Tip Top IV

Category Length Guests Cabins
First Class 16 10

Category: First Class


Guests: 16

Cabins: 10

The Tip Top IV is owned by the Wittmer family, one of the oldest 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 yacht we sometimes charter for our escorted group grips. A steel-hulled Motor Yact, the Tip Top IV was built in 2006 and is very spacious, light and comfortable, with three decks including a roomy sundeck, well-stocked bar, library and dining room and carpeted throughout. The yacht has been awarded the SmartVoyager qualification for sound environmental practices.

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The Tip Top IV has two great 8 day itineraries. In terms of which of the two 8 day itineraries is best - the central or Southern, or the Northern and Western option - we think they are both equally good! However if you have a particular interest in birds or reptiles and depending on the time of year of your visit, one could have the edge over the other – but we can help advise on this. This yacht also offers shorter 4 and 5 day itineraries, depending on availability, please ask us for details. Below are PDF’s of the two main 8-day itinerary options.


Tip Top IV - Northern and Western

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Tip Top IV - Central and Southern

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Deck Plan/Spec


Social areas for guests include a bar, dinning room, lounge and sun deck. All the cabins have a private bathroom, with a locker and draws and safety deposit box and air conditioning.


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8 Crew members including certified Galapagos National Park guide



  • Kayaks
  • Snorkel gear
  • Wet suits


Each cabin has: Private bathroom (toilet, shower, washbasin and vanity) Locker and drawers Safety box Air conditioned Lower Deck: 6 cabins with two single lower berths (cabins: 1 to 6) Upper Deck: 4 cabins with two single lower berths (cabins: 7 to 10) Upon request, all the cabins can be used as king size berths (01 double bed).


Please ask us in case any special promotions are available on this yacht. Prices for 2023 start at GB£2,519 (US$3,275) per person for a 5 day cruise
  • Tip Top IV 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
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