• Tip Top II

Tip Top II: A first class catamaran

Days: 8, 5 & 4 | From: $3,024/per person

The Tip Top II is part of the family of Tip Top vessels (including the Tip Top IV and the Tip Top V). Two are catamarans and one is a yacht. The Tip Top II is a first class catamaran and includes 10 cabins for up to 16 people. Onboard social areas include a bar, sun deck, dining room, and lounge. All excursions are done in the company of a bilingual naturalist guide. Activities available on the Tip Top II include hiking, snorkeling, and kayaking.

  • Regular departures throughout the year
  • Available for private charter
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Vessel Information


Construction: built in 2008 (redesigned in 2016)
Type: First Class Catamaran
Length: 104 feet
Beam: 40 feet
Draft: 5 feet
Speed: 12 knots
Engines: Twin Detroit Diesel MTU 350 HP main engines

Yacht Specifications

There are 6 Main Deck cabins. Two cabins are with one full-size bed (cabins 1 & 2) and the other four are with two twin beds (cabins 3 to 6).

There are 4 Upper Deck cabins. Two are with two twin beds (cabins 7 & 8) and two are with one king size bed (cabins 9 & 10). The 4 Upper Deck Cabins feature a private balcony.

All cabins have a private bathroom, individual climate controls, and ample storage space for clothing and luggage.

Itineraries & Pricing

Itinerary West (7 nights/8 days)

Arrive to Baltra / Mosquera Islet

Sullivan Bay (Santiago) / Rabida

Espinoza Point (Fernandina) / Elizabeth Bay (Isabela)

Isabela: Urbina Bay / Tagus Cove

Egas Port (Santiago) / Bartlome

Chinese Hat / Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz)

Santa Cruz: Higlands / Interpretation Center

North Seymour / Return to Mainland

Itinerary East (7 nights/8 days)

Arrive to Baltra / Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz)

Genovesa: Prince Philip Steps / Darwin Bay

South Plaza / Santa Fe

Santa Cruz: Higlands / Interpretation Center

Floreana: Post Office Bay / Comorant Point

Española: Suarez Point / Gardner Bay

San Cristobal: Cerro Brujo / Kicker Rock / Interpretation Center

Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz) / Return to Mainland


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Displayed itineraries are just summaries. Our travel specialists will help you select the best cruise based on your interests, timing and budget.


Trip length: 8, 5 & 4 day itineraries

Max number of passengers: 16, in 10 cabins

Included: All meals, guides & activities, Galapagos airfare (to/from Quito or Guayaquil), water, coffee and tea, snorkeling equipment, use of kayaks

Not included: Park fees (about $120 per person), gratuities, fuel surcharge (when applicable)

Price in parenthesis is for single occupancy.

8 day cruise

Main Deck (cabins 1 – 2): $5,691 ($8,537) per person

Main Deck (cabins 3 – 6): $5,922 ($8,936) per person

Upper Deck (cabins 7 – 10): $6,589 ($10,007) per person

5 day cruise

Main Deck (cabins 1 – 2): $4,015 ($6,022) per person

Main Deck (cabins 3 – 6): $4,263 ($6,290) per person

Upper Deck (cabins 7 – 10): $4,772 ($7,103) per person

4 day cruise

Main Deck (cabins 1 – 2): $3,024 ($4,536) per person

Main Deck (cabins 3 – 6): $3,418 ($4,935) per person

Upper Deck (cabins 7 – 10): $3,801 ($5,549) per person

Children 11 years and under receive a 50% discount

Christmas, New Year, and Easter departures are 20% higher

Charters: from $50,978 (4 days), $63,210 (5 days), $89,506 (8 days)


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