Skipper - Expressions of Interest

Requisition ID:  2181
Department:  Tourism and Hospitality
Work Type:  Hybrid
Application Close Date:  Ongoing Recruitment

Intrepid Travel was born in 1989 with the simple mission to create positive change through the joy of travel.

More than 35 years later, we’re proud to be a certified B Corp with hundreds of trips in over 100 countries. After all these years, we’ve stayed true to our mission, ensuring our adventures are good for the places we go, good for the communities we visit and good for our travellers. That’s why we carbon offset all our trips and support local communities but we’re not stopping there. We want to be the best travel company not just in the world, but for the world.

The world needs more Intrepid people: 


As a Skipper for Intrepid the safety and well-being of our travellers on board is your primary responsibility. You will be commanding Intrepid’s chartered sailing boat (18m) and safely navigating the vessel to the stops along your pre-determined itinerary. Throughout the journey, you will play a pivotal role in enriching the experience of our travellers and helping them fall in love with the journey. 


Your extensive knowledge of navigation, weather patterns, maritime laws, etc. will allow you to make informed decisions about where to go, how to get there, and what precautions to take along the way. Intrepid Skippers are also responsible for ensuring that the vessel is properly maintained, cleaned, and supplied with everything it needs to operate smoothly. If you'd like to learn more about where we sail and how our trips are structured, you can visit our website here: 

To become a Skipper with Intrepid you’ll need:


  • Skipper License 
  • 2+ years of professional sailing experience 
  • Strong navigational skills and mechanical aptitude
  • Fluency in English and proficiency in any other languages is desirable
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


You will have strong customer service skills and experience developing a rapport with a broad range of individuals and groups. You will also be a passionate, collaborative, committed individual, who shares in Intrepid’s core values of integrity, innovation, fun, passion, growth, and responsibility.

Intrepid will offer you:


  • Departures through the year, with a range of diverse itineraries to navigate
  • Travel to/from trip covered 
  • Access to e-learning platforms, comprehensive training & internal career opportunities 
  • Travel discounts for you to experience Intrepid as a passenger 
  • Opportunity to support not-for-profit Intrepid foundations projects  


We don't recrfuit for these roles often, but we welcome you to apply and express your interest in working with us!  When we have a vacancy, we will then be in touch to check your suitability and availability. #LI-DNI


A bit about our people:

Our people reflects the diversity of our customers and the communities we visit. Our team is made up of 58 nationalities across 46 countries, and Intrepid recognises that diversity makes us a stronger business. With a commitment to breaking down barriers, we support a culture where people can be themselves. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, including First Nations People, LGBTQI+ people, people living with a disability, people from previously disadvantaged backgrounds, and people from different ethnicities, races, and religions. 

Work perks:

  • We offer flexible work options, including work-from-home, and work from anywhere in the world for up to 4 weeks a year
  • Employees receive a free Intrepid trip every year! As well as generous discounts available for families, and close friends
  • 5 extra days of leave annually, for use when travelling on an Intrepid trip
  • Our global leave benefits are aimed at supporting gender equity, so we offer a minimum of 10 weeks of paid parental leave for all parents, and other additional leave provisions. 
  • Access to incredible e-learning platforms, and professional development via our Elevate Mentor program
  • We provide an Employee Assistance Program, a 24/7 service that offers counselling for you and your family
  • We want to support the causes that are important to you, that’s why we offer 20 hours of volunteer leave every year.

If you’re here to inspire, create, share and lead in what you do, we want to hear from you. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible – we may close advertising early if the right person is identified.