We are often asked, what is an appropriate tip for your guide? In most cases, you can follow the same standard you would in many other tipping situations.
Gratuities are greatly appreciated by your guide. They often provide everything needed on the trip as a service to you and to allow you to enjoy your trip with minimal preparation prior to your arrival. If you enjoy your time on time on the water with your guide and you feel they are working for you to have a great day, it is customary to tip 20%.
At times a guided client may feel as if the guide has not worked hard for them or put forth the effort to provide a fun experience, the first instinct is to not tip. This is understandable. A better message is to tip less than 20% to get your point across, as well as contact the Outfitter Manager so he can address any issue with the guide.