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Tipping for private transportation

Boise, Idaho
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Tipping for private transportation

Is there a standard tipping percentage or amount when hiring private transportation? We usually rent a car while on vacation, which we won't be doing this trip. I've never hied private transportation before and have no idea what would be an appropriate tip. Any help is appreciated!

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1. Re: Tipping for private transportation

Have you found a Guide yet? If not, we used Glen Garwood from Jamaica Xplored and he was and is Fantastic. Just google his company, you'll be glad you did. He knows Jamaica like the back of his hand!

He picked us up from the airport and took us on a couple of unforgetable tours! A truly nice guy and a a lot of fun too!

Boise, Idaho
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Thank you for the suggestion. We actually already have a driver set up and scheduled. I'm still not clear on what to tip though. Any suggestions?

Georgia
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3. Re: Tipping for private transportation

15%-20% of the cost of the transfer:)

Boise, Idaho
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Thank you!

Lakeville...
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I do 20 to 25% just like in USA. Depending on level of service provided.

Noblesville, Indiana
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Minium 10% like a taxi but if the person is more of a guide I would go 15-20%, also as stated above adjust to the level of service.

Ottawa, Canada
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We do 25%.

East Windsor, New...
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15-20% here and we tend to bring something extra as well. We use Paul Williams and he is a big fan of cashews so we bring him a bag. Makes him smile and makes him fluffy.

Toronto, Canada
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9. Re: Tipping for private transportation

I always tip $20.00 or more, depending on the service.

Edited: 09 June 2014, 18:53
Pearland, Texas
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Cuddlykp, your $20 or more tip is for exactly what dollar amount trip? Is that for a airport shuttle or a scheduled tour? Any help you can provide would be appreciated. Thanks!