Tip Top II Cruise Ship, Galapagos

Excellent food and drinks

“North Seymour, to see different species of birds in their mating rituals The snorkeling Bartolomé and the iconic view Learning abo…”

Sheryl N, United States United States
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  • Hike to Bartolome Island's summit
  • Snorkel with penguins and turtles
  • Visit colonies of sea lions
  • Visit the Charles Darwin Research Center

The Tip Top II Catamaran offers guests fantastic 3, 4, 7, or 14-night itineraries exploring the Galapagos Islands. All trips start from Baltra Island. The trips themselves offer guests everything they could hope to expect from a Galapagos cruise. Hike to the summit of Bartolome Island, snorkel amongst penguins and turtles, visit colonies of sea lions, enjoy panga rides around the rugged coast, and visit the Charles Darwin Research Centre to learn all about this diverse area. 

Guests will find ample space to relax on the Tip Top II Catamaran. The comfortable lounge has a TV and AC, making it the perfect place to enjoy the cool air. For sun lovers, the spacious sun deck has cushioned loungers, and there is an outdoor lounge & bar, which is a great place to take advantage of the sea breeze and enjoy a cool beer or glass of wine while discussing the day's events. The Tip Top II Catamaran accommodates just 16 guests in 10 cabins. Each cabin has a private bathroom (toilet, shower, washbasin, and vanity), locker and drawers, hairdryer, safety box, and air-conditioned.

The 8 crew onboard includes a bi-lingual naturalist guide certified by the Galapagos National Park and a dedicated chef who will create mouthwatering Ecuadorian and international cuisine.

Join the Tip Top II Catamaran for your amazing Galapagos cruise. Book online today.

Please Note: Domestic flights from Quito or Guayaquil are included.

Choose your departure date adventure cruise | snorkelling only


Included: VAT, Airport Transfer, Local Flights, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Snorkel Gear, Stand Up Paddleboard, Cabin Towels.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (100-200 USD), Visas and Fees (20 USD).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Rental Gear, WiFi internet.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Cabins
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Rooms with Balcony
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Naturalist Itineraries
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Bar
  • Family Friendly Cruise
  • Available for Charter
  • Naturalist Guide

Food & Drinks

  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Al Fresco Dining

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.

Languages Spoken

The crew speaks English and Spanish.

Gear Rental

There is equipment available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form.
You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2004
  • Year renovated 2016
  • Length 31.5m / 104ft
  • Beam 12m / 40ft
  • Cruising speed 12 Knots
  • Engines Twin Detroit Diesel MTU 350 HP
  • Max guests 16
  • Number of cabins 10
  • Number of bathrooms 10

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Tip Top II Reviews

  • 9.7 Exceptional
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Activities
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Sheryl N
  • United States United States
A thoroughly amazing experience

North Seymour, to see different species of birds in their mating rituals The snorkeling Bartolomé and the iconic view Learning about the complexities in restoring and maintaining species of plants, birds, reptiles and mammals on the different islands Everywhere you turned around. There was something interesting to see.

Recommended for
Felipe, skilled organizer and bottomless pit of knowledge. Everything about the catamaran thanks to the crew keeping it immaculate and the passengers well-fed. The itinerary: based on what we learned about the ocean current, wind and temperature impacts, the western itinerary was an excellent choice and we saw a LOT .
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jennifer F
  • United States United States
This was a fabulous once in a lifetime trip!

Seeing up close the tortoises and sea lions on land as well as sea lions and green turtles in the sea - all favorites. The snorkeling trips were varied, marine life breathtaking!

Recommended for
The guide and crew were outstanding! They went out of their way to ensure a great experience! Food was masterfully prepared and presented! Lodging and catamaran were top notch! And of course the flora and fauna of the various islands were magnificent!
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Patricia C
  • United States United States
Fantastic adventure!

Galapagos tortoises, sharks, dolphins, and sea lions. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The food was very tasty, assorted, and diversified. The crew was always trying to please you.

Recommended for
The guide tours, snorkeling and the crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Helen B
  • United States United States
Great adventure in the Galapagos

We had an amazing trip - lots of snorkeling, hiking and learning about the beautiful Galápagos Islands. The Tip Top II was a great way to see the area. It was a very comfortable and well equipped boat, the crew was super kind and helpful, an our guide, Wilo was very knowledgeable about the area, as well as fun to listen to and spend time with. He prepared an incredible highlights reel video for us to have as a memory of our trip. Of course the strongest highlight was the number of amazing animals, how close we could come near to observe them, and the stark and colorful beauty of the landscapes. We would love to come back some day to see more. Thank you for an incredible experience.

Recommended for
Beautiful and interesting stops, Nature guide - Wilo, wonderful food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Susan Maree B
  • Australia Australia
I absolutely loved my time in the Galapagos and the crew made the trip memorable

Being part of a small group-15 clients- meant you really got to know people well and they were a lovely group of people. Being busy snorkling, kayaking and walking meant we saw as much as possible. I loved being on the boat which travelled between islands mostly at night- good use of time. The crew and naturaliste guide were very polite, friendly and helpful.

Recommended for
Snorkling and kayaking frequently. Seeing the sea lions playing so often and being able to swim with them. Seeing the blue footed boobies and frigates so often.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Graham
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Comfortable and friendly boat

For the price paid this was very good value for money The cabin and bathroom were big enough to be really comfortable throughout the trip and the small balcony was well worth the extra. Plenty of room on board to relax and being a cat it was very stable (compared to a mono) for walking around and sleeping. Swimming alongside sea lions, penguins, sharks, large turtles, rays and a wide range of other fish that were somewhat larger for their type than seen elsewhere were our main highlights of the trip - plus of course seeing BF Boobies and Frigate birds close up in flight and roosting with their chicks. On board guide was Edwardo, really nice chap with lots of knowledge, I would just have preferred him to edit down his content a little - but no doubt others might prefer even more detail so thats just a personal preference. Finally, the whole crew seemed very happy, helpful and committed in their jobs which made the whole cruise a really enjoyable experience

Recommended for
The cat was big enough to be comfortable but small enough to be personal, the yachts crew were exceptionally efficient and friendly, the itinerary was full on with mostly two land excursions and two snorkelling trips per day, given the limitations of cooking on a small ship the food was exceptional