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Tipping for day cruises #281673
05/04/2022 08:06 PM
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What is the custom for tipping on day long cruises? Do you tip the crew individually or in one go? How much?

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Re: Tipping for day cruises [Re: deedub1] #281692
05/05/2022 09:29 AM
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Hi. Moving this to the general SXM forum, which is where it belongs.


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Re: Tipping for day cruises [Re: deedub1] #281714
05/05/2022 11:39 AM
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It depends on your needs and the crew's attentiveness and service provided. Most I have been on have a jar and the crew shares tips. I would do a minimum of 10% of the cruise price and more if you felt you had exceptional service. I have seen some tip nothing and others tip very generously, especially if a lot of alcohol is provided. If you happen to be on a smaller boat and the crew is the owner(s), I would still follow the same as I stated above but hand it directly to them as they may not provide a "tip jar".


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Re: Tipping for day cruises [Re: deedub1] #281716
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I generally tip $20 to $40 (for two) depending on the experience.

Re: Tipping for day cruises [Re: deedub1] #281723
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Tipping is a personal thing. Tip what you'd expect if you were in their shoes.

Re: Tipping for day cruises [Re: deedub1] #281728
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Gee Scuba, I don't think that's very helpful. The original poster is looking for some kind of a benchmark about what most people do.


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Re: Tipping for day cruises [Re: Carol_Hill] #281729
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Perhaps he has crewed on a boat that did day cruises? Most of us haven't and would have no idea what to expect with regard to a gratuity.


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Re: Tipping for day cruises [Re: Carol_Hill] #281730
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Hard to arrive at a benchmark as every person has a different take on tipping and how much. It's all personal and each situation will dictate what you feel is right.

Re: Tipping for day cruises [Re: SXMScubaman] #281732
05/05/2022 01:06 PM
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You don't think there is a "benchmark" for restaurant tipping? It is odd then that some restaurants actually put 3 different tipping percentages on the bill/check if there is no "benchmark" or guideline.

I am guessing the original poster has perhaps never been on a day cruise before and was looking for a specific suggestion.


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Re: Tipping for day cruises [Re: deedub1] #281744
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I normally tip 20% of the cruise price, just as in restaurants, assuming I had good service.


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Re: Tipping for day cruises [Re: CaribLee] #281764
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$20-$30 is the amount I tip for one person depending on the service and the enjoyment of the day. Most tip at least $20 in my experience.




Re: Tipping for day cruises [Re: deedub1] #281770
05/06/2022 08:34 AM
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$10-$15 per person is the norm with more if you feel it is deserved. The crew work for their tips as pay

Re: Tipping for day cruises [Re: deedub1] #281786
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I have understood standard as 10% of cost of excursion - with a minimum often below 10% of $10 per person for a one day sail excursion - paid to crew as a group or if only one crew then individually. Never known a crew on day sail boat that did not share tips, even if no tip jar, so that you might hand tip to one crew member.

Re: Tipping for day cruises [Re: Snorkeller] #281852
05/07/2022 05:28 PM
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Yes. They work for tips and Split $ 👍👏🙏

Re: Tipping for day cruises [Re: deedub1] #281863
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I'd check with the captain, feel out there thoughts. As for me and our gang when we go out on the Rhino Safari riders, my crew tips our guild a twenty each! We have a ton of fun, our guild gives us free rain to motor where we want!! We are always a private group, not mixed in with cruisers! https://www.rhinotours.com/

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Re: Tipping for day cruises [Re: Colour1] #281872
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Thank you all (well, most of you) for the constructive suggestions!

Re: Tipping for day cruises [Re: deedub1] #282153
05/11/2022 09:21 AM
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Yes, I agree with jazzgal. 20% is about right. Usually a tip jar is passed around, or at the exit when you leave the boat. I would put the tip in there. I would not tip an individual as it might cause problems if the Captain sees that, he might feel he should get a portion of it.
I'm sure the crew knows the guidelines of what is their expected portion of the tips, and they probably divvy it up according to those guidelines. You're on vacation, they're not-be generous !!!


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