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Tip Top II MOTOR BOAT

The Tip Top II yacht is the eldest of the experienced Tip Top fleet providing comfortable first-class Galapagos cruising at competitive prices. The Tip Top II runs an interesting alternating Galapagos itinerary - one week to the north/west islands, the other week covering the south and central area. These itineraries can also be combined into a comprehensive 15 day Galapagos cruise!

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TIP TOP II Yacht Specifications

  • Length: 90 ft
  • Beam: 22 ft
  • Speed: 10 knots
  • Crew: 8
  • Level of guide: II or III
  • Capacity: 16 passengers

Snorkelling / Diving

  • Snorkelling: Equipment (mask, snorkel, flippers) included, wetsuit costs extra ($30-35 for 4days, $35-40 for 5days, $40-50 for 8days) and must be pre-booked prior to cruise.
  • Diving possible: no

Accommodation

  • Number of cabins: 8 twin cabins with lower beds.
  • Private bathroom: yes
  • Air conditioning: yes
  • Hot water: yes
  • Sundeck: yes

TIP TOP II GALAPAGOS CRUISE ITINERARIES 2014

8 DAYS - NORTH & WEST (ITINERARY 1)
FRI Baltra, Bachas
SAT Santiago: Sullivan Bay, Bartolome
SUN Genovesa: Darwin Bay, Prince Phillip Steps
MON Santiago: Puerto Egas, Espumilla Beach, Bucaneer Cove
TUE Isabela: Punta Vicente Roca, Fernandina: Punta Espinosa
WED Isabela: Urbina Bay, Tagus Cove, Elizabeth Bay
THU Isabela: Tintoreras, Wetlands, Wall of tears, Tortoise breeding centre, Sierra Negra Volcano
FRI Twin Craters, Baltra
8 DAYS - SOUTH & CENTRAL (ITINERARY 2)
FRI Baltra, Charles Darwin station
SAT Santa Fe, Plazas
SUN Chinese Hat, Rabida
MON Black turtle cove, Cerro Dragon
TUE Floreana: Punta Cormorant, Post office bay, Devils Crown, Baroness Lookout
WED Española: Gardner Bay, Punta Suarez, Islets Gardner & Osborn
THU San Cristobal: Punta Pitt, Kicker Rock, Cerro Brujo
FRI North Seymour, Baltra airport

The 4, 5, 11 and 15 day cruises are variations of the above Galapagos itineraries - starting on Fridays or Mondays. Please check with our sales staff before booking to be sure which itinerary will operate for your Galapagos cruise dates.

2014 TIP TOP II YACHT PRICES PER PERSON (INCLUDING AIRFARE)
4 days $2178 cabins 1 to 6 (lower deck), $2410 cabins 9 & 10 (upper deck)
5 days $2693 cabins 1 to 6 (lower deck), $3002 cabins 9 & 10 (upper deck)
8 days $3915 cabins 1 to 6 (lower deck), $4407 cabins 9 & 10 (upper deck)
11 days $5321 cabins 1 to 6 (lower deck), $6024 cabins 9 & 10 (upper deck)
15 days $7143 cabins 1 to 6 (lower deck), $8120 cabins 9 & 10 (upper deck)

NOTE - FOR 2014 THESE PRICES ALL INCLUDE RETURN AIRFARE FROM QUITO/GUAYAQUIL TO & FROM GALAPAGOS & FUEL SURCHARGE (subject to change).

Tip Top II Deck plan

Important Note: We are more than happy to request the cabin of your choice at time of booking - just let us know. But please be aware that but the final decision on cabin allocation is always in the hands of the yacht operator so Happy Gringo cannot be held responsible if the operator decides to allocate you to an alternative cabin.

PAST CLIENT TIP TOP II YACHT FEEDBACK

“Thanks for a great trip – we really appreciated all of the efforts of the Tip Top crew to make our Galapagos cruise a memorable one.” (Paul & Irene Fitzpatrick, Ireland)

* Prices may increase if Galapagos yacht operators put prices up for certain popular dates (especially July / August)
or other Galapagos agencies sell their charter spaces to us at higher prices.

* All boat information is correct at time of publishing but subject to change by the yacht owner or Galapagos National Park authority.