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.
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
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
Truly a unique lifetime experience, especially snorkelling for the first time with playful sea lions, sea turtles, penguins, rays and ‘tame’ wildlife.SD, Rochester
A truly wonderful and privileged experience!RD, Ashford
Highlight?: Probably a sea lion playing underneath me and showing off whilst I was snorkelling. Beautiful.DD, Uxbridge
How close we could get to the wildlife in the Galápagos.DG, Neston
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
Our time on the Galápagos Islands was unique to us, the wildlife was fabulous, we enjoyed every minute of it.BT, Ware
We loved snorkelling with marine iguanas, turtles, and the lovely playful sealions.FM, Manchester
Snorkelling with penguins, turtles, sea lions and marine iguanas. Unbeatable.DJ, Saltash
A holiday in Ecuador/the Galapagos is a once in a life time 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.DW, Lingfield
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
Most Memorable Moment?: The obvious answer is the whole thing! If I had to choose, I'd say the experience of arriving at the top of the Prince Phillip Steps on Genovesa to be confronted by a sea of roosting and nesting seabirds completely unfazed by our presence. Of course I'd read about it in advance but nothing really prepares you for experiencing it for yourself. Another key moment was going snorkelling for the first time at the age of 70 and immediately having underwater encounters with a sea lion and a green sea turtle. My prescience in investing in a GoPro camera ahead of the trip paid huge dividends in terms of lasting memories.DM, Nottingham
The trip to to the Galapagos was the highlight undoubtedly - and the memories will remain with us for a long time -along with the huge photographic archive taken!CG, Stratchcarron
The Galápagos cruise was just so good. I don't think I can remember enjoying a recent trip so much.NJ, London
The Galápagos Islands were fantastic and beyond our wildest expectations.AC
The Galápagos offer amazing access to stunning wild-life and a great week living on a boat.PJ, London
The Galápagos Islands were out of this world.DJ, Chesterfield
The range of wildlife to be seen in the Galapagos stood out but there were so many highlights.TH, Colchester
Visiting the Galápagos islands and coming so close to so many special species of animals and birds was a memorable experience.JB, Chiswick
The highlight was always going to be the Galápagos and it lived up to our expectations. It is a unique place and unlike our last visit we came away with hundreds of photographs to remind us of the trip.NW, Wells
The Galapagos blew me away. was even better than I expected. it never felt crowded and the guides and crew made us feel as thought we were special., Surbiton
The wildlife in the Galápagos was so totally unbothered by our presence.SB, Leyland
The Galápagos were above expectation – the best thing we have done.DL, Dulwich
So many (highlights) it's hard to single some out. The Galapagos are a joy from start to finish.JC, Littlehampton
Without a doubt, the Galapagos Islands were amazing. We feel very privileged.SM, South Croydon
I had wanted to travel to the Galápagos for many years. My husband did not want to go, so I arranged the trip by myself and had a memorable time, whilst feeling very well looked after by JLA.JG
Most Memorable Moment: Swimming with sea lions, following hundreds of dolphins on the boat, diving with penguinsKH, London
The Galápagos Islands were out of this world.DJ, Chesterfield
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