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
Tesla X Experience So we did the tour today, and it was a great experience, especially regarding that you are more private than... read morestephanbosma
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 moreKevAghadowey
Amazing experience Feel very fortunate to have seen the lights during the trip. The team from Pukka are amazing. Informative and seemingly... read more
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 moreTina K
We saw them We started under poor conditions with snow and cloudy sky everywhere. After 2h driving through the inland we found a... read moreSiobhan D
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
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 morejessp-aus
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 moresilviaf446
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
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... read moreEmma L
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 moreDihan S
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
Artic sailing excursion Good sailing ; great views and team. Proper introduction of the tour before starting, specific equipment supplied to cope with... read moreterryhU7237QS
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 morealicabaliboo
Mesmerizing Experience! My friend and me have had the most wonderful experience we could have imagined. We booked the "Classic Tromsø Winter... read more
Trollfjord Catamaran cruise from Svolvær to Trollfjord was an unforgettable experience! Silently sailing between the misty mountains, fishing, and the delicious... read moreannakucerova
Amazing!😊 The trip was wonderful! It was a great pleasure to meet the skipper. We could ask him anything about the... read morejokaiser6
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
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.