Tip Top II Galápagos Cruise+Flights
Unbeatable value for money, one of our Galápagos favourites
A Galápagos Cruise on board the Tip Top II
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.
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.
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 an astounding 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 nighttime ocean.
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 favorites.
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.
Dates & Prices on board the Tip Top II
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Amenities on board the Tip Top II
-10% for children ≤ 11
Transfers to and from ship
Snorkel gear (free of charge)
100% CO2 carbon footprint offset
Kayaks on board
Air conditioning & private bathroom
Standup paddle boards
Single travellers can share cabin
Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices
German guide possible
Flights to and from Galapagos
Food & Drinks on board the Tip Top II
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 stunning 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.
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. The Tip Top II 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.
At Galapatours we love and respect the pristine ecosystems and fascinating wildlife of the Galápagos Islands. To protect the archipelago, all vessels in Galápagos must have sophisticated water filtration systems, modern, efficient engines, and strict maintenance schedules to minimize pollution. Furthermore, The Galápagos National Park authority defines exact cruising routes that dictate which ships can visit which highlights at what day and time, as well as limiting passenger numbers.
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. 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.