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    First Mate / Reserve Captain

    Harbour Safaris Ltd. is looking for a new member of our team!  We are a small boat tour operation based out of Nassau, Bahamas – we strive to impress our guests and customer service is second only to safety. We are the number one provider of swimming pig tours from Nassau and maintain high reviews and compliments from our guests and partners.

    Please note that applications will only be accepted through this online application form.  

    Description:

    As a member of our team you will be responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of daily tours and charters booked with the company. Proper and safe operation and maintenance of the vessel is critical to the position. Ensuring guests have a positive experience is one of the top requirements. Candidate must be experienced on boats, tech savvy and able to work well with others on the team. An outgoing personality and a love to entertain others are a plus!

    Location:

    Operations are based out of Nassau Harbour with day trips around the central Bahamas.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Compliance with all maritime regulations
    • Instituting and following all safety protocols
    • Proper planning & navigation of all water operations
    • Tour & Charter operations
    • Loading, safety and oversight of up to 15 passengers per trip
    • Online coordination of booked tours
    • Daily logging of maritime & tour operations
    • Fueling & securing vessel
    • General maintenance & upkeep

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Legal Right to Work in The Bahamas
    • High School Diploma
    • Bahamian Masters License “A” preferred
    • Current STCW
    • Must be able to swim
    • Reliable own transportation to and from the Nassau Harbour based operations
    • Previous experience in tourism and/or tour boat operations a plus

    Application Form:

    Required:

    • First Name
    • Last Name
    • Email
    • Resume

    First Name

    Last Name

    Date of Birth

    Your Email

    Phone Number

    STCW Certified
    YesNot CurrentNo

    BahamaHost Certified
    YesNo

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    Nassau Cruise Ship Schedule – January, February, March, April 2017

     

    Taking a cruise to Nassau, Bahamas?

    Check your schedule and availability for a full-day excursion to the swimming pigs from Nassau!

    We also offer full and half day charters, local tours and excursions, and island-hopping adventures!

    06-Feb-17 Carnival Ecstasy, Disney Wonder, Oasis Of The Seas
    07-Feb-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Carnival Valor, Costa Deliziosa, Disney Dream
    08-Feb-17 Norwegian Sky, Enchantment Of The Seas, Majesty Of The Seas
    09-Feb-17 Grandeur Of The Seas, Carnival Elation
    10-Feb-17 Grandeur Of The Seas, Carnival Valor, MSC Divina, Norwegian Escape
    11-Feb-17 Norwegian Sky, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Victory, Disney Dream
    12-Feb-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Victory
    13-Feb-17 Navigator Of The Seas, Carnival Elation, Allure Of The Seas, Seven Seas Explorer
    14-Feb-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Carnival Sensation, Carnival Valor, Disney Dream
    15-Feb-17 Norwegian Sky, Enchantment Of The Seas, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Ecstasy, Disney Wonder
    16-Feb-17 Norwegian Breakaway
    17-Feb-17 Carnival Valor, MSC Divina, Norwegian Escape
    18-Feb-17 Norwegian Sky, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Elation, Carnival Victory, Disney Dream
    19-Feb-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Victory, Disney Magic, Harmony of the Seas
    20-Feb-17 Carnival Ecstasy, Disney Wonder
    21-Feb-17 Carnival Valor, Disney Dream, Carnival Sunshine
    22-Feb-17 Norwegian Sky, Enchantment Of The Seas, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Elation
    23-Feb-17 Majesty Of The Seas, Norwegian Breakaway, Anthem of the Seas
    24-Feb-17 Carnival Valor, Disney Wonder, MSC Divina, Norwegian Escape
    25-Feb-17 Norwegian Sky, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Victory, Disney Dream
    26-Feb-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Victory
    27-Feb-17 Navigator Of The Seas, Carnival Elation, Disney Wonder, Costa Deliziosa, Allure Of The Seas
    28-Feb-17 Carnival Valor, Carnival Victory, Disney Dream
    01-Mar-17 Norwegian Sky, Enchantment Of The Seas, Majesty Of The Seas
    02-Mar-17 Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Breeze, Norwegian Breakaway, Anthem of the Seas
    03-Mar-17 Carnival Sensation, Carnival Valor, Disney Wonder, MSC Divina, Norwegian Escape
    04-Mar-17 Norwegian Sky, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Elation, Carnival Victory, Disney Dream
    05-Mar-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Victory, Riviera, Harmony of the Seas
    06-Mar-17 Disney Wonder, Norwegian Epic, Oasis Of The Seas
    07-Mar-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Valor, Disney Magic
    08-Mar-17 Norwegian Sky, Enchantment Of The Seas, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Freedom
    09-Mar-17 Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Elation, Costa Deliziosa, Disney Dream, Norwegian Breakaway, Anthem of the Seas
    10-Mar-17 Carnival Valor, Disney Magic, MSC Divina, Norwegian Escape
    11-Mar-17 Norwegian Sky, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Victory, Disney Dream
    12-Mar-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Victory
    13-Mar-17 Navigator Of The Seas, Carnival Elation, Disney Wonder, Allure Of The Seas
    14-Mar-17 Carnival Valor, Disney Dream
    15-Mar-17 Norwegian Sky, Majesty Of The Seas
    16-Mar-17 Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Dream, Carnival Pride, Norwegian Breakaway, Anthem of the Seas
    17-Mar-17 Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Sensation, Carnival Valor, Disney Wonder, MSC Divina, Norwegian Escape
    18-Mar-17 Norwegian Sky, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Elation, Carnival Victory, Disney Dream
    19-Mar-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Victory, Celebrity Summit, Costa Deliziosa, Harmony of the Seas
    20-Mar-17 Disney Magic, Oasis Of The Seas
    21-Mar-17 Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Valor, Disney Dream
    22-Mar-17 Norwegian Sky, Enchantment Of The Seas, Majesty Of The Seas, Disney Wonder
    23-Mar-17 Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Elation, Carnival Pride, Norwegian Breakaway, Anthem of the Seas
    24-Mar-17 Grandeur Of The Seas, Carnival Valor, Disney Magic, MSC Divina, Norwegian Escape
    25-Mar-17 Norwegian Sky, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Victory, Disney Dream, Riviera
    26-Mar-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Victory
    27-Mar-17 Navigator Of The Seas, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Elation, Disney Wonder, Allure Of The Seas
    28-Mar-17 Carnival Sensation, Carnival Valor, Disney Dream
    29-Mar-17 Norwegian Sky, Enchantment Of The Seas, Majesty Of The Seas
    30-Mar-17 Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Pride, Carnival Breeze, Norwegian Breakaway, Anthem of the Seas
    31-Mar-17 Carnival Conquest, Carnival Valor, Disney Wonder, MSC Divina, Norwegian Escape
    01-Apr-17 Norwegian Sky, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Elation, Carnival Victory, Disney Dream
    02-Apr-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Victory, Disney Magic, Harmony of the Seas
    03-Apr-17 Disney Wonder, Oasis Of The Seas
    04-Apr-17 Carnival Valor, Disney Dream
    05-Apr-17 Norwegian Sky, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Sunshine
    06-Apr-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Elation, Norwegian Breakaway, Anthem of the Seas
    07-Apr-17 Carnival Valor, Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Norwegian Escape, Seven Seas Mariner
    08-Apr-17 Norwegian Sky, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Victory, Disney Dream
    09-Apr-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Victory
    10-Apr-17 Navigator Of The Seas, Carnival Ecstasy, Disney Wonder, Allure Of The Seas
    11-Apr-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Carnival Elation, Carnival Sensation, Carnival Valor, Disney Dream
    12-Apr-17 Norwegian Sky, Enchantment Of The Seas, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Freedom
    13-Apr-17 Grandeur Of The Seas, Carnival Dream, Norwegian Breakaway, Anthem of the Seas
    14-Apr-17 Grandeur Of The Seas, Carnival Valor, Anthem of the Seas, Norwegian Escape
    15-Apr-17 Norwegian Sky, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Elation, Carnival Victory, Disney Dream
    16-Apr-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Victory, Harmony of the Seas
    17-Apr-17 Carnival Ecstasy, Disney Wonder, Celebrity Eclipse, Oasis Of The Seas
    18-Apr-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Carnival Valor, Royal Princess, Disney Dream
    19-Apr-17 Norwegian Sky, Enchantment Of The Seas, Majesty Of The Seas
    20-Apr-17 Grandeur Of The Seas, Carnival Elation, Carnival Pride, Norwegian Breakaway
    21-Apr-17 Grandeur Of The Seas, Carnival Valor, Norwegian Escape
    22-Apr-17 Norwegian Sky, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Victory, Disney Dream
    23-Apr-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Victory, Regatta
    24-Apr-17 Allure Of The Seas
    25-Apr-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Carnival Elation, Carnival Sensation, Carnival Valor, Disney Dream
    26-Apr-17 Norwegian Sky, Enchantment Of The Seas, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Sunshine
    27-Apr-17 Carnival Breeze
    28-Apr-17 Carnival Valor, Norwegian Escape
    29-Apr-17 Norwegian Sky, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Elation, Carnival Victory, Disney Dream
    30-Apr-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Victory
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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY HARBOUR SAFARIS!

    Wow, wow, wow! What a year it has been for us here at Harbour Safaris!

    It’s flown by so fast, we can barely believe it!

    In just one short year:

    • We have grown both our team and our fleet (see ‘Empress’ in the photos below)
    • We have established ourselves as one of the Top 10 Boat Tours out of Nassau on Trip Advisor.
    • And, most recently, we survived our first (and hopefully last) major storm, Hurricane Matthew. All of our boats are intact and all of our crew are safe and sound… including our famous buddies, the Swimming Pigs.  Nassau, Freeport, and Andros continue to be under duress from the storm and we ask you donate through the Rotary Club of East Nassau or your local Rotary Club to assist those in need.

    We are so excited for where we are and where we are going. Thank you for joining us on this journey! There are so many exciting things to come so stay tuned and check our website for regular updates.

    ~The Harbour Safaris Team

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    A time-lapse video of our first boat, ‘Huntress’, riding out the storm:

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    Harbour Safaris Crew

    Harbour Safaris Reviews

    A message from our President

    As we head into our 8th month of operating tours and excursions in the Bahamas, I thought I would take a moment to express how impressed I am with our team and our offerings.

    Captain Daron and his first mates, primarily Craig and Grouper, have done a wonderful job sharing the real Bahamas with our guests.  Our tours of Exuma get fantastic reviews on multiple platforms, including TripAdvisor and Facebook.

    Most of our guests also will interact directly with our operations manager Joanne and office manager Heather Joy.  These two are the driving force behind our bookings and their knowledge and experience of our tours is usually the deciding factor in purchasing for those on the fence.  A large portion of our customers also get to meet Joanne, as she regularly greets the boat either departing for or returning from the Exuma Cays.

    We also have an internal rating system for guests who have booked directly through us, which has a consistent 5-star rating for our Exuma excursions, harbour tours, and custom charters.

    I have shared below a handful of our reviews. I encourage you as a potential (or returning!) customer to take a look at our Facebook and Tripadvisor pages and after your experience to provide us with any feedback you may have about Harbour Safaris!

    Lee
    President

    “Best Part of the Bahamas”

    We did the day trip to swim with the pigs and it ended up being our favorite part of the entire vacation.

    The water on our way to the first island was really choppy so it made for a rough ride, but that was an adventure in itself. I do recommend that you pay attention to the warnings about bad backs or injuries though, because you really do get tossed around a bit. The view during the entire boat trip was to die for though. Staring at that crystal blue water never gets old.

    The first stop was to feed the iguanas. This was hilarious. They come running at you looking for grapes and they really are kind of cute. The island we stop at for this has an incredible view and the pretties teal colored water.

    The lunch stop was really cool. The yacht club bar that we ate at was the most “Bahamian-style” experience we had all week. I loved the open walls right on the water, the service was great, and the food was delicious. I highly recommend the conch po boy or catch of the day. The nurse sharks that are swimming around are really cool as well.

    Finally, the main attraction…swimming with the pigs! Once they hear the boat they come running, jump in the water, and swim toward you waiting for food. They are much bigger than I expected but are still so cute!

    I cannot write a true review about Harbour Safaris without a shout out to the first mate and captain. Craig, the first mate, did a fantastic job pointing things out and keeping the entire tour “chill” and exactly what we wanted. It didn’t feel touristy which was amazing. The islands were not packed with people, we were actually the only ones there.

    I highly recommend this tour if you have the day to spend, but be prepared to be exhausted when you get back. That much time in the sun and on the water really takes all the energy you have!

    https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g147416-d8747750-r368558313-Harbour_Safaris-Nassau_New_Providence_Island_Bahamas.html#

    Swimming Pigs Day Excursion

    The beauty of the Exuma islands speak for themselves, but our 1st mate, Craig, made the trip extra special with his positive, vibrant personality and honest love for the Bahamas. – Amanda

    Harbour Safaris day excursion to Exuma was fantastic. They were very professional and knowledgeable. We would recommend them to anyone in Nassau who is looking for a great day of adventure. – Fred

    We had a wonderful time on this excursion!! The boat ride was fun (fast & bumpy), the crew was great. We stopped to see and feed the iguanas first, then to Staniel Cay for lunch – we were able to see and touch the nurse sharks that were swimming in the area. After lunch we saw the pigs and fed them. Then to a small island where we spent some time on the beach and saw fish, a stingray, a starfish and collected shells. Overall, the trip was one of the highlights of our week in Nassau. I would definitely recommend it! – Valerie

    We also regularly post short reviews in our Guest Log Book!

    Swimming Pigs of Exuma

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    Engaged at Pig Beach!

    We want to send a special congratulations out to two of our recent guests, Lewis and Kate!

    Lewis booked directly with us for an excursion to the Exumas; he then emailed his plans to us.  We were able to coordinate a nice bottle of champagne for them upon arrival at the Staniel Cay Yacht Club after their stop at Pig Beach.  Our operations team went one step further and sent a little gift basket for their joyous occasion!  What better way to celebrate a special day than among the swimming pigs of the Bahamas!?!

    We wish them all the best in their new life together – and hope to see them again soon, perhaps this time with the same last name!

    Lewis left us a great review on our Facebook Page:

    This day couldn’t have went any better, great company with friendly staff and an overall once in a lifetime experience! I contacted Harbour Safaris prior to my holiday to arrange a surprise proposal for my girlfriend at pig beach! They couldn’t have helped me anymore, they organised for champagne at dinner at even bought her a gift themselves, I can’t thank them enough! The swimming pigs tour is a must!!

    And his fiance Kate was also very kind with a matching 5-Star review:

    Amazing day, staff were very friendly and knowledgable, they also helped my boyfriend with his surprise proposal on pig beach and even bought me a little present . Would highly recommend using this tour company, I will be definitely be telling everyone to go on this trip when they visit the Bahamas

    Pig Beach Proposal

     

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    Nassau Tour Featured on Tourism Today

    Our very own Operations Manager Joanne, Captain Daron, and First Mate Craig were all on board while the team from Tourism Today and an adventurous couple of expert cruise ship passengers took a high-speed tour of the Nassau harbour. Watch the interview and learn about our boat tour!

    Harbour Safaris offers 75 minute adventure tours of Nassau, day excursions to North Exuma and full day trips to the Swimming Pigs of Pig Beach.

    Great trip for cruisers” – My husband and I took the hour long tour around Paradise Island. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Boat was fast and fun! Marina was easy to find and not far from the cruise port. Highly recommend. I will definitely try one of their other tours next time I visit.

    Read more of our great reviews on TripAdvisor!

     

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