tour guide; amazing experience We booked this tour thru Viking Cruises & the experience could not have been more wonderful. Our guides asked... read more

    Ali H
    5 star rating

    Clement was incredible! Will definitely recommend this experience for those visiting Tromsø. Thank you very much for the great experience!

    Kristjan T
    5 star rating

    I will never forget that one So, as difficult as it is to put into the words, I will try. That. Was. Amazing.
    But it did not...
    read more

  • 133berndtk
    5 star rating

    Magical Aurora chase Fantastic and unforgettable experience! Catching the Aurora seemed hopeless in Tromso because of cloudy sky, heavy rain and storm, but... read more

    kazym19670
    5 star rating

    Reindeer feeding & husky sledding Fantastic service from pick up and drop off to excursions themselves. Both the reindeer feeding and husky sledding days were... read more

    Cfssffc
    5 star rating

    Worth it! This great tour goes through many fjordes, villages and beaches nearby Tromsø. We had luck to have the best guide... read more

  • SGHtraveller
    5 star rating

    Amazing Aurora tour The Pukka Travels Northern Lights minibus tour was the highlight of our Tromso trip. The team that led us was... read more

    Dubrovnikwalkoffame
    5 star rating

    Perfect! It was a pleasure to be part of Pukka experience. We were going on sailing boat chasing northern lights, eating... read more

    rockchickUk
    5 star rating

    Dog sledding fun We booked this dog sledding adventure with Pukka and Artic adventures. We were on a cruise and our itinerary... 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

    Funlovinfella
    5 star rating

    ABSOLUTELY SPOT ON! We were taken around the harbour and various fjords by a young Yorkshireman named Jamie and to be fair he... read more

    daleinJapan
    5 star rating

    Perfect for sightseeing in Lofoten We enjoyed the beautiful Lofoten Islands landscape with a great guide. The sandwich for lunch was also delicious. 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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