Work As A Skipper In The ArcticWe 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
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!
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!
The Pukka Philosophy
Some reviews from our Pukka Travelers
Best guides ever! We actually went on four tours sponsored by Pukka (three run by them, one by the Sami reindeer folks). ... read morebenwk7
Great Crew! Jenka was absolutely wonderful and friendly, she was great at explaining everything and was ways to talk to. She helped... read more609annettas
Northern Lights A group of four of us and 8 others set off in an extremely comfortable mini bus in snowy conditions... read more
Snowshoe Trek We were well looked after right from the start. A great experience and lots of fun with the needs of... read moreTraveler143571
Snowshoe hike Dawid was a terrific guide for our out of the city hike catering to the unexpected early snow. We all... read moreHediF6
Aurora chase Went looking for the Northern lights on the 14th of December. Having been unsuccessful in the previous night we were... read more
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 moreAli H
Clement was incredible! Will definitely recommend this experience for those visiting Tromsø. Thank you very much for the great experience!Kristjan T
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
Magical Aurora chase Fantastic and unforgettable experience! Catching the Aurora seemed hopeless in Tromso because of cloudy sky, heavy rain and storm, but... read morekazym19670
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 moreCfssffc
Worth it! This great tour goes through many fjordes, villages and beaches nearby Tromsø. We had luck to have the best guide... read more
Amazing Aurora tour The Pukka Travels Northern Lights minibus tour was the highlight of our Tromso trip. The team that led us was... read moreDubrovnikwalkoffame
Perfect! It was a pleasure to be part of Pukka experience. We were going on sailing boat chasing northern lights, eating... read morerockchickUk
Dog sledding fun We booked this dog sledding adventure with Pukka and Artic adventures. We were on a cruise and our itinerary... read more
Amazing experience Feel very fortunate to have seen the lights during the trip. The team from Pukka are amazing. Informative and seemingly... read moreFunlovinfella
ABSOLUTELY SPOT ON! We were taken around the harbour and various fjords by a young Yorkshireman named Jamie and to be fair he... read moredaleinJapan
Perfect for sightseeing in Lofoten We enjoyed the beautiful Lofoten Islands landscape with a great guide. The sandwich for lunch was also delicious. More
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!
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 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.
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.