Packing out a caribou

What is the Recommended Gratuity for an Unguided Trip?

Our company is in the service industry and gratuities, although often unnoticed by the public, form a significant portion of our crew members’ salaries. They work diligently in the background to ensure planes are properly maintained, camp gear is clean and ready, dishes are washed, gear is packed, and they are always available to welcome you at the airport and arrange transportation to and from the hotel.

A typical recommended tip is approximately 10% of the trip’s total cost. If the service was exceptional, many people leave more.

You can either choose to divide that between your pilot and the crew at the hangar, or simply give it to the hunt manager for distribution among the crew that served your group. We have a predetermined calculation that is divided among the pilots and ground crew.