Owned by one of the Galapagos Islands’ oldest families, this first-class cruising vessel holds a reputation for good food, good service and helpful crewmembers during any of its Galapagos Islands cruises.   The Tip Top III motor yacht (M/Y) was built to impeccably high standards in 2001 and was completely refurbished in 2008, re-inventing this spacious, light and comfortable yacht. This allows it to offer some of the best Galapagos Islands cruise itineraries by visiting the most remote places where few other Galapagos yachts visit. The Tip Top III runs fascinating alternating Galapagos itineraries, one week to the northern and western islands of the archipelago and another week covering the southern and central areas. These itineraries can also be combined into a comprehensive 15-day Galapagos cruise!   On these tours, daily land excursions are led by multilingual guides (speaking Spanish, English and German) who are well trained, highly experienced and certified by the Galapagos National Park. Along with the other friendly and professional crewmembers, they will do their very best to make your visit to the “living laboratory” of the Galapagos Islands an unforgettable experience. Each one of them will ensure a safe cruise, as they are well prepared to offer a first-class personalized service.   The ship’s 16 guests are accommodated in 10 tastefully decorated, comfortable cabins – all with ocean views. Another benefit is that eight (8) of the cabins have lower berths, which is an advantage if you’re not thrilled about having to climb up into a top bunk! Each of these cabins is air-conditioned and has a private bathroom (with a hot-water shower, lavatory, washbasin and vanity), a safety box, a locker and drawers. The cabins are also fully carpeted for the passengers’ comfort.   The Tip Top III motor yacht’s spacious social areas — both inside and on the outer deck — include a bar, a dining room, lounge and sun deck. These public areas are fully carpeted, and the beautiful teak floored sun deck creates a delightful place for resting and relaxing on board. So whether you want to watch a movie in the audio-visual room, read in the library, enjoy a delicious dinner in the modern dining room, or have a relaxing drink at the bar, the Tip Top III is sure to please.   In addition to all of this, the company that owns the Tip Top III has become a leader in the Galapagos Islands touristic operations for attaining international certification for its environmental and safety practices. In fact, it was awarded the Smart Voyager Certification for its sound environmental practices.




Galapagos islands, South Plaza (Land & Marine iguanas) & Charles Darwin Research Station.

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Boat specifications

Technical Specifications:

  • Length: 31.7 meters/104 feet
  • Speed: 11 knots
  • Crew and Staff: 7 crew and 1 bilingual naturalist guide
  • Languages: English and Spanish
  • Safety and Navigation: Two 24-mile range Furuno Navnet radar/Chart plotter, Two Furuno-FCV620 Eco sounder, GPS, Furuno NX300 Navtex, Furuno SC-Satellite Fluxgate compass, HF-MF/DSC radio, Two VHF/DSC Standard radios, ACR EPIRB, Two ACR VHF bi-directional radios, Ritchie Magnetic compass, hydraulic helm, barometer, clock, thermometer, helm indicator, searchlight, horn, fire and smoke detector system, two inflatable life rafts each for 25 passengers, 50 life jackets, twin 17-feet Nautica inflatable boats with HP 4 stroke outboard motors each for 12 passengers, all safety equipment complies with International Coast Guard regulations.
  • Green: Smart Voyager Certification
  • Decks: 3


  • Capacity: 16 passengers
  • Cabins: 10 double cabins
  • Lower Deck:
    • 2 cabins with one double lower berth and one single upper berth
    • 4 cabins with two single lower berths
  • Upper Deck
  • 2 cabins with one double lower berth
  • 2 cabins with two single lower berths
  • Features: All cabins have air conditioning, lockers and drawer space, safe-deposit box private bathroom (with toilet, shower, washbasin and vanity), room towels, beach towels, hair dryer.


  • Dining room, bar, lounge, sun deck and a Jacuzzi; snorkeling equipment, kayaks, kayaks, wetsuits for rent,  emergency satellite phone

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star rating  Enriquecedora!  - Hace 5 años hicimos Galápagos y fue un espectáculo! Ahora en diciembre Repetimos con Surtrek. Hemos visitado Quito y Amazonia, solo tengo palabras de agradecimiento a todos y cada uno de los chicos que nos han acompañado en esta Aventura porque no son unas vacaciones es una aventura de las que te llevas para siempre y la comodidad de ir siempre asesorado por los mejores no tiene precio.
No solo por el trato la paciencia y el cariño con el que te tratan sino por la capacidad de organización y experiencia que tienen la verdad que repetiría 1 y 1000 veces. Gracias y nos veremos pronto para mas Aventuras juntos!

avatar thumb Tourist403187
March 10, 2023

star rating  Maravillosa visita a Ecuador y Galápagos  - Hemos estado dos semanas viajando por Ecuador y Galápagos con la empresa Surtrek y realmente estamos muy contentos con el trabajo de esta empresa. Todo, todo ha sido perfecto, los guias en diferentes ciudades han sido muy amables y competentes, se nota que aman su trabajo y lo más importante, transmiten su amor por su país.

Ha sido un placer conoceros!! Volveremos!!

avatar thumb Rosa M
September 1, 2022

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

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