Tip Top IV: A well appointed first class yacht
Days: 8, 5 & 4 | From: $3,040/per person
The Tip Tov IV is part of the family of Tip Top vessels (including the Tip Top II and the Tip Top V). Two are catamarans and one is a yacht. The Tip Tov IV includes 10 cabins for up to 16 people. Onboard social areas include a bar, dining room, lounge, and sun deck. All excursions are done in the company of a bilingual naturalist guide. Activities available on the Tip Top IV include hiking, snorkeling, and kayaking.
- Regular departures throughout the year
- Available for private charter
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We tailor itineraries to your dates and interests, adjusting ships, excursions and length as desired.
We consistently receive 5 star reviews from our discerning clients.
Construction: built in 2006
Type: First Class Yacht
Length: 125 feet
Beam: 25 feet
Draft: 6 feet
Speed: 12 knots
Engines: Twin DEUTZ BF8M 1015 MC 442 HP engines. Twin 55 KW CUMMINS ONAN 6BS.9-D
Crew: Captain, Bilingual Naturalist Guide, Engineer, International Cook, Barman & waitress, two sailors
The Lower Deck has six cabins with two single lower berth beds (cabins 1 to 6). The upper deck has four cabins with two single lower berth beds (cabins 7 to 10). Upon request, all cabins can be used as king size berths (double bed).
All cabins have a private bathroom, individual climate controls, and ample storage space for clothing and luggage.
Itineraries & Pricing
Itinerary 1 (8 days)
Arrive to Baltra / North Seymour
Genovesa: Darwin Bay / Prince Philip Steps
James Bay / Buccaneer Cove
Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela) / Punta Espinosa (Fernandina)
Isabela: Tagus Cove / Elizabeth Bay
Isabela: Urbina Bay / Punta Morena
Floreana: Punta Cormorant / Post Office Bay
Twin Craters & Santa Cruz Highlands / Return to Mainland
Itinerary 2 (8 days)
Arrive to Baltra / Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz)
Española: Punta Suarez / Gardner Bay
San Cristobal: Punta Pitt / Kicker Rock / Cerro Brujo
Mosquera / Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz)
Chinese Hat / Rabida
Sullivan Bay (Sanitago) / Bartolome
Santa Fe / South Plaza
Las Bachas (Santa Cruz) / Return to Mainland
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
Not included: Park fees (about $120 per person), gratuities, fuel surchage (when applicable)
Prices in parenthesis are for single cabins.
8 day cruise Lower Deck: $5,415 ($8,150) per person
Upper Deck: $6,095 ($9,245) per person
5 day cruise
Lower Deck: $3,775 ($5,515) per person
Upper Deck: $4,210 ($6,225) per person
4 day cruise
Lower Deck: $3,040 ($4,345) per person
Upper Deck: $3,365 ($4,875) per person
Children 11 years and under receive a 10% discount (1 child per 2 adults, minimum age: 5 years)
Christmas, New Year, and Easter departures are 20% higher
Charters: from $45,380 (4 days), $55,970 (5 days), $81,840 (8 days)
Why Travel with Vaya?
We're TRUE specialists
South America is the only place we do trips, and no one knows our destinations better. Our smart and engaging specialists are all current or former U.S. expatriates with years of experience in the region.
From the first phone call to after you get back, we're here for you every step of the way. We listen, create, customize and advocate for you, and design experiences that go beyond the expected.
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