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

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Length / Width

35 m / 13 m

Year built


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  • Naturalist Guides aboard Tip Top V are completely trained for the itineraries' excursions and certified by the Galapagos National Park
  • 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 yacht’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 on this trip
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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: 30%
  • 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



Brand New First Class Catamaran Tip Top V was designed and built in 2019 and accommodates up to 16 people.

Tip Top V's social areas include a bar, dining room, lounge and sun deck. The lounge is located on the main deck and offers a variety of board games, videos, books and music for your enjoyment. There is also a desktop PC for your use.

The dining room, also on the main deck, serves up a combination of Ecuadorian and International cuisine freshly prepared, every day. Available 24 hours a day are: purified water, coffee and herbal teas free of charge. Sodas and liquors are available for purchase on board.

Ocean views from the sun deck

The beautiful sun deck located on the top deck of the boat provides an ideal place for a moment of relaxation as you travel around the wonders of the Galapagos Islands, admiring this amazing archipelago.

The yacht is in constant contact with the Tip Top Galapagos office via radio. Any enquiries regarding lost or delayed luggage, flight confirmations or any emergency will be monitored from the office at all times. Although the Galapagos Islands are an extremely remote location (more than 600 miles from the mainland), the Tip Top fleet the best technology available to serve your communication needs.

Activities aboard Tip Top V

There are two kayaks on board for your use, as well as snorkeling equipment. The Tip Top crew provides these to each passenger with a bag to store and transport the equipment. Wetsuits are available to rent upon request; please notify prior to your cruise if you wish to reserve one.

Crew and guides aboard Tip Top V

Tip Top V has a crew of eight including the captain and a multilingual guide, engineer, cook, barman, waitress and two sailors. Once you are on board, you are welcomed by a guide who will brief you on vessel safety, special procedures, Galapagos National Park rules and the cruise in general.

Naturalist Guides aboard Tip Top V are fully trained for the itineraries' excursions and certified by the Galapagos National Park. All the guides speak Spanish and English and some speak German. You will be introduced to all the crew members the first night of the cruise. Tip Top V's friendly and professional crew members do their best to make your Galapagos Islands visit an unforgettable experience. Each one ensures a safe and personalized cruise.

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. Tip Top V is a non-diving boat.

Sustainability aboard Tip Top V 

The Tip Top fleet is highly committed to environmental protection. Tip Top V complies with laws, regulations and other agreements regarding quality, environmental protection, safety at sea, best practices, occupational health and security. In addition, she is certified under international standards as a Smart Voyager by Rainforest Alliance.

Cabins aboard Tip Top V

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), a locker and drawers, a hair dryer and a safety box. The cabins are situated on the main and upper decks in the following configurations: main deck - two cabins with a double bed (Cabins 1 & 2) and four cabins with two single beds (Cabins 3 to 6). Upper deck - two cabins with two sngle beds (Cabins 7 & 8) and two cabins with one king-sized bed (Cabins 9 & 10).

How to get there

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Deck Plan


For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Diving gear

  • Rental Equipment (Free)

Dive Center Facilities

  • Fish Id And Diving Books
  • Warm-Water Showers

Boat Amenities

Amenities & services

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


  • Land Excursions

Great for families

  • Board Games
  • Movies

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food


  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash


  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Us Power Sockets


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