Tip Top V Catamaran
(Capacity: 16 passengers)

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Deck Plan

Main Deck

Upper Deck

Security and Comfort

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Our Brand New First Class Catamaran Tip Top V was designed and built in 2019. Tip Top V perfectly engages modern design with first-class comfort.

Gallery

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Itineraries

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Cruise A West: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Friday to Friday

Friday: AM Baltra Island: Airport / PM Mosquera Islet
Saturday: AM Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay / PM Rabida Island
Sunday: AM Fernandina Island: Espinosa Point / PM Isabela Island: Elizabeth Bay
Monday: AM Isabela Island: Urbina Bay / PM Isabela Island: Tagus Cove
Tuesday: AM Santiago Island: Egas Port / PM Bartolomé Island: Pinnacle Rock
Wednesday: AM Chinese Hat Islet / PM Santa Cruz Island: Dragon Hill
Thursday: AM Santa Cruz Island: Highlands / PM Santa Cruz Island: Interpretation Center Fausto Llerena
Friday: AM North Seymour Island / Airport

Friday

Baltra Island Airport
Flight from mainland Ecuador (Quito or Guayaquil) to Baltra, with LATAM Airlines; arriving at 11:40 a.m. approximately. Your guide will meet you at arrivals gate, our crew will take care of your luggage. Your guide will conduct you to a bus and after a short 5-kilometer ride to the pier; you board the Yacht immediately. As the crew weighs anchor, we greet you with our first orientation and we offer a light snack.

Mosquera Islet
After lunch, you make an early wet landing on Mosquera Islet, a reef of rocks and coral (the result of an uprising) and a great white sand beach and tide pools. You observe colonies of sea lions, brown pelicans, blue-footed boobies and sally light-foot crabs, the contrast between these bright red crabs on top and blue on the bottom and the black lava is stunning. In the evening, we have an orientation about the Galapagos Islands in general: their origin and evolution. Welcome cocktail with the entire crew, and dinner.

Saturday

Sullivan Bay (Santiago Island)
After breakfast, we make a wet landing on Sullivan Bay, a perfect place to get a feel of the volcanic origin of the islands. Optional: time for those who would like to swim and/or snorkel. We return to the boat for a delicious lunch.

Rábida Island
Wet landing on Rabida, to walk and observe marine iguanas and sea lions, pelicans, blue-footed boobies, masked boobies and brown pelicans. You make a little walk and you arrive at a small saltwater lagoon where you can see pink flamingos. Optional: time for those who would like to swim or snorkel. Return to the Yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation.

Sunday

Espinosa Point (Fernandina Island)
After breakfast, we make a dry landing on Punta Espinoza to observe and see a large colony of sea lions, marine iguanas and the flightless cormorants and clumps of lava cactus. You come aboard for lunch.

Elizabeth Bay (Isabela Island)
In the afternoon, you make a panga ride around the islets of Elizabeth Bay to see marine iguanas, penguins, marine turtles, seabirds and shorebirds, herons and blue-footed boobies. Return to the Yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation.

Monday

Urbina Bay (Isabela Island)
After breakfast, you make a wet landing on Urbina Bay to take a walk and observe a coral area, land iguanas, flightless cormorants and giant tortoises. Optional: time for those who would like to swim or snorkel. Return to the Yacht for lunch.

Tagus Cove (Isabela Island)
In the afternoon, we make a panga ride on Tagus Cove, a cove between the shoulders of two volcanic craters, which protect it from the open sea; we observe penguins, marine iguanas, sea lions and a variety of birds including flightless cormorant and blue-footed boobies. Optional: time for those who would like to swim, snorkel and/ or kayak. Return to the Yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation.

Tuesday

Egas Port (Santiago Island)
After breakfast, you make a wet landing on James Bay (Puerto Egas), to walk and observe sponges, snails, hermit crabs, a variety of shorebirds, barnacles and the endemic four-eyed blenny, marine iguanas and sea lions. Optional: time for those who would like to swim or snorkel. You return to the boat for a delicious lunch.

Pinnacle Rock (Bartolomé Island)
In the afternoon, you make a dry landing on Bartholomew Island, to hike to the summit; during the hike, you observe colonies of marine iguanas and lava lizards. On the summit, you see an impressive view of the surrounding islands, including the eroded tuff cone of Pinnacle Rock. You return to the yacht for a delicious dinner and our nightly orientation.

Wednesday

Chinese Hat Islet
After breakfast, you make a wet landing on Chinese Hat (Sombrero Chino), a small island off the coast of Santiago Island, you can observe on the rocky shoreline: Galapagos penguins, eagle rays, sea lions and marine iguanas. This is an excellent snorkeling site. Optional: time for those who would like to swim, snorkel and/ or kayak. You return to the boat for lunch.

Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz Island)
Later in the afternoon, you make a dry landing on Dragon Hill, where you can see land iguanas; you walk to a hyper saline lagoon (saltier than the ocean), where you can observe flamingos, common stilts, pintail ducks and other species of birds. Optional: time for those who would like to swim and/or snorkel. You return to the Yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation.

Thursday

Highlands (Santa Cruz Island)
After breakfast, you will disembark to take the bus to the highlands of Santa Cruz Island for a visit to the native forests, Twin Craters, then, you will go to one of the ranches to see the giant tortoises in the wildlife. You will be delighted with the lunch in the ranch.

Interpretation Center Fausto Llerena (Santa Cruz Island)
After lunch, you will return to Puerto Ayora to start the visit to the Interpretation Center Fausto Llerena. You return to the Yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation.

Frida

North Seymour Island / Airport
After breakfast, you make an early dry landing for a walk along the coast and the interior of North Seymour Island, a low, flat island that was uplifted from the sea by underground seismic activity. You observe blue-footed boobies (they nest from May to November), marine iguanas, pelicans, frigate birds, shorebirds, sea lions and endemic Palo Santo. You return to the Yacht for disembarking on the pier at 09:00. Your guide accompanies you on the bus ride directly to the airport.

Rates: From $7560.00

Cruise B East: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Friday to Friday

Friday: AM Baltra Island: Airport / PM Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach
Saturday: AM Genovesa Island: Prince Phillip´s Steps / PM Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay
Sunday: AM South Plaza Island / PM Santa Fe Island
Monday: AM Santa Cruz Island: Highlands / PM Santa Cruz Island: Interpretation Center Fausto Llerena
Tuesday: AM Floreana Island: Baroness Viewpoint, Asilo de la Paz, Post Office Bay / PM Floreana Island: Cormorant Point, Champion Islet
Wednesday: AM Española Island: Suarez Point / PM Española Island: Gardner Islet, Osborn Islet, Gardner Bay
Thursday: AM San Cristobal Island: Cerro Brujo, Kicker Rock / PM San Cristobal Island: Baquerizo Moreno Port, Human Interpretation Center Gianni Arismendi
Friday: AM Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle Cove / Airport

Friday

Baltra Island Airport
Flight from mainland Ecuador (Quito or Guayaquil) to Baltra, with LATAM Airlines; arriving at 11:40 a.m. approximately. Your guide conducts you to a bus and after a short 5-kilometer ride to the pier; you board the Yacht without delay. As the crew weighs anchor, we greet you with our first orientation and we offer a light snack.

Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz Island)
After navigating, we disembark on Playa Las Bachas, a place where you can appreciate a Flamingos lagoon. During all walks, your guide will be explaining details about the lives of the birds and animals. Optional: time for those who would like to swim and/or snorkel, in the evening you have an orientation about the Galapagos Islands in general: their origin and evolution. Welcome cocktail with the entire crew, and dinner.

Saturday

Prince Phillip´s Steps (Genovesa Island)
After breakfast, you take a panga ride and you make a dry landing on Prince Phillips’s Steps (Barranco), you walk and observe the interesting lives of the birds here. Optional: time for those who would like to swim and snorkel or kayak. You come on board for a delicious lunch.

Darwin Bay (Genovesa Island)
Later in the afternoon, you make a wet landing on Darwin Bay to walk and observe frigate birds, herons, mockingbirds, boobies, shorebirds, turtles, marine iguanas, etc. Optional: time for those who would like to swim, snorkel or kayak. Dinner on the Yacht, and then your orientation about conservation efforts made to protect the Islands.

Sunday

South Plaza Island
After breakfast, you make a dry landing on the pier of the South Plaza, where you can enjoy the antics of the sea lions. A walk through a cactus forest allows us to observe land iguanas and many species of tropical birds. Return to the Yacht for lunch.

Santa Fe Island
Wet landing on Santa Fe Island to visit the cactus forest and a colony of land iguana’s native from Santa Fe. Optional: time for those who would like to swim, snorkel and/or kayak. At the end of the afternoon, we return to the Yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation.

Monday

Highlands (Santa Cruz Island)
After breakfast, you will disembark to take the bus to the highlands of Santa Cruz Island for a visit to the native forests, Twin Craters, then, you will go to one of the ranches to see the giant tortoises in the wildlife. You will be delighted with the lunch in the ranch.

Interpretation Center Fausto Llerena (Santa Cruz Island)
After lunch, you will return to Puerto Ayora to start the visit to the Interpretation Center Fausto Llerena. You return to the Yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation.

Tuesday

Baroness Viewpoint, Asilo de la Paz, Post Office Bay (Floreana Island)
After breakfast, you make a wet landing on Post Office Bay, a historic site that recalls the days of the whalers, who presumably placed a wooden barrel in the 18th century to use it as a post office. Then, you will continue to the Baroness Point view, named due to the presence of a particular character who lived on Floreana Island, it is the Baroness Eloisa von Wagner, you will enjoy of the beautiful landscape and the ruins of her house. Return to the Yacht for lunch.

Cormorant Point, Champion Islet (Floreana Island)
In the afternoon, you have a panga ride to Champion Islet for snorkeling, then you make a wet landing on Point Cormorant for a short walk to the Flamingo Lagoon of this island. Then you continue the walk until we reach the beach called “La Picona” to see marine turtles and their spawning grounds. Optional: time for those who would like to swim and/or snorkel. You return to the Yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation.

Wednesday

Suarez Point (Española Island)
After breakfast, you make an early dry landing on Punta Suarez to walk along lava beds where you will observe unique colonies of marine birds, including Albatross (May – December). Return to the Yacht for lunch.

Gardner Islet, Osborn Islet, Gardner Bay (Española Island)
In the afternoon, you make a wet landing in Gardner Bay for a walk on the beach and observe a colony of sea lions, which inhabit the beach in great quantity during the breeding season; this is also an important nesting area for sea turtles. Then we make a panga ride around the Osborn Islet and the islets of Gardner. Optional: time for those who would like to swim and/or snorkel. Return to the Yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation.

Thursday

Cerro Brujo, Kicker Rock (San Cristobal Island)
After breakfast, your experienced Captain sails easily around Kicker Rock (Leon Dormido), a massive tuff-rock that juts abruptly almost 500 feet straight from the ocean. Kicker Rock serves as a nesting place for many seabirds. Then you make a wet landing on Cerro Brujo to walk on a white sand beach and observe sea lions, brown pelicans, marine iguanas, and blue-footed boobies.

Baquerizo Moreno Port, Human Interpretation Center Gianni Arismendi (San Cristobal Island)
In the afternoon, you make a dry landing on San Cristobal port, after a short drive, you arrive at Gianni Arismendy Human Interpretation Center; this tour takes you through the geological and human history of the islands and its conservation. You return to the Yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation.

Friday

Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz Island) / Airport
After breakfast, you make a panga ride on Black Turtle Cove, series of mangrove-surrounded coves and islets; here you can observe white-tipped sharks, marine turtles, spotted eagle rays, and yellow cow-nosed rays. You return to the Yacht for disembarking on the pier at 09:00. Your guide accompanies you on the bus ride directly to the airport.

Rates: From $7560.00

  • All excursions
  • All meals throughout the cruise
  • Transfer airport / yacht / airport in Galapagos
  • Bilingual National Park guides
  • Snorkel gear & use of kayaks
  • Roundtrip airfare to Galapagos.
  • Galapagos National Park entrance Fee, $100.*
  • Galapagos Transit Control Card $20.*
  • Travel & Medical Insurance
  • Tips / Personal Expenses
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Discount for children under 12 years old 50% (1 child per 2 adults)
  • Children must be at least 7 years old to participate in the tour.
  • All prices are per person, based on a double occupancy
  • Itineraries and activities are subject to change without prior notice depending on weather conditions, water currents, and sea conditions.
  • All rates are subject to change previous note
  • The wildlife described is not guaranteed to be seen during your visit.
  • Please remember to respect your distance between any and all wildlife.
  • Please stay on marked trails and heed the directions of your Naturalist Guide
  • Christmas, New Year´s Eve and Easter departures will have an extra cost
  • Fuel Surcharge Policy is subject to change because of possible increases in the price of petroleum or due to governmental regulations.