Constructed in Guayaquil Ecuador in 2006, Tip Top IV motor yacht is larger than its Galapagos sister ships: Tip Top II and Tip Top III. A modern, air-conditioned Galapagos motor yacht, the Tip Top IV can accommodate 16 passengers in its 10 double cabins, with four cabins on the upper deck and six on the lower deck. All cabins have two twin beds that can be modified into double beds upon request. Each cabin also has its own private bathroom (with a hot-water shower, washbasin, vanity, and lavatory), a locker, and drawers.   The Tip Top IV motor yacht’s spacious social areas — both inside and on the outer deck — include a bar, a dining room, a lounge and the sun deck. These interior public areas are fully carpeted, and the beautiful teak floored sundeck creates a delightful place for resting and relaxing while on board.   With its 7-member crew and one (1) naturalist guide, the Tip Top IV motor yacht offers its passengers a supremely comfortable and experience-filled voyage through the Galapagos Islands. The multilingual guide will lead daily excursions onto the islands, while guests can also enjoy the use of snorkeling equipment and kayaks free of charge. The ship tours follow four different 3-, 4- and 7- night itineraries, though these can also be combined into a comprehensive 15-day Galapagos cruise.   The Tip Top IV motor yacht is perfect for relaxing after a day of sightseeing! While on the ship, 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 IV is sure to please. Features onboard include a TV, VCR, DVD, a desktop PC with e-mail access, and a stereo music system.   In addition to all of this, the company that owns the Tip Top IV has become a leader in the Galapagos Islands touristic operations for attaining international certification for its environmental and safety practices. In fact, the company was awarded the Smart Voyager Certification for its sound environmental practices.

From

US$ 2865

Highlights

Highlights: Galapagos Islands, Española, San Cristobal (Kicker Rock) & Charles Darwin Research Station.

Tour Name Start Date End Date Spaces Left Price From

Boat Itineraries

Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Baltra Arrival - North Seymour Island

Baltra Arrival

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



North Seymour Island

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


Day 2 - Darwin Bay - Prince Phillip Steps

Darwin Bay

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



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.


Day 3 - James Bay - Espumilla Beach - Buccaneer Cove

James Bay

Santiago Island: James BayThere are many lava pools found here as well as caves and inlets home to an amazing variety of wildlife.

Espumilla Beach

Santiago Island: Espumilla BeachEspumilla Beach is a popular place for marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot Crabs.



Buccaneer Cove

Santiago Island: Buccaneer CoveBuccaneer Cove is a testament to the fact that Santiago was once a refuge for British buccaneers.


Day 4 - Vicente Roca Point - Espinosa Point

Vicente Roca Point

Isabela Island: Vicente Roca PointThe remnants of an ancient volcano form two turquoise coves with a bay protected from ocean swells.



Espinosa Point

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


Day 5 - Tagus Cove - Elizabeth Bay

Tagus Cove

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



Elizabeth Bay

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


Day 6 - Urbina Bay - Moreno Point

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.



Moreno Point

Isabela Island: Moreno PointBeautiful rocky shores where penguins and shore birds, including blue herons, are usually spotted.


Day 7 - Cormoran Point - Champion Islet - Post Office Bay - Asilo de la Paz - Baroness Observatory

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.



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.

Baroness Observatory

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


Day 8 - 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 - Santa Cruz

Baltra Arrival

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



Santa Cruz


Day 2 - 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 3 - Pitt Islet - Pitt Point - Leon Dormido - Cerro Brujo

Pitt Islet

San Cristobal Island: Pitt IsletThis is the only site where the three booby species of the Galapagos can be seen together.

Pitt Point

San Cristobal Island: Pitt PointHere there are endemic species such as lava lizards and red-footed boobies.



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.

Cerro Brujo

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


Day 4 - Mosquera Islet - Black Turtle Cove

Mosquera Islet

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



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.


Day 5 - Sombrero Chino - Rabida Island

Sombrero Chino

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



Rabida Island

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


Day 6 - Bartholomew Island - Sullivan Bay

Bartholomew Island

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



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.


Day 7 - Santa Fe Island - South Plaza

Santa Fe Island

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



South Plaza

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


Day 8 - Bachas Beach - Baltra Departure

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.

Baltra Departure

Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.


Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Baltra Arrival - Black Turtle Cove

Baltra Arrival

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



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.


Day 2 - Sombrero Chino - Rabida Island

Sombrero Chino

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



Rabida Island

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


Day 3 - Bartholomew Island - Sullivan Bay

Bartholomew Island

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



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.


Day 4 - Santa Fe Island - South Plaza

Santa Fe Island

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



South Plaza

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


Day 5 - Bachas Beach - Baltra Departure

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.

Baltra Departure

Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.


Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Baltra Arrival - Santa Cruz

Baltra Arrival

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



Santa Cruz

Fausto Llerena Breeding Center


Day 2 - 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 3 - Pitt Islet - Pitt Point - Leon Dormido - Cerro Brujo

Pitt Islet

San Cristobal Island: Pitt IsletThis is the only site where the three booby species of the Galapagos can be seen together.

Pitt Point

San Cristobal Island: Pitt PointHere there are endemic species such as lava lizards and red-footed boobies.



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.

Cerro Brujo

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


Day 4 - Mosquera Islet - Baltra Departure

Mosquera Islet

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

Baltra Departure

Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.


Boat specifications

Technical Specifications:

  • Length: 38.1 meters/125 feet
  • Speed: 12 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 19-foot 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 plus Sun Deck

Accommodations:

  • Capacity: 16 passengers
  • Cabins: 10 double cabins:
  • Lower Deck:
    • 6 cabins with two single lower berths (cabins: 1 to 6)
  • Upper Deck
    • 4 cabins with two single lower berths (cabins: 7 to 10)
    • Upon request, all the cabins can be used as king-size berths (double bed)
  • Features: All cabins have air conditioning; private bathroom with shower; locker and drawer space; safe-deposit box

Facilities:

  • Dining room, lounge, bar, library, TV/VCR/DVD with sound system, PC with internet access (depending on location), sun deck, breakfast patio, kayaks, snorkeling equipment and wetsuits

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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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April 9, 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  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!!

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September 1, 2022

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