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Galapagos Tip Top II Cruise

Tip Top II Catamaran

Tip Top II Catamaran Description

The new Tip Top II is a first class yacht with a crew of 8, the captain, a multi-lingual guide, engineer, international cook, barman, waitress, and two sailors, all catering to your needs. The catamaran accommodates up to 16 passengers with social areas such as a bar, dining room, lounge and sun deck.

Tip Top II Cabins

Accommodating 16 passengers, the Tip Top II has 8 cabins in total with private bathrooms that include vanity, shower, lavatory, and washbasin. Additionally, each cabin also has a locker and drawers, a safety box, and all are furnished with air-conditioning units.

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Tip Top II Cruise Prices

2019 prices per person (except charter)

Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

1 - 2 only single $ 4,075 $ 5,410 $ 7,670 $ 10,615 $ 14,540
3 - 6 main deck $ 3,070 $ 3,830 $ 5,320 $ 7,260 $ 9,840
7 and 8 upper deck $ 3,415 $ 4,290 $ 5,920 $ 8,115 $ 11,040
3 - 6 (Single) $ 4,435 $ 5,650 $ 8,030 $ 11,140 $ 15,260
7 and 8 (Single) $ 4,985 $ 6,385 $ 8,992 $ 11,505 $ 17,184
9 and 10 upper deck $ 6,830 $ 8,580 $ 11,840 $ 16,230 $ 22,080
Charter $ 45,800 $ 56,800 $ 80,420 $ 109,400 $ 148,040

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* Charter rates don't apply for Christmas and New Year.
Special discount for kids may apply to the published rate. Please consult with your destination expert for more information and special deals.

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Rates include:

  • Airfare from mainland Ecuador
  • All meals
  • Transfers in the islands
  • All shore excursions with an English speaking naturalist guide
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Kayaks

Not included:

  • $100 Galapagos National Park entrance fee
  • $20 Transit Control Card
  • Fuel Surcharge
  • Bottled beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Cancellation/medical insurance

Tip Top II Itinerary

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Tip Top II Photos

Upper Deck Cabin

Galapagos Tip Top II Cruise Cabin


Galapagos Tip Top II Cruise Cabin

Cabin Bathroom

Galapagos Tip Top II Cabin Bathroom

Galapagos Tip Top II Al fresco dining

Galapagos Tip Top II Al fresco dining


Galapagos Tip Top II Al fresco dining


Galapagos Tip Top II Al fresco dining

Tip Top II Catamaran

Galapagos Tiptop II Yacht


Tip Top II Deck Plans & Specs

Tip Top II - Deck plans

Sun Deck

Tip Top II Yacht Sun Deck

Upper Deck

Tip Top II Yacht Upper Deck

Main Deck

Tip Top II Yacht Main Deck

Technical Information

  • Length: 90 feet
  • Beam: 22 feet
  • Draft: 5 feet
  • Cruising speed: 10 knots

Safety & Communications System:

(2) 24 mile range Furuno Navnet Radar/Chart Plotter, (2) Furuno-FCV620 Eco Sounder, GPS, Furuno NX300 Navtex, Furuno SC-Satellite Fluxgate compass, Furuno HF-MF/DSC Radio, (2) VHF/DSC Standard radios, ACR Epirb, ACR Sart, (2) ACR VHF bi directional rescue radios, Ritchie Magnetic Compass, hydraulic helm, barometer, clock, thermometer, helm indicator, searchlight, horn, fire & smoke detector system. (2) Viking inflatable life rafts for 25 passengers each one, (50) life jackets, twin 14 feet Nautica Inflatable boats with 25 HP four stroke outboard motors for 8 passengers each one. All safety equipment complies with International Coast Guard regulations.

Mechanic Equipmment:

Twin CUMMINS 6CTA8.3-M 255 HP main engines. Twin 55 KW John Deere/Onan (M) electric generators. Village Marine Tec Oil / Water Separator, Tidal Wave HMX HEADHUNTER Marine Sanitation Device sewage treatment system (MSD)TW. Westphalia Separator Mineral oil Systems. WMSQ-2500 Reverse Osmosis desalination system.

Tip Top II Reviews

Comments and recommendations received on this Galapagos cruise:

Hi Maria, we are back in Florida now. Thank you so much for your kind and professional assistance throughout this trip. Please feel free to use us as a reference for anyone who is considering booking a trip through you. We would be happy to describe our experience to them via email, and we have nothing but wonderful things to say about your service.

Thanks again,
Sonia and Norman Herrin
Panama City, Florida, USA, February 2018

Hello, Maria. It's good to hear from you.

Yes, our return home was uneventful, and it's always good to be home, no matter how much Julie and I love to travel and enjoy the different places we have been to.

Galapagos definitely qualifies as one of those great trips! First of all, you couldn't have been more helpful and patient with our preparations and in providing information -- no matter how many questions I had. We were very pleased with the operation and accommodations aboard Tip Top II under the command of Capt. Jimmy. (Sorry to say, I don't know his last name?) The vessel was first class, extremely clean and well maintained, the food was varied and excellent, and we -- the Madigans and Laynes -- can't say enough good things about the crew. Capt. Jimmy, second-in-command David, purser Carlos, chef Willy, engineer Miguel, boat driver Mario, bartender and chief waiter Luis #1, and cabin boy Luis #2 did everything they could to keep us safe and comfortable. Our guide, Angelica Jahnel, was excellent. She knows the islands like her backyard, and her nightly orientations were enlightening.

If you want to post any of this to Facebook, I'll let you do that, I don't spend any time with social media.

Thank you again for a job well done and a terrific trip. We will tell our friends who wish to visit the Americas about Columbus Travel.

Michael Madigan

USA, January 2018

Hello Sofia,

This is just to say that we had a wonderful trip! The boat Tip Top II, its crew and the guide were all great. As well as our fellow passengers. We truly enjoyed our walks, panga boat trips, snorkling and of course especially all the animals. The sea was quite rough some nights, but the boat never rocked so much that it was a problem, just pleasant. The water was not very warm so they got us some long 3 mm wetsuits from another Tip top boat.Thank you so much for all the advice and assistance in advance! You have been really helpful and we do appreciate it.

Best regards,

Kirsten Sandberg and Inge

November 2017
2 Guests

It was a dream come true. That said, I was really missing taking the kids. there were a few who got tickets for $2500 and still the boat was half empty so they may have gone down further and i could have brought the kids. let me know if the price drops and you have a good deal for 3 people. i would be very interested in repeating the trip with my kids. 

for feedback, not much, it was very nice.  


USA, August 2017
1 guest

Hello Maria! We had a wonderful time in both Quito and on our 2 week Galapagos cruise. Everything went smoothly, both with the Quito tours and the boat. Loved the Tip Top II, the boat itself, itinerary, food,
and the wonderful guide and fellow guests. The boat was only half full, which was nice. I dont have a Facebook page, but I can write a TripAdvisor review, which I have done before.

We hope to get to Machu Picchu and the Tambopata Research Center in Peru in 2019, so we will reach out to you then. We may need to book the Center on our own, but Im sure you can help us with a Machu Picchu/Sacred Valley trip.

Best to you and thanks for all your insight, helpfulness and professionalism! I felt very comfortable working with you Maria. I would highly recommend Columbus Travel and you as the agent!

Lorraine and Scott Gullett

USA, July 2017

Hello Maria sorry about the delayed response.

Overall we were very happy with the service you provided. Your responses were always very timely and accurate and all of the group were very happy to deal with you. The coordination of all the phases of our trip was perfect with members of your staff meeting us on time at the airports and transferring us to our hotels.

The guided tour with Patricio and Oscar was excellent and we all appreciated their guiding and patience. All the hotels were excellent and the meals were very good.

We all enjoyed the Tip Top 2 and Angelina was a very knowledgeable guide who gave us a very thorough tour of the islands.

Our trip to the Amazon was great. Everything was coordinated very well even when we had a flight delay on our return. The Lodge was beautiful and in a great location and the guides were excellent.

All in all a great trip we will remember for a long time and particular thanks to you for organizing it so well.

Best wishes

Paul Foster

Canada, May 2017

Hi Maria

Thanks for your email. My experience with Columbus travel was really great and you have provided a very good service and you have replied any questions very fast - I think you have done a very good job.

My Galapagos experience was fantastic and the boat and the crew was spectacular. 



Denmark, October 2016

Traveled on the Tip Top II

Everything was fantastic thanks – still trying to catch up after 3 weeks away.

Thank you for making it so easy and all your help organizing the trip we wanted.

Thank you,

Jeffrey Smith

Canada, July 2016
2 Guests
Traveled on the Tip Top II

Hi Maria!
We had a trip of lifetime.  We absolutely loved the Galapagos, and the Tip Top II.  It was a wonderful adventure! Our guide was really knowledgeable, although we did wish we had more time to snorkel and we didn’t get to kayak—so again, we wish there would have been a little more flexibility about those activities as we had a very active and adventurous group.

Quito was also fantastic, and all the transport, etc.  We really loved Ecuador, and wish we would have had more time to see other parts….

But, overall I’m very happy with your help and Columbus travel.  Thank you so much for helping me arrange it.  I definitely want to return, and want to go on Tip Top II again, and would book it through you as well (the southern route next time!!).  Genovese was our favorite, and Bartolome!  It was such an amazing experience, and the boat and crew were absolutely fantastic!!

Let me know if you need more information!!
Thank you so much

USA, July 2016
4 Guests
Traveled on the Tip Top II


We had the most amazing vacation of our lives and I just wanted to thank several people and express our deep appreciation. My daughter is a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador and I wanted to visit her and take a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Galapagos Islands, but was rather clueless as to where to start.

First of all, Julia Haessler from Columbus Travel was thorough and professional in answering my questions, emails and addressing concerns. Thanks to her professionalism and thoroughness, I felt very comfortable that we had gotten an excellent deal. The gentleman who picked us up from the hotel (unfortunately I forget his name) was wonderful---he got us to the airport and made sure we had everything we needed. I cannot say enough good things about the M/Y TipTop II.

We were met at the airport by our naturalist guide, Mauricio Garcia, who was amazing. In addition to having tremendous knowledge, energy and enthusiasm he made sure everyone's needs were met---dietary, activity levels, a debriefing at the end of the day, photo opportunities and much, much more. On the final day he gave everyone a DVD of the best compilation of everyone's pictures of the trip....where he got the time and energy I do not know.

The food was fantastic, snorkeling other-worldly, birding incredible, hikes instructive,,,all in all, amazing. Every crew member on the boat was helpful and positive; the captain was personable as well as competent. I cannot recommend Columbus Travel and TipTop II highly enough, we are deeply appreciative for this once-in-a-lifetime vacation.

Jan Bussler
Tip Top II
October 2012

Just got back from the Galapagos. Needless to say it was fabulous, many thanks for your great coordination.
Best Regards,

Tip Top II
July 2012


I just got home from a different trip. The trip to Galapagos was amazing. I would definitely recommend Tip Top II and Hotel Rabida. I was very happy with both.

Thank you for all of your assistance booking the trip. It was a wonderful trip.

Thank you

USA, July 2008
Traveled on the Tip Top II

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