Galapagos Expedition, a Paradise Awaiting Your Discovery

30 August 2019 - 6 September 2019

  • Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
  • 6 places avaliable
  • 1 review

Individual prices may be subjected to availability due to daily updates to the calendar. If a minimum number of guests is necessary for guaranteed departure and currently the number has not been reached, please, contact us to verify the up to date guest list with the supplier.

Cabin type
Use
Price/person
All cabins
Shared
€ 4245
Included in the price

10 guests cruise

Double Cabins with matrimonial or twin lower beds
All meals while onboard (full board)
Snorkel equipment
Kayaks
International and Ecuadorian food
Water
Coffee & Herbal tea
Personalized service
Bilingual Naturalist Guide
Activities according to itinerary
fuel surcharge

Not included € 106 / person

Galapagos National Park fee 100 USD per person
Galapagos Transit Card 20 USD per person

Extra services

Each extra guest will pay the per person rate of 5,400 USD 

Galapagos airfare 499 USD per person

Gratuities
Alcoholic Drinks
Wetsuit

Price per Person
4245

You can book place or places in yacht cabins or book a whole yacht. Booking whole yacht is only available for cruises with no travelers already on board.

Included in the price

10 guests cruise

Double Cabins with matrimonial or twin lower beds
All meals while onboard (full board)
Snorkel equipment
Kayaks
International and Ecuadorian food
Water
Coffee & Herbal tea
Personalized service
Bilingual Naturalist Guide
Activities according to itinerary
fuel surcharge

Extra services

Each extra guest will pay the per person rate of 5,400 USD

Galapagos airfare 499 USD per person

Gratuities
Alcoholic Drinks
Wetsuit

Yacht additional fees

Galapagos National Park fee 100 USD per person
Galapagos Transit Card 20 USD per person

Price per Boat
67900
From
4245 per Person
or € 67900 entire boat

Your trip

Galapagos Expedition, a Paradise Awaiting Your Discovery

One of the world’s most spectacular destinations, Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands offer a fascinating open-air wildlife museum that stirs the explorer in everyone.

Magnificent, intriguing and unforgettable, the Galapagos Islands is a delicate piece of heaven on earth. It is made up of 19 big islands and many smaller islands and islets. The Galapagos Archipelago consists of 8000 km2 of land spread over 45,000 km² of ocean. The size of the Galapagos as a whole is comparable to that of the Aegean sea. 97% of the land area and 99% of the surrounding water bodies are protected under strict environmental protection laws.

 

Marine Biodiversity
The different currents are the reason behind the water’s teeming bio-diversity. There are over 500 species of fish, more than 50 types of sharks and rays and around 900 different shells, mussels and sea snails. With over 200 kinds of starfish, sea urchins, sea cucumbers and crayfish, the underwater world at the Galapagos Islands is undoubtedly one of the most biologically diverse places on earth. The most famous and well-loved marine animals on the Galapagos Islands are the graceful turtles, brightly coloured marine iguanas, playful sea lions and fur seals.

 

Ecuador is a nature and wildlife paradise, be it the Yasuní National park, the highest active volcano or the Galapagos Islands. There is so much to see and do in Ecuador, and every region is unique. Whoever wants to see how God created the world must travel to Ecuador! No place on earth is God’s creation so untouched by human influence like the national parks in Ecuador.

Itinerary

Day 1
Puerto Ayora
Flight from mainland Ecuador (Quito or Guayaquil) to Baltra, arriving at 09:20 a.m. approximately. A guide meets us and accompanies us as we ride the bus to the Itabaca Channel, we cross the channel by barge and then we continue to Puerto Ayora by bus. We board the Yacht and the crew greets us and offers us a light snack and we have our first orientation. In the afternoon, we land at the pier for a visit to the Charles Darwin Station and its Interpretive Center. Return to the Port for a walk through the little town to appreciate various handicrafts. We board and we have a welcome cocktail with the entire crew, and dinner.
Day 2
Gardner Bay for a walk on the beach and observe a colony of sea lions
After breakfast, we make an early dry landing on Punta Suarez to walk along lava beds where we will observe unique colonies of marine birds, including Albatross (May - December). Return to the Yacht for lunch. In the afternoon, we make a wet landing in Gardner Bay for a walk on the beach and observe a colony of sea lions, which inhabit the beach in great quantity during the breeding season; this is also an important nesting area for sea turtles. We then make a panga ride around the Osborn Islet and the islets of Gardner. Optional: time for those who would like to swim and/or snorkel. Return to the Yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation.
Day 3
Kicker Rock (Leon Dormido)
After breakfast, we make a wet landing on Punta Pitt in San Cristobal Island; the trail includes an olivine beach approximately 90 meters and a trail that ascends to the top of a volcanic tuff hill passing through several natural viewpoints. Punta Pitt is composed of volcanic tuff substrate. High winds present there have led to natural erosion. This is the only site in the Galapagos Islands, where you can watch the three species of boobies and 2 species of frigates nesting in the same area. We come aboard for a delicious lunch. Later in the afternoon, our experienced Captain sails easily around Kicker Rock (Leon Dormido), a massive tuff-rock that juts abruptly almost 500 feet straight from the ocean. Kicker Rock serves as nesting place for many sea birds. Optional: time for those who would like to swim and/ or snorkel. Then we make a wet landing on Cerro Brujo to walk on a white sand beach and observe sea lions, brown pelicans, marine iguanas and blue-footed boobies. Optional: time for those who would like to swim, snorkel and/ or kayak. We return to the Yacht for dinner and our nightly orientation
Day 4
Mosquera Island & Black Turtle Cove
After breakfast, we make an early wet landing on Mosquera Island, a reef of rocks and coral (the result of an uprising) and a great white sand beach and tide pools. We observe colonies of sea lions, brown pelicans, blue footed boobies and sally light-foot crabs, the contrast between these bright red crabs on top and blue on the bottom and the black lava is stunning. We come aboard for a delicious lunch. In the afternoon, we make a panga ride on Black Turtle Cove, series of mangrove-surrounded coves and islets; here 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.
Day 5
Observe marine iguanas and sea lions, pelicans, blue-footed boobies, masked boobies and brown pelicans
After breakfast, we make a wet landing on Chinese Hat (Sombrero Chino), a small island off the coast of Santiago Island, 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.
Day 6
Sullivan Bay, marine iguanas and lava lizards
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
Day 7
Santa Fe Island & Las Bachas Beach
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. Friday, Day 8 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. Your guide accompanies you on

Price details

Price per person

€ 4245

Accomodation on selected shared cabin, check out single use and details

Minimum guests for departure

10 persons

10 persons already on board. Departure is guaranteed.

Entire yacht price

€ 67900

Book the entire yacht for a private trip

Yacht

Tip Top IV

The 125 ft, steel-hulled, TIP TOP IV was built in 2006. She is owned, and occasionally still captained by Rolf Wittmer - the first person born in the Galapagos Islands.

The interior is very spacious and attractive, and features a library/conference room, and a spacious dining room. Cabins, Bar and lounge are fully carpeted for your comfort. A beautiful teak floored sun deck and dinning room creates a delightful place for resting and relaxing on board.
There are extensive outside viewing (both sun and shade) areas.

 

Cabins
There are 10 air-conditioned double cabins (4 on the bridge deck and 6 on the lower deck). All cabins, six in the Lower Deck and four in the upper deck have two single lower berths that may be transformed in a king size bed and the cabins in the lower deck can be transformed in familiar suites by interconnecting doors.

 

Onboard equipment
Special equipment on board includes basic snorkeling gear to loan as well as 8 double kayaks.

 

Staff and Crew
With our highly trained professional crew on board, twin main engines, twin electric generators, twin Radars, Eco-sounders and GPS, Reverse Osmosis Water Maker, all the coastguard required safety equipment and twelve knot cruising speed, the Tip Top IV ensure safe cruising around the Galapagos Islands. Our Captain, Multilingual guide, Engineer, International cook, Barman, waitress and two sailors will be at your service. Our relatively numerous crew on board will ensure the best personal service to all of our guests.

Yacht
Model
2006 Motor Yacht
Length
27 m
Yacht services
Tender size
5.8 m
Air conditioning
Yes
Snorkeling equipment
Yes
Fishing equipment
Yes
Toys on board
Yes
Accommodations
Places
16
Double Deluxe cabins
5
Twin cabins
5
Bathrooms
10
Private Bathrooms
Yes
Crew
8
Chef on board
Yes

Travelers reviews

Matt 2019-09-10

The trip was amazing! It exceeded my expectations! I loved the boat! The crew was awesome and our guide for the week is the grandson of the first guy born in the Galapagos! I think this trip should be on everyone’s bucket list. Thank you very much for putting this together for me.

4245

Individual prices may be subjected to availability due to daily updates to the calendar. If a minimum number of guests is necessary for guaranteed departure and currently the number has not been reached, please, contact us to verify the up to date guest list with the supplier.

Cabin type
Use
Price/person
All cabins
Shared
€ 4245
Included in the price

10 guests cruise

Double Cabins with matrimonial or twin lower beds
All meals while onboard (full board)
Snorkel equipment
Kayaks
International and Ecuadorian food
Water
Coffee & Herbal tea
Personalized service
Bilingual Naturalist Guide
Activities according to itinerary
fuel surcharge

Not included € 106 / person

Galapagos National Park fee 100 USD per person
Galapagos Transit Card 20 USD per person

Extra services

Each extra guest will pay the per person rate of 5,400 USD 

Galapagos airfare 499 USD per person

Gratuities
Alcoholic Drinks
Wetsuit

per Person
67900

You can book place or places in yacht cabins or book a whole yacht. Booking whole yacht is only available for cruises with no travelers already on board.

Included in the price

10 guests cruise

Double Cabins with matrimonial or twin lower beds
All meals while onboard (full board)
Snorkel equipment
Kayaks
International and Ecuadorian food
Water
Coffee & Herbal tea
Personalized service
Bilingual Naturalist Guide
Activities according to itinerary
fuel surcharge

Extra services

Each extra guest will pay the per person rate of 5,400 USD

Galapagos airfare 499 USD per person

Gratuities
Alcoholic Drinks
Wetsuit

Yacht additional fees

Galapagos National Park fee 100 USD per person
Galapagos Transit Card 20 USD per person

per Boat