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Tip Top V

Tip Top V Description

The brand new first-class catamaran Tip Top V was designed and built-in 2019. It perfectly engages modern design with first-class comfort for all our guests. The social areas include an outdoor bar and dinner, the main dining room, an outdoor living room, a presentation room, and a sun deck all beautifully and modernly designed. The itinerary is 7 nights and 8 days touring either the west or east side of the islands.

Tip Top V Cabins

The cabins have large windows along with a beautiful modern design. They also include air conditioning and a private bathroom for all cabins. 

Top Features

  • Cabins 5-10 have their own private balcony
  • The social areas on the main deck include a salon room and a comfortable lounge
  • The social areas in the upper deck include a bar and lounge
  • There is a maximum of 16 passengers with a crew of 8, providing superior attention
icon Prices from: US$2141
(3255D/3254N)

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Cruise Details

  • Category: First Class
  • Type: Motor Catamaran
  • Year built: 2019
  • Departures: Friday
  • Capacity: 16 passengers
  • Itineraries: 7, 4, 3 night cruises
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RATES INCLUDE

  • All meals while on board
  • Accommodation on board
  • Purified water, coffee, and tea available during the cruise
  • Transfers in the islands during operational days
  • English speaking naturalist guide
  • Islands excursions and activities according to the Itinerary

RATES NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights to/from the Galapagos Islands
  • Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee
  • Migratory Control Card
  • Alcoholic & all bottled drinks
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Travel, cancellation and medical insurance

Full Tecnical Details

Main Deck


Upper Deck


Length: 112fts / mts
Crew: 8 members
Type: Catamaran
Beam: 43fts / mts
Max speed: 12 knots
Category: First Class
Year of construction: 2019
Accommodation:

Main Deck:

  • (2) cabins with one king size bed (6.5’ x 6.5’) – Cabins 1 & 2 (210 square feet each cabin)

Main Deck:

  • (2) cabins with two single beds (3.15’ x 6.5’) – Cabins 3 to 6 (210 square feet each cabin)

Upper Deck:

  • (2) cabins with one king size bed (6.5’ x 6.5’) – Cabins 5 & 6.( 200 square feet each cabin plus 70 square feet balcony)

Upper Deck:

  • (4) cabins with single lower beds (6.5’ x 6.5’) – Cabins 7 to 10. (170 square feet each cabin plus 35 square feet balcony)
Safety & Communications System:
  • (2) 36 nautical mile range Furuno Navnet Radar/Chart Plotter,
  • (2) Furuno Eco sounder, GPS, Furuno NX300 Navtex, Furuno SC33-Satellite Fluxgate compass, Icom M802 HF-MF/DSC Radio,
  • (2) Icom M424G VHF/DSC radios, ACR2846 Epirb, (2) ACR2914 Sart,
  • (2) ACR2828 VHF bi-directional rescue radios, Furuno FA170 Class A AIS, 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,
  • (30) life jackets, twin 17 feet Caribe Nautica Inflatable boats with 25 HP four-stroke outboard motors for 12 passengers each one. All safety equipment complies with International Coast Guard regulations.

Prices

Tip Top V Prices

2020 prices per person:

ACCOMMODATION 7 NIGHTS 4 NIGHTS 3 NIGHTS
Standard Cabin 1-4 Main Deck
$ 3,578 $ 2,624 $ 2,141
Standard Cabin 5-10 Upper Deck $ 3,953 $ 2,915 $ 2,360
Family Room 3 Passengers
$ 8,198 $ 6,053 $ 4,961
Family Room4 Passengers
$ 9,850 $ 7,268 $ 5,954
Charter $ 54,155 $ 40,328 $ 32,138

2021 prices per person:

ACCOMMODATION 7 NIGHTS 4 NIGHTS 3 NIGHTS
Standard Cabin 3-4 Main Deck
$ 5,640 $ 4,060 $ 3,255
Standard Cabin 7-10 Upper Deck $ 6,275 $ 4,545 $ 3,620
Family Room 3 Passengers
$ 15,295 $ 10,995 $ 8,740
Family Room 4 Passengers
$ 18,220 $ 12,985 $ 10,365
Charter $ 85,245 $ 60,200 $ 48,550

Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

These rates are valid all year round, except for high season departures.

Itinerary Tip Top V

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Fri AM Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
PM Mosquera IslandThe island consists is a long narrow stretch of white sand, rocks, and tide pools. Read more...
Sat AM Santiago Island: Sullivan BayThe lava field has a variety of patterns made by the shapes and textures of trees that once existed there. Read more...
PM Rábida IslandA bird-watcher´s delight. Species includes Flycatchers, Galapagos Hawks and Brown Pelicans. Read more...
Sun AM Fernandina Island: Espinosa PointA narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine iguanas gather largely on black lava rocks. Read more...
PM Isabela Island: Elizabeth BayAs enter you the bay, hawks can soar overhear and schools of fish can be seen swimming underneath. Read more...
Mon AM Isabela Island: Urbina BayIts waters are a good place to see turtles and rays. Ashore you´ll find a short trail leading to a coral reef. Read more...
PM Isabela Island: Tagus CoveAn opportunity to see penguins as well as marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs and sea lions. Read more...
Tue AM Santiago Island: Puerto EgasPuerto Egas, with its black sand beaches, was the site of small salt mining industry in the 1960s. Read more...
PM Bartholomew IslandBartholomew is home of the Pinnacle Rock, the most famous view in the Galapagos, and a beautiful white-sanded beach. Read more...
Wed AM Sombrero Chino IslandThe landing is on a beautiful crescent-shaped beach, home to sea lions and Sally Lightfoot crabs. Read more...
PM Santa Cruz Island: Dragon HillA hypersalinic lagoon frequented by flamingos, stilts, pintail ducks and other species of birds. Read more...
Thu AM Santa Cruz Island: HighlandsThe highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt. Read more...
PM Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos. Read more...
Fri AM North Seymour IslandExplore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds. Read more...
PM Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.
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Fri AM Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
PM Santa Cruz Island: Bachas BeachA swimming beach and one of the few remnants of the U.S. World War II presence in the Galápagos. Read more...
Sat AM Genovesa Island: Darwin BayA coral beach where a 750 mt. trail takes you through more seabird colonies. Read more...
PM Genovesa Island: Prince Phillip´s StepsAn extraordinary, steep path leads through a seabird colony full of life, up to cliffs that are 25m high. Read more...
Sun AM South Plaza IslandSouth Plaza has one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galapagos. Read more...
PM Santa Fe IslandA volcanic uplift that hosts a forest of Opuntia and palo santo. Endemic land iguanas are often seen. Read more...
Mon AM Santa Cruz Island: HighlandsThe highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt. Read more...
PM Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos. Read more...
Tue AM Floreana Island: Barones´s ObservatoryThis site shows a breath-taking view of La Loberia and the inland features of Floreana Island. Read more...
Floreana Island: Asilo de la PazA hill in the agricultural area of the island. The main attractions are of an historic type. Read more...
Floreana Island: Post Office BayA white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel. Read more...
PM Floreana Island: Cormorant PointCormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favourite of flamingos. Read more...
Floreana Island: Champion IsletA small island located very near Floreana, snorkeling and diving around Champion can be excellent. Read more...
Wed AM Española Island: Suárez PointSuarez Point is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago. Read more...
PM Española Island: Gardner BayGardner Bay has a magnificent beach with turquoise waters. The bay is home of a large colony of sea lions. Read more...
Española Island: Osborn IsletThis small island is a marine visit where you can enjoy fantastic snorkeling and swimming. Read more...
Thu AM San Cristobal Island: Puerto Baquerizo MorenoThis relaxed town overlooking a harbour is the capital of the Galapagos Islands. Read more...
San Cristobal Island: Leon DormidoThis island comprises two rocks which jut out of the ocean and is home to a large colony of sea birds. Read more...
San Cristobal Island: Cerro BrujoA beautiful white-sand beach full of pelicans, blue-footed boobies, sea lions and marine iguanas. Read more...
PM San Cristobal Island: La GalapagueraLearn about the giant tortoise breeding programme established by the National Park. Read more...
Fri AM Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle CoveThis shallow inlet is surrounded by mangroves and provides natural protection for a variety of marine life. Read more...
PM Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.

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