There are plenty of whale watching companies around the world. Working in the industry is ideal for anyone who loves being on the ocean or the outdoors and doesn’t like being stuck behind a desk. While there are no formal qualifications, you’ll need to have some knowledge of and interest in whales, dolphins and other sea creatures, be expected to work in different weather conditions, and of course be a competent sailor. There are different jobs, including operating the boat, being responsible for maintenance and repairs and providing commentary for customers. Being willing to work different hours and shifts is a must; most whale watching trips operate during vacation time and at weekends. It may not be the best paid job but it can be exciting, unpredictable and adventurous, whether you make a career out of it or whether it’s a one time summer job.