To tip or not to tip – that is the question!
We get asked this all the time by our guests on the American River. Tipping your river raft guide is a nice way to show your appreciation that he or she did an outstanding job guiding your raft down the river. Sometimes, though, just being able to afford to go on your vacation is a lot, and we appreciate that. Most guides rely on their tips to live by, a lot are college-age guys and gals trying to save for college . . . and every little bit helps. Tipping your river raft guide is just like tipping any other service industry, if good service is given then reward them with a nice tip. Check our the American River Rafting Guide for more information about tipping your river raft guide.
Any tip is an awesome way…to show you had a great time, and there is not a hard and fast rule about how much to tip. An average tip for a half day trip is $3-$5 a person, a one day trip is $5-$7 a person, and a two day trip is usually $10-$15 a person. Again, these are just guidelines and you know your own situation, if you had a super great time then a little more is nice, and if you did not have that great of a time, then it should reflect in your tip (you should also let the management know about any problems that you encountered — they will usually take good care of you).
I hope that this helps, as always if you have questions about this information, or have other questions about river trips, please feel free to E-Mail me, I am always here to help no matter what or where your river adventure is to taking you.
Hope to see you on the river this year, request me for your next Whitewater Excitement rafting trip.
Flash (over 30 years of river rafting experience around the world and back)