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Galapagos Islands Cruises

TRACING DARWINS FOOTSTEPS
  • Tip Top IV Galapagos Cruise
  • Tip Top IV dining room
  • Red-footed Booby
  • Tip Top IV alfresco dining
  • Tip Top IV twin cabin
  • Tip Top IV double cabin
  • Tip Top IV cabin
  • Sunset at Galapagos
  • Tip Top IV sundeck
  • Tip Top IV lounge
  • Tip Top IV lounge
  • Shore bird
  • Tip Top IV porch
  • Tip Top IV sundeck
  • Tip Top IV lounge
  • Galapagos mockingbird

Tip Top IV MOTOR BOAT

The Tip Top IV yacht is the flagship of the Tip Top Fleet, and is the newest and most luxurious of the fleet operating at the Galapgos Islands since 2006. The Tip Top IV runs an interesting alternating Galapagos itinerary - one week to the north/west islands, one 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 IV Yacht Specifications

  • Length: 125 ft
  • Beam: 25 ft
  • Speed: 12 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: 10 twin cabins with lower beds
  • Private bathroom: yes
  • Air conditioning: yes
  • Hot water: yes
  • Sundeck: yes

TIP TOP IV GALAPAGOS CRUISE ITINERARIES 2014

8 DAYS - NORTH & WEST (ITINERARY 1)
FRI Baltra, North Seymour
SAT Genovesa: Darwin Bay, Prince Phillip Steps
SUN Santiago: Puerto Egas, Espumilla Beach, Bucaneer Cove
MON Isabela: Punta Vicente Roca, Fernandina: Punta Espinosa
TUE Isabela: Urbina Bay, Tagus Cove, Elizabeth Bay
WED Isabela: Tintoreras, Wetlands, Wall of tears, Tortoise breeding centre, Sierra Negra Volcano
THU Floreana: Punta Cormorant, Champion Islet, Baroness Lookout, Black Beach, Post Office Bay
FRI Charles Darwin Station, Baltra
8 DAYS - SOUTH & CENTRAL (ITINERARY 2)
FRI Baltra, Charles Darwin station
SAT Española: Punta Suarez, Gardner Bay, Osborn Islet
SUN San Cristobal: Punta Pitt, Pitt Islet, Leon Dormido, Cerro Brujo
MON Mosquera, Black turtle cove
TUE Chinese Hat, Rabida
WED Santiago: Sullivan Bay, Bartolome
THU Santa Fe, Plazas
FRI Bachas, 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 IV YACHT PRICES PER PERSON INCL. AIRFARE
4 days $2223 cabins 1 to 6 (lower deck), $2462 cabins 7 to 10 (upper deck)
5 days $2753 cabins 1 to 6 (lower deck), $3071 cabins 7 to 10 (upper deck)
8 days $4014 cabins 1 to 6 (lower deck), $4521 cabins 7 to 10 (upper deck)
11 days $5463 cabins 1 to 6 (lower deck), $6188 cabins 7 to 10 (upper deck)
15 days $7353 cabins 1 to 6 (lower deck), $8361 cabins 7 to 10 (upper deck)

NOTE - FOR 2013 THESE PRICES ALL INCLUDE RETURN AIRFARE FROM QUITO/GUAYAQUIL TO & FROM GALAPAGOS & FUEL SURCHARGE (subject to change).

Tip Top IV 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 IV YACHT FEEDBACK

“Having spent 8 days aboard I can thoroughly recommend the Tip Top IV yacht – paying the extra compared to some other First Class options was well worth it in the end.” (Julian Pickering, UK)

"We were extremely satisfied with all levels of service on the Tip Top IV. The captain, crew and guide were very professional and pleasant." (Cathy Macdowell)

* 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.