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Your guide to the often tricky world of tipping!

Whilst it’s not a rule of thumb in countries such as Australia and New Zealand, tipping is a customary action in many European countries, including Croatia. Originating in British coffee houses, tipping is now seen as a way to show appreciation for exceptional service and customer care. Unfortunately tipping is a variable scale, based on personal opinion, so there is no hard and fast rule on an ‘acceptable’ amount to tip.

For the most part, it is considered proper etiquette to give tips to people who work in hospitality and tourism, providing services such as waiters/waitresses, house keepers, taxi drivers, beach vendors, sailors/crew members and parking attendants within Europe. Not only a custom reserved for tourists, tipping is also the norm for locals when having coffee and dining out.

Summer is the peak season for tourist jobs in Croatia, with many locals depending on this time of year to make the most of their annual income. Due to this way of life, many work for weeks on end to supplement their yearly wages and being gratuitous is an appreciated gesture by staff in Croatia.

Sail Croatia representatives do not expect a tip from their guests. We ensure our tour managers live up to the high standards set through our training programs by fair wages and excellent working conditions. The welfare of our staff and ensuring positive guest experiences is extremely important to us!

Sail Croatia Tipping Policy:

Tipping is not compulsory in Croatia, however it is customary, and if you are happy with the service and feel our crew have gone above and beyond, then tips are always very much appreciated!

If you feel that your Tour Manager or the crew onboard your ship have exceeded your expectations then we definitely encourage you to show a token of your appreciation!