Cruise to Galapagos on an 8 day 7 night itinerary on board the Tip Top IV

Cruise to Galapagos on an 8 day 7 night itinerary on board the Tip Top IV
A route that covers the remote western islands in depth and reveals the magical waters at the Bolivar channel where dolphins, whales and other marine life swim alongside your boat. This area is great for spotting penguins, flightless cormorants and swimming with the playful sea lions and peaceful marine turtles. From lava fields to cloudforests where giant tortoises roam. The Tip Top IV is a sleek monohaul yacht that offers comfort and high touch service.

Day by day

Day 1 : Santa Cruz Island & Baltra Island & North Seymour Island

Baltra is approximately 09H20 in the morning. After a 5-kilometer ride to the pier, your guide will take you to the bus. We board the Yacht immediately. We offer light snacks and greet you as the crew weighs anchor.

North Seymour Island

We make a dry landing and walk along the coast and interior of North Seymour Island. This low, flat island was raised from the seafloor by underground seismic activity in the afternoon. Blue footed boobies (they nest in May-November), marine iguanas and pelicans, as well as shorebirds, frigate birds and sea lions. We also see the endemic Palo Santo. Optional: Time for those who wish to swim, snorkel, and/or kayak. The crew will return to the Yacht for a welcome drink and dinner.

Day 2 : Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay & El Barranco

Darwin Bay

After breakfast, we land on Darwin Bay for a walk to observe the marine iguanas and frigatebirds. Optional: Time for those who wish to swim, snorkel, or kayak. We come aboard for a delicious lunch.

El Barranco

Later on, we land safely on Prince Phillips's Steps. We then walk around the area and learn about the fascinating lives of the birds. We will then have dinner on the Yacht and receive orientation about conservation efforts to preserve the Islands.

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Includes

Air ticket
International and Ecuadorian food
Personalized service
Water
Coffee & Herbal tea
Kayaks
Swim fins

Does not include

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
Personal Expenses
Transit Control Card USD20 per person
Galapagos Park Fee USD100 per person
Tips
Travel insurance mandatory
Wetsuits for rent

Highlights

As you navigate the Bolivar channel, the possibility of spotting dolphins at the bow of the boat is enticing
Fernandina island is one of the more remote sanctuaries on the planet and a haven for marine iguanas, flightless cormorants and penguins
The highlands of Santa Cruz contrast with the rest of the scenery, here you will be able to walk amongst giant tortoises and giant scalesia trees
At Egas port you will be able to spot the fur seals as they play in the groto, as you return to the beach you will be able to swim with the sea lions
Reach the rim of the Sierra Negra volcano an get a sight of the worlds second largest crater
Tip Top IV
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Departure dates

Start DateEnd DateItineraryDuration
2024-05-102024-05-17A8 days
2025-01-032025-01-10A8 days