Tip Top IV, Galapagos

Excellent boat comfort

“5* service from the arrival in the Galapagos, interesting and varied cruise itinerary, crew always helpful. Excellent spoken Engli…”

Michael C, United Kingdom United Kingdom
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  • Visits to Charles Darwin Research Centre
  • Snorkeling and kayaking adventures
  • Wildlife sightings and beautiful beaches

The Tip Top IV, launched in 2006, is a first-class yacht offering small ship cruises to the Galapagos Islands. Catering to just 16 guests, she offers personalized service and amazing adventures. There are 10 cabins onboard, spaced over the lower and upper decks. Each cabin has AC, private bathrooms, lockers, drawers, and a safety box. All cabins offer the choice of twin or double beds. The main deck is home to the spacious salon with an entertainment system & dining area, while there is a lovely outdoor lounge on the upper deck which is a great place to enjoy the views and cooling sea breeze. On the top is a spacious sun deck with comfortable loungers and a shaded area.

Guests exploring the diverse Galapagos Islands can enjoy 3, 4, and 7-night cruises aboard Tip Top IV. Itineraries include visits to the Charles Darwin Research Centre, snorkeling at Darwin Day, and kayaking around Buccaneer Cove. Wildlife sightings include penguins, sea lions, boobies, flightless cormorants, turtles, rays, giant tortoises, and flamingoes, and visits to beautiful white sand beaches, mangroves, bays, and coves.

A trip to the Galapagos aboard Tip Top IV is a vacation to remember. Book online today to reserve your place.

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.

* Extra fees are shown per person.

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Boat features

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

Food & Drinks

  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Wine Available
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • 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 2006
  • Length 125ft
  • Beam 25ft
  • Cruising speed 12 Knots
  • Engines Twin DEUTZ BF8M 1015 MC 442 HP engines
  • Max guests 16
  • Number of cabins 10
  • Number of bathrooms 10

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Tip Top IV Reviews

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Activities
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Michael C
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Once in a lifetime experience on Tip Top IV

5* service from the arrival in the Galapagos, interesting and varied cruise itinerary, crew always helpful. Excellent spoken English and communication. Food onboard plentiful and always very tasty, with snacks provided after excursions. Highly recommend this cruise (or any other with this company)

Recommended for
Excellent crew, comfortable boat with ample space to relax in different areas, high quality food