TIP TOP II

Welcome aboard the TIP TOP II Catamaran

The Tip Top II catamaran offers guests incredible itineraries of 4, 5, 8 or 15 days exploring the Galapagos Islands. The voyages themselves offer guests everything they can expect from a Galapagos cruise. Aboard the Tip Top II catamaran, guests will find ample space to relax. The comfortable lounge has a flat screen TV and air conditioning, making it the perfect place to enjoy the fresh air. For sun worshipers, the spacious terrace has cushioned loungers and there is an outdoor lounge and bar which is a great place to take advantage of the sea breeze and enjoy a cold beer or glass of wine while discussing the day's events. The Tip Top II catamaran accommodates 16 guests in 10 cabins. Each cabin has a private bathroom (toilet, shower, sink and vanity), locker and drawers, hair dryer, safety box and air conditioning.

GALLERY

DECK PLANS

FACILITIES

Guest Accommodation:

  • Main Deck: 2 cabins with one full bed – Cabins 1 & 2
  • Main Deck: 4 cabins with two single lower beds – Cabins 3 to 6
  • Upper Deck: 2 cabins with two single lower beds – Cabins 7 & 8
  • Upper Deck: 2 Cabins with one king size bed – Cabins 9 & 10

Social Areas :

  • Observation & Sun deck
  • Dining room
  • Comfortable Lounge
  • Bar

Crew:

  • 9 members + naturalist multilingual guide
  • Captain
  • Helmsman
  • Engineer
  • Cook
  • Cook Assistant
  • Three sailors
  • Cruise Director
  • Naturalist multilingual guide

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

TYPE, CLASS AND CAPACITY
Category: First-Class
Type: Motor Catamaran
Length: 27m / 88ft
Beam: 11m / 36ft
Capacity: 16 passengers + 1 Guide

CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE
2005 (Remodeled in 2021)
ZODIACS
2 zodiacs
SPEED
Cruising speed:
10 knots (ca. 18,5 km/h)

SOCIAL AREAS AND AMENITIES
Sun deck:
Solarium area, shaded relaxing area
Main Deck:
Dining room, bar and conference area with television, DVD player, chart games, library of books and DVDs
ELECTRICITY
110V / 220V
SAFETY FEATURES

• 24 miles Furuno Radar GPS
• Satellite Navigator
• Depth finder
• HF-VHF
• Valise Satellite radio
• Depth sounder
• Cell phone
• Smoke and fire detectors
• ABC fire control system
• Zodiacs and life jackets

ITINERARIES

ITINERARY WEST    (OPTION 1) - 8 DAYS

FRIDAY
AM: Baltra Airport: Arrival and Transfer to the boat
PM: Santa Cruz: Mosquera Islet (HK)
SATURDAY
AM: Santiago: Sullivan Bay (HK/SN)
PM: Rabida (HK/SN)
SUNDAY
AM: Fernandina: Espinosa Point (HK)
PM: Isabela: Elizabeth Bay (HK)
MONDAY
AM: Isabela: Urbina Bay (HK/SN)
PM: Isabela: Tagus Cove (HK)
TUESDAY
AM: Santiago: Egas Port (HK/SN)
PM: Bartolome (HK/SN)
WEDNESDAY
AM: Chinese Hat (HK/SN)
PM: Santa Cruz: Dragon Hill (HK/SN)
THURSDAY
AM: Santa Cruz: Highlands (HK)
PM: Santa Cruz: Breeding Center Fausto Llerena (HK)
FRIDAY
AM: North Seymour (HK/SN)
Baltra: Transfer to the Airport

ITINERARY EAST (OPTION 2) - 5 DAYS

THURSDAY
AM: ​Baltra Airport: Arrival and Transfer to the boat
PM: Santa Cruz: CC Fausto Llerena (HK)
FRIDAY
AM: Isabela: Moreno Point (HK/SN)
PM: Isabela: Elizabeth Bay (HK/SN)
SATURDAY
AM: Isabela: Tagus Cove (HK/SN)
PM: Fernandina: Espinosa Point (HK)
SUNDAY
AM: Santiago: Egast Port (HK/SN)
PM: Fernandina: Rabida (HK)
MONDAY
AM: Santa Cruz: Bachas Beach (HK)
Baltra: Transfer to the Airport.

2023  TIP TOP II YACHT PRICES PER PERSON

DURATION OF CRUISE 4 DAYS 5 DAYS 8 DAYS
MAIN DECK / CABINS 1 - 2 $3024 USD $4015 USD $5691 USD
MAIN DECK / CABINS 3 - 6 $3418 USD $4263 USD $5922 USD
UPPER DECK / CABINS 7 - 8 
$3801 USD $4772 USD $6859 USD
UPPER DECK / CABINS 9 - 10 $3801 USD $4772 USD $6859 USD

RATES INCLUDED:

  • Accommodation as confirmed.
  • All mentioned meals (full-board); filtered water, tea and coffee.
  • All guided excursions and activities as mentioned in the itinerary by a National Park certified naturalist guide.
  • Beach towels and snorkelling gear (snorkel, mask, flippers; optional wet-suits for hire).

RATES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Round-trip flight to the Galapagos.
  • Soft and alcoholic drinks.
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee and Transit Control Card (currently $120, subject to change).
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Personal expenses, extras and tipping.

GENERAL CONDITIONS:

  • Itinerary subject to change in case of unforeseen situations or request by the National Park
  • Please note we cannot guarantee the encounter of specific elusive species
    Solo travellers are allowed to book a twin cabin on shared basis. 
  • The cabin will be shared with another traveller of the same gender.