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Tip Top III

We provide very comfortable and exceptional quality natural history cruises of the Galapagos Islands.
 

Tip Top III Galapagos cruise and tour

Smart Voyager Certification

As one of Ecuador's leading conservation organizations, Conservacion y Desarrollo developed the Smart Voyager sustainable tourism certification program, which awards its seal of approval to tour boat operators and hotels in Ecuador who meet a set of strict conservation standards for protecting the environment, wildlife and the well-being of workers and local communities.

The Tip Top III is a first class, 98 foot, steel-hulled motor-yacht built to impeccably high standards in Guayaquil, Ecuador in 2001. The boat accommodates 16 passengers in double cabins each with private toilet and shower. It is fully air conditioned.  

Tip Top III Galapagos cruise - salon
Comfortable Salon

Tip Top III Galapagos cruise - dining
Dining

"Excellent, the best vacation my husband & I have ever taken. We saw all the animals in their natural environment at a very close range. It was an experience that we will never forget." - Martha and David Goldstein, USA

Rates

2017 Rates
Include Galapagos flight
No discounts for children
All rates per person, in US dollars and subject to change at any time

Galapagos Fuel Tax
4 days = $28, 5 days = $38, 8 days = $66

REGULAR CRUISES 4 day/3 nights 5 days/4 nights 8 days/7 nights
Occupancy DBL SGL DBL SGL DBL SGL
Lower Deck Cabins 1 & 2 $2580 $3720 $3215 $4736 $4780 $7240
Lower Deck Cabins 3-6 $2660 $3848 $3320 $4904 $4950 $7512
Upper Deck Cabins 7 & 8 (Single Cabins) N/A $3980 N/A $5080 N/A $7570
Upper Deck Cabins 9 & 10 $3055 $4480 $3850 $5750 $5630 $8601
Charter (16 passengers)

$37,792

$46,992

$68,992

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Itinerary

The itinerary for the Tip Top III:
Departures on Fridays and Mondays.
The itineraries rotate week to week.
The 4 and 5 day cruises are only available during the 2nd 8 days.
11 & 15 day cruises available on request.
* All itineraries are subject to change at any time for any reason

Tip Top III itinerary

In addition to the land visit (and optional): SN: Snorkeling; PR: Panga (Dingy) Ride; KY: Kayaking

8 day cruise:

FRIDAY
Day 1 AM: Baltra Airport
Day 1 PM: Las Bachas Beach, Santa Cruz Island (SN)

SATURDAY
Day 2 AM: Sullivan Bay, Santiago (James) Island
Day 2 PM: Bartolome Island (SN/PR)

SUNDAY
Day 3 AM: Prince Phillip's Steps, Genovesa (Tower) Island (SN/PR/KY)
Day 3 PM: Darwin Bay, Genovesa (Tower) Island (SN/PR/KY)

MONDAY
Day 4 AM: James Bay, Santiago (James) Island (SN/PR/KY)
Day 4 PM: Buccaneer Cove, Santiago (James) Island  (SN/PR/KY)

TUESDAY
Day 5 AM: Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island  (SN/PR)
Day 5 PM: Punta Espinoza, Fernandina Island

WEDNESDAY
Day 6 AM: Urvina Bay & Tagus Cove, Isabela Island (SN/PR/KY)
Day 6 PM: Elizabeth Bay, Isabela Island (SN/PR/KY)

THURSDAY
Day 7 AM: Tintoreras, Humedales, Wall of Tears & Tortoise Breeding Center, Isabela Island
Day 7 PM: Sirra Negra Volcano, Isabela Island

FRIDAY
Day 8 AM: Twin Craters & Highlands, Santa Cruz Island & Baltra Airport

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8, 5 & 4 day cruises:

FRIDAY
Day 1 PM: Baltra Airport & Charles Darwin Research Station, Santa Cruz Island

SATURDAY
Day 2 AM: Santa Fe Island (SN/PR/KY)
Day 2 PM: South Plaza Island

SUNDAY
Day 3 AM: Chinese Hat Island (SN/PR/KY)
Day 3 PM: Rabida Island (SN/PR/KY)

MONDAY
Day 4 AM: Black Turtle Cove (Caleat Tortuga Negra), Santa Cruz Island (PR)
Day 4 PM: Dragon Hill (Cerro Dragon), Santa Cruz Island

TUESDAY
Day 5 AM: Post Office Bay, Floreana Island (SN)
Day 5 PM: Devil's Crown (SN) & Punta Cormorant (SN/PR/KY), Floreana Island

WEDNESDAY
Day 6 AM: Punta Suarez, Espanola (Hood) Island
Day 6 PM: Gardner Bay (SN), Espanola (Hood) Island & Osborn Islet (SN)

THURSDAY
Day 7 AM: Interpretation Center, San Cristobal Island
Day 7 PM: Kicker Rock (SN) & Cerro Brujo (SN/PR/KY), San Cristobal Island

FRIDAY
Day 8 AM: North Seymour Island (SN/PR)
Day 8 PM: Baltra Airport

* All itineraries are subject to change at any time for any reason

Deck Plan

Tip Top III Galapagos cruise - deck plan

Accommodation

16 passengers in 10 cabins. Each cabin with private bathroom (toilet, shower, washbasin and vanity); locker and drawers. Bar, dining room, saloon and sun deck. All cabins and public areas are fully carpeted. Cabins are located as follows:

LOWER DECK - 2 cabins with one double lower berth and one single upper berth (cabins: 1 & 2)
LOWER DECK - 4 cabins with one double lower berth and one single lower berth (cabins: 3, 4, 5 & 6)
UPPER DECK - 2 cabins with one double lower berth (cabins: 7 & 8)
UPPER DECK - 2 cabins with two single lower berths (cabins: 9 & 10)

 

Tip Top III Galapagos cruise - twin beds

Tip Top III Galapagos cruise - bunk beds

Specifications

Yacht Equipment

Freezer, ice maker; refrigerator; electric range with grill & oven; Reverse osmosis seawater desalinators (1,500 gallons/day); fully air conditioned (Aqua Air Chill Water System); hot & cold freshwater pressure system; royal flush toilets; TV; VCR; stereo music system; Upon request Bauer Nautilus dive compressor; 50 diving cylinders with harness & weight belts. Snorkeling gear available for rent.

Navigation and Safety Equipment

Twin RL72C, 24 miles range Raytheon radar's; Raytheon L755 Ecosounder & Chart plotter; 667 Furuno Ecosounder; Raytheon GPS-112; 1503 Furuno SSB radio; Standard Spectrum VHF radio; ACR RLB-23 Epirb; Ritchie magnetic compass, barometer; clock; thermometer; helm indicator; searchlight; horn. One DSB inflatable life raft for 12 passengers; One DSB inflatable life raft for 16 passengers; (Solas 74/83); 50 life jackets; fire & smoke detectors; complete fire system; Twin 14 feet Nautical RIB Inflatable boats with 25 HP outboard motor for 10 passengers each. Safety equipment complies with international Coast Guard regulations.

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GALAPAGOS GUIDED TOUR

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Baltra (Arrival)
Santa Cruz - Caleta Tortuga Negra
San Salvador - Sullivan Bay
Bartolome
Tower
San Salvador - James Bay
Fernandina - Punta Espinoza
Isabela - Tagus Cove
Isabela - Urvina Bay
Isabela - Elizabeth Bay
Santa Cruz - CDRS and Highlands
Floreana
Hood Island - Punta Saurez
Hood Island - Gardner Bay
Santa Fe
Plazas
Baltra (Departure)

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