Need to hire a captain or a crewmember?     
Looking for a Coast Guard-licensed captain to serve as an operator or a crewmember for your vessel?

We have 300 of them, and they're ready to serve you.

What's more, we offer you one-stop shopping in choosing a captain. Thanks to our special job board, you can reach all 300 of our members with one posting.



Among the many kinds of jobs our members can do: 

•  A delivery captain to help take your boat from one port to another. Need your vessel moved from Maine to Florida? From
Annapolis to the Bahamas? One of our experienced captains can assemble a competent crew, make provisions for the voyage, and pilot your vessel there and back on schedule and for a fair fee.

       A captain to skipper your recreational boat for a day-on-the-water with your family or friends to help celebrate a special occasion? Enjoy yourself and your company and leave the boathandling and the navigating to us. 

       A yacht captain to serve as skipper of a private yacht? If you're looking for a full- or part-time skipper, there's a good chance that one of our members will fit the bill. You'll need someone who "knows the ropes," both as a navigator and pilot and as an administrator and host for your guests. 

     •  A charterboat captain who can take you and your party fishing or sightseeing or skipper a boat for parties or special events? Many of our members specialize in catering to fishing parties, and hold supplemental licenses as natural resources guides. Arrange for your private day-on-the-water with someone who knows boats and knows fishing.

     •  A licensed captain to serve as the operator of a tourboat, towboat, water-taxi, or larger vessel? If you own a maritime company that operates these or other small- and medium-sized commercial vessels, you can hire one of our captains with confidence. Many have worked as commercial skippers for years. 

     •  An instructor who can mentor you and your family on boathandling, rules of the road, and other skills you need to enjoy your time on the water safely? Need to polish your skills on docking, maneuvering, navigating, or operating your on-board equipment? Hire one of our captains to spend a few hours with you on your own boat. You'll emerge with more knowledge, more skills, and more confidence. It's the best—and most economical—step you can take to improve your own abilities.

PLEASE NOTE: the CAPCA Jobs Program serves to facilitate a connection between a client seeking a captain and a CAPCA member captain. CAPCA assumes no responsibility for the outcome of the transactions between them. Each party must exercise due diligence to determine the specific nature of the assignment, the fee(s) charged, the issue of liability, and any other applicable concerns. If you have any questions about the CAPCA Hire-a-Captain program or the job board, please email