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Old November 27th, 2009, 06:24 AM
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Is it customary to tip the taxi drivers in the Bahamas?
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Old November 27th, 2009, 12:56 PM
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Is it customary to tip the taxi drivers in the Bahamas?
Yes, it is. Some tip just a dollar .. and others 15% of the fare.
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Old November 27th, 2009, 05:51 PM
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Yes, it is. Some tip just a dollar .. and others 15% of the fare.
Agreed. And don't forget. Taxi drivers are the same the world over. They NEVER have any change for big bills.
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Old November 28th, 2009, 02:47 PM
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Yep. If you try to pay for your fare with a $20, they will get a nice tip. We usually tip a dollar per person. The drivers will remind you that they expect a tip.
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Is a tip necessary when they charge per person to take you to Atlantis?

I've heard it is a five minute drive and $4.00 a head.
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Is a tip necessary when they charge per person to take you to Atlantis?

I've heard it is a five minute drive and $4.00 a head.
Yes, I would still tip..
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In addition to the $4 per person, we paid an additional fee for going over the bridge. I think it was about $1.
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