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Galapagos Tip Top III yacht a tradition in wilderness travel

Galapagos Tip Top III Yacht

The first-class sustainable tourism-certified Tip Top III yacht has the capacity of sixteen passengers in ten cabins. It has been designed keeping in mind the comfort and safety of its passengers. Each cabin has a private shower, a proper toilet, and a vanity. There are other facilities too like a saloon, a bar, and a spacious deck. 

Galapagos Travel on board the Tip Top III Yacht

This spacious double-deck cruise with the speed of twelve knots has a bilingual naturalist guide who is knowledgeable and polite. The experienced guide briefs on the exquisite flora and fauna of the islands. The deck, including the public and private areas, is fully furnished and luxurious. Each private cabin has the facility of lockers and drawers. Some key features of the deck are as follows:

  • Lower Deck: It is designed with two cabins that have one lower double berth along with a single upper berth. This is in cabins 1 and 2. 
  • Lower Deck: It is designed with four cabins that have two lower single berths. This is in cabins 3, 4, 5, and 6. 
  • Upper Deck: It is designed with two cabins that have one lower double berth. This is in cabins 7 and 8.
  • Upper Deck: It is designed with two cabins that have two lower single berths. This is in cabins 9 and 10.

This wonderful yacht is fully air conditioned and offers hot water facility too.

Tip Top III Eight-day cruise itinerary:

Your trip starts with your arrival at Balta Airport in the morning and will reach Las Bachas beach in the evening. Enjoy being at Sullivan Bay, Santiago (James Island), in the morning and at Bartolome Island in the evening. On your third day visit Prince Philips located in Genovesa Tower Island in the morning and Darwin Bay located in Genovesa (Tower) Island in the evening. Next day your visit will be at James Bay located in Santiago (James Island) in the morning and at Buccaneer Cove located in Santiago (James) Island in the evening. Voyage to Punta Vicente Roca located in Isabela Island in the morning and at Punta Espinoza located in Ferdinanda Island in the evening. Continue on to Urvina Bay and Tagus Cove located in Isabela Island in the morning and at Elizabeth Bay in Isabela Island in the evening. Your last day on Isabela will be spent visiting Tintoreras, Wall of Tears, Humedales, and Tortoise Breeding Center at Isabela Island in the morning and at Sierra Negra Volcano located in Isabela Island in the evening. End your cruise with an excursion to the Twin Craters and Highlands located in Santa Cruz Island in the morning and at Baltra Airport for your flight back to mainland Ecuador.

The Galapagos Tip Top III yacht is fully equipped with ice maker; freezer; refrigerator; and oven and grill. It has TV, stereo facility, and VCR too. Snorkeling gear is also provided on rent.

This 31.7 m (104.0 ft) long yacht gives a 10% children discount. Although prices of the tour do not include beverage and drink expenses and the Galapagos National Park entrance fee, they include the fee of all the meals, including desserts.  

The safety equipment include one DSB inflatable raft for 12 voyagers; 50 jackets; Solas 74/83 one DSB inflatable raft for 16 voyagers; fire detectors; advanced fire system; and twin 14-feet RIB Inflatable boats along with 25 HP outboard motor for 10 passengers each.

The Tip Top III is a great options for a First class Galapagos cruise.

Galapagos Tip Top III Gallery Yacht

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Tip top III yacht technical specification

Category: First Class
Type: Motor Yacht
Capacity: 16
Construction: Steel-hulled
Length:    98 feet
Beam:     22 feet
Draft:     5 feet
Crew:    8
Electricity: 110/220 V. AC current
Cruising Speed: 12 knots
Main Engines: Twin N-14M TA Cummins main engines (525 HP each.)
Electric System: Twin 55 MCGGA Cummins-Onan generators (55 kW each.)

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Tip Top III - Galapagos Itinerary

7 Nights
Friday to Friday
Day 1 Baltra / turn 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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Galapagos Cruises - Tip Top III Yacht Day By Day Itinerary

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Tip Top III Yacht deck plans

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Tip Top III Yacht cruise rates 2016

CABINS4 DAYS5 DAYS8 DAYS11 DAYS15 DAYS
Cabins 1-6
US$1725
US$2300
US$3675
US$5250
US$7280
Cabins Upper 9-10
US$1984
US$2645
US$4226
US$6038
US$8372
Cabins lower 1-6 single
US$2760
US$3680
US$5880
US$8400
US$11648
Cabins 7-8 single
US$3174
US$4232
US$6762
US$9660
US$13395
Cabins upper 9-10 single
US$3174
US$4232
US$6762
US$9660
US$13395
Charter
US$27600
US$36800
US$58800
US$84000
US$116480

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