Testimonials

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
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.
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.





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Tip Top IV Yacht

Constructed in 2006, this yacht is a member of a fleet owned by a long-time German resident of the Galapagos Islands. There are ten cabins, distributed on the upper and lower deck; twin and king bed arrangements are available, and lower deck cabins can be interconnecting for families. A teak sun deck is a lovely spot to relax and enjoy the scenery, and a professional crew offers impeccable service while cruising the Galapagos.

Specifications

16 Passengers
Length: 130 ft
Crew: 8
Speed: 12 knots

Accommodation

6 lower deck (can be interconnecting for families) and 4 upper deck cabins with two single lower beds that can be king beds.

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 IV map (op 1)

Western Islands 8 day/7 night Day Islands Visitor Sites
Friday Baltra & North Seymour Baltra Airport & North Seymour
Saturday Genovesa Prince Phillip’s Steps & Darwin Bay
Sunday Santiago James Bay, Buccaneer Cove
Monday Isabela & Fernandina Punta Vicente Roca & Punta Espinosa
Tuesday Isabela Tagus Cove, Urbina Bay & Elizabeth Bay
Wednesday Isabela Puerto Villamil
Thursday Floreana Punta Cormorant, Champion Islet & Post Office Bay Point
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 IV map (op 2)

Eastern Islands 8 day/7 night Day Islands Visitor Sites
Friday Baltra & Santa Cruz Baltra Airport & Charles Darwin Station
Saturday Española Punta Suarez & Gardner Bay
Sunday San Cristobal Punta Pitt, Kicker Rock & Witch Hill
Monday Mosquera Islet & Santa Cruz Mosquera Islet & Black Turtle Cove
Tuesday Santa Cruz & Rabida Chinese Hat Islet & Rabida
Wednesday Santiago & Bartolome Sullivan Bay & Pinnacle Rock
Thursday Santa Fe & South Plazas Tintoreras & Sierra Negra Volcano
Friday Santa Cruz & Baltra Las Bachas Beach & Baltra Airport

5D/4N (Central Islands)

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

5 day Tip Top IV map

Central Islands 5 day/4 night Day Islands Visitor Sites
Monday Baltra & Santa Cruz Baltra Airport & Black Turtle Cove
Tuesday Santa Cruz & Rabida Chinese Hat & Rabida
Wednesday Santiago & Bartolome Sullivan Bay
Thursday Santa Fe & South Plazas Tintoreras & Sierra Negra Volcano
Friday Santa Cruz & Baltra Las Bachas Beach & Baltra Airport

4D/3N (Central Islands)

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

4 day Tip Top IV map

Central Islands 4 day/3 night Day Islands Visitor Sites
Friday Baltra & Santa Cruz Baltra Airport & Charles Darwin Station
Saturday Española Punta Suarez & Gardner Bay
Sunday San Cristobal Interpretation Center, Kicker Rock & Witch Hill
Monday Mosquera Islet & Baltra Mosquera Islet & 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 $3,212 $2,200 $4,112 $2,762 $6,112 $4,012
Upper deck cabins 7-10 $3,617 $2,452 $4,652 $3,100 $6,952 $4,537
Fuel Surcharge $37 $49 $86
Charter $33,040 $41,320 $59,720
Charter fuel surcharge $489 $785 $1,374

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 $3,177 $2,223 $4,025 $2,753 $6,043 $4,014
Upper deck cabins 7-10 $3,559 $2,462 $4,534 $3,071 $6,854 $4,521
Fuel Surcharge $37 $49 $86
Charter $35,573 $44,053 $64,229
Charter fuel surcharge $489 $785 $1,374
  • This boat does not include the option of diving.
  • Itineraries may be combined into one.  You would not be visiting same sites twice.
  • 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