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Old 04-10-2007, 02:58 PM
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What Do you tip the guide who takes you up the falls? While on the subject tip per bag when you arrive at the peir for your cruse?


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Old 04-10-2007, 05:55 PM
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I would gibe the guide at least $5.

At the pier it depends on the number of bags, again I would not tip less than $5. This is normally what I give for my one bag when traveling alone.
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Old 04-10-2007, 06:36 PM
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Larry, that seems fair at the Falls. At the pier, we tip $2.00 per bag. We had 8 bags on Pride.
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Old 04-10-2007, 07:13 PM
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For the falls, it completely depends on how much work the "guide" does for you or your group. If you are capable of going up without much help, then you may not need to tip at all. But when we went, my mother in law was with us and she required a lot of help. We ended up getting assisted by a completely different guide because ours was way ahead of us. I ended up giving a good tip to the one that helped us. After all, a tip is a reward for good service. I rewarded the correct guy.

As for bags, a 1 or 2 a bag is fine. It really depends on the number and size of the bags. You cna be the judge there. But I always think that I need to tip well as "insurance" that my bags get on the ship....
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Old 04-11-2007, 12:29 AM
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Ok There are four of us checking four bags...so $10 should be good? and maybe $10 for the guide..$20 if he or she is real good...not trying to be el cheapo ,,,just want to be fair without over tipping...

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Old 04-11-2007, 01:34 AM
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$1 is the standard and expected per bag. They are glad to get it. They get a lot of low class that don't tip at all.
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Old 04-11-2007, 06:24 PM
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I know at Princess' pier, they have a sign stating no tipping needed. But, we tip anyway just to verify that our bags make it to the ship in a timely manner. Not saying they won't make it there, but it seems when we tip, they seem to arrive at our room a little sooner than normal. When we were at Dunn's River falls, we tipped the guide $10. He was very helpful. Just make sure when you get to the top, be careful of some of the locals. We were offered drugs twice. And I felt as though the vendors there were very pushy. Just say no and walk away.

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Old 04-12-2007, 09:23 AM
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We, as well, were offered drugs at the Falls. Even in front of our 2 children. Makes no matter to the locals. Keep your eyes straight ahead and keep on walking.
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