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Tip Top II



Tip Top II is a comfortable motor catamaran accommodating 16 people. She has generous indoor areas and a lots of covered and open deck space where you can enjoy drinks and meals in the open air.

Tip Top II

Price from: £4,260 for 8 days

Alya offers 4,5 and 8 day cruises in the Galapagos Islands, and is a spacious and elegant catamaran that makes a comfortable home.

Being a catamaran the communal areas are well proportioned spanning the full width of the vessel. There is a dining room and terrace at the stern and the lounge with its large sofa at the bow, both on the main deck. The upper deck has a shaded outdoor bar, and above this is the sundeck with several loungers ideal for sun lovers. Meals are served as buffets allowing you to choose between the dishes and satisfy your appetite to the full. Tip Top II carries snorkelling equipment and kayaks for you to use.

Tip Top II key features

  • Accommodates 16 passengers
  • Smooth and stable ride
  • Large lounge and dining room
  • Shaded deck space for drinks and meals
  • Air conditioned cabins with private bathrooms
  • Refurbished in 2015-6

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Itinerary 1 – 7 nights / 8 days

  1. FRI: Fly to Baltra. Mosquera Islet
  2. SAT: Santiago: Sullivan Bay. Rabida
  3. SUN: Fernandina: Punta Espinosa. Isabela: Elizabeth Bay
  4. MON: Isabela: Urbina Bay and Tagus Cove
  5. TUE: Santiago: James Bay. Bartolome
  6. WED: Sombrero Chino. Santa Cruz: Cerro Dragon
  7. THU: Santa Cruz: Highlands and Fausto Llerena Tortoise Centre
  8. FRI: North Seymour. Depart Baltra

Itinerary 2 – 7 nights / 8 days

  1. FRI: Fly to Baltra. Santa Cruz: Bachas Beach
  2. SAT: Genovesa: Darwin Bay and Prince Philips Steps
  3. SUN: South Plaza. Santa Fe
  4. MON: Santa Cruz: Highlands and Fausto Llerena Tortoise Centre
  5. TUE: Floreana: Baroness Viewpoint, Post Office Bay, Punta Cormorant and Champion Islet
  6. WED: Espanola: Punta Suarez and Gardner Bay
  7. THU: San Cristobal: Kicker Rock, Cerro Brujo, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno and Jacinto Gordillo Turtle Breeding Centre
  8. FRI: Santa Cruz: Black Turtle Cove. Depart Baltra
There are 4 cabins on the main deck (no.s 3 – 6), each with 2 single beds. All are air conditioned, have storage space and windows (rather than portholes) and private shower room with hot and cold water. This deck also has 2 smaller en-suite cabins, which can be used for single travellers.

There are four staterooms (no.s 3-6) of 28 square metres on the upper deck, all with a window, shower room with hot and cold running water and a window, and a balcony with table and chairs. These comprise two sets of interconnecting cabins. Each can be configured as a twin or double.

There are 4 suites on the upper deck (no.s 7-10), 2 with 2 single beds and 2 with double beds. They have storage space, windows (not portholes) and a door on to a small private balcony. Suites are air conditioning and have a private shower room with hot and cold running water.

Technical Specifications

Year of construction:2017
Type:Motor catamaran
Capacity:16 passengers
Accommodation:9 cabins in total, of which 5 are on the main deck, 1 double of 19sqm and 4 that can be configured as twins or doubles. These last 4 have balconies and cover 20sqm. The remaining 4 cabins are on the upper deck. Each is 16sqm, and can be made up as a twin or double, and has a balcony. All cabins are air conditioned, have a wardrobe and bedside table, safe, hairdryer, phone for on board communication, and an en-suite shower room. Quoted cabin areas include balconies.
On Board:On the main deck there is a lounge with a large corner sofa, TV and selection of reference books and DVDs, a dining area, and an air open sitting area to the rear. There is a bar on the upper deck. The sundeck has a large open area with a jacuzzi set into a raised part of the deck, and room for several sun loungers, and a bar. Alya carries snorkelling equipment, wetsuits, kayaks and an underwater camera for passenger use.
Cruising speed:12 knots
Crew:9 including a naturalist guide

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