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How much do I tip the deckhand?

How much do I tip the deckhand?

A lot have people have asked me, “what is appropriate to tip the deckhand”. The deckhand works for tips only. Your deckhand does a lot while you are enjoying yourself, including keeping you safe, baiting hooks, untangling lines, icing down your catch, keeping the deck clean, telling bad jokes, making gourmet coffee for you etc. Most importantly, he helps and directs you on how to land your fish and he filets your fish on the ride home. Once we dock he will wheel it up to your car or to the processor at the end of the day. He ensures your comfort for 11 hours.

If you feel that he did a good job for you, 15% is adequate ($60 pp). If he did a great job for you, 20% is appropriate ($80 pp).

If for any reason, you feel that he is not doing a good job, please inform the Captain as soon as possible, preferably before the end of the trip so we can get things turned around quickly.

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