Testimonials

THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!! The trip was outstanding; all the arrangements were perfect – from the time we were met at the airport in Quito – to the time we were returned to the airport in Guayaquil.
Alan and I had a truly wonderful experience in Ecuador. Santiago and the rest of staff were excellent hosts, as was the La Pinta and its staff. We had an amazing trip.
The luxury Cruises like lapinta, Isabela, and santa cruz cruise are ultimate luxurious ships. these cruises will make your journey a pleasant one.
Hannah, we are back from our fabulous vacation, and I am so very thankful to you for setting it all up. Please provide me with your supervisor's name and email address so I can give you proper credit! Dilger couple, Custom Galapagos Land Based, March 2012





Fundación Scalecia Galapagos

Think Globally, Educate Locally.


The children of the world are the hope for its future. We believe in education as one of the principal tools to ensure sustainability in the long term. The Scalesia Foundation is the only non-governmental institution that is investing 100% of its efforts in EDUCATION on the Islands.


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Tip Top III Yacht

This yacht is part of one of the most sustainable fleets in the Galapagos Islands, and sister to the first class Tip Top IV and moderate class Tip Top II. The yacht has space for 16 passengers, and offers amenities for active travelers like sea kayaks. It’s an excellent option for families, younger travelers, and more adventurous travelers.

Specifications

16 Passengers
Length: 100 ft
Crew: 8
Speed: 11 knots

Accommodation

6 lower deck cabins with two twin lower berths; 2 upper deck cabins with two twin lower berths; 1 upper deck cabin with one double lower berth

Amenities:

Private bathroom, air conditioning, hot water, sundeck, bar/salon, sea kayaks

Snorkeling:

Snorkel equipment is provided free of charge. Wetsuit rental is is $20 per 4D/3N cruise, $25 per 5D/4N cruise, and $35 per 8D/7N cruise.

2013  Naturalist Itineraries

8D/7N (Western & Central Islands)

Departures Friday-Friday. Contact us for details on itineraries and availability dates.

8 day Tip Top III (op 1)

Western & Central Islands 8 day/7 night Day Islands Visitor Sites
Friday Baltra & Santa Cruz Baltra Airport & Las Bachas Beach
Saturday Santiago & Bartolome Sullivan Bay & Pinnacle Rock
Sunday Genovesa Prince Phillip’s Steps & Darwin Bay
Monday Santiago James Bay & Buccaneer Cove
Tuesday Isabela & Fernandina Punta Vicente Roca & Punta Espinosa
Wednesday Isabela Urbina Bay, Tagus Cove & Elizabeth Bay
Thursday Isabela Puerto Villamil
Friday Santa Cruz & Baltra Highlands & Baltra Airport

8D/7N (Eastern & Central Islands)

Departures Friday-Friday. Contact us for details on itineraries and availability dates.

8 day Tip Top III (op 2)

Eastern & Central Islands 8 day/7 night Day Islands Visitor Sites
Friday Baltra & Santa Cruz Baltra Airport & Charles Darwin Station
Saturday Santa Fe & South Plazas Santa Fe & South Plazas
Sunday Chinese Hat Islet & Rabida Chinese Hat Islet & Rabida
Monday Santa Cruz Black Turtle Cove & Dragon Hill
Tuesday Floreana Post Office Bay & Devil’s Crown
Wednesday Española Punta Suarez & Gardner Bay
Thursday San Cristobal Punta Pitt, Kicker Rock & Witch Hill
Friday Santa Cruz & Baltra North Seymour & Baltra Airport

 

5D/4N (Central & Eastern Islands)

Departures Monday-Friday. Contact us for details on itineraries and availability dates.

5 day Tip Top III map

Central & Eastern Islands 5 day/4 night Day Islands Visitor Sites
Monday Baltra & Santa Cruz Baltra Airport & Dragon Hill
Tuesday Floreana Post Office Bay & Devil’s Crown
Wednesday Española Punta Suarez & Gardner Bay
Thursday San Cristobal Punta Pitt, Kicker Rock & Witch Hill
Friday Santa Cruz & Baltra North Seymour & Baltra Airport

4D/3N (Central Islands)

Departures Friday-Monday. Contact us for details on itineraries and availability dates.

4 day Tip Top III map

Central Islands 4 day/3 night Day Islands  Visitor Sites
Friday Baltra & Santa Cruz Baltra Airport & Charles Darwin Station
Saturday Santa Fe & South Plazas Santa Fe & South Plazas
Sunday Chinese Hat Islet & Rabida Chinese Hat Islet & Rabida
Monday Santa Cruz & Baltra Black Turtle Cove & Baltra Airport

2013 Cruise Rates

4D/3N Fri-Mon 5D/4N Mon-Fri 8D/7N Fri-Fri
Room Category Single Double Single Double Single Double
Lower deck cabins 1-6 $3,077 $2,115 $3,932 $2,650 $5,832 $3,837
Upper deck cabins 7 & 8 (singles only) $3,266 N/A $4,185 N/A $6,255 N/A
Upper deck cabins 9 & 10 $3,455 $2,351 $4,436 $2,965 $6,616 $4,327
Fuel Surcharge $30 $41 $71
Charter $31,690 $39,520 $56,920
Charter fuel surcharge $487 $650 $1,137

2014 Cruise Rates

4D/3N Fri-Mon 5D/4N Mon-Fri 8D/7N Fri-Fri
Room Category Single Double Single Double Single Double
Lower deck cabins 1-6 $3,153 $2,208 $3,993 $2,733 $5,993 $3,983
Upper deck cabins 7 & 8 (singles only) $3,531 N/A $4,497 N/A $6,796 N/A
Upper deck cabins 9 & 10 $3,531 $2,445 $4,497 $3,048 $6,796 $4,485
Fuel Surcharge $30 $41 $71
Charter $35,333 $43,733 $63,725
Charter fuel surcharge $487 $650 $1,137
  • This boat does not include the option of diving.
  • For single cabin a supplement may apply.
  • A supplement and special conditions may apply for Christmas, New Year and Easter departures.
  • Fuel surcharges are subject to confirmation due to government regulations and other factors.
  • 2013 charters: roundtrip Galapagos flights, Galapagos National Park entrance fees and Ingala Transit Card included for all travelers (special promotion)
  • 2014 charters: roundtrip Galapagos flights included for all travelers