Columbia River Land Excursions Tour Captain

Northwest Navigator is looking for outstanding drivers to captain our luxury motorcoaches in partnership with a cruise line.

NW Navigator Luxury Coaches is more than simply Oregon’s finest luxury motorcoach company. We have been recognized as the West Coast’s first motorcoach company to be GREEN Certified by The University of Vermont’s Certification for Sustainable Transportation; among the 100 Top Private Fastest Growing Companies in Portland 2012 – 2017 and Top Women-Owned Businesses in Portland 2012 – 2018 by the Portland Business Journal; the Best of Portland 2012 – 2018; the first ever motorcoach company to be awarded Trusted Carrier by the Department of Transportation; Travel Oregon’s Forever Oregon Partner Award for Sustainability; the American Bus Association Green Spirit Award for Sustainability; Travel Portland’s Sustainability Award; and the Inc. 5000 Top Private Companies List 2017.  We are also innovative and offer an excellent opportunity for advancement into management positions. Don’t just take our word for it, see what our clients have to say!

“They are the Best in Portland Oregon! We have used this motorcoach company for over a year exclusively – great equipment, safety oriented, good maintenance, reliability plus, professionally dressed and mannered. You can’t go wrong.”


  • Work 2 weeks on, 12 hour days, 7 days/week; 2 weeks off each month
  • Season begins about end of February in Portland
  • Season ends about the end of November


  • Valid Class B or higher CDL with passenger endorsement
  • Current DOT Medical Card
  • Customer service oriented
  • Clean driving record
  • Physically fit and able to lift luggage up to 75 pounds, maneuver up and down staircases and narrow passenger aisles, repeatedly bend, kneel and remain stationary (sitting) for extended periods
  • 2 years of experience driving large commercial vehicles
  • Pass pre-employment, post-offer criminal background check
  • Pass pre-employment, post-offer drug screen, including for marijuana (random as required)
  • Strong professional attitude
  • Clean and tidy (non-smoker preferred)
  • Comply with all FMCSA and company rules and regulations
  • Team player, able to work effectively and in conjunction with cruiseline employees and our team of Motorcoach Operators
  • Excellent knowledge of the Pacific Northwest driving routes
  • Very careful with equipment and patient with clients

Benefits will include:

  • Great wages, gratuities and Paid Overtime
  • Cell phone allowance
  • Tailored uniforms
  • PTO — Paid vacation/accident-free bonus of $500
  • Paid per diems
  • Nice hotels for out of town days all paid for*
  • We supply uniforms
  • Paid training in New Orleans and Oregon
  • Multi-year contract
  • Drive 2015 and newer top-of-the-line Motorcoaches

*Per diems are paid when staying in a hotel- depending where you live; this may not be every night.