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Highlights of the Tip Top IV Yacht

Category: Luxury
  • The Tip Top IV yacht offers a fast and modern navigation of the Galapagos Islands.
  • The Tip Top fleet is managed by the famous Wittmer family, some of the very earliest settlers in the history of the islands.
  • All cabins have lower beds (twin or king), some with panoramic windows. Useful facilities include wardrobe, safe box, air conditioning and hot water.
  • Inter-connected cabins are available, ideal for family groups travelling together.
  • Social area aboard the Tip Top IV include: teak floored sun deck, dining room, well-stocked bar, lounge, library with TV/DVD & sound system.
  • Sea kayaks are available on board for adventurous guests, be sure to reserve in advance if interested.

Tip Top IV Galapagos Cruise

Itineraries and pricing 2021

Browse through the different cruise itineraries below by clicking on each one.
  • Lower deck $2736
  • Upper deck $3029

Itinerary for 4 days

  • FRI Arrive in Baltra, Charles Darwin Station
  • SAT Española: Suarez Point , Gardner Bay , Osborn & Gardner Islet
  • SUN San Cristobal: Pitt Point , Kicker Rock , Witch Hill
  • MON Mosquera Island, Baltra Airport
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  • Lower deck $3398
  • Upper deck $3789

Itinerary for 5 days

  • MON Arrive in Baltra, Black Turtle Cove
  • TUE Chinese Hat , Rabida Island
  • WED Santiago: Sullivan Bay , Bartholomew
  • THU Santa Fe, South Plaza
  • FRI Bachas Beach , Baltra Airport
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  • Lower deck $4874
  • Upper deck $5486

Itinerary for 8 days - Option 1

  • FRI Arrive in Baltra, North Seymour
  • SAT Genovesa: Darwin Bay, Prince Phillip Steps
  • SUN Santiago: James Bay, Bucaneer Cove
  • MON Isabela: Vicente Roca Point, Fernandina: Espinoza Point
  • TUE Isabela: Tagus Cove, Elizabeth Bay
  • WED Isabela: Urbina Bay, Moreno Point
  • THU Floreana: Cormorant Point, Champion Islet, Baroness Viewpoint, Post Office Bay
  • FRI Santa Cruz: Twin Craters, Baltra Airport
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  • Lower deck $4874
  • Upper deck $5486

Itinerary for 8 days - Option 2

  • FRI Arrive in Baltra, Charles Darwin Station
  • SAT Española: Suarez Point, Gardner Bay, Osborn & Gardner Islet
  • SUN San Cristobal: Pitt Point, Kicker Rock, Witch Hill
  • MON Mosquera Island, Black Turtle Cove
  • TUE Chinese Hat, Red Beach - Rabida
  • WED Santiago: Sullivan Bay, Bartholomew
  • THU Santa Fe, South Plaza
  • FRI Bachas Beach, Baltra Airport
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  • Lower deck $6633
  • Upper deck $7511

Itinerary for 11 days

  • FRI Arrive in Baltra, North Seymour
  • SAT Genovesa: Darwin Bay , Prince Phillip´s Steps
  • SUN Santiago: James Bay, Bucaneer Cove
  • MON Isabela: Vicente Roca Point , Fernandina: Espinoza Point
  • TUE Isabela: Tagus Cove , Elizabeth Bay
  • WED Isabela: Urbina Bay , Moreno Point
  • THU Floreana: Cormorant Point , Champion Islet, Baroness Viewpoint, Post Office Bay
  • FRI Santa Cruz: Twin Craters, Charles Darwin Research Station
  • SAT Española: Suarez Point , Gardner Bay , Osborn & Gardner Islet
  • SUN San Cristobal: Pitt Point , Kicker Rock , Witch Hill
  • MON Mosquera Island, Baltra Airport
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  • Lower deck $8982
  • Upper deck $10210

Itinerary for 15 days

  • FRI Arrive in Baltra, North Seymour
  • SAT Genovesa: Darwin Bay , Prince Phillip´s Steps
  • SUN Santiago: James Bay, Bucaneer Cove
  • MON Isabela: Vicente Roca Point , Fernandina: Espinoza Point
  • TUE Isabela: Tagus Cove , Elizabeth Bay
  • WED Isabela: Urbina Bay , Moreno Point
  • THU Floreana: Cormorant Point , Champion Islet, Baroness Viewpoint, Post Office Bay
  • FRI Santa Cruz: Twin Craters, Santa Cruz Highlands, Charles Darwin Station
  • SAT Española: Suarez Point , Gardner Bay , Osborn & Gardner Islet
  • SUN San Cristobal: Pitt Point , Kicker Rock , Witch Hill
  • MON Mosquera Island, Black Turtle Cove
  • TUE Chinese Hat , Rabida Island
  • WED Santiago: Sullivan Bay , Bartholomew
  • THU Santa Fe, South Plaza
  • FRI Bachas Beach , Baltra Airport
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Tip Top IV Yacht Specifications

  • Length: 125 Feet
  • Beam: 25 Feet
  • Speed: 12 knots
  • Crew: 8
  • Capacity: 16 passengers

Facilities

  • Private bathroom
  • air conditioningAir conditioning
  • toiletriesToiletries
  • room towelsRoom towels
  • beach towelsBeach towels
  • hair dryerHair dryer
  • electricity110v Electricity point in cabin
  • save deposit boxSafe deposit box
  • sundeckSundeck
  • lounge areaLounge area
  • barBar
  • reading materialReading Material
  • vTV/DVD - Communal
  • phoneEmergency Satellite Phone
  • PaddlesPaddle boards
  • kayaksKayaks

Diving - Snorkeling

  • Snorkeling: 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

Included Services

  • • Meals: From lunch on Day 1, until breakfast on the final day.
  • • Accommodation with private bathroom.
  • • Excursions as listed in the itinerary, with a certified naturalist bilingual guide (Spanish/English).
  • • Snorkel equipment
  • • Unlimited purified water, tea, coffee, snacks.
  • • Flight: Quito/Guayaquil – Galapagos – Quito/Guayaquil (this cruise generally includes Galapagos Flight tickets in their cruise rates, a reduction in price of $350pp can be made in the case a client buys his/her own flights)

Excluded Services

  • • Entrance fees Galapagos:
    • • Galapagos National Park $100 pp (subject to change).
    • • Galapagos transit control card $20 pp (subject to change).
  • • Flight: International Flights
  • • Airport transfers in Quito or Guayaquil.
  • • Wetsuits rental: Shorty (30$ 4 days/ 35$ 5 days/ 40$ 8 days) /Full Wetsuits (35$ 4 days/ 40$ 5 days/ 50$ 8 days)
  • • Child discount: 10% (12 yrs old and under)
  • • Singles supplement: 45%
  • • Alcoholic beverages & colas (there is a bar on board).
  • • Tips for Guides and crew.
  • • Any other personal expenses.

About Itineraries

  • On day 1 there is only time for an afternoon visit to be included; similarly, on the final day, there is only a brief morning visit. The reason for this is to connect with the Galapagos flight arrivals and departures at the airport.
  • High season rates apply for Chirstmas, New Years Eve and Easter departures
  • Contact us for information about which itineraries will run on different dates through the year, and to check tour availabilities. We often have special Galapagos offers too!
  • All yacht information is correct at time of publishing but may be subject to change by the yacht operator or Galapagos National Park authority. Published prices may be subject to change without prior notice

About Cabins

  • cabin Cabin Distribution:
  • • 4 Upper Deck Cabins (7,8,9 & 10) – convertible double matrimonial bed or twin beds, with small windows.
  • • 6 Lower Deck Cabins (1,2,3,4,5 & 6) – convertible double matrimonial bed or twin beds, with portholes.
  • It is possible to request the cabin of your choice at time of booking – just let us know your preference. Final decision on cabin allocation is always in the hands of the yacht operator.

Deck Plan

HAPPY GRINGO YACHT RANKING

Outdoor Space

Social areas, sundeck, restaurant & bar area and boat design.

Cabin Space

Type and size of cabin, type of beds, windows and access to the cabins.

Comfort and Amenities

Special features, beach towels, air conditioning, jacuzzi, TV, toiletries.

What Our Clients Say

Julian Pickering, UK

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.

Cathy Macdowell

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

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