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    tip on tips?

    1st time going to Aruba in two weeks! anyone know what is the common practice on tipping on excursion...like snorkeling trip, parasailing etc? Thanks for all the help!

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    Many of the excursions and the restaurants automatically add a "service charge" of 15% to your bill. This is a clever way of an automatic tip. If you receive excellent service, above and beyond the call of duty feel free to add some extra $$.

    Hope this helps,
    Susan

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    Quote Originally Posted by wnysnow View Post
    Many of the excursions and the restaurants automatically add a "service charge" of 15% to your bill. This is a clever way of an automatic tip. If you receive excellent service, above and beyond the call of duty feel free to add some extra $$.

    Hope this helps,
    Susan

    Thanks Susan!

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    >>>> "add a "service charge" of 15% to your bill"
    ------ Some do and some do not. So watch your bill. Some waiters wanting a bigger tip will tell you they see none of that. Talking to a few owners say it is split between all the help.

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    If you are talking Excursions that it's another story all together. For example, very few dive-masters have a tip worked into their bill, Same goes for horse back riding or some other water sports. I am not sure if De Palm Tours includes one in their bill, just ask.
    As for the amount to give - it really depends on the experience and how much beyond the norm it was made due to the personal service. One of the guys that works on a sailboat makes a very solid living on tips however he admitted to me that he did nothing special or extra. Fact of the matter is that the Americans can be excessive in their tipping.
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