23. Should I tip the Skipper and crew onboard?, and if so how much?

Industry standard for crew tipping is 5% to 15% of the total charter amount and this is normally done before you leave the boat on the last day. We normally recommend 10% in the Mediterranean, and 10% to 15% in the Caribbean. If there are multiple crew members – just give the tip to the skipper / captain and he’ll allocate it to the crew for you. Otherwise, it can create disharmony amongst the crew. Please however note: Tipping is not compulsory but it does show your gratitude for their service throughout your weeks holiday.

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