Tip Top II
Good value Tip Top II is a stable motor cruiser catamaran for 16 guests with stylish and business-like cabins and public areas.
Tip Top II is a super-stable, 32m motor-driven catamaran, renovated in 2016 to take 16 guests on informal expedition cruises. It is stylish and business-like, and great value for its class. The uncluttered cabins are done up Scandanavian-style with polished decking and a feeling of space. All have either window or porthole.
The yacht has an interior passenger lounge in which to relax while on the outside decks you’ll find a congenial bar and dining area. There is a sun deck and area under shade with comfy chairs and side tables on which to set your cocktail while you enjoy a sunset view. Tip Top has eight crew and one qualified naturalist guide on board, so you can be assured of good and attentive service.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
This was our holiday of a lifetime fulfilling a long held desire to visit the Galápagos Islands, and it lived up to all our expectations.SH, Aylesbury
Being able to visit the Galápagos with a reputable company was a highlight - the boat was fantastic and everything about the holiday was first rate.KF, Norfolk
Snorkelling with penguins, turtles, sea lions and marine iguanas. Unbeatable.DJ, Saltash
Highlight?: Probably a sea lion playing underneath me and showing off whilst I was snorkelling. Beautiful.DD, Uxbridge
The Galapagos tour was our highlight because of the proximity and abundance of the wildlife.AB, St Neots
No-one should consider a Galápagos cruise of less then 8 days. We both had a holiday of a lifetime.LF
Galapagos was incredible. We loved it. The guides were all excellent and we especially enjoyed having guides with a naturalist qualification.LE, Poole
A holiday in the Ecuador and the Galápagos is a once in a lifetime experience. A four day cruise whilst being an excellent 'overview' is just not long enough. Encourage all your customers to take the longest possible cruise.LF
So many (highlights) it's hard to single some out. The Galapagos are a joy from start to finish.JC, Littlehampton
The Galapagos animals, scenery and sea were out of this world, just fabulousCH, Epsom
The Galápagos Islands were out of this world.DJ, Chesterfield
The Galápagos offer amazing access to stunning wild-life and a great week living on a boat.PJ, London
Most Memorable Moment: Swimming with sea lions, following hundreds of dolphins on the boat, diving with penguinsKH, London
The Galápagos Islands were fantastic and beyond our wildest expectations.AC
Our time on the Galápagos Islands was unique to us, the wildlife was fabulous, we enjoyed every minute of it.BT, Ware
A truly unique place on earth.KS, Southampton
The wildlife in the Galápagos was so totally unbothered by our presence.SB, Leyland
The Galápagos cruise was just so good. I don't think I can remember enjoying a recent trip so much.NJ, London
The Galápagos trip was very sympathetic to the environment and local habitat.AD, Dublin
A couple of days in the Galapagos when we didn't see any other people. Intimacy of swimming with sealions, turtles & being chased in the water by a flightless cormorant!TC, St Albans
The Galápagos was so amazing - we were not at all disappointed even though we had looked forward to it so much. Every part of our cruise was special, and we loved the Athala and her itinerary.RJ, Kenilworth
The attention to environmental concerns on the Galápagos was first rate. The national park is a pristine environment and every effort is being made to keep it that way.PT, Peterborough
Everything came up to expectations but the highlight was the Galápagos IslandsSC, London, SW11
The most memorable experiences were walking in woodland with wild giant tortoise grazing in clearings, watching wild land iguanas amble through long grasses, peering at eye level into the nests of red footed boobies, watching penguins and sea lions hunting fish whilst snorkelling, and as a finale, watching huge sharks circling in the boat lights during our final evening meal.JW, Newcastle
The cabin upgrade was definitely worth the extra money, much more space and good sized windows!LF, Alderley Edge
The range of wildlife to be seen in the Galapagos stood out but there were so many highlights.TH, Colchester
The Galapagos Islands are spectacular and we are so glad we had the time to visit. After a busy four days onboard La Pinta it was good to have a days break at Finch Bay. It was certainly a well needed rest for us both.EK, Saltash
It's very difficult to pick out one thing. Seeing the animals everywhere we went was amazing. We fell in love with the sea-lions. I loved the walk up to the view over Pinnacle Rock and then being on the beach by the rock afterwards. Seeing a white tipped shark from the beach was something I never expected.NR, Swindon
The Galápagos Islands were out of this world.DJ, Chesterfield
The Galápagos - just breathtaking - walking in woodland with wild giant tortoise grazing in clearings, watching wild land iguanas amble through long grasses, peering at eye level into the nests of red footed boobies, watching penguins and sea lions hunting fish whilst snorkelling, and as a finale, watching huge sharks circling in the boat lights during our final evening meal.JW, Newcastle
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