Tipping can sometimes be complicated depending on the industry and location. We can help you answer how much to tip a white water rafting guide on a whitewater rafting trip.
If you had a good time, yes! 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. Most guides rely on their tips to live by, a lot are enrolled in college and every little bit helps. Sometimes, though, just being able to afford to go on your vacation is a lot, and we appreciate that. 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.
An average white water rafting 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. These are just guidelines on how much to tip rafting guides. 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. 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).
You generally tip a raft guide after the trip has ended. You can use cash or use Vemno to tip your guide, either way is fine with them!
Raft guides make anywhere from $120 -$200 a day, depending on which trip they work.
I hope that this helps, as always if you have questions about this information, or have other questions about our 2021 season or our 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.
Norm (over 40 years of river rafting experience around the world and back)