25/50 or 100 Ton Masters: Opportunities

Career Opportunities and Salary Potential

What are jobs you can do with a Masters license?  

As a licensed Master, you can be the captain of a ferry boat, harbor tour boat, sailing schooner, dive boat, or whale watching boat. The Masters captain’s license allows you to operate a boat with more than six paying passengers. Holding this license gives you the freedom to embark on a variety of business ventures. 


Masters Opportunities


Check out this e-guide on obtaining a Masters license. 


What salary does a Master captain earn?  

Water+taxiThere are a variety of lucrative careers available for Master captains. A captain running a water taxi typically makes $25 to $40 per hour plus tips. A delivery captain can make $275 to $475 or more per day plus all expenses. A full-time captain running a dinner cruise can expect to make $65,000 or more per year. An entry-level full-time captain can expect their starting salary to be $45,000 or more per year depending on the requirements of the opportunity.  


Ultimately, the salary you earn as a Master captain depends on your level of experience and your career path or the business you create. 


Check out this blog article on job opportunities for captains.