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Galapagos Tip Top IV Cruise

Duration8 days
Price From $2,967
Highlights
  • checkAbout Tip Top IVThe Galapagos Tip Top IV Cruise has a 16-guest capacity. It's a steel-hulled motor yacht with stabilizing sail.
  • checkDesignBuilt in 2006, it offers the highest levels of security and comfort.
  • checkSocial AreasIt has an ample and comfortable space on deck that makes the cruise ideal for nature and photography.
  • checkSafety EquipmentAll our cruise ships operate in accordance with the requirements of the International Maritime Organization guidelines.
  • checkVisiting GalapagosExperience the Galapagos Islands on a spacious and private yacht that retraces Darwin's footsteps.
General information
Class First Class.
Capacity 16 Passengers.
Construction year Constructed in 2006.
Type Steel-hulled motor yacht.
Length 38 m. / 125 ft.
Width 7.5 m. / 25 ft.
Cabins 10 cabins with private bathroom, locker, drawers, and safety box.
Airco Yes
Snorkel equipment & wetsuits Snorkeling equipment included and wetsuits (available for rent)
Itinerary
(5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS)
  • DAY 1 MONDAY - BALTRA - BLACK TURTLE COVE
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Baltra
    After your arrival in Baltra, your guide will take you to the bus and after 5 kilometers of a trip on the boat, you will ride the yacht without delay. you will be greeted with our first orientation and our Christmas fortress. In the afternoon, you will make a panga tour in Black Turtle Cove, a series of coves and islets surrounded by mangroves; where you can observe white tip sharks, marine turtles, and spotted eagle rays, and yellow daffodils. You will sat down to dinner on the yacht and the first of our nocturnal orientations.
    • ActivityActivityArrival, Hiking, Snorkeling
    • mealMealLunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 2 TUESDAY - CHINESE HAT - RABIDA ISLAND
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Chinese-Hat
    After breakfast, you will take a walk in Chinese at (SombreroChino), a small island off the coast of the Island of Santiago, you can see the coastline: of Galapagos, Galapagos, marine, and marine. This is an excellent place for animals. Optional: time for those who would like to swim, dive, and/or kayak. Return to the yacht for lunch. In the afternoon, you make a wet landing in Rabida, walk and observe marine iguanas and sea lions, pelicans, blue-footed boobies, masked boobies, and thickened browns. You walk and develop an animal in a lake where you can observe flamingos. Optional: time for those who wish to swim or dive. You return to the yacht for dinner and our night orientation.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Snorkeling, Kayaking
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 3 WEDNESDAY - SULLIVAN BAY - BARTOLOME ISLAND
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Sullivan-Bay
    After breakfast, you make a wet landing in Sullivan Bay, a perfect place to get an idea of ​​the volcanic origin of the islands. Optional: time for those who wish to swim and/or dive. You will return to the boat to make a delicious lunch. Late in the afternoon, you will be met at land on Bartolomé Island, to fulfill the mission, during the walk you will observe colonies of marine iguanas and lava lizards. At the top, you have an impressive view of the surrounding islands, including the eroded tuff cone of Pinnacle Rock. You return to the yacht for an exquisite dinner and our night orientation
    • ActivityActivityHike, Snorkeling, Diving
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 4 THURSDAY - SANTA FE ISLAND - SOUTH PLAZA ISLAND
    Rebecca Adventure Travel South-Plaza-Galapagos
    After breakfast, you will head to San Francisco to visit the cactus colony of the Santa Fe native lands. Optional: Time for those wishing to swim, dive and/or practice kayaking. Restoring the boat to sail in the south of the peninsula, where you will meet at the tip of this earth, there you will be glad of the anecdotes. Stroll through the forests to observe the mountains and tropical bird species. At the end of the afternoon, you headed towards Yachtford in a night orientation.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Snorkeling, Diving
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 5 FRIDAY - LAS BACHAS BEACH - BALTRA AIRPORT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Bachas-Beach
    After dawn, you will go to a place near LasBachas beach, where you can appreciate the Flamingo lagoon. During all walks, your guide will explain in detail the lives of birds and animals. You recruited the school on its route in the cable car at 09:00. Your guide takes you on the direct bus to the airport.
    • ActivityActivityHike, Departure
    • mealMealBreakfast
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
(8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS)
  • DAY 1 FRIDAY - BALTRA - NORTH SEYMOUR
    Rebecca Adventure Travel North-Seymour-Island
    Flight from mainland Ecuador (Quito or Guayaquil) to Baltra, arriving at 09H20 a.m. approximately. Your guide conducts you to the bus and after a short 5-kilometer ride to the pier; you board the Yacht without delay. As the crew weighs anchor, the team greets you with our first orientation and you offer a light snack. In the afternoon, you make a dry landing for a walk along the coast and the interior of North Seymour Island, a low, flat island that was uplifted from the sea by underground seismic activity. You observe blue-footed boobies (they nest from May to November), marine iguanas, pelicans, frigate birds, shore birds, sea lions, and endemic Palo Santo. Optional: time for those who would like to swim, snorkel, and/or kayak. You return to the Yacht for a welcome cocktail with the entire crew, and dinner.
    • ActivityActivityArrival, Hiking, Snorkeling, Kayaking
    • mealMealLunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 2 SATURDAY - DARWIN BAY - PRINCE PHILLIP'S STEPS
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Darwin-Arch
    After breakfast, you make a wet landing on Darwin Bay to walk and observe frigatebirds, herons, mockingbirds, boobies, shorebirds, turtles, marine iguanas, etc. Optional: time for those who would like to swim, snorkel, or kayak. You come aboard for a delicious lunch. Later in the afternoon, you make a dry landing on Prince Phillips’s Steps (Barranco), you walk and observe the interesting lives of the birds here. Dinner on the Yacht, and then our orientation about conservation efforts made to protect the Islands.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 3 SUNDAY - JAMES BAY - BUCCANEER COVE
    Rebecca Adventure Travel James-Bay-Seal
    After breakfast, you make a wet landing on James Bay (Puerto Egas), to walk and observe sponges, snails, hermit crabs, a variety of shore birds, barnacles, and the endemic four-eyed blenny, marine iguanas, and sea lions. Optional: time for those who would like to swim or snorkel. You will return to the boat for a delicious lunch. In the afternoon you navigate around Buccaneer Cove (Caleta Bucanero), an area of steep cliffs and dark beaches. The cliffs and pinnacle are used as nesting areas by several species of seabirds. This was a popular place for 17th & 18th-century buccaneers to careen their vessels. Optional: time for those who would like to swim, snorkel, or kayak. Dinner and our nightly orientation.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 4 MONDAY - PUNTA VICENTE ROCA - PUNTA ESPINOSA
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Vicente-Roca-Penguin
    After breakfast, you make a panga ride on Punta Vicente Roca to observe plenty of sea lions, marine iguanas, blue-footed and masked boobies, and flightless cormorants. Optional: time for those who would like to swim and/or snorkel. You come aboard for a delicious lunch. In the afternoon, you make a dry landing on Punta Espinoza to observe and see a large colony of sea lions, marine iguanas and flightless cormorants, and clumps of lava cactus. Return to the Yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation.
    • ActivityActivityHiking,Snorkeling
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 5 TUESDAY - TAGUS COVE - ELIZABETH BAY
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Tagus-Cove
    After breakfast, you make a panga ride on Tagus Cove, a protected cove between the shoulders of two volcanic craters which protect it from the open sea; you observe penguins, marine iguanas, sea lions, and a variety of birds including flightless cormorants and blue-footed boobies. Optional: time for those who would like to swim, snorkel, and/or kayak. Return to the Yacht for lunch. In the afternoon, you make a panga ride around the islets of Elizabeth Bay to see marine iguanas, penguins, marine turtles, seabirds and shorebirds, herons, and blue-footed boobies. Return to the Yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 6 WEDNESDAY - URBINA BAY - PUNTA MORENO
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Urbina-Bay
    After breakfast, you make a wet landing on Urbina Bay to take a walk and observe a coral area, land iguanas, flightless cormorants, and giant tortoises. Optional: time for those who would like to swim, snorkel, and/ or kayak. Sail to Punta Moreno, again you make a wet landing. You take a walk along shore lagoons located among petrified lava flows where different types of birds can be seen. On top, you have a panoramic view of the famous volcanoes Sierra Negra and Cerro Azul, as well as the highest part of Fernandina Island. Return to the yacht for dinner and our night orientation.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Snorkeling
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabin
  • DAY 7 THURSDAY - PUNTA CORMORANT - BARONESS VIEWPOINT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Punta-Cormorant
    After breakfast, you make a wet landing on Point Cormorant for a short walk to the Flamingos Lagoon of this island. Then you continue the walk until you reach the beach called "La Picona" to see marine turtles and their spawning grounds. Optional: time for those who would like to swim and/or snorkel. Later, you make a panga ride on Champion Islet, a small island off the coast of Floreana Island. The principal attraction of Champion Islet is the nearly-extinct Charles (Floreana) Mockingbird. Visitors can also observe bird species such as Swallow-tailed Gulls, Nazca Boobies, or Brown Noddies. It is a great place for snorkeling; you will see sea turtles, reef fishes, Galapagos Penguins, and white-tipped reef sharks. Optional: time for those who would like to swim and/or snorkel. Return to the Yacht for lunch. In the afternoon you make a wet landing on Post Office Bay, a historic site that recalls the days of the whalers, who presumably placed a wooden barrel in the 18th century to use it as a post office. Optional: time for those who would like to swim and/or snorkel. Return to the Yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 8 FRIDAY - TWIN CRATERS & HIGHLANDS - BALTRA
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Baltra
    After breakfast, you disembark and a bus takes you to the highlands of Santa Cruz Island for a visit to the native forests and twin craters. Then the bus takes you directly to the airport (Baltra). Your guide accompanies you on this ride. Check-in counters in the departure hall.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Snorkeling, Departure
    • mealMealBreakfast
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
(8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS)
  • DAY 1 FRIDAY - BALTRA - CHARLES DARWIN STATION
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Tortoise at Charles Darwin Station
    Flight from mainland Ecuador (Quito or Guayaquil) to Baltra, arriving at 09:20 a.m. approximately. A guide meets us and accompanies us as you ride the bus to the Itabaca Channel, you cross the channel by barge, and then you continue to Puerto Ayora by bus. You board the Yacht and the crew greets us and offers us a light snack and you have our first orientation. In the afternoon, you land at the pier for a visit to the Charles Darwin Station and its Interpretive Center. Return to the Port for a walk through the little town to appreciate various handicrafts. you board and have a welcome cocktail with the entire crew and dinner.
    • ActivityActivityArrival, Walking
    • mealMealLunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 2 SATURDAY - PUNTA SUAREZ - GARDNER BAY
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Gardner-Bay
    After breakfast, you make an early dry landing on Punta Suarez to walk along lava beds where you will observe unique colonies of marine birds, including the Albatross (May - December). Return to the Yacht for lunch. In the afternoon, you make a wet landing in Gardner Bay for a walk on the beach and observe a colony of sea lions, which inhabit the beach in great quantity during the breeding season; this is also an important nesting area for sea turtles. You then make a panga ride around the Osborn Islet and the islets of Gardner. Optional: time for those who would like to swim and/or snorkel. Return to the Yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Snorkeling, Sightseeing
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 3 SUNDAY - PUNTA PITT - KICKER ROCK - CERRO BRUJO
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Kicker Rock
    After breakfast, you make a wet landing on Punta Pitt in San Cristobal Island; the trail includes an olivine beach approximately 90 meters and a trail that ascends to the top of a volcanic tuff hill passing through several natural viewpoints. Punta Pitt is composed of the volcanic tuff substrate. High winds present there have led to natural erosion. This is the only site in the Galapagos Islands, where you can watch the three species of boobies and 2 species of frigates nesting in the same area. You come aboard for a delicious lunch. Later in the afternoon, our experienced Captain sails easily around Kicker Rock (Leon Dormido), a massive tuff rock that juts abruptly almost 500 feet straight from the ocean. Kicker Rock serves as a nesting place for many sea birds. Optional: time for those who would like to swim and/ or snorkel. Then you make a wet landing on Cerro Brujo to walk on a white sand beach and observe sea lions, brown pelicans, marine iguanas, and blue-footed boobies. Optional: time for those who would like to swim, snorkel, and/ or kayak. You return to the Yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Exploring, Snorkeling
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 4 MONDAY - MOSQUERA ISLAND - BLACK TURTLE COVE
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Mosquera-Islet
    After breakfast, you make an early wet landing on Mosquera Island, a reef of rocks and coral (the result of an uprising), and a great white sand beach and tide pools. You observe colonies of sea lions, brown pelicans, blue-footed boobies and sally light-foot crabs, the contrast between these bright red crabs on top and blue on the bottom and the black lava is stunning. You come aboard for a delicious lunch. In the afternoon, you make a panga ride on Black Turtle Cove, a series of mangrove-surrounded coves and islets; here you can observe white-tipped sharks, marine turtles, spotted eagle rays, and yellow cow-nosed rays. You board the Yacht for dinner and the first of our nightly orientations.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Snorkeling, Exploring
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 5 TUESDAY - CHINESE HAT - RABIDA ISLAND
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Chinese-Hat
    After breakfast, you make a wet landing on Chinese Hat (Sombrero Chino), a small island off the coast of Santiago Island, you can observe on the rocky shoreline: Galapagos penguins, eagle rays, sea lions, and marine iguanas. This is an excellent snorkeling site. Optional: time for those who would like to swim, snorkel, and/ or Kayak. Return to the Yacht for lunch. In the afternoon, you make a wet landing on Rabida, to walk and observe marine iguanas and sea lions, pelicans, blue-footed boobies, masked boobies, and brown pelicans. You walk and then arrive at a small saltwater lagoon where you can see pink flamingos. Optional: time for those who would like to swim or snorkel. You return to the Yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Snorkeling, Kayaking
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 6 WEDNESDAY - SULLIVAN BAY - BARTOLOME ISLAND
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Sullivan-Bay
    After breakfast, you make a wet landing on Sullivan Bay, a perfect place to get a feel of the volcanic origin of the islands. Optional: time for those who would like to swim and/or snorkel. You return to the boat for a delicious lunch. In the afternoon, you make a dry landing on Bartolome Island, to hike to the summit; during the hike, you observe colonies of marine iguanas and lava lizards. On the summit, you have an impressive view of the surrounding islands, including the eroded tuff cone of Pinnacle Rock. You return to the yacht for a delicious dinner and our nightly orientation
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Snorkeling, Exploring
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 7 THURSDAY - SANTA FE ISLAND - SOUTH PLAZA ISLAND
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Santa Fe
    After breakfast, you make a wet landing on Santa Fe Island to visit the cactus forest and a colony of land iguanas native to Santa Fe. Optional: time for those who would like to swim, snorkel, and/or kayak. Return to the Yacht for lunch and sail to South Plaza, where you make a dry landing on the pier of the island, there you can enjoy the antics of the sea lions. A walk through a cactus forest allows us to observe land iguanas and many species of tropical birds. At the end of the afternoon, you return to the Yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Snorkeling, Kayaking
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins
  • DAY 8 FRIDAY - LAS BACHAS BEACH - BALTRA
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Bachas-Beach
    After breakfast you make an early disembark on Las Bachas Beach, a place where you can appreciate a Flamingos lagoon. During all walks, your guide will be explaining details about the lives of the birds and animals. You return to the Yacht for disembarking on the pier at 09:00. Your guide accompanies you on the bus ride directly to the airport.
    • ActivityActivityWalking, Departure
    • mealMealBreakfast
Inclusions
  • Bus Transport Airport transfers in Galapagos (when your flights arrive on the same day as start date of the cruise and when your flight leaves the same day as the end date of your cruise)
  • Double and single accommodation
  • Tour Guide All activities as described with a bilingual naturalist guide
  • assistance 24/7 Dutch, English & Spanish assistance
  • Meals Water, tea, coffee unlimited
  • Meals All meals on board of the cruise from lunch on day 1 to breakfast on last cruise day
  • Gear Equipment Wet Suits
  • Gear Equipment Snorkeling Gear
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + Flights from/to Galapagos (we can also arrange the flights for you)
    + Galapagos National Park entrance fee: $100 p.p.
    + Migratory Control Card: $20 p.p.
    + Isabela dock fee $10 p.p. (if the itinerary includes Isabela island)
    + Transportation between Baltra Airport – cruise terminal fee ($5 p.p.) each way
    + Water taxis (from and to the shore)
    + Alcoholic drinks
    + Personal expenses
    + Optional tips for the guide
    + Personal travel insurance
     

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CRUISE INFORMATION

Are you looking for a comfortable Galapagos cruise?
The Galapagos Tip Top IV Cruise was designed and constructed to offer the highest level of security. This is a first-class cruise ready to make your family’s or group of friends Galapagos dreams a reality, customized to carry up to 16 adventurers in comfort and safety through the Galapagos Islands. The Galapagos Tip Top IV Cruise has ample and comfortable space on deck and makes this boat ideal for nature and photography cruises, enjoying the Galapagos first-class experience.

A cruise is the best way to discover the Galapagos Islands. Explore the islands aboard these beautiful Galapagos cruises. And don’t forget to check out our Galapagos Last Minute Cruise Deals!

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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  • All cruises are subject to availability. Cruises have fixed departures so, before booking the cruise and flight tickets, please check dates and itineraries with us. Since The Galapagos is a destination in high demand, the availability changes every day. Rebecca Adventure Travel will try to fix your dates with the options we have available during the time of booking.
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