Built in 2008 and redesigned in 2015-2016, the sleek 90-foot steel-hulled Tip Top II catamaran offers the highest level of comfort and stability, as well as some of the best experiences in the Galapagos Islands.   The Tip Top II runs alternating Galapagos itineraries: one week in the northern and western islands of the archipelago, the other week covering the southern and central areas. These itineraries can also be combined into a comprehensive 15-day Galapagos cruise.   Fully refurbished, this first-class yacht accommodates 16 passengers in eight (8) double cabins – each with its own bathroom, locker, drawers, safety deposit box, and air conditioning. These cabins come with lower twin- and king-size beds, while the upper deck cabins have their own balconies.   Some of the features found on the three decks of the Tip Top II motor catamaran are wall-to-wall carpeting, air conditioning, a TV/VCR with a sound system, a well-stocked bar, a library filled with a variety of reading material and a spacious sundeck with a beautiful teak-floor.   The dining room and lounge of the Tip Top II motor catamaran are fully carpeted for your comfort, and a sun deck creates a delightful place for resting and relaxing on board.   In addition, the 8-member crew of the Tip Top II motor catamaran (consisting of the captain, a multilingual guide, the engineer, and international cook, a barman, waitress and two sailors) will be on hand to see to your every need.

From

US$ 3024

Highlights

Galapagos Islands, Santa Cruz (Darwin Research Station), Santa Fe, South Plaza Islands, Chinese Hat, Rabida

Tour Name Start Date End Date Spaces Left Price From

Boat Itineraries

Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Baltra Arrival - Mosquera Islet

Baltra Arrival

Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.



Mosquera Islet

Mosquera IslandThe island consists is a long narrow stretch of white sand, rocks, and tide pools.


Day 2 - Sullivan Bay - Rabida Island

Sullivan Bay

Santiago Island: Sullivan BayThe lava field has a variety of patterns made by the shapes and textures of trees that once existed there.



Rabida Island

Rábida IslandA bird-watcher´s delight. Species includes Flycatchers, Galapagos Hawks and Brown Pelicans.


Day 3 - Espinosa Point - Elizabeth Bay

Espinosa Point

Fernandina Island: Espinosa PointA narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine iguanas gather largely on black lava rocks.



Elizabeth Bay

Isabela Island: Elizabeth BayAs enter you the bay, hawks can soar overhear and schools of fish can be seen swimming underneath.


Day 4 - Urbina Bay - Tagus Cove

Urbina Bay

Isabela Island: Urbina BayIts waters are a good place to see turtles and rays. Ashore you´ll find a short trail leading to a coral reef.



Tagus Cove

Isabela Island: Tagus CoveAn opportunity to see penguins as well as marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs and sea lions.


Day 5 - Puerto Egas - Bartholomew Island

Puerto Egas

Santiago Island: Puerto EgasPuerto Egas, with its black sand beaches, was the site of small salt mining industry in the 1960s.



Bartholomew Island

Bartholomew IslandBartholomew is home of the Pinnacle Rock, the most famous view in the Galapagos, and a beautiful white-sanded beach.


Day 6 - Sombrero Chino - Dragon Hill

Sombrero Chino

Sombrero Chino IslandThe landing is on a beautiful crescent-shaped beach, home to sea lions and Sally Lightfoot crabs.



Dragon Hill

Santa Cruz Island: Dragon HillA hypersalinic lagoon frequented by flamingos, stilts, pintail ducks and other species of birds.


Day 7 - Highlands - El Chato - Santa Cruz

Highlands

Santa Cruz Island: HighlandsThe highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt.

El Chato

Santa Cruz Island: El ChatoA reserve in the highlands where you have the opportunity to observe the giant tortoise in the wild.



Santa Cruz

Interpretation Center Fausto Llerena


Day 8 - North Seymour Island - Baltra Departure

North Seymour Island

North Seymour IslandExplore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds.

Baltra Departure

Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.


Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Baltra Arrival - Bachas Beach

Baltra Arrival

Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.



Bachas Beach

Santa Cruz Island: Bachas BeachA swimming beach and one of the few remnants of the U.S. World War II presence in the Galápagos.


Day 2 - Prince Phillip Steps - Darwin Bay

Prince Phillip Steps

Genovesa Island: Prince Phillip´s StepsAn extraordinary, steep path leads through a seabird colony full of life, up to cliffs that are 25m high.



Darwin Bay

Genovesa Island: Darwin BayA coral beach where a 750 mt. trail takes you through more seabird colonies.


Day 3 - South Plaza - Santa Fe Island

South Plaza

South Plaza IslandSouth Plaza has one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galapagos.



Santa Fe Island

Santa Fe IslandA volcanic uplift that hosts a forest of Opuntia and palo santo. Endemic land iguanas are often seen.


Day 4 - Highlands - Santa Cruz

Highlands

Santa Cruz Island: HighlandsThe highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt.



Santa Cruz

Fausto Llerena Breeding Center


Day 5 - Baroness Observatory - Post Office Bay - Asilo de la Paz - Cormoran Point - Champion Islet

Baroness Observatory

Floreana Island: Barones´s ObservatoryThis site shows a breath-taking view of La Loberia and the inland features of Floreana Island.

Post Office Bay

Floreana Island: Post Office BayA white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel.

Asilo de la Paz

Floreana Island: Asilo de la PazA hill in the agricultural area of the island. The main attractions are of an historic type.



Cormoran Point

Floreana Island: Cormorant PointCormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favourite of flamingos.

Champion Islet

Floreana Island: Champion IsletA small island located very near Floreana, snorkeling and diving around Champion can be excellent.


Day 6 - Suarez Point - Gardner Bay - Osborn Islet

Suarez Point

Española Island: Suárez PointSuarez Point is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago.



Gardner Bay

Española Island: Gardner BayGardner Bay has a magnificent beach with turquoise waters. The bay is home of a large colony of sea lions.

Osborn Islet

Española Island: Osborn IsletThis small island is a marine visit where you can enjoy fantastic snorkeling and swimming.


Day 7 - Cerro Brujo - Leon Dormido - Pto Baquerizo Moreno - Isla Lobos - Interpretation Center

Cerro Brujo

San Cristobal Island: Cerro BrujoA beautiful white-sand beach full of pelicans, blue-footed boobies, sea lions and marine iguanas.

Leon Dormido

San Cristobal Island: Leon DormidoThis island comprises two rocks which jut out of the ocean and is home to a large colony of sea birds.



Pto Baquerizo Moreno

San Cristobal Island: Puerto Baquerizo MorenoThis relaxed town overlooking a harbour is the capital of the Galapagos Islands.

Isla Lobos

San Cristobal Island: Isla LobosThis small island is named after the sea lions that rest and play on its rocky shores.

Interpretation Center

San Cristobal Island: Interpretation CenterA series of interactive exhibits providing information about the history and biodiversity of the Galapagos.


Day 8 - Black Turtle Cove - Baltra Departure

Black Turtle Cove

Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle CoveThis shallow inlet is surrounded by mangroves and provides natural protection for a variety of marine life.

Baltra Departure

Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.


Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Baltra Arrival - Bachas Beach

Baltra Arrival

Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.



Bachas Beach

Santa Cruz Island: Bachas BeachA swimming beach and one of the few remnants of the U.S. World War II presence in the Galápagos.


Day 2 - Prince Phillip Steps - Darwin Bay

Prince Phillip Steps

Genovesa Island: Prince Phillip´s StepsAn extraordinary, steep path leads through a seabird colony full of life, up to cliffs that are 25m high.



Darwin Bay

Genovesa Island: Darwin BayA coral beach where a 750 mt. trail takes you through more seabird colonies.


Day 3 - South Plaza - Santa Fe Island

South Plaza

South Plaza IslandSouth Plaza has one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galapagos.



Santa Fe Island

Santa Fe IslandA volcanic uplift that hosts a forest of Opuntia and palo santo. Endemic land iguanas are often seen.


Day 4 - Los Gemelos - Baltra Departure

Los Gemelos

Santa Cruz Island: Los GemelosSpanish for The Twins, they are two volcanic depressions on the highest part of Santa Cruz.

Baltra Departure

Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.


Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Baltra Arrival - Highlands - Santa Cruz

Baltra Arrival

Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.

Highlands

Santa Cruz Island: HighlandsThe highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt.



Santa Cruz

Fausto Llerena Breeding Center


Day 2 - Baroness Observatory - Post Office Bay - Asilo de la Paz - Cormoran Point - Champion Islet

Baroness Observatory

Floreana Island: Barones´s ObservatoryThis site shows a breath-taking view of La Loberia and the inland features of Floreana Island.

Post Office Bay

Floreana Island: Post Office BayA white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel.

Asilo de la Paz

Floreana Island: Asilo de la PazA hill in the agricultural area of the island. The main attractions are of an historic type.



Cormoran Point

Floreana Island: Cormorant PointCormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favourite of flamingos.

Champion Islet

Floreana Island: Champion IsletA small island located very near Floreana, snorkeling and diving around Champion can be excellent.


Day 3 - Suarez Point - Gardner Bay - Osborn Islet

Suarez Point

Española Island: Suárez PointSuarez Point is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago.



Gardner Bay

Española Island: Gardner BayGardner Bay has a magnificent beach with turquoise waters. The bay is home of a large colony of sea lions.

Osborn Islet

Española Island: Osborn IsletThis small island is a marine visit where you can enjoy fantastic snorkeling and swimming.


Day 4 - Cerro Brujo - Leon Dormido - Pto Baquerizo Moreno - Isla Lobos - Interpretation Center

Cerro Brujo

San Cristobal Island: Cerro BrujoA beautiful white-sand beach full of pelicans, blue-footed boobies, sea lions and marine iguanas.

Leon Dormido

San Cristobal Island: Leon DormidoThis island comprises two rocks which jut out of the ocean and is home to a large colony of sea birds.



Pto Baquerizo Moreno

San Cristobal Island: Puerto Baquerizo MorenoThis relaxed town overlooking a harbour is the capital of the Galapagos Islands.

Isla Lobos

San Cristobal Island: Isla LobosThis small island is named after the sea lions that rest and play on its rocky shores.

Interpretation Center

San Cristobal Island: Interpretation CenterA series of interactive exhibits providing information about the history and biodiversity of the Galapagos.


Day 5 - Black Turtle Cove - Baltra Departure

Black Turtle Cove

Santa Cruz Island: Black Turtle CoveThis shallow inlet is surrounded by mangroves and provides natural protection for a variety of marine life.

Baltra Departure

Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.


Boat specifications

Technical Specifications:

  • Length: 104 feet
  • Beam: 40 feet
  • Draft: 5 feet
  • Cruising speed: 12 knots

Accommodations:

  • 16 passengers accommodated in 10 cabins
  • Private bathroom (toilet, shower, washbasin and vanity)
  • Locker and drawers
  • Hair dryer
  • Safety box
  • Air-conditioned
  • Cabin locations and configurations:
    • Main Deck: (2 cabins) – cabins with one single lower beds – Cabins 1 & 2
    • Main Deck: (4 cabins) – cabins with two single lower beds – Cabins 3 to 6
    • Upper Deck: (2 cabins) – cabins with two single lower beds – Cabins 7 & 8
    • Upper Deck: (2 cabins) – cabins with one king size bed – Cabins 9 & 10

Facilities:

  • Bar or sunbathing on the sundeck
  • Dining room
  • Comfortable Lounge

Deck plans

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star rating  Gran viaje, excelente servicio  - Los tours que nos recomendaron y que hicimos fueron muy buenos. Muy buena atencion y servicio.

También quiero mencionar que uno de nuestros vuelos se atrasó y ellos movieron mar y tierra para que no se perdiera el vuelo. Se terminó cambiando el vuelo gracias a ellos y hasta en el aeropuerto de galápagos ya sabían de nuestro caso. Muy agradecidos con Surtrek.

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February 14, 2023

star rating  Todo solucionado. Gran servicio.  - Muy buen servicio, muy personalizado, atendiendo todos los detalles de nuestras necesidades, tanto programadas como las que aparecían sobre la marcha. Gran amabilidad de todos los representantes de la organización con quien tuvimos contacto. Definitivamente muy recomendable.

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April 5, 2023

star rating  Viaje, agencia y equipo excelente!  - Acabamos de hacer un viaje a Ecuador con Surtrek, hemos visitado Quito y Galápagos, el trato y la organización han sido excelente. Desde el trabajo de planificación del viaje con Karla, hasta el acompañamiento del conductor Cristian, y los guías David y Rachel en las actividades. Todo el equipo ha sido muy profesional y atento a nuestras necesidades. los recomiendo totalmente.

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