Originally Posted by HHJ
At my club, where I use them regularly, it''s $1 per person on the homeward trip. Anywhere else, I generally tip $2 each way, more if I have a lot of baggage or am in some other way causing additional trouble.
Rather than starting a new thread, I revived this old one.....
Here's my $.02:
Tipping on the homeward trip is OK as long as the launch operator is the same for the outbound trip or if all the operators pool the tips. Otherwise, the guy that takes you out is getting shortchanged.
I think it would be best to check with your club regarding customary tipping practices or with the dockmaster.
...and to the poster who is missing something and feels that tipping has become expected, I would rather invest a few dollars to gain an ally and have an extra set of eyes on my boat when I'm not around, than for someone to turn a blind eye and think "that cheap SOB, I hope his boat sinks"...