• Tip Top IV

Tip Top IV: A well appointed first class yacht

Days: 8, 5 & 4 | From: $3,192/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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Vessel Information


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

Yacht Specifications

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


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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

Prices 2024:

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 $220 per person), gratuities, fuel surchage (when applicable)

Prices in parenthesis are for single cabins.

8 day cruise

Lower Deck: $5,685 ($8,558) per person

Upper Deck: $6,400 ($9,707) per person

5 day cruise

Lower Deck: $3,964 ($5,791) per person

Upper Deck: $4,421 ($6,536) per person

4 day cruise

Lower Deck: $3,192 ($4,562) per person

Upper Deck: $3,533 ($5,119) per person

Children 11 years and under receive a 50% discount

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

Charters: from $47,649 (4 days), $58,769 (5 days), $85,932 (8 days)


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