Tip Top II Cruise Ship, Galapagos


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, and return domestic flights from either Quito or Guayaquil are included in the trip cost. 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. 

Aboard the Tip Top II Catamaran guests will find ample space to relax. The comfortable lounge has a flatscreen 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 whilst discussing the days events. The Tip Top II Catamaran accommodates just 16 guests in 10 cabins. Each cabin has a private bathroom (toilet, shower, wash basin and vanity), locker and drawers, hair dryer, safety box and is air conditioned.

The 8 crew on board 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. Call us or book online today.

Choose your departure date adventure cruise | snorkelling only


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

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

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

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.

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

Tip Top II Deck Plan 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

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • 1 Verified Review
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  2. Crew
  3. Food
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  5. Value
  • 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