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Tip Top II and Tip Top V


ex Baltra (Galapagos yachts and cruises, Galapagos)


Quick facts - Level: First class | Passengers: 16 | Duration: 7 nights | Length: 112 feet | Cruising speed: 12 knots | Operator: Tip Top Travel

Tip Top II and Tip Top V are comforable catamarans with a spacious sun deck, dining room, lounge and bar.


Mondays and Fridays


16 passengers


An experienced naturalist guide leads daily island, panga and snorkelling excursions and presentations are given on board. They carry kayaks that can be used at certain sites permitted by the National Park. The use of snorkelling gear is included and wetsuits are available to rent.


There are 10 air-conditioned cabins, all with private bathrooms. The upper deck cabins have balconies.

Tip Top II and Tip Top V operate two 7 night itineraries, which can be combined to create 14 nights/15 days:

Option 1 (West)

Day 1 (Friday): Baltra, Mosquera Islet
Day 2: Santiago (Bahía Sullivan), Isla Rábida
Day 3: Fernandina (Punta Espinosa), Isabela (Bahía Elizabeth)
Day 4: Isabela (Bahía Urbina, Tagus Cove)
Day 5: Santiago (Puerto Egas), Bartolomé
Day 6: Sombrero Chino, Santa Cruz (Dragon Hill)
Day 7: Santa Cruz (El Chato Reserve, Fausto Llerena Breeding Centre)
Day 8: Seymour Norte, Baltra

Option 2 (East)

Day 1 (Friday): Baltra, Santa Cruz (Playa las Bachas)
Day 2: Genovesa (El Barranco, Darwin Bay)
Day 3: Plaza Sur, Santa Fé
Day 4: Santa Cruz (Highlands, Fausto Llerena Breeding Centre)
Day 5: Floreana (Post Office Bay, Asilo de la Paz), Isla Campeón
Day 6: Española (Punta Suárez, Gardner Bay, Osborn Islet, Garden Islet)
Day 7: San Cristóbal (Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Gianni Arismendy Human Interpretation Centre, Kicker Rock, Cerro Brujo)
Day 8: Seymour Norte, Baltra

For those short on time, it is also possible to do a 4 night/5 day cruise around the South-East islands. This cruise departs Baltra on a Monday and follows the same itinerary as days 4 to 8 on Option 2.

Main Deck Twin

Tip Top II: Cabins 3, 4, 5 and 6, on the main deck, all have twin beds.


Tip Top II: Cabins 1 and 2, on the main deck, both have single beds.
Tip Top V: Cabins 1 and 2, on the main deck, both have king size beds. Cabins 3 and 4 have twin beds.

Upper Deck Double/Twin

Tip Top II: Cabins 7 and 8 have twin beds; cabins 9 and 10, a king size bed. All have a balcony
Tip Top V: Cabins 7-10 have twin beds; cabins 5 and 6, a king size bed. All have a balcony

Prices per person. Where entries are not shown for all cabin/room types we have chosen an entry level example, so please just ask us for other types. See below for more price notes.
From To Nights Room type Price
Tip Top II and V 7 night cruise
1 Jan 2024 31 Dec 2024 7 Main Deck Twin $5,922
Single $8,537
Upper Deck Double/Twin $6,589
1 Jan 2025 31 Dec 2025 7 Main Deck Twin $6,388
Single $8,488
Upper Deck Double/Twin $6,913

These prices include return flights from mainland Ecuador.

There is a surcharge for booking a twin or double cabin as a single.

Christmas, New Year and Easter departures will incur a supplement.

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