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How Should You Tip Your Raft Guide?

how much should you tip your raft guide?

How Much Should You Tip Your Raft Guide?

Tipping your raft guide is a great way to show your appreciation for their hard work and dedication. After all, they are responsible for your safety and enjoyment on the river. But how much should you tip?

There is no hard and fast rule for tipping raft guides. However, a good rule of thumb is to think of it like a restaurant. You might consider tipping 15-30% of the cost of your trip. So, if your trip cost $200, you would tip $20-60.

Of course, the amount you tip should also be based on the quality of service you receive. If your guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and made sure you had a great time, then you may want to tip a little more.

Ultimately, the amount you tip is up to you. However, tipping your raft guide is a great way to show your appreciation for their hard work and dedication. They not only put in a lot of work before and after your trip, but here at The Adventure Company, we only hire very experienced guides. That experience does not come easy, and acknowledging that expertise is always deeply appreciated. 

Here are some other factors to consider when tipping your raft guide:

  • The length of your trip.
  • The level of difficulty of the rapids.
  • The number of people in your group.
  • The overall quality of the service you received.

If you are not sure how much to tip, you can always ask our Adventure Coordinators in the office. They will be happy to give you a recommendation based on your experience.

Remember, tipping is not mandatory, but it is appreciated. If you had a great time on your rafting trip, a little extra money will show your guide that you were happy with their service.

Here are some tips for tipping your raft guide:

  • Tip in cash.
  • Tip your guide directly at the end of your trip.
  • If you are tipping a group of guides, you can split the tip evenly among them.
  • If you are using a credit card to pay for your trip, you can ask our Adventure Coordinators if they will add a tip to your bill.
  • Tip them via Venmo, we have your guides Venmo in the front office.

Tipping your raft guide is a great way to show your appreciation for their hard work and dedication. It is also a way to help them make a living. So, if you had a great time on your rafting trip, be sure to tip your guide! 

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