How much should I be tipping for a private speedboat tour with tour guide/captain? It’s quite an outlay to begin with.
Minimum 20% to the Captain, who’ll then spit it up between the crew.
There’s only 1 captain, no other crew, it’s a small speedboat
How much is the tour and for how many people ? Tour of what and how long does it last ?
If this is just a one-person operation, I'm not sure a tip is in order unless you experience a really fantastic experience. The captain has the ability to build into their pricing a reasonable level of profit and it sounds like they have done that. Don't think I am a skinflint as I normally am a 15 - 20% tipper for service staff, but then I don't tip my doctor or dentist either.
It’s a 1 hr 30 mins boat trip, personalised experience. Cost around 250. I just think a 20% tip on top is considered very steep all in.
His boat ? A company boat ? Though I can honestly already see this is headed in the same direction as all the other tipping questions.
His own boat I believe.
This tipping culture really annoys me and I don’t want to really get into that. I agree with the poster about profit margin already built in, it’s not like he is an employee on minimum wage like bar staff and waiters who I don’t mind in tipping. I just don’t want to have that feeling of awkwardness at the end. I was thinking maybe 20 tops as a tip if the tour is good.