Three out of four visitors to St. John who participated in our latest poll said they do not offer a tip to the Greeters who meet them at the ferry dock and take them to their rental villas.
"By the time I get to St. John, I’ve already given every dime I have to US Airways," said Jesse in a comment on the survey. "We do not think a greeter should get tipped unless they go out of their way to accommodate you, such as stopping for groceries," added Joe P.
Even while a majority of people say they don’t tip Greeters, more than a dozen comments came from people who do.
"If someone goes the extra mile," said Margy, "we like to show our appreciation." Paul wrote, "We tip the greeter $10 per person in the group, more if we get in real late,"
Comments like these prompted Xislandgirl to write, "In four years of picking up people, I never got a tip. Where were all you tippers (then)?"