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Hebridean Adventures

Boat Steward / Guide (Western Isles)

Hebridean Adventures Ltd is a dynamic new company exploring the sea and the land around the Scottish Islands and west Highlands. Hebridean Adventures provide adventure-based wildlife-watching trips and is located in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, offering day and overnight cruises on the MV Monadhliath, a specially converted fishing vessel. Hebridean Adventures also offers land-based wildlife tours on Lewis and Skye.

Job description – Boat steward including cooking, Deckhand, Naturalist Guide

The role will work closely in a small team with the vessel manager/skipper and naturalist guide of the vessel, a strong emphasis on ensuring guests are met in a timely and courteous fashion prior to their trip. You will be responsible for ensuring the passenger safety, cleanliness of the vessel and provisioning and cooking meals for up to 9 guests and 3 crew.

You will have the opportunity to be working on day excursions and 2 to 6 night cruises in the west coast of Scotland reaching as far west as St. Kilda.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Be prepared to cover multiple roles including cooking, cleaning, deckhand and naturalist guide
  • Communicate clearly and concisely with guests
  • Provide excellent care to our guests and ensure their safety at all times
  • Ensuring the vessel is clean and tidy at all times and adhere to vessel protocols
  • Lead role for cooking and serving meals for guests.
  • Be prepared to work in our shop in Stornoway when not at sea and drive minibus.


  • Demonstrate a passion and commitment for the marine and land environment. Experience in this field will be an advantage.
  • Be a competent and confident cook.
  • Available from March until October
  • You must hold a full and clean UK driving licence
  • Willing to share a small space with colleagues. When out at sea you will share crew quarters with other staff that has limited space (you will have your own cabin)
  • Be a good team player
  • Experience of working on boats would be an advantage.
  • Salary based on experience
  • UAS (drone) experience would be useful
  • Accommodation could be available at a reduced rate when not on vessel duties

Closing date for the position is: Monday 24th February 2020.

Please send your CV and any covering letter to

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