• Tip Top V

Tip Top V: A new first class catamaran

Days: 8, 5, & 4 | From: $3,418/per person

The Tip Tov V is part of the family of Tip Top vessels (including the Tip Top II and the Tip Top IV). Two are catamarans and one is a yacht. The Tip Tov V is the newest catamaran in the fleet and includes 8 cabins for up to 16 people. Onboard social areas include a dining room, salon room, comfortable lounge, bar & salon, and observation and sun deck. All excursions are done in the company of a bilingual naturalist guide. Activities available on the Tip Top V include hiking, snorkeling, and kayaking.

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


Construction: built in 2019
Type: First Class Catamaran
Length: 112 feet
Beam: 43 feet
Draft: 5 feet
Speed: 12 knots
Engines: Twin Baudouin 6W126 Marine Diesel Engines 350 HP
Crew: Captain, Bilingual Naturalist Guide, Engineer, International Cook, Barman & waitress, two sailors

Yacht Specifications

There are 4 Main Deck cabins (210 square feet each). Two cabins are with one king size bed (cabins 1 & 2) and the other two (cabins 3 & 4) are with two single beds. All are 210 square feet.

There are 4 Upper Deck cabins. Two are with one king size bed and are 200 square feet each plus they include a 70 square feet balcony (cabins 5 & 6). The other two are with single lower beds are 170 square feet plus a 35 square feet balcony (cabins 7 - 10).

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

Itineraries & Pricing

Itinerary West (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 (8 days)

Arrive to Baltra / Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz)

Genovesa: Darwin Bay / Prince Philip Steps

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

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 surcharge (when applicable)

Price in parenthesis is for single occupancy.

8 day cruise

Main Deck Cabin: $5,922 ($8,936) per person

Upper Deck Cabin: $6,589 ($10,007) per person

5 day cruise

Main Deck Cabin: $4,263 ($6,290) per person

Upper Deck Cabin: $4,772 ($7,103) per person

4 day cruise

Main Deck Cabin: $3,418 ($4,935) per person

Upper Deck Cabin: $3,801 ($5,549) per person

Children 11 years and under receive a 50% discount

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

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

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