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Join the "Boat Farm" team today!  

Grand River Dinner Cruises is a family owned and operated business since 1978.  We have approximately 40 seasonal employees and provide a friendly, respectful working environment. 

If you are interested in joining our team please fill out an application and tell us about  yourself.  If you have any questions before applying feel free to email us at

2023 positions available:


Do you enjoy working with the public or want more experience in the hospitality industry?  Our meal is served banquet style on board our 3 dinner cruise boats.  Wait staff will be required to assist in setting up tables, plating and serving the meal, clearing tables, washing dishes, bartending (if over 18).     

  • Various shifts between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday.

  • Must be available to work until mid-October.

  • All ages are welcome to apply

  • Must work well as a team and be able to work in fast-paced environment on you feet and in various summer weather conditions

  • First Aid and Marine Safety Training will be provided


We are looking for someone to help prepare our famous roast beef dinner for our cruses.  Must work well unsupervised, have excellent mulit-tasking skills and have a knack for preparing tasty gravy.   Will train the right person if no professional experience but cooking in large quantities is an asset.  Our meals are prepared in our kitchen on shore and taken on our boats to be served banquet style.

  • All shifts are mornings starting at approx. 6 a.m. 

  • 10-25 hours/week May 25 - October 1.   

  • Shifts can vary from 4 hours during the week to 8 hours on weekends

  •  Flexible days Tuesday to Sunday

  • Food Handlers Certificate will be required


Prepare baked bread and desserts in large quantities for our dinner cruises. Must work well unsupervised and have excellent mulit-tasking skills.  Will train the right person if no professional experience.

  •  All shifts are mornings starting at approx. 6 a.m. 

  • 10-25 hours/week

  • Flexible days Tuesday to Sunday

  • May 25 to October 1


Ideal for a semi-retired/retired person who enjoys working with the public and the outdoors. The boat captain provides a narration during the cruise while safely piloting the boat and dealing directly with customers and crew. You must enjoy public speaking, work well as a team and be prepared to work under pressure. A rewarding and fulfilling position for someone who is looking for a longstanding summer seasonal position.

  • Boating experience on a pleasure craft is ideal however practical, first aid and marine safety training will be provided before becoming certified with Transport Canada.

  • Shifts can vary from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; 4:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m or 11 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  • 2-5 days/week from end of May to early October


 The receptionist is the first contact with our customers  by taking reservations/inquiries over the phone and by email, checking-in customers before boarding cruises and assisting cash in our Dockside Cafe & Marketplace. Ideal for someone who is organized, enjoys working with the public and as a team or someone looking for more customer service experience

  • 20-35 hours/week

  • 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Weekday and weekend shifts 

  • mid-May to end of September


Cut grass and weed wack grounds as needed (hours vary).  Clean boats and kitchen facilities (shifts could be early morning or late afternoon)

“Make Yourself at Home!"
Villa Aphrodite is owned
maintained by Marcus Apadakis
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