Why hire a guide?

The guides associated with Guide Authority are professionals – their job is to get you straight to the action. Behind each excursion there are years of local experience that can’t be replicated. A guide will also supply the necessary equipment and work towards making your experience as enjoyable as possible. Whether you’re looking to take the kids out for a day, learn a new technique or plan that trip of a lifetime, hiring a guide is the first step towards a memorable outing.

Do I need equipment?

Equipment needs can vary greatly between excursions so be sure to check your guide’s tour description when booking. As a rule of thumb, clients should always bring rain gear, sunscreen, a warm change of clothes and a license. Essential gear and lunches are typically supplied by the guide but this may vary from trip to trip.

Should I tip my guide?

YES. The question is how much? Guides work extremely hard and put in countless hours checking spots, preparing equipment and planning the excursion to ensure maximum productivity with their clients. Similar to the restaurant industry, a 15-20 % tip at the end of the day is customary. If you’ve really enjoyed your day or caught the fish of a lifetime, an increased tip is the best way to show the guide your appreciation.

Are there guides and trips that accommodate larger groups?

While guided tour descriptions will include information regarding the number of people they can accommodate, many guides can make special arrangements upon request. These requests should be made early (before booking the trip) for the best chance of this happening.

How do I pay?

The Guide Authority payment platform uses Stripe to accept payments and transfer funds. All payment information is stored with Stripe so there’s no need to worry about a shifty guide or a fake outfitter running off with your credit card information. We make booking quick, simple and secure so that all you need to do is enjoy the outdoors!

I'm a guide, how do I sign up?

If you’re a guide and you want to list your trip offerings on Guide Authority, please fill out our guide application and we’ll get back to you within 24hrs.

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