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 Posted: Sat Dec 5th, 2015 02:59 pm
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He said he tipped 300 not 200. Most of the captains I know in the marina are paid a very good wage for what they do, and many boat owners are hardly ever here full time, so there are many days the captain has off. Depending on who they work for, it is a pretty good job, with great pay. I wonder if the captains on Gary's boats get tipped on the margarita cruises they do? Many that go on a margarita cruise would not even think to tip for the ride, seeing as they are paying a lot of money for the short cruise. Everything in perspective. If the owner of the vessel is charging a lot of money for the boat ride, they should pay their captains accordingly.

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that is what we are attempting to determine. how much does a boat captain get paid? why the big mystery? many people come here and have no clue where to begin with protocol as far as  daily tipping,much less cruise/fishing propina etc. would be good info to have.

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I have asked my captain about the correct pay. My boat is Tiburon Ballena and we use it go diving. We usually head out about 10 am and are back about 2 pm. If we go to Ensenada Grande or San Pedro Nolasco we would get back about an hour later. After we get back, he washes the boat down. For that, I've been paying him 400 pesos, although I recently upped it to 500. I've asked him several times if that amount is good and he always has said yes. When I'm not in San Carlos, he captains on a fishing boat and he said he gets $100 for a full day.

He does love being the captain on my boat, so that adds to his pay somewhat, I believe. I also pay him the full amount for the day he has the boat pulled since he flushes the engines and washes it down completely. He does a lot of work voluntarily on the boat, too, and I also have helped him out in different ways.

When we take friends out, I always suggest to them that they tip him, and that's never a problem. The standard tip has been $20 a day, although I've never mentioned an amount to them. He helps carry and set up our gear.

I'm lucky to have him, he is great!

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great info. keeping in mind that you have a good working relationship and are friends also. thx

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You are switching back and forth from pesos to dollars. You pay him 500p a day equals about 30 dollars. So,the total tip is 20 dollars no matter how many people? Thanks.

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I don't tip my boat captain, I pay him. It's a cigarette boat so I never have more than two extra people beyond my husband and me. My friends are generous in their tipping because they always have a blast with us. They also contribute greatly to buying fuel for the boat. The normal diving tip is $5 per tank on a boat trip, so the $20 for the two of them is correct. They would be paying $200+ for them to go with one of the shops and they still would have that $20 tip to pay.

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I have never seen a mexican pay anyone at Pemex for pumping gas.
I have also never seen one give more than 10 pesos to wash a car window at a station or on the street.
Boat captains depend on how hard they work. 0% for a boat ride with little effort, up to $200 dlls a day for capain and mate if you feel they were worth it.

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Bullshipper wrote: I have never seen a mexican pay anyone at Pemex for pumping gas.
I have also never seen one give more than 10 pesos to wash a car window at a station or on the street.

I've seen it every time I've been in Mexico.

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The Average half day charter here in San Carlos ( even with some of the best fisherman in town) is about 300.00 usd. I don't know what boat you went out on, but the cost of 450.00 usd seemed a little over the average. RichD was right, if 10% is the common rate of tip,and with the current exchange rate, should have been around 700 pesos, which in my humble opinion is too high. Your 300 peso tip might have been a little too low, but he should not have an additude about it.

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 Posted: Tue Dec 8th, 2015 12:53 am
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great answer MM. i am saving this info for future reference. people always ask...now i have an answer. thx~

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That seems reasonable MM. A charter fishing boat captain is a step above someone who just drives the boat IMO. I think you pay a little more for the expertise of putting you on fish.

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