Boat Captain

Boat Captain | Oceanside Sea Center

Average Pay Scale

$48,000-$93,000 *This figure represents the median wage for this career in San Diego County and not the wages of any specific interviewee

Occupational Outlook


About Boat Captain

Meet Ernie Prieto, Captain, who tells us all about his role at the Oceanside Sea Center, a landing in the Oceanside Harbor that offers whale watching and sport fishing trips. A Captain has a variety of duties such as managing staff, taking crew and customers out on the water, and first and foremost, making sure everyone onboard is safe. As a Captain you must be organized and motivated. 

Common Skills Needed:

Operation and control, monitoring, speaking, active listening, & critical thinking.

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Education Resources

United States Coast Guard – National Maritime Center
Charter Boat Captain