Gratuity is not included. The job of a fishing boat mate is seasonal and arduous, typically consisting of seven days a week work, good days, bad days, and everything in between. Our mates are some of the best paid in the business. However, the mates will go above and beyond to do the best they can for your trip. They are working for a tip. Many of the fish caught can be cleaned by the crew, and often, depending on size and species, no charge is given for the service. Please, if you think the crew did a good job, show your appreciation by tipping. 10-20% is customary. If the crew did not meet your expectation, please let either Captain Mike or Captain Jeff know, or see a customer service representative at the Cape May Whale Watcher Red Ticket Booth.