Private Guiding Rates
Mojave Guides' online reservation system requires full payment at the time of booking. Once a reservation has been completed all but a $100 deposit will be refundable up until 24 hours before your scheduled meeting time. After that time we will be happy to reschedule your program. If your program is canceled by your guide due to inclement weather or other unsafe conditions, Mojave Guides will issue you a pro-rated refund. Fear not, cancellations due to inclement weather don't happen often as Joshua Tree has abundant sunshine and mild temperatures!
Guests often reach out to our office staff to ask about tipping standards within the guiding industry. Here's the rundown:
Tipping your guide/s is a common practice if he/she/they have provided an exceptional experience. While our guides are paid well for industry standards, a guide's salary is still far less than most of our Guests are accustomed to making. A gesture of your gratitude is not expected, but would certainly be well received. An average tip for a Half or Full day of climbing would be anywhere from $20 - $100. This typically amounts to less than or equal to, the standard 20%.
Thank you for supporting the Mojave Guides team! We will work hard to provide you with the highest value experiences.