TIP TOP II Catamaran
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8 days (1)

First class

Arrival to Baltra, Mosquera Islet | Sullivan Bay & Red Beach – Rabida Fernandina: Espinoza Point & Isabela: Elizabeth Bay | Isabela: Urbina Bay & Tagus Cove | Santiago: Egas Port & Bartholomew | Chinese Hat & Dragon Hill | Santa Cruz: Highlands & Fausto Llerena Breeding Center | North Seymour & Transfer to Baltra´s Airport

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Your Trip details

Arrival to Baltra, Mosquera Islet | Sullivan Bay & Red Beach – Rabida Fernandina: Espinoza Point & Isabela: Elizabeth Bay | Isabela: Urbina Bay & Tagus Cove | Santiago: Egas Port & Bartholomew | Chinese Hat & Dragon Hill | Santa Cruz: Highlands & Fausto Llerena Breeding Center | North Seymour & Transfer to Baltra´s Airport
In short, the answer is time. Upon reaching these volcanic isles, the first generation of reptiles and marine birds had millions of years to adapt. Specific evolutionary traits include a notch in tortoises’ shells that allows them to fully extend their necks to reach more fruit. Vampire finches drink blood from the blue-footed booby. But don’t worry – they don’t mind! During scarce periods of food, some Marine Iguanas can shrink their body mass by up to 20% – usually during weather phenomena such as El Niño. Even from island to island, each section is unique unto itself. What might be considered the apex predator on one island may be breakfast on another. Darwin’s theory has surmised that time transformed small and primitive creatures into the unique beings they are today

Itinerary & Travel activities

8 days trip
7 nights
Galapagos islands map for cruises
DAY 1 – Friday

AM»BaltraArrival at Baltra airport – Transfer to Catamaran

PM»Santa CruzMosquera Island
Home to Galapagos’ main airport, this will be the starting point of your experience aboard the best tour of the Galapagos Islands. A bilingual guide will meet you at the airport and assist you during the transfer onboard Tip Top II Catamaran. Welcome  briefing.
Mosquera Island
After navigation, you will disembark on Mosquera Islet, a reef of rocks and coral (the result of an uprising) and a great white sand beach. You can also observe tide pools, where colonies of sea lions, brown pelicans, blue-footed boobies and sally light-foot crabs reside. The contrast between these bright red crabs on top and blue on the bottom and the black lava is stunning. You can swim or snorkel in this place too.
DAY 2 – Saturday

AM»Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay

PM»Rabida Island
Sullivan Bay

Early in the morning, the yacht will land in Sullivan Bay at Santiago Island where you can witness the rope lava flows, and sea lions that rest through the shore, you can also practice shallow water snorkeling.

Rabida Island

After this activity, you will head to Rabida Island, a red sand beach, with a salt water lagoon where flamingos are usually present, along with Darwin’s finches, and Galapagos Mockingbirds. End of the activities and dinner.

DAY 3 – Sunday

AM»Fernandina Island: Espinoza Point

PM»Isabela Island: Elizabeth Bay
Espinoza Point

After breakfast, you will head to Espinoza Point at Fernandina Island, that is one of the youngest islands with the most active volcano, and where you can spot pelicans, marine iguanas, and flightless cormorants.

Elizabeth Bay

In the afternoon, you will go take a panga ride to Elizabeth Bay to see marine iguanas, penguins, marine turtles, seabirds and shorebirds, herons and blue-footed boobies. Return to the Yacht for dinner and rest.

DAY 4 – Monday

AM»Isabela Island: Urbina Bay

PM»Isabela Island: Tagus Cove
Urbina Bay

Early in the morning, the yacht will take you to Urbina Bay, one of the recent examples of geological uplift in the Galapagos, where you will see land iguanas, giant Galapagos turtles, and marine iguanas. You can also snorkel here.

Tagus Cove

Then, you will go to Tagus Cove, a cove between the shoulders of two volcanic craters, which protect it from the open sea; here you will observe penguins, marine iguanas, sea lions and a variety of birds including flightless cormorant and blue-footed boobies.

DAY 5 – Tuesday

AM»Santiago Island : Egas Port

PM»Bartolome Island
Egas Port
Early in the morning, you will visit Port Egas, a beach located at the west side of Santiago Island, its main attractive is its black sand beach, where you can also see Galapagos Fur Seals, Galapagos Hawks, and salt water lagoons where flamingos can be seen.
Bartolome Island

fter lunch, head to Bartolome Island, famous for its Pinnacle rock and its beautiful landscapes where you can take amazing pictures. You can also practice snorkel at this island. End of the activities and dinner.

DAY 6 – Wednesday

AM»Chinese Hat

PM»Santa Cruz Island:Dragon Hill
Chinese Hat
After breakfast you make a wet landing on Chinese Hat, where Lava formations can be seen, formed under the sea and later raised upward, you will spot sea lions colonies resting here.
Dragon Hill

In the afternoon, head to Dragon Hill at Santa Cruz Island, where you can walk through a trail that leads to a hyper-saline lagoon, that is frequently visited by flamingos, pintail ducks and other species of birds. End of the day and dinner on board.

DAY 7 – Thursday 

AM»Santa Cruz: Santa Cruz Highlands

PM»Santa CruzCharles Darwin Research Station
Santa Cruz Highlands

In the morning, you will take a bus ride to the highlands of Santa Cruz Island to the National Park boundary, where you will see the Twin Craters and then you will visit El Chato Reserve to observe the giant tortoise of Santa Cruz Island in its natural habitat.

Charles Darwin Research Station

Next, you will visit Charles Darwin Station to learn about the conservation efforts and scientific research that has been made to preserve the Galapagos giant tortoise.

DAY 8 – Friday
AM»North Seymour – Transfer from catamaran  to Baltra airport 
North Seymour

After breakfast, make an early dry landing at North Seymour to see the various species of birdlife that inhabit there, like blue-footed boobies and frigate birds. After this activity, you will be transferred to Baltra Airport and take your flight back to the continent.

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Cruise price details


Accomodation on selected shared cabin, check out single use and details

Price per person in USD:
Cabin types:
Entire Boat price in USD:
Single Deluxe cabin
Double Deluxe cabin

Departure guaranteed:

Places available:

Max guests:

10 Guests
16 guest


Lounge area
Dining area
Reading Material
Air conditioning
Safe deposit box
110v Electricity point in cabin
Emergency Satellite Phone

Inclueded in the price

Briefings & lectures
Accommodation with private bathroom
Excursions with a certified Naturalist Guide
Fuel Surcharge
Meals: From lunch on Day 1, until breakfast on the final day.
Unlimited purified water, tea, coffee, snacks.
Government Taxes
Galapagos Airfare
Cabin towels
Wetsuit for rent
Excursions to the islands

Not inclueded in the price

Departure Taxes
Alcoholic Drinks
Galapagos National Park Fee $100 p.p
Galapagos Transit Card $20 p.p

Extra services

Transfers airport – base – airport

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TIP TOP II Catamaran

Tip Top II was built in 2008 and redesigned in 2015-2016 to offer the highest level of comfort and the best experience in the Islands.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. 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, washbasin and vanity), locker and drawers, hairdryer, safety box and is air-conditioned. The 8 crew onboard includes a bi-lingual naturalist guide certified by the Galapagos National Park and a dedicated chef who will create mouthwatering Ecuadorian and international cuisine.


Twin-hulled catamaran


31.45 m2


12.30 m2

Diving possible:



10 members + naturalist guide

Chef on board


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Important Information

  • Each passenger must have a valid passport.
  • In order to satisfy customs requirements it is mandatory that we receive passport details (first and last name, citizenship, date and place of birth, passport number and validity) at least one week prior to embarkation.
  • Failure to provide the required information could result in a denial of embarkation.