galapagos tip top ii First Class Yacht



Galapagos Tip Top II



Our 16 guests are accommodated in 9 cabins, each with private bathroom. The six cabins in the Lower Deck have two single lower berths.
In the Upper Deck we have 2 cabins with two single lower berths and one cabin with one double lower berth.

Cabins, Bar, dining room and lounge are fully carpeted for your comfort. A beautiful teak floored sun deck creates a delightful place for resting and relaxing on board.

Our First Class Yacht Tip Top II was designed and
constructed to offer the highest level of security and
comfort to our guests. The Tip Top II is a First Class
Steel-hulled Motor Yacht, built to impeccably high
standard in Guayaquil/Ecuador in 1983 and completely
rebuilt in 1986, 1998 and 2006. The Tip Top II is
specially designed and built to accommodate 16 guests
in comfortable cabins.

With 90 feet of length, 22 feet of beam and a 5 feet
Draft, the Tip Top II is a very comfortable, traditional
and full of history yacht in the Galapagos Islands.



Facilities: 8 double and 1 singlecabins. Each cabin with private bathroom (toilet, shower, washbasin and vanity); locker and drawers. Bar, dining room, library, sun deck and diving platform. All cabins and public areas are fully.


Galapagos Tip Top II Technical & Safety Specifications

Built in Ecuador 1998
85 feet length
29 feet beam
5 feet draft
Crew 7
1 multilingual naturalist guides
9 knots speed
2 Detroit diesel engines, 175 HP each
diving compressor
2 Liferafts, 12 passenger each
2 tenders with motor, 12 passengers each
GPS / Ecosounder / Radars


Galapagos Tip top II Itinerary - Friday to Fridady










Galapagos Tip Top II full, detailed and day by day Itinerary

DAY 1:

Flight to Galápagos - Baltra / Island Santa Cruz - Las Bachas Beach

Morning arrival on Baltra Island where you firstly will pay the National Park Entrance Fee before you will be met by your guide and be transferred to the dock to board the boat. Here you will start your cruise. In the afternoon you will visit the long sandy “Las Bachas” Beach. Here you encounter sea lions, herons and marine iguanas and with good luck penguins. You also have the opportunity to swim offshore of this soft white sand beach. Snorkelling enthusiasts can explore the fascinating underwater world as well. -/L/D


DAY 2:


Rábida Island / Bartolomé Island

Today you will make an excursion to the small volcano island Rábida with its dark red beach. A small path there leads you to the little lagoon, which is often visited by flamingos. On your way to this lagoon you will pass nesting pelicans and other sea birds. The beach of Rábida Island is considered as one of the most beautiful places to go snorkeling. Because of a huge richness of fishes you can also observe a lot of sea lions there. Arriving at Bartolomé you will ascend a lookout point from where you can admire the spectacular panorama of the Sullivan Bay and the famous needle shaped rock, the so called Pinnacle Rock. The beaches at the foot of the Pinnacle Rock boast some fine snorkeling spots from which you can discover the marvelous underwater world with a good chance to encounter penguins or the softly gliding turtles. B/L/D

DAY 3:

Genovesa Island - Darwin Bay – Prince Philips Steps

Your destination for today is Genovesa Island. Genovesa is considered as one of the wildest and untouched within the National Park of Galápagos. It is also known as “Bird Island” or “Tower Island”. On your way to this island you will cross the equator. After breakfast make a wet landing onto Tower Island at Darwin Bay for an easy stroll observing seemingly thousands of birds, mainly frigate and red footed and masked boobies. On the beach you can see the interesting spectacle how the frigates try to catch the prey of the boobies. After a panga ride along the cliffs of Genovesa Island you will make a dry landing at Prince Philip’s Steps, a carved out of stone stair. This will lead you to a wide plateau, where you can observe large colonies of masked boobies, frigate birds, storm petrels and bahama ducks. During this easy stroll you will cross a little Scalesia wood, in which you can observe the short-eared owl. The same path will lead you back to your boat. B/L/D.

DAY 4:

Island Santa Cruz - Highlands – Charles Darwin Station

Today you anchor at the harbour of Puerto Ayora on Island Santa Cruz. Beside its rank as homestay for sea lions and pelicans, the marina is a popular starting point for round-the-world-yachtsman. The island itself has come to be both touristic and scientific center of the archipeleago. In the afternoon you will visit the highlands of Santa Cruz.The lush landscape there is a welcome contrast to the arid scenery of the smaller, lower islands. On your way you will cross the different zones of vegetation, from the dry lower region full of cactuses to the woods of scalesia in the highlands. The trip to the highlands ends with a visit of the Twin Craters. The vegetation around these is very special and is renowned for its approximately 300 fern species and the many sunflowers. The Charles Darwin Research Station and the Galapagos National Park offices are based on Santa Cruz Island. The station encompasses an information centre, a museum, a library and a tortoise breeding station. Here you will have an opportunity to visit some of the best scientists of the Galápagos. Park rangers and park managers among others, who make huge efforts to preserve this Unesco World Heritage Site, conduct the conservation of the islands. In the tortoise breeding and rearing centre you can encounter tortoises of different subspecies, which are prepared for reintroduction to their natural habitats. The most popular inhabitant of this Station is probably Lonesome George. He is the only survivor of his specific turtle species. In the past all approaches to find a partner for him failed. But in July 2008 the scientists found a carved nest wit nine eggs from a female tortoise. Three of them could be saved and now accordingly to strict instructions they are incubated syntheticly. B/L/D

DAY 5:

South Plaza Island / Island Santa Fé

Today you will explore South Plaza Island, the more southernly island of the both Plaza Island, located in the east of Island Santa Cruz. On this island so full of life you will encounter colonies of sea lions and land iguanas. On the steep banks it is possible to see a great Number of birds such as nesting tropic birds and fork-tailed seagulls. But most of all, enjoying the beautiful view from atop the steep banks or strolling along the base of the cliff is an extremely pleasurable experience. The Opuntia cactus and red coral bushes grow here and the vegetation changes colour according to the seasons of the year. In the afternoon you visit Santa Fe Island, a small rocky peninsula which is covered by little Palo Santo trees and by up to 6m high opuntia cacti. Inhabitants of this island are a specific species of large yellow land iguanas, the Galápagos buzzard, some blue footed boobies and pelicans. After the hike you can swim or snorkel in the bay in company of sea lions and marine turtles. Finally you can observe the tropic underwater world. B/L/D

DAY 6:

Española Island - Gardener Bay – Suarez Point

Española is the southernmost and oldest island of the Galápagos archipelago. Because of its isolated position you can explore a lot of endemic wildlife. Gardener Bay is on the eastern shore with turquoise shot coloured water and a magnificent beach. Around the small islets nearby, snorkelers will find lots of fish and sometimes turtles and sharks. The bay is also frequented by a transient colony of sea lions which like to swim with you. Birds, like the endemic Hood-Mockingbird and different species of Darwin finches, are omnipresent. In the afternoon you will have an excursion to Point Suarez which is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago, with a long list of species found along its cliffs and sand or pebble beaches. In addition to five species of nesting seabirds there are the curious and bold Española Island mockingbirds, Galapagos doves and Galapagos hawks. Several types of reptiles, including the marine iguana and the oversized lava lizard, are unique to this island. When heavy swells are running, Point Suarez is also the site of a spectacular blowhole, with thundering spray shooting 30 yards into the air. The walkabout on a stony path is about 2km (duration about 3 hours). B/L/D

DAY 7:

Floreana Island - Cormorant Point – Post Office Bay

Floreana Island is perceived as one of the most exotic Island of the archipelago. At Cormorant Point you land on a green olivine sand beach. Following a 100 m long path you will soon reach a lagoon with flamingoes, white-checked pintail ducks and other shorebirds. Afterwards you will visit the famous Post Office Bay which keeps the legendary post barrel that whalers historically used to post their mail in. Nowadays you can leave a letter and hope that it will make its destination via another tourist. B/L/D

DAY 8:

North Seymour Island / Baltra - flight back to mainland

After a dry landing, you will have a short walk along the coast of the northernmost island of Seymour. Guests will encounter swallow tailed gulls, sea lions and cliff crabs. This site is also known for being a major nesting colony of blue footed boobies, and the largest colony of the magnificent frigate bird, a species different to the great frigate bird. You can also spot both endemic species of iguanas, the marine iguanas and land iguanas. You will enjoy this relaxing hike around the nesting sites. Afterwards you will be escorted to the airport of Baltra island and from there you will fly back to Ecuador mainland. B

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