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locvetter

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    If willing: Please send me you thoughts on tipping. I will, in one week, share results without attributing any responses.
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    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?

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    Bill W

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

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

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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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    One_Leg

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    I look forward to the replies on this thread.
     
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    Derby

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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.
     
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    H20buffalo112

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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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    SD2600

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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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    Rivers

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    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.

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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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    fishfish

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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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    DC61

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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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    Corndog

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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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    spinner

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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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    dinko

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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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    dinko

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    20 % of cost of trip automatic..also, after i get settled in, on day 1, i'll usually give a $50 bill to a couple of the deckhands, just to start trip off with good vibes.. if i am fortunate to win any part of the jackpot ( which has only happened once ) that also goes to the crew.. i'm not rolling in $$$ by any stretch of the imagination , but these guys work harder than hell to make the trip a success, especially the boat i ride. the Excel .. right now let's all just keep the victims of the nightclub murders and those affected by the terrible fires here in calif. in our thoughts and prayers
     
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    spinner

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    if you realllllly want to talk about the art of tipping? when was the last time you tipped the girls in the office who sign you in and assign your room to you? this about that? where are you going to sleep and with who for the next 2 weeks?
     
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    Cubeye

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    if you realllllly want to talk about the art of tipping? when was the last time you tipped the girls in the office who sign you in and assign your room to you? this about that? where are you going to sleep and with who for the next 2 weeks?
    I do it all the time. Even tip the Red Shirts. I just deduct it from the Crew Tip.....(just kidding).
     
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