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Cruising the Galapagos: M/Y TipTop IV

Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,970

The Tip Top IV continues the tradition of fine cruising as the latest superior Galapagos yacht in the Wittmer line. She has all of the fine features of her older sister ships, with a few more modern conveniences designed for comfort, privacy, and focus on the incredible Galapagos Islands.


The M/Y Tip Top IV invites you to explore the Galapagos Islands in the finest tradition of eco-friendly cruising. Enjoy amenities including a spacious sundeck, dining room, stocked bar, onboard library, and air conditioning throughout the vessel, along with a private bathroom for each of the 10 cabins onboard. It’s all designed for comfort, allowing you to focus on nature in its ultimate playground, the Galapagos Islands.

Keep a lookout for wildlife in the mangrove forests of Black Turtle Cove before sailing onto the Chinese Hat, a small rocky island alive with penguins, rays, iguanas, and sea lions. Nearby Rabida is a birdwatcher’s delight with dark red sand beaches and another large sea lion colony. Sail to Sullivan, also known as Bartome Island to see the impressive lava formations and volcanic peaks, including Pinnacle Rock. Then go on to Santa Fe, home to the Galapagos’ largest land iguanas and the Opuntia cactus, their favourite food. These also populate South Plaza, your next stop, alongside sea lions, and yellow and red iguanas. Return to Santa Cruz where you’ll have time to see the Flamingo lagoon of Las Bachas Beach before departing.

 


 

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Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,970

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Day 1

Arrive to Baltra

Flight from mainland Ecuador (Quito or Guayaquil) to Baltra, with AVIANCA Airlines, arriving at 09:20 A.M. approximately. Your guide conducts you to the bus and after a short 5-kilometer ride to the pier, we board the yacht without delay. We greet you with our first orientation and we offer a light snack. In the afternoon, we make a panga ride on Black Turtle Cove, series of mangrove-surrounded coves and islets where we can observe white-tipped sharks, marine turtles, spotted eagle rays, and yellow cow-nosed rays. We board the yacht for dinner and the first of our nightly orientations.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

M/Y Tip Top IV

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    M/Y Tip Top IV


    The Tip Top IV continues the tradition of fine cruising as the latest superior Galapagos yacht in the Wittmer line. She has all of the fine features of her older sister ships, with a few more modern conveniences. Relax onboard with lavish amenities like the …

    The Tip Top IV continues the tradition of fine cruising as the latest superior Galapagos yacht in the Wittmer line. She has all of the fine features of her older sister ships, with a few more modern conveniences. Relax onboard with lavish amenities like the roomy sundeck, inviting dining room, well-stocked bar, full library, TV/VCR/DVD with sound system, air conditioning, and carpeting throughout. Each of the craft's ten cabins comes with a private bathroom (equipped with both hot and cold water), a personal safe, and a wardrobe.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Library
    • Sundeck

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Day 2

Chinese Hat (Sombrero Island) - Rabida

After breakfast, we make a wet landing on Chinese Hat (Sombrero Chino), a small island off the Coast of Santiago Island. What we can observe on the rocky shoreline: Galapagos penguins, eagle rays, sea lions and marine iguanas. This is an excellent snorkeling site.

Optional: time for those who would like to swim, snorkel and/or Kayak. Return to the yacht for lunch.

In the afternoon, we make a wet landing on Rabida, to walk and observe marine iguanas and sea lions, pelicans, blue-footed boobies, masked boobies and brown pelicans. We walk and we arrive at a small saltwater lagoon where we can see pink flamingos.

Optional: time for those who would like to swim or snorkel. We return to the yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Sullivan Bay - Bartolome Island

After breakfast, we make a wet landing on Sullivan Bay, a perfect place to get a feel of the volcanic origin of the islands.

Optional: time for those who would like to swim and/or snorkel. We return to the boat for a delicious lunch.

In the afternoon, we make a dry landing on Bartolome Island, to hike to the summit; during the hike we observe colonies of marine iguanas and lava lizards. On the summit we have an impressive view of the surrounding islands, including the eroded tuff cone of Pinnacle Rock. We return to the yacht for a delicious dinner and our nightly orientation.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Santa Fe Island - South Plaza

After breakfast, we make a wet landing on Santa Fe Island to visit the cactus forest and a colony of land iguanas native from Santa Fe.

Optional: time for those who would like to swim, snorkel and/or kayak.

Return to the yacht for lunch and sail to South Plaza, where we make a dry landing on the pier of the island. There we can enjoy the antics of the sea lions. A walk through a cactus forest allows us to observe land iguanas and many species of tropical birds. At the end of the afternoon, we return to the yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Las Bachas Beach - Departure

After breakfast we make an early disembark on Las Bachas Beach, a place where we can appreciate a Flamingos lagoon. During all walks, your guide will be explaining details about the lives of the birds and animals.

We return to the Yacht for disembarking on the pier at 09:00 A.M. Your guide accompanies you on the bus ride directly to the airport.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES: 

2020:  Mar 2; Oct 26; Nov 9, 23

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • All on-board accommodation
  • Return flights from Quito to the Galapagos
  • Park fee and tourist ticket
  • All meals during the cruise
  • Regular soft drinks and juices 
  • Island sightseeing
  • Galapagos National Park bilingual Guide 
  • Use of wet suits and snorkeling gear
  • Kayaks

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

OTHER INFORMATION:

The domestic flights Quito - Galapagos - Quito (approx. $550 USD), Galapagos Park entrance fee of $100 USD and visitors ticket of $20 USD are included in the trip price. (Subject to change).

Itineraries: Due to government regulations designed to control and protect the impact of tourism, each vessel, based on length of cruise has its own distinct itinerary.  The itineraries are designed to allow visitors to visit all regions of the islands and we suggest you request the advice of Goway's Latin specialists as to which itinerary would suit you best.

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23 Nov 2020
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