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Tip Top II

Tip Top II 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, cruise director, 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.

icon Prices from: US$3255
(4D/3N)

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Cruise Details

  • Category: First Class
  • Type: Motor Catamaran
  • Year built: 2008
  • Departures: Friday, Monday
  • Capacity: 16 passengers
  • Itineraries: 7, 4, 3 night cruises
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RATES INCLUDE

  • Accommodation on board
  • All meals while 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
  • Kayaks on board
  • Flights to/from the Galapagos
  • Paddle Board
  • Swim Fins

RATES NOT INCLUDED

  • Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee
  • Migratory Control Card
  • Alcoholic & all bottled drinks
  • Wetsuit rental
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Travel, cancellation and medical insurance
  • Snorkel Gear (mask & tube)

Full Tecnical Details

Sun Deck


Upper Deck


Main Deck


Length: 90 feet
Cruise Speed: 10 knots
Beam: 22 feet
Draft: 5 feet
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
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.
  • 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.

Prices

Tip Top II Prices

2020 prices per person:

ACCOMMODATION 7 NIGHTS 4 NIGHTS 3 NIGHTS
Standard Cabin 1-2 Main Deck
$3,305 $ 2,429 $ 1,985
Standard Cabin 3-6 Main Deck $ 3,578 $ 2,624 $ 2,141
Standard Cabin 7-10 Upper Deck $ 3,953 $ 2,915 $ 2,360
Family Room 3 Passengers
$ 8,198 $ 6,053 $ 4,962
Family Room 4 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 3-6 Upper Deck $ 5,640 $ 4,060 $ 3,255
Standard Cabin 7-8 Upper Deck
$ 6,274 $ 4,545 $ 3,620
Standard Cabin 9-10 Upper Deck
$ 12,550 $ 9,095 $ 7,240
Family Room 3 Passengers
$ 15,295 $ 10,955 $ 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 II

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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...
or Floreana Island: Asilo de la PazA hill in the agricultural area of the island. The main attractions are of an historic type. Read more...
or 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...
or 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...
or 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...
or 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...
or 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: Interpretation CenterA series of interactive exhibits providing information about the history and biodiversity of the Galapagos. 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...
Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.
Visit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointGalapagos Map
Mon AM Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
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: 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...
or 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...
Thu AM San Cristobal Island: Puerto Baquerizo MorenoThis relaxed town overlooking a harbour is the capital of the Galapagos Islands. Read more...
or 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...
or 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: Interpretation CenterA series of interactive exhibits providing information about the history and biodiversity of the Galapagos. 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...
Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.
Visit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointGalapagos Map
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...
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 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 Bartholomew IslandBartholomew is home of the Pinnacle Rock, the most famous view in the Galapagos, and a beautiful white-sanded beach. Read more...
Sun AM 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...
PM Genovesa Island: Darwin BayA coral beach where a 750 mt. trail takes you through more seabird colonies. Read more...
Mon AM Santiago Island: James BayThere are many lava pools found here as well as caves and inlets home to an amazing variety of wildlife. Read more...
PM Santiago Island: Buccaneer CoveBuccaneer Cove is a testament to the fact that Santiago was once a refuge for British buccaneers. Read more...
Tue AM Isabela Island: Vicente Roca PointThe remnants of an ancient volcano form two turquoise coves with a bay protected from ocean swells. Read more...
PM Fernandina Island: Espinosa PointA narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine iguanas gather largely on black lava rocks. Read more...
Wed 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...
Isabela Island: Tagus CoveAn opportunity to see penguins as well as marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs and sea lions. 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...
Thu AM Isabela Island: Las TintorerasA short distance from Puerto Villamil is the small island known as Las Tintoreras. Read more...
Isabela Island: Sierra Negra VolcanoOn the way up you can see lush vegetation and the summit offers a spectacular view of the lowlands. Read more...
PM Isabela Island: Tortoise Breeding StationCreated to protect animals in their first years of life from the threats of foreign species. Read more...
Isabela Island: The Wall of TearsIsabela was a penal colony. Prisoners were made build a wall with huge blocks of lava as punishment. Read more...
Fri AM Santa Cruz Island: Los GemelosSpanish for The Twins, they are two volcanic depressions on the highest part of Santa Cruz. Read more...
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...
Sat AM Santa Fe IslandA volcanic uplift that hosts a forest of Opuntia and palo santo. Endemic land iguanas are often seen. Read more...
PM South Plaza IslandSouth Plaza has one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galapagos. Read more...
Sun AM Sombrero Chino IslandThe landing is on a beautiful crescent-shaped beach, home to sea lions and Sally Lightfoot crabs. Read more...
PM Rábida IslandA bird-watcher´s delight. Species includes Flycatchers, Galapagos Hawks and Brown Pelicans. Read more...
Mon 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 Santa Cruz Island: Dragon HillA hypersalinic lagoon frequented by flamingos, stilts, pintail ducks and other species of birds. Read more...
Tue AM 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: Devil´s CrownArguably the best snorkeling site in the islands, Devil´s Crown boasts an amazing variety of fish. Read more...
Floreana Island: Cormorant PointCormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favourite of flamingos. 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...
Thu AM San Cristobal Island: Interpretation CenterA series of interactive exhibits providing information about the history and biodiversity of the Galapagos. Read more...
San Cristobal Island: La GalapagueraLearn about the giant tortoise breeding programme established by the National Park. Read more...
PM 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...
Fri AM North Seymour IslandExplore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds. Read more...
Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.
Visit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointGalapagos Map
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...
Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.

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