Tip Top II
Spacious and comfortable catamaran great itinerary and an excellent local company.
Category: First Class
The Tip Top II is owned by one of the oldest families in the Galapagos, which has a great reputation for good food, good service and a very helpful crew. The company has become a leader in Galapagos for attaining international certification for its environmental and safety practices. This is the newest vessel in their fleet, a catamaran which was built in 2008 and completely refurbished in 2016. Very spacious, light and comfortable, with three decks. Two very good 8 day itineraries, this is the yacht we have chosen to charter for our 2019 escorted group trip.
Tip Top II New Eastern 8 Day itineraryClick to View
Tip Top II - North Western - 8 DayClick to View
Please Note:Itineraries are unlikely to change significantly but are subject to change. Weather, wildlife breeding, instructions from the Galapagos National Park, specific abilities and interests of passengers as well as operational matters may cause your guide or captain to change the times or nature of your visits. Your guide will always endeavour to have the best itinerary for you within these contstraints.
Facilities3 decks, with a bar, dining room, well stocked library, a spacious sundeck and diving platform. All fully air conditioned, a TV, DVD, well designed light and airy dining room,
- (2) 24 mile range Furuno Navnet Radar/Chart Plotter
- (2) Furuno-FCV620 Eco sounder, GPS, Furuno NX300 Navtex, Furuno SC-Satellite Fluxgate compass, Icom M802 HF-MF/DSC Radio
- (2) Icom M506 VHF/DSC radios, ACR Epirb, ACR Sart
- (2) ACR VHF bi directional rescue radios, Ritchie Magnetic Compass, hydraulic helm, barometer, clock, thermometer, helm indicator, searchlight, horn, fire & smoke detector system
- (2) Viking inflatable life rafts for 25 passengers each one
- (30) life jackets
- Twin 17 feet Caribe Nautica Inflatable boats with 25 HP four stroke outboard motors for 12 passengers each one
CrewCaptain, engineer, cook, barman, waitor, two sailors and bilingual naturalist guide.
SnorkellingSnorkel equipment and kayaks included. Wet suits not available.
- Electric Power Supply:
Twin Detroit Diesel MTU 350 HP main engines. Twin 60 KW John Deere/Marathon (M) electric generators. Water Separator, Raritan Marine Sanitation Device sewage treatment system. Westfalia Separator Mineral oil Systems. WMSQ-2500 Reverse Osmosis desalination system.
Captain Rolf Wittmer, owner of the Tip Top yachts, was the first person to be born on Floreana Island and was one of the pioneers of ecotourism in Galapagos. With almost four decades of experience operating yachts in Galapaagos, the Tip Top fleet, owned and operated by Rolf Wittmer and his children is one of the best known and respected operations in Galapagos offering great service and personal attention.
ISO 9001: 2000 and ISO 14001:2004 for quality and environmental management respectively published by the International Organization for Standardization; OSHAS 18001:1999: for the Occupational Health, Safety and Security by the British Standards Institution; ISM Code, SOLAS Code Ch 13 by the International Maritime Organisation for Safety at Sea Smart Voyager Standard: by the Rainforest Alliance for sustainable tourism SA 8000 standard by Social Accountability International for social responsibility.