Tip Top II has just undergone a stunning refit in 2016. This popular motor catamaran is a popular choice for those looking for the increased stability that twin hull boats can provide whilst still wanting a delightful ambience and luxury accommodation. Tip Top is also one of the faster boats in the Galapagos with a true 12 knots cruise speed that means you can spend more time on your excursions and adventures, and less time travelling between them.
Captain Jimmy has been at the helm for 5 years, and a professional sailor for over 12. We could talk with Jimmy for hours (and we did). Listening to this proud father of two, it’s soon obvious that there are few who know the local waters like he does. The chef, Wellington, is fantastic – he won’t just give you his ceviche recipe, he’ll invite you into the kitchen and show you exactly how he does it! Despite its luxurious feel, this is a really personal and friendly boat and we love spending time with her.
Limited to only 16 passengers, Captain Jimmy and his 8 crew provide the very highest levels of comfort and service for you to enjoy. Our crew specializes in giving a personal touch that you don’t get on any other boat. Wellington, the wonderful chef, delights in sharing recipes with guests and will show you how to prepare the very best ceviche. The food on board is a wonderful blend of Ecuadorian specialities and world cuisines, including French and Italian dishes – a truly cosmopolitan dining experience! From your waiter Luis, to deckhand Mario and first officer David the entire crew are welcoming, friendly and helpful and everyone goes out of their way to make your cruise a special memory.
A great benefit of the catamaran design, a Galapagos cruise on Tip Top II won’t leave you feeling hemmed in. This is a boat with a lot of space, and the stunning new decor using solid woods and natural materials enhances this even more. Cabins are airy with high ceilings and panoramic windows making them a wonderful place to relax.