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Tip Top II & III Galapagos Cruises
Tip Top Galapagos Cruises offer island visitors the breadth of sights and wildlife, all aboard the 16-guest Tip Top II and Tip Top III sister yachts. The veteran of the Tip Top fleet, Tip Top II is a first-class yacht built in 1983 and completely redesigned in 2011. Tip Top III was designed and constructed in 2001 and redesigned in 2008. The yachts' owners descend from Galapagos history books, with Captain Rolf Wittmer being the first man whose birth on Floreana Island was historically documented. Continuing with the family history of adaptation, innovation and environmental concern, Rolf founded a tourism company with his children, and today it is well-known for offering tailormade and special interest tours around Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Galapagos travel aboard Tip Top II & III is comfortable and of the highest safety standards, with top naturalist guides. Both Galapagos yachts carry two kayaks on board as well as snorkeling equipment, all offered free of charge for its guests. Off-vessel exploration is key aboard Tip Top II & III, so expect to be immersed in this enchanted land.

Tip Top II and Tip Top III operate two unique 8-day Galapagos cruise itineraries, which can be shortened into 4- or 5-day cruises or combined into more comprehensive 11- or 15-day cruises. View the itinerary tab for more details. Contact AdventureSmith Explorations today for more information and to book your passage on Tip Top II & III Galapagos cruises.
read more Tip Top Galapagos Cruises offer island visitors the breadth of sights and wildlife, all aboard the 16-guest Tip Top II and Tip Top III sister yachts. The veteran of the Tip Top fleet, Tip Top II is a first-class yacht built in 1983 and completely redesigned in 2011. Tip Top III was designed and constructed in 2001 and redesigned in 2008. The yachts' owners descend from Galapagos history books, with Captain Rolf Wittmer being the first man whose birth on Floreana Island was historically documented. Continuing with the family history of adaptation, innovation and environmental concern, Rolf founded a tourism company with his children, and today it is well-known for offering tailormade and special interest tours around Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Galapagos travel aboard Tip Top II & III is comfortable and of the highest safety standards, with top naturalist guides. Both Galapagos yachts carry two kayaks on board as well as snorkeling equipment, all offered free of charge for its guests. Off-vessel exploration is key aboard Tip Top II & III, so expect to be immersed in this enchanted land.

Tip Top II and Tip Top III operate two unique 8-day Galapagos cruise itineraries, which can be shortened into 4- or 5-day cruises or combined into more comprehensive 11- or 15-day cruises. View the itinerary tab for more details. Contact AdventureSmith Explorations today for more information and to book your passage on Tip Top II & III Galapagos cruises.
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Alternative Itinerary

There are two unique 8-day/7-night Tip Top II & III Galapagos itineraries (Northwest and South-Central) to choose from, as well as the option to shorten the South-Central itinerary into a 4- or 5-day route. When combined consecutively Tip Top's two 8-day intineraries equal a 15-day/14-night all encompassing cruise with no repeated landing sites. Click on the links below for more information on Tip Top II & III's different itineraries.

Tip Top II & III - Northwest Galapagos Cruise 8 day/7 night

Day 1 - FRI - Baltra to Las Bachas Beach
Day 2 - SAT - Sullivan Bay (Santiago) & Bartolome
Day 3 - SUN - Prince Phillip's Steps & Darwin Bay (Genovesa)
Day 4 - MON - James Bay & Buccaneer Cove (Santiago)
Day 5 - TUE - Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela) & Punta Espinoza (Fernandina)
Day 6 - WED - Urbina Bay, Tagus Cove & Elizabeth Bay (Isabela)
Day 7 - THU - Sierra Negra Volcano, Tortoise Breeding Center & Wall of Tears (Isabela)
Day 8 - FRI - Twin Craters, Highlands (Santa Cruz) & Disembark Baltra
Northwest Itinerary Details

Tip Top II & III - South-Central Galapagos Cruise 8 day/7 night

Day 1 - FRI - Baltra to Charles Darwin Station (Santa Cruz)
Day 2 - SAT - Santa Fe & South Plaza Islands
Day 3 - SUN - Chinese Hat & Rabida Islands
Day 4 - MON - Black Turtle Cove & Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz)
Day 5 - TUE - Post Office Bay, Devil's Crown & Punta Cormorant (Floreana)
Day 6 - WED - Punta Suarez, Gardner Bay & Osborn Islet (Espanola)
Day 7 - THU - Punta Pitt, Kicker Rock & Cerro Brujo (San Cristobal)
Day 8 - FRI - North Seymour & Disembark Baltra
South-Central Itinerary Details

Tip Top II & III - Central Galapagos Cruise 4 day/3 night

Day 1 - FRI - Baltra to Charles Darwin Station (Santa Cruz)
Day 2 - SAT - Santa Fe & South Plaza Islands
Day 3 - SUN - Chinese Hat & Rabida Islands
Day 4 - MON - Black Turtle Cove (Santa Cruz) & Disembark Baltra
Central Itinerary Details

Tip Top II & III - Eastern Galapagos Cruise 5 day/4 night

Day 1 - MON - Baltra to Dragon Hill
Day 2 - TUE - Post Office Bay, Devil's Crown & Cormorant Point (Floreana)
Day 3 - WED - Punta Suarez, Gardner Bay & Osborn Islet (Espanola)
Day 4 - THU - Punta Pitt, Kicker Rock & Cerro Brujo (San Cristobal)
Day 5 - FRI - North Seymour & Disembark Baltra
Eastern Itinerary Details
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Rates and dates for Tip Top II & III Galapagos cruises vary by itinerary. Click each trip below for details.

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Tip Top II & III - Northwest Galapagos Cruise 8 day/7 night

Tip Top II & III - South-Central Galapagos Cruise 8 day/7 night

Tip Top II & III - Central Galapagos Cruise 4 day/3 night

Tip Top II & III - Eastern Galapagos Cruise 5 day/4 night

Extended Itinerary Pricing

Longer 11- and 15-day itineraries are available by combining the Tip Top itineraries. 2014 double occupancy rates are listed below; contact AdventureSmith Explorations for further pricing and details.

Tip Top II 11 Day: Lower Deck $5321, Upper Deck $6024
Tip Top II 15 Day: Lower Deck $7143, Upper Deck $8120
Tip Top III 11 Day: Lower Deck $5418, Upper Deck $6136
Tip Top III 15 Day: Lower Deck $7297, Upper Deck $8297
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