Galapagos expedition cruises

Tip Top IV

Tip Top VI was designed and constructed in 2006 to offer a high level of comfort and security for its guests as they explore the Galapagos islands.

Class: First Class - Small
Style: Motor yacht
Passengers: 16 maximum
Length: 125 ft
Cruising speed: 12 knots

Cabin prices: £££,

Introducing 'Tip Top IV'

Tip Top IV offers 2 itineraries which can be taken individually or combined, making 4 possible cruise choices.

Contact us for availability and special offers.

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Starts on alternate Fridays

Cruise Day 
1Arrive at Baltra Airport
Baltra Quay
North Seymour Island
2Darwin Bay
Prince Philip's Steps
3Puerto Egas (James Bay)
Buccaneer Cove
4Punta Vicente Roca
Punta Espinoza
5Tagus Cove
Elizabeth Bay
6Urbina Bay
Punta Moreno
7Punta Cormorant
Baroness Viewpoint
8Puerto Ayora
Los Gemelos (The Twins)
Charles Darwin Research Station
Depart from Baltra Airport
Itinerary map for Tip Top IV 'Itinerary 1' Galapagos cruise

Highlights of the sites visited on this cruise

Blue-footed booby
Red-footed booby
Masked booby
Magnificent frigatebird
Great frigatebird
Flightless cormorant
Red-billed tropicbirds
Darwin's finches
Galapagos hawk
Swallow-tailed gull
Storm petrels
Lava gull
Galapagos penguin
Sea turtles
Marine iguana
Land iguana
Sea lion
Fur seal
Lava formations
Lava tubes

On board 'Tip Top IV'


Tip Top IV cabin Double cabin - upper deck

Double cabin - upper deck

Number of cabins of this type: 4

Bed configuration: twin beds, or a double bed

Tip Top IV cabin Double cabin - lower deck

Double cabin - lower deck

Number of cabins of this type: 6

Bed configuration: twin beds, or a double bed


Tip Top IV deck Lower deck

Lower deck

(Deck level: 4)

Tip Top IV deck Main deck

Main deck

(Deck level: 3)

Tip Top IV deck Upper deck

Upper deck

(Deck level: 2)

Tip Top IV deck Sun deck

Sun deck

(Deck level: 1)

Tip Top IV can accomodate 16 passengers in 10 cabins. Each cabin has a private bathroom (fitted with a toilet, shower, washbasin), locker and drawers, safe box and are air conditioned.

There are social areas onboard where guests can relax, including a bar, dining room, lounge and sun deck.

There are 8 members of crew: captain, multilingual guide, engineer, interational cook. barman & waitress and two sailors.

*Note that when it says 'double bed' it means two twins pushed together.

Snorkel and kayak equipment

Maximum number of passengers


Naturalist guides


Crew members


Overall length (ft)


Cruising speed


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Other technical information

Technical Information: Length: 125 feet
Beam: 25 feet
Draft: 6 feet
Cruising speed: 12 knots

Safety & Communications System:
(2) 24 mile range Furuno Navnet Radar/Chart Plotter
(2) Furuno-FCV620 Eco sounder, GPS, Furuno NX300 Navtex, Furuno SC-Satellite Fluxgate compass, Furuno HF-MF/DSC Radio
(2) VHF/DSC Standard radios, ACR Epirb, 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) You Lung inflatable life rafts for 25 passengers each one
(50) life jackets
Twin 19 feet Nautica Inflatable boats with 25 HP four stroke outboard motors for 16 passengers each one.
All safety equipment complies with International Coast Guard regulations.

Mechanic Equipmment:
Twin DEUTZ BF8M 1015 MC 442 HP engines. Twin 55 KW CUMMINS ONAN 6BS.9-D (M) electric generators (M). Village Marine Tec Oil / Water Separator, Tidal Wave HMX HEADHUNTER Marine Sanitation Device sewage treatment system (MSD)TW. Westphalia Separator Mineral oil Systems. WMSQ-2500 Reverse Osmosis desalination system.

16 passengers

16 passengers accommodated in 10 cabins.

Tip Top IV was designed and constructed in 2006.

This information has been provided by the boat operator and is subject to alteration

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Our prices

Prices are per person. The prices shown here are the current prices charged locally by each boat in their chosen currency. We charge our UK customers the equivalent price converted to British pounds at the current exchange rate. This protects you from currency fluctuations. You also benefit from our 100% financial protection and the knowledge that if anything goes wrong, or your plans change, our friendly experienced and resourceful travel specialists are here to help you.

Special offers

Special offers are often available (some are very generous) but they may only be open for short periods. Contact us to find out which offers available now.

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