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Galapagos Tip Tip III Cruise

Tiptop III Yacht

Tip Top III Yacht Description

The Tip Top III is a 16 passenger, first class yacht offering a comfortable cruise through the Galapagos. Onboard you will find the 8 member crew consisting of the captain, a multi-lingual guide, the engineer, an international cook, barman and waitress, and two sailors. When you are not participating in an activity or excursion, take advantage of the bar, lounge, and sun deck and dine in an elegant and comfortable atmosphere.

Operated by the Wittmer family, whom have generations of experience operating high-quality yachts in the Galapagos, the Tip-Top III is a Galapagos classic and solid choice as a Galapagos cruise boat.

Tip Top III Cabins

The lower deck of the Tip Top III includes 6 cabins with different types of berths available and the upper deck includes four different cabins, also with more than one type of berth. Each cabin was designed with the passenger in mind to include a private bathroom with vanity, shower, and wash basin, a locker and drawers, a safety box, and an air-conditioning unit.

Other comparable first class boats include: Tip Top IV, Beluga, Coral I & II

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Tip Top III Cruise Prices

2019 prices per person (except charter)

Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Lower deck 1-2 $ 2,700 $ 3,335 $ 4,900 $ 6,660 $ 9,000
Lower deck 3-6 $ 2,780 $ 3,440 $ 5,070 $ 6,900 $ 9,340
Upper deck 9 &10 $ 3,175 $ 3,970 $ 5,750 $ 7,870 $ 10,700
Lower 1-2 (single) $ 3,840 $ 4,856 $ 7,360 $ 10,176 $ 13,920
Lower 3-6 (single) $ 3,968 $ 5,024 $ 7,632 $ 10,560 $ 14,464

Upper 7 & 8 (single)

$ 4,100 $ 5,200 $ 7,690 $ 10,640 $ 14,760
Upper 9 & 10 (single) $ 4,600 $ 5,870 $ 8,721 $ 12,115 $ 16,640
Charter $ 42,800 $ 52,800 $ 77,200 $ 104,300 $ 141,600
* 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.

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 III Itinerary

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Tip Top III Photos

Tiptop III Yacht

Tiptop III Yacht Cruise

Twin Upper Deck

Galapagos Tip Tip III Cruise Cabin

Twin Lower Deck

Galapagos Tip Tip III Cruise Cabin


Galapagos Tip Tip III Boat Lounge


Galapagos Tip Tip III Yacht Dining

Bar & Lounge

Galapagos Tip Tip III Cruise Bar

Sun Deck

Galapagos Tip Tip III Cruise Sun deck

Tip Top III Deck Plans & Specs

Tiptop III - Deck plans

Tiptop III - Deck plans


  • Steel-hulled motor Yacht, built to impeccably high standard in Guayaquil/Ecuador (2001)
  • Length: 98 feet
  • Beam: 22 feet
  • Draft: 5 feet
  • Twin N-14M TA Cummins main engines (525 HP each.)
  • Twin 55 MCGGA Cummins-Onan generators (55 kW each.)
  • 110/220 V. AC current
  • Cruising speed: 12 knots
  • Navigation & Safety Equipment
  • Twin RL72C, 24 miles range Raytheon radar's
  • Raytheon L755 Ecosounder & Chart plotter
  • 667 Furuno Ecosounder
  • Raytheon GPS-112
  • 1503 Furuno SSB radio
  • Standard Spectrum VHF radio
  • ACR RLB-23 Epirb
  • Ritchie magnetic compass, barometer
  • Clock
  • Thermometer
  • Helm indicator
  • Searchlight
  • Horn
  • One DSB inflatable life raft for 12 passengers
  • One DSB inflatable life raft for 16 passengers
  • Solas 74/83
  • 50 life jackets
  • Fire & smoke detectors
  • Complete fire system
  • Twin 14 feet Nautical RIB Inflatable boats with 25 HP outboard motor for 10 passengers each
  • Safety equipment complies with international Coast Guard regulations
  • Crew: (8) In separate accommodation - Captain, Multilingual guide, Engineer, International cook, Barman & waitress Two sailors

Tiptop III Reviews

Comments and recommendations received on this Galapagos cruise:

It was great!
Everything went to plan. No delays or issues at all. 
Tip Top lll was super. The crew was  so professional and helpful and the cruise director was first class - precise, clear, organised and very kind. The naturalist with us was terrific and so knowledgable. 
The rooms were clean and were cleaned twice a day, the food was excellent and varied, the safety and well being of passengers was a top priority and we were totally satisfied. 
Most of all the landscapes, the walks, the animals and flora was unsurpassed. Breathtaking! 
Snorkelling was unbelievable. We have been snorkelling in Australia and The Red Sea. They were wonderful experiences. But swimming with wild Sea Lions who were playful and curious and seeing dozens of turtles all round us under the water was the best experience imaginable. 
So yes we loved it. 
Thank you. 
Philip Vandergucht

UK, August 2018
3 Guests

Hi Gabriela,

I had a beautiful cruise, everything was good, the crew of the Tip Top III was lovely and professional and the guide extremely competent. So, thank you very much for your good job and I'll suggest your contact if anybody ask me information about Galapagos trip.

best regards, ciao


Italy, November 2017
3 Guests

We came back from our Galapagos vacation and really enjoyed it. The Tip Top III provided a great itinerary and service. We had a fantastic time at the Galapagos island and hope to visit again!
Take care,

Tip Top III
March 2014
2 Guests

Hello Veronica,
My son and I had a great trip last month on Tip Top III. Thanks for all your help.

Tip Top III
Agosto, 2012

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