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#45772 - 11/25/01 06:00 PM Going rates for captain and cook on charters?
Bad Dog Offline
Information from another post leads me to believe that we are being overcharged for crews. Any thoughts?
The Original Bad Dog

#45773 - 11/27/01 03:07 AM Re: Going rates for captain and cook on charters?
silkpainter Offline
My understanding is that captains get an average of $100 a day and cooks/crew get 100 a week. Dont quote me on it.
-Lee Vanderwalker-Alamina

#45774 - 11/27/01 03:35 PM Re: Going rates for captain and cook on charters?
Bad Dog Offline
Hi ya Silkpainter,
Reading from another thread that cooks aboard the dive boat that sank during Iris, they were paid 100US per week. We are being charged that per day!! Just cooking for two people. Plus providing food (for the skipper and cook) and cabins!?!

Do you still need printer refills? We would be happy to bring anything you need.

[This message has been edited by Bad Dog (edited 11-27-2001).]
The Original Bad Dog

#45775 - 11/27/01 05:18 PM Re: Going rates for captain and cook on charters?
JmHanna Offline
I think $1000usd per week for the captain and $100bz a day for the cook is more realistic on a private charter.

#45776 - 11/29/01 08:00 PM Re: Going rates for captain and cook on charters?
ChrisW Offline
This doesn't directly answer your question, but I think it does give a useful reference point.

From todays Channel 5 news (the numbers are for a months wages):

"In the area of labour force participation, it's been shown that although unemployment is at eleven percent, the average income is eight hundred, thirty-five dollars today as opposed to six hundred and twenty-eight dollars in 1991."

If I understand the above correctly the average Belizean makes $5010 US per year, $100 US per week, $20 US per day, 2.5 US per hour.

Is that right? Seems pretty low for an average. Maybe they are counting the unemployed (IE 0 income) when finding the average?

#45777 - 11/30/01 04:16 PM Re: Going rates for captain and cook on charters?
Bad Dog Offline
Silkpainter, Chris, and Pier Lounge thanks for your thoughts. We are not trying to be cheap, just questioned the amounts we have been quoted. For eight days, one captain and one cook we are being charged 3200.00Blz or 1600.00USD. (This is 100.00USD per day, per person) In addition to the labor charge we are paying for provisions for both. On another thread under Hurricane Info. someone stated that cooks made 100.00USD per week.
The Original Bad Dog

#45778 - 12/04/01 11:12 PM Re: Going rates for captain and cook on charters?
barefoot Offline
Just out of curiosity. Who are you chartering with? That would help answer your question. It would have to be TMM or Moorings I would guess. E-mail us and we will try to help if we can.

Mike & Dawn www.barefootwatersports.net
e-mail barefootdiving@btl.net

#45779 - 12/06/01 11:18 PM Re: Going rates for captain and cook on charters?
Marty Offline
Depending on your needs, check with Peter at: http://AmbergrisCaye.com/reefcrawl/

#45780 - 12/07/01 12:04 AM Re: Going rates for captain and cook on charters?
Bad Dog Offline
Thanks Barefoot and Cap't. Marty,

Yes we booked with TMM though a land based broker in the US. First time for us chartering in Belize so I was not sure of the pricing. This is like locking the gate after horse ran off! LOL Stated above is the amounts being charged. Just got suspicious after reading the thread about the dive boat that sank during Iris. Stated there cook made 100US. Please understand we are not trying to be cheap, just don't care for being ripped.
See you soon!
The Original Bad Dog


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