Getting jobs as a captain

Favoriting specific boats

After you create a captain profile, there are two ways to get assigned to a boat:

  • Look at the search results for boats in your area. If a boat is accepting new captains, it will have an “Activate” button that you can click to be assigned to that boat.
  • Boat owners can “favorite” you as a captain. This associates you with their boat as a suggestion for renters, who determine who operates the boat.

Navigating the captain dashboard

Your captain dashboard is home to all things relevant to your captain information, bookings, availability, license details, payments and job settings. 

If you'd like to view your messages, you can do so by clicking the "Inbox” tab and select “Messages”.

If you’d like to view your approved bookings, you can do so by clicking the “Bookings” tab.

Updating your availability

Keeping your calendar up to date ensures you are only assigned to potential charters you are actually available to captain. To access your calendar and update your availability, you will need to navigate to your ‘Captain dashboard’ and select “Job settings”. From there, you can click the calendar option from the side menu.

Once you have your calendar open, you can mark days as unavailable (and of course, mark any unavailable dates back to available if your plans change) by double clicking on the date you would like to edit. You may also select multiple dates to update, by clicking once on the first day and a second time on the last day to highlight everything in between for the edit you’d like to make.

Adjusting job settings

You can also set preferences for either general boats you can be assigned to (e.g. length, type, distance traveled) or you may select specific boats to captain:

  • Adjust your preferences for boats you would like to captain. You will only appear as a captain option for boats that meet your preferences.
  • Go to: Captain dashboard > My jobs > Matches > Change settings 


If you need additional help, email us at contact@boatsetter.com.