Deckhand/ Fishing Guide / Coxswain- Luxury Cruise Boat, Kimberley WA

  • Full Time
  • Seasonal

Website Kimberley Marine PTY LTD

About this Job

Deckhand / Fishing Guide / Coxswain – Luxury Cruise Boat, Kimberley WA

We have an exciting opportunity for a deckhand/ fishing guide to join our team for the Kimberley cruising season of 2024.

Lady M Luxury cruises is a luxury small group charter business that offers live-a-board cruises from Broome, Darwin and the Rowley Shoals. Onboard the “Lady M”, we accommodate up to 14 guests cruising the remote Kimberley coast. This is an incredibly exciting and rewarding role with waterfalls, fishing, freshwater swimming holes and ancient Indigenous art on your doorstep.



The deckhand plays an integral role in any cruising expedition. Being able to work independently as well as a team member of our company is highly important. Working efficiently and professionally, you will need to have sound experience operating 6m tender vessels, excellent customer service and be fully qualified as a Coxswain.



  • Report to the Vessel Master/ Owners
  • Safely and responsibly master the vessels 6m tenders
  • General deck hand duties
  • Assisting vessel master in navigational watches
  • Daily wash downs and detailing of vessel
  • Assisting guests whilst on excursions (fishing, guiding)
  • Maintenance and refueling of tenders
  • Stock takes of fishing equipment

In addition to the above, applicants require:

  • Sound experience as a Coxswain with relevant qualifications and sufficient skills to work on board motorised boats
  • To be well versed in all aspect of shipboard safety (including First Aid) and have a detailed knowledge of Australian Marine legislation and best practice
  • Excellent communication skills, personality and liaising with guests as well as the whole team
  • Be able to work flexible/long hours
  • An ability to work and live in a small ship environment
  • Be actively involved with the daily running of the vessel, ensuring that the comfort and safety of all persons aboard are maintained at very high standards
  • Attention to detail and strong organisational skills with the ability to give directions to guests in the event of an emergency;
  • Ensure that all work complies within company policy and procedures including OH&S and any legislative requirements.

Local knowledge is preferred, but not essential with onboard training provided


  • Minimum Coxswains
  • Senior First aid
  • National Police Clearance
  • Current responsible services of alcohol (RSA) certificate

Please do not apply if you do not hold a Coxswains.



You will be required to work a set roster throughout the season. This may vary from time to time depending on the vessel itinerary.

This is a remote role, where you will be living and working onboard Lady M for weeks at a time. As such, please consider the reality of working in a remote location for an extended period of time.

We are unable to offer re-location fees or housing, and are preferably looking for WA/ Broome locals.

Full-time seasonal position dependent on level of experience and/or skills.


Broome and the Kimberley


Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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