It’s all about our People

Founded in 2018, Starboard Boats is a company based in Amsterdam specializing in offering private and shared canal cruises. With a fleet of well-maintained boats, we provide memorable experiences for tourists and locals, showcasing the stunning architecture, rich history, and vibrant culture of Amsterdam. Our cruises feature knowledgeable Captain & Hosts who offer interesting facts and stories about the city’s landmarks and hidden gems.

We Are Currently Looking For:

⛵ Duty Manager 
⛵ Hosts 
⛵ Captains
⛵ Runners
 Ticket Masters

How to Apply:

Simply fill in the form on this page or send us an email to and we will get in touch with you in 5 working days.


Starboard Duty Manager

Job description:
Join our team as a Duty Manager and play a crucial role in crafting unforgettable memories on the waters of Amsterdam. In this role, you are the operational heartbeat of Starboard Boats, setting the tone for a motivated, organized, and inspired crew. Through your leadership and example, you enable our team to deliver exceptional, five-star experiences that set us apart.

What does your day look like:
Your day begins with a strategic overview at our office, where you ensure that all elements of our operation align for success. As the primary operational contact, you seamlessly coordinate among skippers, hosts, and logistical staff, ensuring each member is fully equipped and informed. You are hands-on with daily operations, starting or closing the day, conducting briefings for the crew, and managing transitions smoothly. Throughout the day, you address and resolve any incidents or challenges, keeping the guest experience at the forefront of your actions. You oversee logistical operations, including provisioning and maintenance, ensuring our fleet is in pristine condition and ready for our guests.

What we offer

  • A dynamic role at the heart of Amsterdam’s bustling canal belt, where your work directly enhances the guest experience.

  • A competitive salary

  • A Fun and vibrant work atmosphere, with regular team events.

  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth within a supportive, informal environment.

  • Flexibility to balance your work with personal life, in a role that’s different each day.

You are perfect for this role if you:

  • Experience in hospitality, tourism, or a related field, with a keen focus on guest satisfaction.

  • Strong leadership skills without the need for hierarchical authority, able to lead by example and motivate a diverse team.

  • Effective at managing operations, with a talent for organizing and multitasking in a fast-paced environment.

  • Fluent in English, with additional languages being a plus to connect with our international guests.

  • Availability to work flexible shifts, including weekends and holidays, to meet the dynamic needs of our operations.

  • A positive outlook and a proactive approach, ready to make every Starboard Boats day a success.

Starboard Host

Job description:
As a host you work on canal cruises sharing stories about Amsterdam, checking guests in, help with serving drinks and most importantly; making sure that our guests have the time of their lives!

What does your day look like:

You start off your shift at our departure point in the centre of Amsterdam, together with the skipper you make sure that the boat looks presentable and start boarding our passengers on the boat. You start off the tour by telling stories and making sure that everyone has a drink in their hands.

  • Kick-off your day at our departure point in the centre of Amsterdam.
  • Work closely with the skipper to ensure is inviting and ready for our guests.
  • Welcome passengers aboard with a warm smile and a refreshing beverage.
  • Entertain guests with captivating stories about Amsterdam’s past & present.

What we offer

  • A role where your personality and stories make a difference.
  • A chance to meet people from all over the world and share in their travel experiences.
  • Lunch and dinner depending on the number of hours worked.
  • Training on customer service, and local history.
  • A young, international & supportive team environment.
  • Good tips 😉

You are perfect for this role if you:

  • Have exceptional communication skills in English (additional languages are a bonus).
  • Enjoy interacting with people and love cracking jokes.
  • Are able to multitask and handle the dynamic environment of a moving cruise.
  • Have a passion for Amsterdam and are eager to share it with others.
  • Are available to work at least one weekend day.
  • Have cooperative skills.

Starboard Skipper

Job description: We are looking for a skilled and confident Skippers to navigate the historic waterways of Amsterdam. As a captain of our canal cruise, you play a crucial role in steering our guests toward an unforgettable journey through the heart of the city.

How does your day look like:

  • Arrive at the harbour and ensure that the boat is ready to go.
  • Sail through Amsterdam to our pick point on Amstel or in the Red Light district.
  • Greet each group of passengers with a warm welcome, setting the tone for a friendly and engaging tour.
  • Navigate through the waterways of Amsterdam, showcasing Amsterdam’s historic sites and hidden gems.
  • Conclude the tour with the same care and attention as you began.

What we offer:

  • A competitive salary and rewarding tips system.
  • Flexible work scheduling.
  • A Fun and Dynamic work environment.


  • A valid boat Vaarbewijs and experience in operating boats.
  • Knowledge of Amsterdam’s canals and regulations.
  • Excellent communication skills and a customer-focused mindset.
  • A team player who collaborates well with hosts and crew to deliver a seamless experience.
  • Are available to work at least one weekend day.
Starboard Boats Crew


Starboard Runner

Job description: Starboard is seeking energetic and dedicated Runners to make sure that our operations run smoothly. As a runner, you are responsible for making sure that all the boats are stocked properly, and cruise through the city on an electric bike/bakfiets to pick & drop off drinks from our departure points at Amstel and the Red-Light district as well as bringing lunch and dinner to the boat crew.

If you thrive in an international environment, and are skillful in logistics, join us for a summer of excitement!

What does your day look like:

  • Start off the day at our office in the Herengracht with a nice cup of coffee.
  • Coordinate with the operations team about the cruise schedules.
  • Ensure that our boats are fully stocked and prepared to set sail.
  • Cycle to our docks on an electric bike to pick & drop off drinks.

What we offer

  • Young & international work environment.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Opportunity for growth.


  • Available for 2-3 days a week and at least 1 weekend day.
  • Service oriented attitude.
  • Organized personality.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Time management skills.


Starboard Ticketmaster

Job description: We are looking for someone to be the face of our ticketing operations. As a Ticketmaster, you are constantly engaging with tourists and locals offering them the key to an unforgettable canal cruise experience in the heart of Amsterdam.

Your role is crucial in providing a warm welcome and a smooth start to our guest’s adventure. You will be our guest’s first point of contact, setting the stage for an exceptional experience with your knowledge, enthusiasm, and service.

What does your day look like:

  • Welcome our guests with a smile at our docksides, located at Amstel and in the Red-Light District.
  • Process ticket sales and check guests in with efficiency and accuracy.
  • Be a knowledgeable ambassador for Starboard boats, answering questions and providing recommendations.
  • Manage queues and guest flow, ensuring everyone is attended to promptly and with care.
  • Keep a detailed record of sales and inquiries, providing valuable feedback to our sales and operations team.

We offer:

  • A dynamic work environment in the heart of Amsterdam’s historic canals.
  • Commission on ticket sales.
  • Flexible scheduling.
  • A Supportive, and Fun team atmosphere.


  • Speak fluent English, additional languages are a plus.
  • Friendly, outgoing, and enjoy interacting with people from all over the world.
  • Can multitask in fast paced settings and keep a positive attitude.

How to Apply:

Simply fill in the form on this page or send us an email to and we will get in touch with you in 5 working days