[Tweeters] question about tipping guides

Larry D Marsh larrydmarsh at gmail.com
Thu Apr 13 21:48:16 PDT 2017


Amy, would you mind Sharon who you worked with?

Larry

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> On Apr 13, 2017, at 4:19 PM, Amy Powell <schillingera at hotmail.com> wrote:

>

> When we hired a private guide in Costa Rica he charged us $200/person for the day. He had a private van and driver, picked us up, served us breakfast and lunch, and brought us back to our home. He was very knowledgeable, friendly, and very accommodating. There were two of us and we each tipped him 20% so a total of $80. Some may consider that an overly generous tip but good guides are worth their weight in gold and I guarantee you he’ll remember us the next time we hire him for his services.

>

> Cheers!

> Amy Powell

> Renton, WA

> schillingera at Hotmail.com

>

> From: tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu [mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Alan Roedell

> Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2017 4:07 PM

> To: Lonnie Somer <mombiwheeler at gmail.com>

> Cc: Tweeters <tweeters at u.washington.edu>

> Subject: Re: [Tweeters] question about tipping guides

>

> Good question. I usually tip $10/ day, more for exceptional service. I'd like to hear what others do

> Alan Roedell, Seattle

>

> On Apr 13, 2017 2:42 PM, "Lonnie Somer" <mombiwheeler at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Tweeters,

>

> I'm going to be traveling in South America (Chile, Peru, Ecuador) for several weeks, mostly to visit archaeological sites, but I'll be birding in between, of course. I've never used birding guides before (if you don't count our great Westport Pelagic spotters!). How much would you typically tip a guide for a full day of birding? They will all be local to the various regions.

>

> Thanks,

>

> Lonnie Somer

> Seattle

> mombiwheeler at gmail.com

>

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