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Tip Top IV

Tip Top IV Description

Slightly larger than TT III, the Tip Top IV is another first-class yacht with a capacity for 16 passengers. The yacht includes a bar, lounge, and sun deck perfect for relaxing in your down time between activities and excursions. The dining room is sophisticated and meals are prepared by the international chef. The 8 man crew is always ready to accommodate your needs and the Multi-lingual guide is loaded with information about the Galapagos Islands and will be with you during all Island activities.

Tip Top IV Cabins

Cabins are located on both upper and lower decks with different types of berth available. Each cabin provides a private bathroom equipped with hot water, vanity and wash basin, air-conditioning units, safety deposit box, and locker and drawers. All cabins can be converted into king-sized beds upon request as well.

icon Prices from: US$2012
(4D/3N)

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Cruise Details

  • Category: First Class
  • Type: Small Yacht
  • Year built: 2006
  • 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
  • Snorkel equipment (mask, tube, & fins)
  • Kayaks on board

RATES NOT INCLUDED

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

Full Tecnical Details

Sun Deck


Upper Deck


Main Deck


Lower Deck


Length: 125 feet
Cruise Speed: 12 knots
Safety: Complies with international Coast Guard regulations
Voltage and Plugs: 110/220 V. AC Voltage
Beam: 25 feet
Draft: 6 feet
Main engines: Twin Deutz BF8M 1015MC (442 HP each)
Generators: Twin 55 MCGGA Cummins-Onan (55 KW each)
Navigation & Safety Equipment:
  • Twin 24 miles range Raymarine E1250 radar echo sounder & GPS
  • Furuno FS-1530 SSB radio
  • Twin Uniden UM 625c VHF radios DSC
  • Satellite Phone
  • ACR RLB-23 Epirb
  • Ritchie magnetic compass
  • Searchlight
  • Horn. Twin Youlong KHA 2331life rafts for 25 passengers each one (Solas 74/83)
  • 50 life jackets
  • Central fire & smoke detectors system
  • Twin 19 feet Nautical RIB Inflatable tender for 16 passengers each one with (3) Yamaha 25 HP Four Stroke ecologic outboard motors

Prices

Tip Top IV Prices

2020 prices per person:

ACCOMMODATION 7 NIGHTS 4 NIGHTS 3 NIGHTS
Lower Deck Cabin
$ 3,437 $ 2,453 $ 2,012
Upper Deck Cabin
$ 3,845 $ 2,714 $ 2,207
Charter $ 81,840 $36,590 $30,236

2021 prices per person:

ACCOMMODATION 7 NIGHTS 4 NIGHTS 3 NIGHTS
Lower Deck Cabin
$ 5,415 $ 3,775 $ 3,040
Upper Deck Cabin
$ 6,095 $ 4,210 $ 3,365
Charter $ 81,840 $55,970 $45,380

Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

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

Itinerary Tip Top IV

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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 North Seymour IslandExplore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds. 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 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: Espumilla BeachEspumilla Beach is a popular place for marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot Crabs. Read more...
Santiago Island: Buccaneer CoveBuccaneer Cove is a testament to the fact that Santiago was once a refuge for British buccaneers. Read more...
Mon 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...
Tue AM 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...
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...
PM Isabela Island: Moreno PointBeautiful rocky shores where penguins and shore birds, including blue herons, are usually spotted. Read more...
Thu AM 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...
PM 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...
Fri AM Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos. Read more...
Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.
Visit PointVisit PointVisit 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 Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos. Read more...
Sat 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...
Sun AM San Cristobal Island: Pitt PointHere there are endemic species such as lava lizards and red-footed boobies. 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...
Mon AM Mosquera IslandThe island consists is a long narrow stretch of white sand, rocks, and tide pools. Read more...
PM Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle CoveThis shallow inlet is surrounded by mangroves and provides natural protection for a variety of marine life. Read more...
Tue 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...
Wed 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...
Thu 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...
Fri AM 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...
Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.
Visit 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: Black Turtle CoveThis shallow inlet is surrounded by mangroves and provides natural protection for a variety of marine life. Read more...
Tue 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...
Wed 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...
Thu 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...
Fri AM 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...
Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.
Visit 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 Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos. Read more...
Sat 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...
Sun AM San Cristobal Island: Pitt PointHere there are endemic species such as lava lizards and red-footed boobies. 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...
Mon AM Mosquera IslandThe island consists is a long narrow stretch of white sand, rocks, and tide pools. Read more...
Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.
Visit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit 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: Black Turtle CoveThis shallow inlet is surrounded by mangroves and provides natural protection for a variety of marine life. Read more...
Tue 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...
Wed 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...
Thu 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...
Fri AM 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...
PM North Seymour IslandExplore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds. 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 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: Espumilla BeachEspumilla Beach is a popular place for marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot Crabs. Read more...
Santiago Island: Buccaneer CoveBuccaneer Cove is a testament to the fact that Santiago was once a refuge for British buccaneers. Read more...
Mon 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...
Tue AM 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...
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...
PM Isabela Island: Moreno PointBeautiful rocky shores where penguins and shore birds, including blue herons, are usually spotted. Read more...
Thu AM 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...
PM 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...
Fri AM Santa Cruz Island: Los GemelosSpanish for The Twins, they are two volcanic depressions on the highest part of Santa Cruz. 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 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...
Sun AM San Cristobal Island: Pitt PointHere there are endemic species such as lava lizards and red-footed boobies. 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...
Mon AM Mosquera IslandThe island consists is a long narrow stretch of white sand, rocks, and tide pools. Read more...
Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.

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Dear Cristina, sorry if I reply only now! My trip to Galapagos was amazing, all the animals so close to us...the water was so cold...but when I put my head under the water...the magic cancelled the sense of (...)

Loredana Pizzigoni
Italy, September 2019
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Hello Cristina. I wanted to thank you for everything you did to make my Galapagos trip a success. It has been a long time since I have had such a high level service from a travel agency. I will definitely recommend you and Columbus Travel.

Cheers,

Toni Bayley
Canada, October 2018
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Anne Noonan
Australia, March 2017
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Hi Veronica,
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