TIP TOP V

Welcome aboard the TIP TOP V Catamaran

The Tip top V Catamaran is one of the newest yachts. This catamaran has spacious rooms, social areas. Newly built in 2019, the first class Tip Top V catamaran offers fantastic small boat cruises in the Galapagos Islands for just 16 passengers. On the main deck there are 2 double and 2 double cabins. On the upper deck there are two double cabins and 4 double cabins. Each tastefully decorated stateroom has ample storage space, a safe, a hairdryer, individually controlled air conditioning, and a private bathroom. All cabins have ocean views, and the upper deck cabins also have a private balcony.

GALLERY

FACILITIES

Guest Accommodation:

  • Main Deck: 2 cabins with one king size bed – Cabins 1 & 2
  • Main Deck: 2 cabins with two single beds – Cabins 3 & 4
  • Upper Deck: 2 cabins with one king size bed – Cabins 5 & 6
  • Upper Deck: 4 cabins with single lower beds – Cabins 7 to 10

Social Areas:

  • Observation & Sund deck
  • Dining room
  • Comfortable Lounge
  • Bar

Crew:

  • 9 members + naturalist multilingual guide
  • Captain
  • Helmsman
  • Engineer
  • Cook
  • Cook Assistant
  • Three sailors
  • Cruise Director
  • Naturalist multilingual guide

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

MONSERRAT YACHT FEATURES
Type: Motor Yacht
Category: First Class
Length:  34.15
Beam: 43 feet
Capacity: 16 passengers
Accommodation:  16 passengers accommodated in 10 cabins
Each cabin has: Private bathroom (toilet, shower, washbasin, and vanity)
Locker and drawers
Hair dryer
Safety box
Air-conditioned
Guest Accommodation:
Main Deck: (2) cabins with one king size bed (6.5’ x 6.5’) – Cabins 1 & 2 (210 square feet each cabin)
Main Deck: (2) cabins with two single beds (3.15’ x 6.5’)– Cabins 3 to 6 (210 square feet each cabin)
Upper Deck: (2) cabins with one king size bed (6.5’ x 6.5’)– Cabins 5 & 6.( 200 square feet each cabin plus 70 square feet balcony)

Upper Deck: (4) cabins with single lower beds (6.5’ x 6.5’) – Cabins 7 to 10. (170 square feet each cabin plus 35 square feet balcony)
Social Areas: Dinning room for 20 people (435 square feet)
Salon room (310 square feet)
Comfortable Lounge
Social Areas (upper deck):
Bar & Salon (775 square feet)
Cockpit Deck:   Observation & Sun deck (735 square feet)
Max speed: 12 knots
Crew: 8 members: Captain, Multilingual guide, Engineer, Cook, Two sailors
Safety & Communications System (2) 36 nautical mile range Furuno Navnet Radar/Chart Plotter,
(2) Furuno Eco sounder, GPS, Furuno NX300 Navtex, Furuno SC33-Satellite Fluxgate compass, Icom M802 HF-MF/DSC Radio,
(2) Icom M424G VHF/DSC radios, ACR2846 Epirb, (2) ACR2914 Sart,
(2) ACR2828 VHF bi-directional rescue radios, Furuno FA170 Class A AIS, 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. All safety equipment complies with International Coast Guard regulations.
Mechanic Equipment: Twin Baudouin 6W126 Marine Diesel Engines 350 HP. Twin 65 KW Baudouin 4W105S Marine Diesel Generators. Water Separator, Raritan Marine Sanitation Device sewage treatment system. Westfalia Separator Mineral oil Systems. WMSQ-2500 Reverse Osmosis desalination system.

ITINERARIES

ITINERARY WEST (OPTION 1) - 8 DAYS

FRIDAY
AM: Baltra Airport: Arrival and Transfer to the boat
PM: Santa Cruz: Mosquera Islet (HK)
SATURDAY
AM: Santiago: Sullivan Bay (HK/SN)
PM: Rabida (HK/SN)
SUNDAY
AM: Fernandina: Espinosa Point (HK)
PM: Isabela: Elizabeth Bay (HK)
MONDAY
AM: Isabela: Urbina Bay (HK/SN)
PM: Isabela: Tagus Cove (HK)
TUESDAY
AM: Santiago: Egas Port (HK/SN)
PM: Bartolome (HK/SN)
WEDNESDAY
AM: Chinese Hat (HK/SN)
PM: Santa Cruz: Dragon Hill (HK/SN)
THURSDAY
AM: Santa Cruz: Highlands (HK)
PM: Santa Cruz: Breeding Center Fausto Llerena (HK)
FRIDAY
AM: North Seymour (HK/SN)
Baltra: Transfer to the Airport

ITINERARY EAST (OPTION 2) - 8 DAYS

FRIDAY
AM: Baltra Airport: Arrival and Transfer to the boat
PM: Santa Cruz: Bachas Beach (HK)
SATURDAY
AM: Genovesa: Darwin Bay (HK/SN)
PM: Genovesa: Prince Phillip Steps (HK/SN)
SUNDAY
AM: South Plazas (HK)
PM: Santa Fe (HK)
MONDAY
AM: Santa Cruz: Highlands (HK)
PM: Santa Cruz: Interpretation Center Fausto Llerena (HK)
TUESDAY
AM: Floreana: Post Office By / Baroness Lookout (HK/ SN)
PM: Floreana: Cormorant Point / Champion Islet (SN/HK)
WEDNESDAY
AM: Española: Suarez Point (HK)
PM: Española: Gardner Bay / Osborn Islet (HK/SN)
THURSDAY
AM: San Cristobal: Kicker Rock / Witch Hill (HK/SN/PR)
PM: San Cristobal: interpretation center (HK)
FRIDAY
AM: Santa Cruz: Black Turtle Cove (SN/PR)
Baltra: Transfer to the Airport

ITINERARY EAST (OPTION 2) - 5 DAYS

MONDAY
AM: Baltra Airport: Arrival and Transfer to the boat
PM: Santa Cruz: Interpretation Center Fausto Llerena (HK)
TUESDAY
AM: Floreana: Post Office By / Baroness Lookout (HK/ SN)
PM: Floreana: Cormorant Point / Champion Islet (SN/HK)
WEDNESDAY
AM: Española: Suarez Point (HK)
PM: Española: Gardner Bay / Osborn Islet (HK/SN)
THURSDAY
AM: San Cristobal: Kicker Rock / Witch Hill (HK/SN/PR)
PM: San Cristobal: interpretation center (HK)
FRIDAY
AM: Santa Cruz: Black Turtle Cove (SN/PR)
Baltra: Transfer to the Airport

2024  TIP TOP V YACHT PRICES PER PERSON

DURATION OF CRUISE 4 DAYS 5 DAYS 8 DAYS
LOWER DECK / CABINS 1 - 4 $3418 USD $4263 USD $5922 USD
UPPER DECK / CABINS 5 - 10 $3801 USD $4772 USD $6589 USD

RATES INCLUDED:

  • Roundtrip airfare from/to Galapagos
  • All meals during the cruise.
  • Transfers on the islands on the days of operation
  • Visits and excursions according to the itinerary
  • English-speaking naturalist guide
  • Snorkeling equipment

RATES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Soft and alcoholic drinks
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee and Transit Control Card (currently $120, subject to change).
  • Wetsuit
  • Personal expenses, extras and tipping.

GENERAL CONDITIONS:

  • Itinerary subject to change in case of unforeseen situations or request by the National Park
  • Please note we cannot guarantee the encounter of specific elusive species
    Solo travellers are allowed to book a twin cabin on shared basis. 
  • The cabin will be shared with another traveller of the same gender.

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