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Adventure cruise : Galapagos Islands exploration on board the Tip Top IV yacht

Galapagos Tip Top IV Yacht

The Galapagos Islands are considered a nature lover’s paradise with abundant range of fauna and flora. The islands have numerous exotic species co-existing together, including marine iguanas, giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, and exclusive species of equatorial penguin amongst many others. These underwater volcanic formations are just fantastic to visit, and are no less alluring now than they were about a hundred years ago. 

The Tip Top IV is one of the choices for Adventure in the Galapagos Islands

Board the Galapagos Tip Top IV for a wonderful cruise experience in the equally wonderful islands. Constructed in the year 2006, the TipTop IV Yacht with a powerful engine, was especially designed to provide the utmost level of security to all its passengers.

This first class luxurious yacht was designed keeping in mind the luxury and comfort of its voyagers during their tour on it. This 16-passenger motor yacht is 125 feet long with a cruising speed of 12 knots.

The presence of multilingual naturalist guides ensures that the tour is complete fun with information and knowledge with regards to the rich biodiversity of the islands.

The 16-passengers are accommodated in 10 cabins. Each cabin is fully furnished with air-conditioner and hot water facility. Each cabin has a full bathroom, vanity, and washbasin. Apart from these, the lavish motor boat has bar, dining room, lounge, library with Charles Darwin collection, drawers and lockers. The 8-member crew including the international cook, barman, and waitresses ensure that the experience on the yacht is a once-in-a-lifetime one.

The past guests who have already traveled on this Adventure Cruise Galapagos vouch for its service and comfort. 

The facilities on board this expedition yacht are divided into two decks- the upper deck and the lower deck. The lower deck has 6 cabins (1-6) and the upper deck has 4 cabins (7-10). This spacious motorboat has enough space for the voyagers to roam in the public part of the cruise.

The yacht is equipped with the freezer, refrigerator, DVD, VCR, email access, and both types of water systems hot and cold, etc. Apart from that this long and cozy yacht has all the required safety equipments like life jackets and stroke outboard motors. It also boasts of a desktop computer that has an internet access to it. It enables you to rejuvenate your senses while at the same time, connecting you to the rest of the world.  

The TipTop IV Yacht goes above and beyond all the minimum requirements for the purpose of environmental protection. It started its operations with a serious commitment to reduce the environmental impact. 

This Galapagos first class yacht provides excellent high standards of service, comfort along with attention towards detailing.

Galapagos Tip Top IV Yacht Gallery

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Tip Top IV Jacht technical specifications

Category: luxury motoryacht
Length: 98 ft
Beam:  22 ft
Crew: 10 + 2 Guides
Accommodations: 20 Passengers in 10 Double Cabins with 2 low beds
which can be turn into matrimonial beds. Privat bathrooms with hot water and air conditioning.

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Tip Top IV - Galapagos itinerary

7 Nights
Friday to Friday
Day 1 Baltra /Santa Cruz
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 Nächte
Day 1 Baltra /Santa Cruz
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 IV Yacht Day By Day Itinerary

Sample cruise itinerary

Day 1

Friday: Mainland Ecuador - Baltra - Daphne Islets - Las Bachas

Flight from mainland Ecuador (Quito or Guayaquil) and TAME airline (EQ 193). Landing about 12:00 clock. Your guide will then escort you to the bus that takes you to the Pier which is 5km away from the airport.

After the crew put out to sea you will get instructed by the crew with the first instructions and information regarding our journey and have a first welcome snack. Our first section will travel around the island Daphne, where many different tropical birds will welcome you. After landing on the beach of Las Bachas, it goes to a colony of flamingos who deliver a stunning image. On all your hikes you are lead by a trained and certified guide who will explain the life of the various birds and other creatures at any time to you. Optional time for swimming and / or snorkeling in the evening followed by "briefing" to give you an understanding of the origin and evolution of this beautiful archipelago. Then we serve a "welcome cocktail" and of course dinner.
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Day 2
Saturday: Tower Island

After breakfast we have a dry landing on the Bahía Darwin to walk to a breathtaking tour of bird colonies. Optional: time for those who want to swim and / or snorkeling. Back on board the crew serves you a lunch. The journey continues towards Barranco. Once there, we observe the interesting life of the birds who live there. The Dinner will be served on the yacht. The nightly briefing today is on the maintenance and protection of the Galapagos archipelago.
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Day 3
Sunday: Puerto Egas - Bartolome
After a delicious breakfast, you will visit Puerto Egas, where we will find after a short hike to the caves a seal colony who lives there. Again, it will be admired again many colorful and fascinating land and sea birds. Return to the yacht and lunch. In the afternoon we sail to the islands of Bartolome. At around 15:00 clock it goes straight to the top of the island and return. After we were able to enjoy the view over the island, we will return to the ship. On our subsequent trip to the Tower of the island there are many many penguins lined our path, and present an impressive image. Optional: time for those who want to swim and / or snorkel. After returning to the yacht for dinner and reflection on the day and witnessed the events which are up to come.
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Day 4
Monday: Santa Cruz, Iceland - Higlands - Charles Darwin Research Station
Landing and transition into a bus that will take you into the highlands of Santa Cruz, where we will visit the forest and the twin craters. A walk through the town offers the opportunity to acquire a lot of hand-made souvenirs. Return to the yacht and lunch. In the afternoon we reach the pier from the world famous Charles Darwin Research Station and then visit the Interpretation Center. Afterwards dinner. Optional: If you want to visit the city for your evening pleasure to visit the local discos and / or bars, we will, of course, help and advice you.
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Day 5
Tuesday: Plaza Sur - Santa Fe Iceland
Breakfast and then a dry landing at Pier Plaza Sur. There we will meet a colony of sea lions. A hike through cactus forests allows us to explore land iguanas and a large variety of tropical birds. Lunch and continuation of the journey to Santa Fe. Around 15:00 clock wet landing and subsequent visit to the cactus forests and land iguanas, which you can meet more frequently to Santa Fe than anywhere else in Galapagos. At the end of the afternoon we return to the yacht, have dinner and make our nightly orientation.
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Day 6
Wednesday: Española Iceland
Early landing at Gardner Bay for a walk along the beach. Then turn to the islands by Gardner and Tortuga. Optional: time for those who want to swim and / or snorkel. Return to yacht and subsequent trip to Punta Suarez; Lunch will be served during the trip. In the afternoon we will have a walk along lava beds and have the chance to observe unique colonies of sea birds. Including albatrosses, which are found from May to December there. Return to the yacht, dinner and evening briefing.
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Day 7
Thursday: Floreana Island
After a generous breakfast, we make a wet landing at Cormorant Point, from where it goes to a lagoon of flamingos. Then we continue to a beach called "La Picona" to sea turtles there and get to see their breeding grounds. To go snorkeling return to Cormorant Point, where we have a short crossing opportunity. Lunch on board of the yacht. Mailbox Bay is our next port of call. -The oldest post office in the world. Return to the ship and dinner. Then the nightly briefing, which will now act on important historical dates of the islands.
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Day 8
Friday: North Seymour - Baltra - Mainland Ecuador
Our first stop on the last day of our trip is North Seymour. Here we can observe colonies of seabirds, marine iguanas, and sea lions. Back on the yacht, we continue to Baltra. You will receive final informations, a tasty snack and a "farewell cocktail" before we disembark around 11:00 clock. Your guide will take you to the bus and from there it goes to the airport.
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Tip Top IV Yacht Deck Plans


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Tip Top IV Yacht Cruise Rates 2016

Description15 DAYS11 DAYS8 DAYS5 DAYS4 DAYS
DBL
SGL
DBL
SGL
DBL
SGL
DBL
SGL
DBL
SGL
Cabins Lower deck No. 1 to 6)
$7555
$12095
$5445
$8715
$3815
$6105
$2375
$3805
$1785
$2855
Cabins Upper deck No. 7 to 10
$8695
$13905
$6265
$10025
$4385
$7015
$2735
$4375
$2053
$3285
Charter (16 Pax)
$120955
$87195
$61035
$38075
$28555

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