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Tip Top II Galapagos Cruise+Flights

Tip Top II Galápagos Cruise+Flights

Unbeatable value for money, one of our Galápagos favourites

A Galápagos Cruise on board the Tip Top II

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Flights to and from Galapagos
Flights to and from Galapagos
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Single travellers can share cabin
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100% CO2 carbon footprint offset
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English guide
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-10% for children ≤ 11
  • Flight tickets to and from Galápagos included;
  • Friendly, knowledgeable and very welcoming crew;
  • Fast boat, means less time spent travelling and more excursions;
  • Chef Wellington’s ceviche!

Note: All prices already include your flight tickets to and from the Galápagos Islands (from Quito or Guayaquil).

Tip Top II has just undergone a stunning refit in 2016. This popular motor catamaran is a popular choice for those looking for the increased stability that twin hull boats can provide whilst still wanting a delightful ambience and luxury accommodation. Tip Top is also one of the faster boats in the Galápagos with a true 12 knots cruise speed that means you can spend more time on your excursions and adventures, and less time travelling between them. Captain Jimmy has been at the helm for 5 years, and a professional sailor for over 12. We could talk with Jimmy for hours (and we did). Listening to this proud father of two, it's soon obvious that there are few who know the local waters like he does. The chef, Wellington, is fantastic - he won't just give you his ceviche recipe, he'll invite you into the kitchen and show you exactly how he does it! Despite its luxurious feel, this is a really personal and friendly boat and we love spending time with her.

Personal Service Limited to only 16 passengers, Captain Jimmy and his 8 crew provide the very highest levels of comfort and service for you to enjoy. Our crew specializes in giving a personal touch that you don’t get on any other boat.

Wellington, the wonderful chef, delights in sharing recipes with guests and will show you how to prepare the very best ceviche. The food on board is a wonderful blend of Ecuadorian specialities and world cuisines, including French and Italian dishes - a truly cosmopolitan dining experience! From your waiter Luis, to deckhand Mario and first officer David the entire crew are welcoming, friendly and helpful and everyone goes out of their way to make your cruise a special memory.

Spacious Charm A great benefit of the catamaran design, a Galápagos cruise on Tip Top II won’t leave you feeling hemmed in. This is a boat with a lot of space, and the stunning new decor using solid woods and natural materials enhances this even more. Cabins are airy with high ceilings and panoramic windows making them a wonderful place to relax.

Communal areas on Tip Top are delightful with a stunning outdoor bar, saloon lounge and dining room all with superb quality furnishings. The upper sun deck is an amazing place to soak up the sun or to watch the stars come out over the night time ocean.

Our Comments This is a beautiful boat for those who are looking for a personal experience on their Galápagos cruise. The crew are knowledgeable and friendly, and you really can’t beat Wellington’s ceviche! The new refit last year looks absolutely stunning and we love spending time on board. This is one of our Galápagos favourites.

Tip Top II operates two unique 8-day Galápagos cruise itineraries, which can be shortened into 4- or 5-day cruises or combined into more comprehensive 11- or 15-day cruises.

Pictures and Deckplans of Tip Top II

Tip Top II Galapagos Cruise+Flights
Tip Top II Galapagos Cruise+Flights
Tip Top II Galapagos Cruise+Flights

Amenities on board the Tip Top II

German guide possible
German guide possible
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Interconnecting cabins
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Kayaks on board
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Private Balcony
Flights to and from Galapagos
Flights to and from Galapagos
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Single travellers can share cabin
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Snorkel gear (free)
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Transfers to and from ship
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Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices
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100% CO2 carbon footprint offset
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Air conditioning & private bathroom
Meals
All meals throughout the cruise
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English guide
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-10% for children ≤ 11

Sustainability on board the Tip Top II

At Galapatours we love and respect the pristine ecosystems and fascinating wildlife of the Galápagos Islands, and we insist that our cruise partners do too. To protect the archipelago all our cruise vessels must have sophisticated water filtration systems, modern efficient engines, and strict maintenance schedules to minimize pollution.

The Galápagos National Park authority also defines exact cruising routes that dictate which ships can visit highlights at specific times, as well as limiting passenger numbers. These measures ensure that animals and habitats are not disturbed by too many visitors.

But at Galapatours we like to go even further. We voluntarily offset all the CO2 emissions of every cruise we sell - at no cost to you. And you can also play your part by traveling responsibly and following our Eco Guidelines during your stay. Click here to find out more about these guidelines, our commitment to sustainable tourism, and the Galápagos National Park rules.

Technical details of Tip Top II

Draft

5 ft / 1.5 m

Main Engines

2x Detroit (350 HP)

Electricity

110 V

Beam

40 ft / 12 m

Cruising speed

12 kt

Capacity

16

Length

104 f / 31 m

Food & Drinks on board the Tip Top II

The food on our Galapágos Cruises is among the very best you will find in South America. Most of the on-board chefs are internationally trained and have prior experience working in the best hotels and restaurants in Ecuador and indeed around the world.

You can expect a first-class selection of food, including a good variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, locally sourced poultry and fish/seafood, rice and pasta dishes. Most boats will always include some typical Ecuadorian dishes on the menu during your cruise. If you have specific dietary requirements then these can usually be accommodated by the chef providing you have given advance notice. Please make sure you tell us about any allergies or dietary requirements you have at the time you book with us. If you leave it until you arrive at the dockside, then it may well be impossible to accommodate your needs.

Most boats serve a range of options at meal times in a relaxed buffet-style. At the first class and luxury end of the market, some boats have more formal dining where you will be served at your seat. However the atmosphere is always relaxed on board our cruises, and never stuffy or formal.

Cabins categories on board the Tip Top II

Upper Deck

Upper Deck Cabins

Upper Deck Cabins

2 cabins with twin beds and 2 cabins with double beds. Each cabin with balcony, AC, private bathroom, locker & drawer, hairdryer & safety box. Please ask for preferred bedding configuration when booking

Single

Single Cabins

Single Cabins

Located on the main deck. One single bed with AC, private bathroom, locker & drawer, hairdryer & safety box

Balcony

Standard Double

Twin Cabins: Located on the main deck. Two single lower beds with AC, private bathroom, locker & drawer, hairdryer & safety box

Upper Deck Cabins: 2 cabins with twin beds and 2 cabins with double beds. Each cabin with balcony, AC, private bathroom, locker & drawer, hairdryer & safety box. Please ask for preferred bedding configuration when booking

Single cabin: Located on the main deck. One single bed with AC, private bathroom, locker & drawer, hairdryer & safety box