Tipping - oh so awkward a topic! An offer to collate comments anonymously .

Discussion in 'San Diego Long Range fishing Reports' started by locvetter, Nov 12, 2018.

  1. locvetter

    locvetter Well-Known "Member"

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    Click my name, then click "Start a Conversation"

    If willing: Please send me you thoughts on tipping. I will, in one week, share results without attributing any responses.
    Examples:
    1.5 day that costs $500
    5 day trip costing $2500
    18 day trip costing $7500

    Formulas?
    How much per day or percentage of cost?
    Jackpot funds?
    Is it ever appropriate to tip individuals?

    Again, the hope is to do this with some anonymity.

    Click "locvetter" then "Start a Conversation." Yes, I will see your name, but will not share it in my compilation.

    Thanks
     
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  2. Bill W

    Bill W tunaholic

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    Just me... Not including any extra costs I go 15%... On a rare occasion that one crew guy is stupid or a dick, still 15% but i gotta think about leaving that boat for another.
     
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  3. One_Leg

    One_Leg Ret. Comm. Diver/Medic

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    I look forward to the replies on this thread.
     
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  4. Derby

    Derby My "Member" is Well Known.

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    15%-30% Jackpot is usually part of the 30%.

    Can you add to your study if people would be offended if Charter Master included 15% tip in price of trip....based on trip cost...not tab or fish cleaning.
     
  5. H20buffalo112

    H20buffalo112 El Bombero

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    Why are we going over this again ? In the SERVICE INDUSTRY it’s customary to tip according to the service provided. Some of us are on a budget and can’t afford to give exuberant tips. PLEASE REMEMBER THERE A RULE OF THUMB 10 percent 15,18 or 20 percent to be given IF YOU CHOOSE, ITS NOT MANDATORY TO GIVE FOR BAD SERVICE.
    If your rich than please give more than what’s recommended.
    I fish the INDY AND THE RED ROOSTER and they start asking for at least 15% of the trips fare. Tip according.
     
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  6. wils

    wils lazy-ass well known "member"

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    50% of everything....to include your losses at poker. :D
     
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  7. SD2600

    SD2600 Member

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    What would Mr. Pink tip???? Tip based on service not principle...Kinda like every kid getting a trophy... if they put in the work and you have the ability to show appreciation do so.
     
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  8. Yellowtail Dan

    Yellowtail Dan I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I go 15-25% it all depends on the service and the attitudes. I also bring treats for the guys like Red Bull’s or beef jerky. Jack pot goes on top of what I would tip

    Your rules and mileage may vary
     
  9. Rivers

    Rivers Newbie

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    15 percent and I had no problem with it. Crew went beyond to help people and to make it a great trip.
     
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  10. plj46

    plj46 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    A 1.5 day at 500 bucks ? my tip's already included with the ticket price.
     
  11. skipjackrobert

    skipjackrobert I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Usually 20 percent...
     
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  12. Steve K

    Steve K Hey, I'm gettin' bit...

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    If you only have enough money for a 6 day, and don't plan on a 15% tip, go on a 5 day and take care of the crew.
     
  13. fishfish

    fishfish I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    It depends, esp when some boats do there best to nickle & dime you to death.
    I try to follow....
    10% for bad service( this one i struggle with )
    15% for satisfactory service
    20% for great service
     
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  14. fishkilr

    fishkilr on the water

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    maybe it's just me but when I tip any type of service my percentage is affected by whether or not I plan on using them again...
    To Insure Proper Service..
     
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  15. Fish Asassin

    Fish Asassin one cast = one kill

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    I have found through common sense that my trip goes great if I slip a couple of the deckhands a $20 at the BEGINNING of the trip.
     
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  16. fishkilr

    fishkilr on the water

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    If you have kids or non fishing friends on the trip with you this is invaluable..
     
  17. DC61

    DC61 Well-Known "Member"

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    I agree with the 15-20% figure. The crew does not make very much money. They really survive on tips. I tip based on service, not on the fish catch. They don’t have much control over that.

    I do not support the charter master (or anyone else) imposing a mandatory amount of a tip.

    I am a big supporter of the crew and I really appreciate how hard they work, especially behinds the scenes doing things that most passengers never see such as taking wheel watches and working in the engine room. Their hourly rate equates to next to nothing.

    It’s an uncomfortable topic for the Captain to bring up as some people truly do not understand the custom of tipping the crew. I always make it a point to ask the Captain about what is the appropriate amount to tip when he speaks to us anglers on the last night. Of course I already know the answer, it is s simple way for him to broach the uncomfortable topic. I have had more than one Captain this thank me later for bringing it up.
     
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  18. Corndog

    Corndog Landlocked

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    I usually tip 50 to 75 per day of a LRtrip. I make sure I have a " secret tip " stash that cant be spent at fishermans by mistake lol. I also year have brought energy drinks but my guys like good ole fashioned coffee as do I. I also try to help out others with knots and other questions to help out the guys get some breaks at travel times.

    If I get JP I usually give that too. I have plane lodging and boarding to spend too. One day if I'm a rich mofo I'll make it rain lol.
     
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  19. spinner

    spinner Well-Known "Member"

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    many times you see long range fishing compared to taking a vacation
    maybe you go to an all inclusive resort
    do you tip the airline
    do you tip the ticket counter
    do you tip the porter at the curb
    do you tip the hotel
    do you tip your cabie
    do you tip your servers
    do you tip your bell man
    do you tip any of them based upon the cost of your entire trip?
    do you tip the redshirts
    do you tip them based upon the entire cost of your trip?
    the cost on the intrepid is all inclusive. do you tip on the all included costs too?
    20% for the service is reasonable
    are the trip and the costs of the trip considered part of the service in long range vs a vacation
    where do you draw the line between the cost of the trip and the service provided
    does the cost of the trip include the skipper
    or is he providing a service just like at a restaurant
    or are you willing to pay extra for the right boat and the right skipper and have an expectation/ then tip on performance beyond the cost of your trip and or expectation
    do you give the jackpot to the skipper or the crew or both if they make it possible for you to catch the fish when you otherwise would not have. they save the fish for you
    so you pay the extra for he boat and the trip and the bait/do you tip on the extra that you paid?
     
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  20. dinko

    dinko Member

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  21. PaDDy Killer'

    PaDDy Killer' Well-Known "Member"

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    This topic has been beaten to death but what the hell. Tip for me has nothing do do with the fishing killer or skunk, all with how hard the crew is working. 20% if there doing what they should be doing and down from there.
     

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