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Tip Top II

Tip Top II

Spacious and comfortable catamaran great itinerary and an excellent local company.

Category Length Guests Cabins
First Class 16 10

Category: First Class

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Guests: 16

Cabins: 10

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.

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Tip Top II New Eastern 8 Day itinerary

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Tip Top II - North Western - 8 Day

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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.

Facilities

3 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,

Equipment

  • (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

Crew

Captain, engineer, cook, barman, waitor, two sailors and bilingual naturalist guide.

Snorkelling

Snorkel equipment and kayaks included. Wet suits not available.

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Mechanical Equipment

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.

Some history!

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.

Cabins

16 passengers accommodated in 10 cabins. Each cabin has: private bathroom with hot water, locker, hair drier and drawers. 6 cabins in the main deck, 2 have single lower berth bed for single guests, and 4 have twin beds for double occupation, 4 cabins on the upper deck, 2 with twin beds and 2 with one king sized bed. All are air conditioned Tip Top II is available to charter Discounts available for groups Including all accommodation, food, services of a top class naturalist, $20 Galapagos Migration Card. Excluding flight to Galapagos, $100 Galapagos National Park entrance fee, bottled and alcoholic drinks, tips and personal expenses

Rates

Please ask us in case any special promotions are available on this yacht. Also worth noting this yacht includes the cost of your domestic flight to Galapagos in the price – so appears higher relative to other yachts quoted due to this. Prices for 2019 start at US$3070 per person for a 4 day cruise
  • Tip Top II is available to charter and offers excellent charter deals
  • Discounts available for groups
  • Single supplement starts at 35% (various options depending on cabin)
  • 20% Christmas, New Year and Easter Surcharge
  • Including FLIGHTS to Galapagos, all accommodation, food, services of a top class naturalist, $20 Galapagos Migration Card.
  • Excluding, $100 Galapagos National Park entrance fee, bottled and alcoholic drinks, tips and personal expenses
  • Start planning your Galapagos Holiday of a lifetime by calling Rachel or Santiago now on 01964 552292