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Whitewater Rafting - What do you tip the Guide?

McKinney, Texas
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Whitewater Rafting - What do you tip the Guide?

We are going whitewater rafting in TN next week. What is an appropriate amount to tip the guide for a 2 hour trip? Our family is 2 adults, 3 teens and an 11 year old.

Thanks!

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1. Re: Whitewater Rafting - What do you tip the Guide?

Hello Mom4boys6,

Welcome to the Outdoor / Adventure Travel forum,

Tipping customs are usually regionally specific so I'd post this question on the USA forums and perhaps go directly with the Tennessee forum where you holiday destination seems to be. Here is the link to that destination forum if helpful.

tripadvisor.com/ShowForum-g28963-i149-Tennes…

Hope you find the information you are looking and have a nice holiday.

Victoria Falls...
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2. Re: Whitewater Rafting - What do you tip the Guide?

I thought i should help you, i am a rafting guide in Colorado and been guiding for 18 years. as a guide we appreciate anything but remember your lives are in this guy`s hands who will take you on the river for 2 hours and some of the companies don't pay well their guides as they know that customers will tip. so i will say any amount from $50 to $100 will be a good day for your guide.

Philani Moyo Owner and director Shockwave Adventures

Texas
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3. Re: Whitewater Rafting - What do you tip the Guide?

I recently read that it is suggested to tip 15-20 percent of the cost of your trip.

Columbus
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4. Re: Whitewater Rafting - What do you tip the Guide?

I agree with j'smomTexas. 15-20% of the total cost for all of you

5. Re: Whitewater Rafting - What do you tip the Guide?

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