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Tip Top II - Galapagos Naturalist Cruise (non-diving)

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Length / Width

33 m / 12 m

Year built / renovated

2008  / 2015

Rental equip.

YES ($)






  • The excellent crew onboard this first class catamaran includes a multi-lingual Naturalist guide and a top international cook, both ensuring you get the most out of your adventure
  • Two panga boats transport you from the mothership to explore the land with the dedicated Naturalist. Expect to be immersed in this enchanted land and learn as you travel around!
  • Make use of the catamaran’s two kayaks and snorkeling equipment to go off and explore or participate in a daily excursion including a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station
  • Encounter turtles, marine iguanas, Galapagos penguins, sea lions, sting rays, white tipped and black tipped sharks
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Booking process


Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot


We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 25%
  • 120 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 30.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 98 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 98 days prior to arrival



Tip Top II Galapagos Cruises offer island visitors the breadth of sights and wildlife, all aboard the 16 guest Tip Top II motor catamaran yacht.

Top II was built in 2008 and completely redesigned in 2015-2016. Galapagos travel aboard Tip Top II is comfortable and of the highest safety standards, with top multi-lingual Naturalist Guides.

Tip Top II carries two kayaks on board as well as snorkeling equipment, all offered free of charge for its guests. Wet Suits are available to Rent, please order a wet suit before you travel. Guests are transported from the mothership in two Panga Boats for exploration on land with the dedicated Naturalist, so expect to be immersed in this enchanted land and learn as you travel around. For an insight into a few locations that Tip Top II visits, check the Diving description section.

Tip Top II operates 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. Please see the 'Dive Description Section' for a taste of your Land Exploration Tour. Tip Top II is not a Diving Boat.

The new Tip Top II is a first class yacht with a crew of 8, the Captain, a multi-lingual Naturalist Guide, Engineer, International Cook, Barman, Waitress and two Sailors, all catering to your needs. The catamaran accommodates up to 16 passengers with social areas including a Bar, Dining Room, Lounge and Sun Deck.

Relax in spacious, well appointed cabins

A maximum of 16 passengers are accommodated in 10 air conditioned cabins. Each of the cabins has an en-suite bathroom (toilet, shower, washbasin and vanity), Locker and drawers, Hair dryer and Safety box. The cabins are situated on the Main and Upper Decks and comprise of : Main Deck - 2 cabins with one Double bed (Cabins 1 & 2) and 4 cabins with two Single beds (Cabins 3 to 6). Upper Deck - 2 cabins with two Single beds (Cabins 7 & 8) and 2 Cabins with one King size bed (Cabins 9 & 10).

The Chef onboard Tip Top II knows just how important it is to stay fuelled for your next adventure and will combine Ecuadorian and International cuisine to create delicious dishes. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated and should be noted at the time of booking. We will always have complementary: purified water, coffee or herbal teas that can be consumed free of charge.

How to get there

Please refer to logistics section of each itinerary to find detailed info on how to get there.

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Deck Plan


For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Other

Diving gear

  • Rental Equipment (Free)
  • Rental Equipment ($)

Dive Center Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers

Boat Amenities


  • Land Excursions

Great for families

  • Board Games
  • Movies

Amenities & services

  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food


  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Equipment For Kids
  • Power Socket Adapters


  • Cash


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