Jobs at Seaplane Adventures in San Francisco

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Seaplane Adventures is the most unique air tour in the State of California. We bring visitors and locals alike up in the air to experience breathtaking beauty and splendor that is the San Francisco Bay Area – one of the most fascinating and scenic cities anywhere in the world! Our Sausalito seaplane base has been in continuous operation since 1946, bringing over a half-century of flightseeing over San Francisco, Alcatraz, and the Golden Gate Bridge. Join our enthusiastic team that provides a one of a kind experience with seaplane flights.

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Current Open Positions

Seaplane air tour and Part 135 charter operation in San Francisco, CA is looking for an experienced Beaver pilot for the summer season and possibly more. Must be an experienced pilot in the DHC-2 who is gregarious, good with people and a team player. A&P skillset and major plus. Position is open immediately.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Must have at least 100hrs flying time in DHC-2 Beaver preferably on amphibious or straight floats.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; positive, energetic, and friendly demeanor.
  • Ability to positively accept direction and complete tasks as assigned.
  • Reliability and a self-starter attitude; initiative
  • Ability to adhere to work schedule and to work weekdays, weekends, and holidays.
  • English proficiency required, bilingual skills an asset.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Knowledgeable and willing to learn how to operate and troubleshoot a DCH-2
  • Capable to determine if weather conditions are appropriate to fly or cancel flights
  • Capable of giving safety briefing on aircraft to customers
    Communicates with air traffic control, front desk and customers
  • Able to lift at least 50lbs

Pilot License and SES Rating (Required)
Seaplane Commercial Rating (Required)
2nd Class Medical (Required)

We are currently looking for a Class B driver to help us shuttle customers from Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco or downtown Sausalito to our seaplane base locates at Mill Valley and back to pick-up point after their air-tour is over. Driver will also be helping with dock-hand responsibilities when not driving.

Shuttle Duties Include but are not limited to:

  • Picking up customers in our 15-passenger van from locations in San Francisco and shuttling them to our seaplane airport facility in Sausalito.
  • Daily vehicle/s inspection
  • Cleaning inside and outside of vehicle/s
  • Logging in vehicle maintenance

Dock-Hand Duties Include but are not limited to (job training available):

  • Prepare the aircraft to the pilots’ specifications before the first flight, in the morning and help the pilot shutdown after the last flight
  • Help fuel aircraft before every flight
  • Sanitize aircraft after each flight
  • Escort customers from the office to the seaplanes
  • Tie down and launch seaplanes from the dock
  • Help keep our seaplanes, dock, and office clean

Applicant must have a current Class B Commercial License in California, pass drug test, be personable, friendly, customer service oriented and enjoy talking to new people. Applicant must also have a clean driving record with the CA DMV. Email us for additional requirements.

Candidates must have strong writing and communication skills as well as strong organizational skills. This candidate should be a fast thinker who is calm under pressure and can prioritize and keep track of multiple projects. Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are required. Being a quick learner and a team player is a must. People skills, flexibility, poise, and a good sense of humor are also essential.


  • A minimum of 2 years of visitor services experience required, preferably Experience with ticketing systems preferred.
  • Cash handling experience; ability to count cash and change quickly and accurately.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; positive, energetic and friendly demeanor.
  • Ability to positively accept direction and complete tasks as assigned.
  • Reliability and a self-starter attitude; initiative to seek out work during slow business times.
  • Ability to attend to details and work with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to prioritize and efficiently complete varied tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently, collaboratively as part of a team, and cooperatively with other departments to ensure an integrated guest experience.
  • Ability to maintain focus and professional demeanor while serving large numbers of guest.
  • Ability to adhere to work schedule and to work weekdays, weekends, and holidays.
  • English proficiency required; bilingual skills an asset.


  • Answering phone calls and emails
  • Attend the front desk
  • Provide check-in assistance, ticketing changes, re-booking of itineraries and special service requests for passengers.
  • Communicated with pilots and dock staff on a daily bases.
  • Updated and edit reservations and other daily spreadsheets.
  • Provide clear and accurate communication to passengers, agents, flight crews and vendors
  • Assist all guest on purchases from retail
  • Resolve issues with flight activity to ensure on-time departure
  • Responsible for maintaining the safety and security of the ramp at all time.
  • Help maintain the office, lobby, and restrooms clean.
  • Help and assist the Marketing department
  • Help and assist with new retail orders
  • Comply with all safety procedures and airline policies

To apply for any of these positions and see full job descriptions, please email your resume and the name of the position you are applying for to info@seaplane.com