Tipping a charter

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deadhorse11
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2007/04/17 10:05:54 (permalink)

Tipping a charter

Does anyone know if there's a standard for tipping a charter?
Like 15%-20% for a waitress?
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    walcat01
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    RE: Tipping a charter 2007/04/17 11:06:07 (permalink)
    Depends on what kind of job you think they did for you.
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    RE: Tipping a charter 2007/04/17 22:10:47 (permalink)
    We've always tipped the captain but i'd say the amount is up to you. I don't think it should be based on the catch either as some days the captain may pull out all stops but the fish don't co-operate. I'm sure eceryone has been out on thiose days

    On a similar situation what does everyone do if there a first mate. I feel if the captain needs one he shoud be paying him, but i would be in favor of not tipping the captain and giving it to the mate. no way to i think the captain should be tipped plus pay a first mate.

    If the captain is setting a price i believe that should be the total price for the trip.
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    RE: Tipping a charter 2007/04/18 07:29:28 (permalink)
    We tipped ares with a few beers last year. as we did well 6 limits of eyes.
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    RE: Tipping a charter 2007/04/18 18:02:07 (permalink)
    15% or 20% seems high to me...If you charter a boat and it is lets say $500, then 20% would be $100
     
    Good question though I would also like to know what people who do this on a regular basis think.

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    fisherofmen376
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    RE: Tipping a charter 2007/04/19 19:40:52 (permalink)
    on the ocean we always tip 5-10 bucks each. 
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    RE: Tipping a charter 2007/04/21 17:55:35 (permalink)
    Just came back from fla. while there we took a night trip on a party boat.  The captain announced a $5 a man pool run by the mates for the biggest snapper or grouper.   Long story short was that it was a scam that he let his mates run because the regulars worked them to death and never tipped.  They kept a supply of fish on ice to enter and win the contest with and then would split it between themselves.  I however figgured it out and stuck my fish in a personal cooler until the weigh in and won.  Bottom line not tipping willl get you screwed eventually.
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    RE: Tipping a charter 2007/04/21 19:03:22 (permalink)
    I tip $10 usually, unless I need the money for gas to get back home. LOL

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    carpin06
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    RE: Tipping a charter 2007/04/23 10:42:43 (permalink)
    If the captain is the owner of the boat and sets the price for the trip than payment should cover all.....
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    deadhorse11
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    RE: Tipping a charter 2007/04/23 14:49:37 (permalink)
    That's what we wound up giving.  Thanks for all your input.
    Raystown wasn't very productive this weekend.
    There were logs & all assortment of debris on top of the water.
    Made for very difficult fishing.
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    RE: Tipping a charter 2007/04/28 13:53:32 (permalink)
    We have never tipped the capt. Take care of the 1st mate he is the one who does all the work.
     
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    RE: Tipping a charter 2007/04/30 12:40:37 (permalink)
    You tip the Mate...
     
    only time you are tipping the capt is if hes cleaning your catch for you...if you pay 500 for a charter be sure the slip the mate 50bucks or more!!  After all hes doin alot of the work and not really making a killing from the capt.  Most Caps pay the mate 50 bucks plus whatever tip they get.

    If you take care of the mate he will always take care of you.  I used to mate for several boats from Ashtabula, OH when i was younger...and believe me...you remember the next year who to take that extra care of....

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    eyesandgillz
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    RE: Tipping a charter 2007/04/30 21:35:18 (permalink)
    As a former first mate, please tip the mate, as long as he is working for you and trying to get you on the fish.  Sometimes the fish don't cooperate but the mate works just as hard.  When I worked, I got $40 per day from the capt. plus any tip.  The captain has his price set to cover him and make a profit after all his daily expenses (not including boat payment, insurance, dockage, lures, bait, etc.)  That $40 was for a typical 10 hour day for me and sometimes 11 or 12 hours working my arse off running 12 to 16 trolling lines and then cleaning fish, fueling up and cleaning up the boat after the trip. 
     
    My best customers were a group of "Sanitary Engineers" from Jersey and New York City.  $200 tip from those 5 guys after we limited out on walleye in 3 hours and then messed around with smallmouth for a couple hours.  I think all the gold they were wearing attracted the fish!  I wasn't complaining though.
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    RE: Tipping a charter 2007/05/06 17:26:31 (permalink)



    I have been brought up to tip the mate, and that is what I would do.  We usually tip the mate at least $100 dollars.  Just assume hes not getting paid by the captain, and if he is, he deserves the extra anyway.  They work hard.


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