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Tip Top II Cruise

First Class Catamaran

It is an ideal vessel for all those sojourners who yearn to explore the Galapagos in an intimate and comfortable setting, while getting exemplary, personalized services. Pushing the horizons of luxury, each of the cabins is fully equipped with a bathroom, a wardrobe, and a personal safe. The capacity of the yacht is sixteen passengers, who can savor a great stay in eight double cabins. Constructed in Guayaquil, Ecuador, the yacht offers meals and comfortable accommodation for your incredible natural history trip to the islands.

There are three decks, furnished with air conditioners, TV/VCR with sound system, an inviting dining room, wall-to-wall carpeting, a library, a well-stocked bar, and a large sundeck. The crew includes a multilingual guide, a captain, an engineer, an international cook¸ a barman, a waitress, and two sailors.

  • 16 passengers Stable Catamaran
  • Upper Deck Cabins with Balcony
  • Ample Sundeck & Social Areas
  • Snorkeling Equipment & Sea-Kayaks
  • Main Deck Cabins with windows
  • Family Interconnected Cabins available

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  • 16 passengers Stable Catamaran
  • Upper Deck Cabins with Balcony
  • Snorkeling Equipment & Sea-Kayaks
  • Ample Sundeck & Social Areas
  • Main Deck Cabins with windows
  • Family Interconnected Cabins available

Tip Top II Information

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5 days Itinerary 
5 days – 4 nights

Day 1 Santa Cruz Island – Dragon Hill
Day 2 Floreana Island –  Post Office Bay & Devil’s Crown
Day 3 Española Island -Suarez Point  & Gardner Bay 
Day 4 San Cristobal Island – Jacinto Gordillo Breeding Center & Kicker Rock
Day 5 North Seymour Island & Departure
Day 1:  Santa Cruz Island – Dragon Hill
Dragon Hill | Santa Cruz Island | Galapagos Island | Galapagos Cruises

Flight from mainland Ecuador (Quito or Guayaquil) to Baltra arriving at 09:20 a.m. approximately. Your guide conducts you…

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…to a bus and after a short 5-kilometer ride to the pier; we board the Yacht without delay. We greet you with our first orientation and we offer a light snack.

In the afternoon, we make a dry landing on Dragon Hill, where we can see land iguanas; we walk to a hypersalinic lagoon (saltier than the ocean), where we can observe flamingos, common stilts, pintail ducks and other species of birds. Optional: time for those who would like to swim and/or snorkel. We board the Yacht for dinner and the first of our nightly orientations.

Day 2:  Floreana Island –  Post Office Bay & Devil’s Crown
Post Office Bay | Floreana Island | Galapagos Island | Galapagos Cruise

After breakfast, we make a wet landing on Post Office Bay, a historic site that recalls the days of the whalers, who presumably…

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…placed a wooden barrel in the 18th century to use it as a post office.

Optional: time for those who would like to swim and/or snorkel. Then, we make a panga ride on La Lobería of Post Office, where we can observe sea lion rookeries (the main attraction) on the beach and in the bay of the Lobería, sea turtles and marine iguanas. Return to the Yacht for lunch.

In the afternoon, we visit the Devil’s Crown, a submerged volcano, for snorkelling for those who wish it (this is one of the best snorkelling sites in the Islands), then we make a wet landing on Point Cormorant for a short walk to the Flamingo Lagoon of this island. We then continue the walk until we reach the beach called “La Picona” to see marine turtles and their spawning grounds.Optional: time for those who would like to swim and/or snorkel. We return to the Yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation.

Day 3:  Española Island -Suarez Point  & Gardner Bay 
Gardner Bay | Española Island | Galapagos

After breakfast, we make an early dry landing on Punta Suarez to walk along lava beds where we will observe unique colonies…

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…of marine birds, including Albatross (May – December). Return to the Yacht for lunch.

In the afternoon, we make a wet landing in Gardner Bay for a walk on the beach and observe a colony of sea lions, which inhabit the beach in great quantity during the breeding season; this is also an important nesting area for sea turtles. Then we make a panga ride around the islet of Gardner. Optional: time for those who would like to swim and/or snorkel. Return to the Yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation.

Day 4:  San Cristobal Island – Jacinto Gordillo Breeding Center & Kicker Rock
Kicker Rock Galapagos Islands

After breakfast, we make a dry landing San Cristobal port, after a short drive we arrive at Jacinto Gordillo Turtle…

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…Breeding Center where we learn about its reproductive process and the programs to maintain the species. We take the bus back to the port  to visit the Interpretation Center of Human History of the Islands; this tour takes us through the geological and human history of the islands and its conservation. We come aboard for a delicious lunch.

In the afternoon, our experienced Captain sails easily around Kicker Rock (Leon Dormido), a massive tuff-rock that juts abruptly almost 500 feet straight from the ocean. Kicker Rock serves as nesting place for many sea birds. Optional: time for those who would like to swim and/ or snorkel. Then we make a wet landing on Cerro Brujo to walk on a white sand beach and observe sea lions, brown pelicans, marine iguanas and blue-footed boobies. Optional: time for those who would like to swim, snorkel and/ or Kayak. We return to the Yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation.

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Day 5:   North Seymour Island & Departure
North Seymour Island Galapagos Islands

Disembark at Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, the social hear of the Galapagos, with a population of 24,000. Travel by bus…

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After breakfast we make an early dry landing for a walk along the coast and the interior of North Seymour Island, a low, flat island that was uplifted from the sea by underground seismic activity. We observe blue footed boobies (they nest from May to November), marine iguanas, pelicans, frigate birds, shore birds, sea lions and endemic Palo Santo. We return to the Yacht for disembarking on the pier at 09:00. Your guide accompanies you on the bus ride directly to the airport.

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8 days Itinerary A
8 days – 7 nights

Day 1 Santa Cruz Island – Bachas Beach
Day 2 Santiago Island – Sullivan Bay & Bartolome Island
Day 3 Genovesa Island– Prince Phillips’s Steps & Darwin Bay
Day 4 Santiago Island – Puerto Egas & Buccaneer Cove 
Day 5 Isabela Island – Punta Vicente Roca & Fernandina Island – Punta Espinoza
Day 6 Isabela Island– Urbina Bay & Elizabeth Bay 
Day 7 Isabela Island – Sierra Negra Volcano & Breeding Center “Arnaldo Tupiza”
Day 8 Santa Cruz Island – Twin Craters
Day 1:  Santa Cruz Island – Bachas Beach
Bachas Beach Galapagos Islands

Flight from mainland Ecuador (Quito or Guayaquil) to Baltra arriving at 09:20 a.m. approximately. Your guide conducts you…

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…to a bus and after a short 5-kilometer ride to the pier; we board the Yacht without delay. As the crew weighs anchor, we greet you with our first orientation and we offer a light snack. After navigating, we disembark on Playa Las Bachas, a place where we can appreciate a Flamingos lagoon. During all walks, your guide will be explaining details about the lives of the birds and animals. Optional: time for those who would like to swim and/or snorkel, in the evening we have an orientation about the Galapagos Islands in general: their origin and evolution. Welcome cocktail with the entire crew, and dinner.

Day 2:  Santiago Island – Sullivan Bay & Bartolome Island
Bartolome Island Galapagos

After breakfast we make a wet landing on Sullivan Bay, a perfect place to get a feel of the volcanic origin of the islands…

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 …Optional: time for those who would like to swim and/or snorkel. We return to the boat for a delicious lunch. In the afternoon, we make a dry landing on Bartolome Island, to hike to the summit; during the hike we observe colonies of marine iguanas and lava lizards. On the summit we see an impressive view of the surrounding islands, including the eroded tuff cone of Pinnacle Rock. We return to the yacht for a delicious dinner and our nightly orientation.

Day 3:  Genovesa Island- Prince Phillips’s Steps & Darwin Bay
Darwin Bay | Genovesa Island | Galapagos

After breakfast, we take a panga ride and we make a dry landing on Prince Phillips’s Steps (Barranco), we walk and observe…

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…the interesting lives of the birds here. We come aboard for a delicious lunch. Later in the afternoon, we make a wet landing on Darwin Bay to walk and observe frigatebirds, herons, mockingbirds, boobies, shorebirds, turtles, marine iguanas, etc. Optional: time for those who would like to swim, snorkel or kayak. Dinner on the Yacht, and then our orientation about conservation efforts made to protect the Islands.

Day 4:  Santiago Island – Puerto Egas & Buccaneer Cove 
Egas Port | Santiago Island | Galapagos Islands

After breakfast, we make a wet landing on Puerto Egas, to walk and observe sponges, snails, hermit crabs, a variety of shore…

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…birds, barnacles and the endemic four-eyed blenny, marine iguanas and sea lions. Optional: time for those who would like to swim, snorkel or kayak. We return to the boat for a delicious lunch.

In the afternoon, we navigate around Buccaneer Cove (Caleta Bucanero), an area of steep cliffs and dark beaches. The cliffs and pinnacle are used as nesting areas by several species of seabirds. This was a popular place for 17th & 18th century buccaneers to careen their vessels. Optional: time for those who would like to swim, snorkel or kayak. Return to the Yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation.

Day 5:  Isabela Island – Punta Vicente Roca & Fernandina Island – Punta Espinoza
Espinoza Point | Fernandina Island | Galapagos

After breakfast, we make a panga ride on Punta Vicente Roca to observe plenty of sea lions, marine iguanas, blue-footed and…

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…masked boobies, and flightless cormorants. Optional: time for those who would like to swim and/or snorkel. We come aboard for a delicious lunch.

In the afternoon, we make a dry landing on Punta Espinoza to observe and see a large colony of sea lions, marine iguanas and the flightless cormorants and clumps of lava cactus. Return to the Yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation.

Day 6:  Isabela Island- Urbina Bay & Elizabeth Bay 
Urbina Bay Galapagos Islands | Isabela Island

After breakfast, we make a wet landing on Urbina Bay to take a walk and observe a coral area, land iguanas, flightless…

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…cormorants and giant tortoises. Optional: time for those who would like to swim or snorkel. Return to the Yacht for lunch. In the afternoon, we make a panga ride around the islets of Elizabeth Bay to see marine iguanas, penguins, marine turtles, seabirds and shorebirds, herons and blue-footed boobies. Return to the Yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation.

Day 7:  Isabela Island – Sierra Negra Volcano & Breeding Center “Arnaldo Tupiza”
Sierra Negra Volcano | Galapagos Islands | Galapagos Cruises

After breakfast, we make an expedition to Sierra Negra Volcano, considered the oldest of the volcanoes on Isabela, the crater…

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…of Sierra Negra has a 10 km diameter and it’s the second largest in the world; its last eruption occurred in 2005. The Sulfur, iron and the cooled magma make up a colorful landscape. Our adventure begins with a 45 minutes ride on a bus to the highlands of Isabela, we arrive at “Paradero Sierra Negra”, from here we walk through slopes of the Volcano. The trail conducts us to Volcan Chico (on the northeast of Sierra Negra Volcano), a fissure composed of scum and lava.

This fissure had its last eruption on 1979 and the volcanic activity lasted for a week. From here we have an amazing view of the north of the island and if the day is clear we have a majestic view of the Perry Isthmus, a surrounding island. This expedition allows us to step through volcanic features and over lava flows formed in very recent years. We also see the formations of petrified lava of many different colors and textures and fumaroles scattered throughout this area. Return to the Yacht for lunch.

In the afternoon we visit Humedales, where we can see series of lagoons, mangrove species, flamingos and numerous migratory birds. After that, we visit Breeding Center “Arnaldo Tupiza”, where we can observe tortoises of different ages and sizes (In total there are 330 between juvenile and adult tortoises) and where we can learn about the reproduction of the giant tortoises, in the Breeding Center we can also see different native plants. Return to the Yacht for a delicious dinner and our nightly orientation.

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Day 8:  Santa Cruz Island – Twin Craters
Twin craters | Santa Cruz Island | Galapagos

After breakfast we make an early disembark in the pier for a quick visit to the Twin Craters. Then the bus takes us directly…

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to the airport (Baltra). Your guide accompanies you on this ride.

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8 days Itinerary B
8 days – 7 nights

Day 1 Santa Cruz Island – Charles Darwin Station
Day 2 Santa Fe & South Plaza Islands
Day 3 Chinese Hat & Rabida Island
Day 4 Santa Cruz Island – Black Turtle Cove & Dragon Hill
Day 5 Floreana Island – Post Office Bay & Point Cormorant
Day 6 Española Island – Punta Suarez & Gardner Bay 
Day 7 San Cristobal – Jacinto Gordillo Breeding & Kicker Rock
Day 8 North Seymour Island &  & Departure
Day 1:  Santa Cruz Island – Charles Darwin Station
Charles Darwin Station Galapagos

Flight from mainland Ecuador (Quito or Guayaquil) to Baltra, arriving at 09:20 a.m. approximately. A guide meets us and…

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…accompanies us as we ride the bus to the Itabaca Channel, we cross the channel by barge and then we continue to Puerto Ayora by bus. We aboard the Yacht and the crew greets us and offers us a light snack and we have our first orientation. In the afternoon, we land at the pier for a visit to the Charles Darwin Station and its Interpretive Center. Return to the Port for a walk through the little town to appreciate various handicrafts. We have a welcome cocktail with the entire crew, and dinner.

Day 2:  Santa Fe & South Plaza Islands
santa-fe-island-galapagos

After breakfast, we make a wet landing on Santa Fe Island to visit the cactus forest and a colony of land iguanas native from…

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…Santa Fe. Optional: time for those who would like to swim, snorkel and/or kayak. Return to the Yacht for lunch and sail to South Plaza, where we make a dry landing on the pier of the island, there we can enjoy the antics of the sea lions. A walk through a cactus forest allows us to observe land iguanas and many species of tropical birds. At the end of the afternoon, we return to the Yacht for a delicious dinner and our nightly orientation.

Day 3:  Chinese Hat & Rabida Island
Rabida Island Galapagos Cruise

After breakfast, we make a wet landing on Chinese Hat (Sombrero Chino), a small island off the Coast of Santiago Island, we…

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…can observe on the rocky shoreline: Galapagos penguins, eagle rays, sea lions and marine iguanas. This is an excellent snorkeling site. Optional: time for those who would like to swim, snorkel and/ or kayak. We return to the boat for a delicious lunch.

After lunch, we make a wet landing on Rabida, to walk and observe marine iguanas and sea lions, pelicans, blue-footed boobies, masked boobies and brown pelicans. We walk and we arrive at a small saltwater lagoon where we can see pink flamingos. Optional: time for those who would like to swim, snorkel and/ or Kayak. Return to the Yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation.

Day 4:  Santa Cruz Island – Black Turtle Cove & Dragon Hill
Black Turtle Cove Galapagos Islands

After breakfast we make a panga ride on Black Turtle Cove, series of mangrove-surrounded coves and islets; where we…

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…can observe white-tipped sharks, marine turtles, spotted eagle rays, and yellow cow-nosed rays. We return to the boat for a delicious lunch.

Later in the afternoon, we make a dry landing on Dragon Hill, where we can see land iguanas; we walk to a hypersalinic lagoon (saltier than the ocean), where we can observe flamingos, common stilts, pintail ducks and other species of birds. Optional: time for those who would like to swim and/or snorkel. We return to the Yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation.

Day 5:  Floreana Island – Post Office Bay & Point Cormorant
Post Office Bay | Floreana Island | Galapagos Island | Galapagos Cruise

After breakfast, we make a wet landing on Post Office Bay, a historic site that recalls the days of the whalers, who presumably…

Read More

…placed a wooden barrel in the 18th century to use it as a post office. Optional: time for those who would like to swim and/or snorkel. Then, we make a panga ride on La Lobería of Post Office, where we can observe sea lion rookeries (the main attraction) on the beach and in the bay of the Lobería, sea turtles and marine iguanas. Return to the Yacht for lunch.

In the afternoon, we visit the Devil’s Crown, a submerged volcano, for snorkelling for those who wish it (this is one of the best snorkelling sites in the Islands), then we make a wet landing on Point Cormorant for a short walk to the Flamingo Lagoon of this island. We then continue the walk until we reach the beach called “La Picona” to see marine turtles and their spawning grounds. Optional: time for those who would like to swim and/or snorkel. We return to the Yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation.

Day 6:  Española Island – Punta Suarez & Gardner Bay 
Gardner Bay | Española Island | Galapagos

After breakfast, we make an early dry landing on Punta Suarez to walk along lava beds where we will observe unique colonies…

Read More

…of marine birds, including Albatross (May – December). Return to the Yacht for lunch.

In the afternoon, we make a wet landing in Gardner Bay for a walk on the beach and observe a colony of sea lions, which inhabit the beach in great quantity during the breeding season; this is also an important nesting area for sea turtles. Then we make a panga ride around the Osborn Islet and the islets of Gardner. Optional: time for those who would like to swim and/or snorkel. Return to the Yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation.

Day 7:  San Cristobal – Jacinto Gordillo Breeding & Kicker Rock
Kicker Rock Galapagos Islands

After breakfast, we make a dry landing on San Cristobal port, after a short drive we arrive at Jacinto Gordillo Turtle Breeding…

Read More

…Center where we learn about its reproductive process and the programs to maintain the species. We take the bus back to the port to visit the Interpretation Center of Human History of the Islands; this tour takes us through the geological and human history of the islands and its conservation. We come aboard for a delicious lunch.

In the afternoon, our experienced Captain sails easily around Kicker Rock (Leon Dormido), a massive tuff-rock that juts abruptly almost 500 feet straight from the ocean. Kicker Rock serves as nesting place for many sea birds. Optional: time for those who would like to swim and/ or snorkel. Then we make a wet landing on Cerro Brujo to walk on a white sand beach and observe sea lions, brown pelicans, marine iguanas and blue-footed boobies. Optional: time for those who would like to swim, snorkel and/ or Kayak. We return to the Yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation.

Day 8:  North Seymour Island &  & Departure
North Seymour Island Galapagos Islands

After breakfast we make an early dry landing for a walk along the coast and the interior of North Seymour Island, a low, flat…

Read More

…island that was uplifted from the sea by underground seismic activity. We observe blue footed boobies (they nest from May to November), marine iguanas, pelicans, frigate birds, shore birds, sea lions and endemic Palo Santo. We return to the Yacht for disembarking on the pier at 09:00. Your guide accompanies you on the bus ride directly to the airport.

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Technical Specification 

 

  • Length: 104 feet
  • Beam: 40 feet
  • Draft: 5 feet
  • Cruising speed: 12 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, Icom M802 HF-MF/DSC Radio, (2) Icom M506 VHF/DSC 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, (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.
  • Mechanic Equipmment: Twin Detroit Diesel MTU 350 HP main engines. Twin 60 KW John Deere/Marathon (M) electric generators. Water Separator, Raritan Marine Sanitation Device sewage treatment system. Westfalia Separator Mineral oil Systems. WMSQ-2500 Reverse Osmosis desalination system.
  • Capacity: 16 passengers
  • Cabins: 16 passengers accommodated in 10 cabins:Each cabin has:Private bathroom (toilet, shower, washbasin and vanity)Locker and drawersHair dryerSafety boxAir conditioned
  • Guest Accommodation:Main Deck: (2) cabins with one single lower berths – Cabins 1 & 2Main Deck: (4) cabins with two single lower berths – Cabins 3 to 6Upper Deck: (2) cabins with two single lower beds – Cabins 7 & 8Upper Deck: (2) Cabins with one king size berth – Cabins 9 & 10
  • Social Areas (main deck):Bar or  can sunbathe in the sundeckDinning roomComfortable Lounge
  • Crew:8 members: Captain, bilingual naturalist guide, engineer, international cook, barman & waitress and two sailors

Deck Plan

Sun Deck

Upper Deck

Main Deck

All rates are referential, please contact us to find the best available offers with this incredible Cruise.

All rates Include Flight Tickets to/from Galapagos!

  4 Days 5 Days 8 Days 
Double Cabin Single Cabin Double Cabin Single Cabin Double Cabin Single Cabin
Main deck 1 & 2 cabin n/a $4.075 n/a $5.410 n/a $7.670
Main deck 3 – 6 cabin $3.070 $4.435 $3.830 $5.650 $5.320 $8.030
Upper deck 7 & 8 cabin $3.415 $4.985 $4.290 $6.385 $5.920 $8.992
Upper deck 9 & 10 cabin $6.830 $8.580 $11.840
Charter $45.800 $56.800 $80.420
Family cabin (price 3 pax) $8.245 $10.335 $14.430
Family cabin (price 4 pax) $9.780 $12.250 $17.190

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