There are a lot of outstretched hands looking for a tip between the St. Thomas airport and the Cruz Bay ferry dock, including baggage porters, taxicab drivers, and ferry luggage loaders. Is the person who greets you on St. John another one?
Greeters are part of the villa rental package. They meet you at the ferry dock, take you to a car rental pickup, and then lead you to your house. The greeter’s service is worth $50. That’s what one villa management
company charges owners when guests arrive off-hours, like late at night
or on Sundays. If every thing’s on time (on St. John?), it’s about an hour’s work. So, that cost has been figured into your rental rate. Greeters are paid by the rental company.
Some island visitors wonder, though, "Should I tip the greeter?"
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