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Galapagos Adventure tours on board the Tip Top II yacht

Galapagos Tip Top II Yacht

The Tip Top II Yacht is a Tourist superior-class yacht constructed and designed in 1983 to offer comfortable Galapagos cruising and fine security to travelers. The yacht, which is the oldest of the Tip Top fleet, was redesigned in 2011 to match the growing needs and taste of passengers. Undeniably, this makes one of the finest options for Galapagos adventure tours

The Tip Top II offers fine Galapagos adventure tours

It is an ideal vessel for all those sojourners who yearn to explore the Galapagos in an intimate and comfortable setting, while getting exemplary, personalized services. Pushing the horizons of luxury, each of the cabins is fully equipped with a bathroom, a wardrobe, and a personal safe. The capacity of the yacht is sixteen passengers, who can savor a great stay in eight double cabins. Constructed in Guayaquil, Ecuador, the yacht offers meals and comfortable accommodation for your incredible natural history trip to the islands. 

There are three decks, furnished with air conditioners, TV/VCR with sound system, an inviting dining room, wall-to-wall carpeting, a library, a well-stocked bar, and a large sundeck. The crew includes a multilingual guide, a captain, an engineer, an international cook¸ a barman, a waitress, and two sailors.  

Key Features of the Tip Top II:

  • Exquisite Cabins Boasting of Private Bathrooms
  • Carpeting and Air Conditioning Throughout
  • Comfortable Sundeck and Common Areas
  • Snorkeling Equipment on Rent
  • Run by the Well-Known Wittmer Family

Safety Equipment and Navigation:

GP-50 Furuno GPS; twin 24-mile-range Furuno radars; M125 Icom VHF radio; MC-7000 SSB radio; 150 magnetic compass; ACR RLB-23 Epirb; clock; barometer; searchlight; helm indicator; double Elliot inflatable life rafts for 12 passengers each; fire & smoke detectors; 50 life jackets; twin 17-feet tender with 25 HP outboard motor; and a complete fire system. 

Yacht Equipment:

Icemaker; freezer; electric range with grill & oven; refrigerator; fully air conditioned; Royal Flush electric toilets; stereo music System; VCR; TV; snorkeling gear on rent; 50 diving cylinders, weight belts & harness; and cold and hot freshwater pressure system. 

There are many improvements being made to the vessel. These have led to many advantages such as:

Speed: The cruise speed enhanced to around ten knots, that is, nautical miles per hour.

Autonomy: The yacht provides pure freshwater that leads to higher efficiency.

Silence: Public areas and cabins are more silent now, in particularly Lounge and Cabins 5 and 6.

Stability: The yacht enjoys increased stability, which makes navigation enjoyable and immensely comfortable for all passengers.

Comfort: Cabins 01 to 06, the actual covered deck, and Dinning and Lobby Room boast of more space for passengers. 

Galapagos Tip Top II Yacht photo gallery

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Tip Top II Yacht technical specification

Category: First Class
Type:     Motor Yacht built to impeccably high standard in
Guayaquil/Ecuador (1998).
Capacity: 16
Construction: Steel-hulled
Length: 85 feet
Beam: 20 feet
Draft: 5 feet
Electricity: 110/220 V. AC current
Main Engines: Twin GM 6-71 Detroit diesel main engines (175 HP each.)
Electric System: Twin Perkins generators (40 kW each.)
Cruising Speed: 9 knots

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Tip Top II Yacht - Galapagos Cruise Itinerary

7 nights
Friday to Friday
Day 1 Baltra / Sail around Daphne / Las Bachas Beach
Day 2 Darwin Bay / Prince Phillip’s Steps (Genovesa Island)
Day 3 James Bay (Santiago Island) / Bartolome Island
Day 4 Santa Cruz Is.: Highlands and Charles Darwin Station
Day 5 Plazas Island / Santa Fe Island.
Day 6 Gardner Bay / Punta Suarez (Española Island)
Day 7 Punta Cormorant / Post Office Bay (Floreana Island)
Day 8 North Seymour / Baltra

4 nights
Day 1 Baltra / Sail around Daphne / Las Bachas Beach
Day 2 Darwin Bay / Prince Phillip’s Steps (Genovesa Island)
Day 3 James Bay (Santiago Island) / Bartolome Island
Day 4 Santa Cruz Is.: Highlands and Charles Darwin Station
Day 5 North Seymour / Baltra

3 nights
Day 5 Plazas Island / Santa Fe Island.
Day 6 Gardner Bay / Punta Suarez (Española Island)
Day 7 Punta Cormorant / Post Office Bay (Floreana Island)
Day 8 North Seymour / Baltra

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Tip Top II Yacht Day By Day Itinerary

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Tip Top II Yacht deck plan

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Tip Top II Yacht cruise rates

Duration Cabins Rate Cabins Rate
4 days 3 nights 1 to 6 $ 1625 USD 9 & 10 $ 1750 USD
5 days 4 nights 1 to 6 $ 2031.25 USD 9 & 10 $ 2187.50 USD
8 days 7 nights 1 to 6 $ 2843.75 USD 9 & 10 $ 3062.50 USD

Tip Top II discountes rates still available for 2009! Send your request and ask for your special discount rate!

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