How much should I tip the Captain/Crew?

Captains & Crew Member in the Virgin Islands are considered, working in a “Service Based Industry.”

Our Captain and Crew members work very hard, to keep you safe and to make sure that you have an amazing day on the water.

Please keep in mind the days are very long and start well before you arrive at the dock and our days end well after you disembark. If your boat day is 8 hours, our work day will be 10+ hours.

Customary Gratuity is 20% of the price of your boat day if your crew does an amazing job.

  • If the price of your trip is $160.00, then your tip to the crew should be approximately $32.00.
  • If the price of your trip is $185.00, then your tip to the crew should be approximately $37.00.
  • If the price of your private charter is $1500.00, then the tip to the crew should be approximately $300.00
  • If the price of your private charter is $2000.00, then the tip to the crew should be approximately $400.00
**If you are traveling with friends who do not know what the trip costs and they are offering to pay the gratuity, please have a conversation with them about what the Customary Gratuity amount should be for then entire trip or the amount each person should contribute.**

At the end of the day, when paying the gratuity, you can give the tip directly to the Captain or the Mate. The Crew combine the tips and then splits them evenly.

If the Crew does an amazing job, there is nothing that shows your APPRECIATION more than a larger tip and a review mentioning their name!!
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