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Tip Top IV


ex Baltra (Galapagos yachts and cruises, Galapagos)


Quick facts - Level: First class | Passengers: 16 | Duration: 7 nights | Length: 125 feet | Cruising speed: 12 knots | Operator: Tip Top Travel

A first class yacht with a spacious bar, sun deck, dining room and lounge, all on the main deck.




16 passengers


An experienced naturalist guide leads daily island, panga and snorkelling excursions and presentations are given on board. Tip Top IV carries 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 cabins, all with private bathrooms and air-conditioning.

Tip Top IV operates two 7 night itineraries, which can be combined to create a 14 night/15 day itinerary.

Option 1

Day 1 (Friday): Baltra, Seymour Norte
Day 2: Genovesa (Darwin Bay, Prince Philip’s Steps)
Day 3: Santiago (Puerto Egas, Buccaneer Cove)
Day 4: Isabela (Punta Vicente Roca), Fernandina (Punta Espinosa)
Day 5: Isabela (Tagus Cove, Elizabeth Bay)
Day 6: Isabela (Urvina Bay, Punta Moreno)
Day 7: Floreana (Punta Cormorant, Champion, Baroness Viewpoint, Post Office Bay)
Day 8: Santa Cruz (Twin Craters), Baltra 

Option 2

Day 1 (Friday): Baltra, Santa Cruz (Charles Darwin Research Station)
Day 2: Española (Punta Suárez, Gardner Bay, Osborn Islet)
Day 3: San Cristóbal (Punta Pitt, Kicker Rock, Cerro Brujo)
Day 4: Isla Mosquera, Santa Cruz (Caleta Tortuga Negra)
Day 5: Santiago (Sombrero Chino), Rábida
Day 6: Santiago (Sullivan Bay), Bartolomé
Day 7: Santa Fé, Plaza Sur
Day 8: Baltra (Bachas Beach)

For those short on time, Tip Top IV also offers 3 and 4 night options:

The 3 Night/4 Day itinerary follows the same itinerary as Option 2 days 1 to 4 (with the exception of Caleta Tortuga Negra), ending in Baltra.

The 4 Night/5 Day itinerary departs from Baltra and joins Option 2 on day 4 (but does not include Isla Mosquera).

Lower Deck Single

There are six cabins on the lower deck (cabins 1 to 6), which can be booked as either a single, twin or double.

Lower Deck Twin/Double

Cabins 1 to 6 all have the option of either a twin or double bed sleeping arrangement.

Upper Deck Single

There are four cabins on the upper deck (cabins 7 to 10), which can be booked as either a single, twin or double.

Upper Deck Twin/Double

Cabins 7 to 10 all have the option of either a twin or double bed sleeping arrangement.

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 IV 7 night cruise
1 Jan 2023 31 Dec 2023 7 Lower Deck Single $8,558
Lower Deck Twin/Double $5,685
Upper Deck Single $9,707
Upper Deck Twin/Double $6,400

These prices include return flights from mainland Ecuador.

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

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