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We're Rolf Wittmer Turismo Galapagos, a 100% ecuadorian family company founded in 1982 by Captain Rolf Wittmer, first man whose birth on Floreana island has been historically documented.

Rolf Wittmer Turismo is well-known for their outstanding service aboard the First Class Tip Top Fleet around the Galapagos islands, consistently meeting customers' expectations.


We are a company specialized in operating tourism cruises in the Galapagos Islands, aiming to turn the dream of visiting the islands into a unique, unforgettable, and family-oriented experience.


To remain as leaders in the Galapagos tourism market, we strive to be a strong and continuously growing company, satisfying the expectations of our passengers while supporting the conservation and sustainability of the Galapagos.

Our History

Captain Rolf Wittmer is the first man whose birth on Floreana Island has been historically documented. He was born in January 1933, a few months after his parents, Margret and Heinz Wittmer, ended a long trip from Germany to the island of Floreana. The Wittmer family settled down on the island and with great endurance overcame incredible hardships and sometimes an almost unbearable loneliness. They set up a new home on this heavenly island.
This history can be read in her book “Floreana”, produced in 2010 by Editorial Galapagos, originally “Postlagernd Floreana”, published in Germany in 1960. Later translated into 15 languages and called “Floreana” in English.
Margaret’s son, Rolf, was one of the pioneers and the first promoters of ecotourism, which is a well developed industry in the Galapagos Islands today. From 1962 to 1967 he brought scientists and the first tourists to the islands aboard the “Cologne”, his fishing boat.
In November 1969, Capitan Rolf Wittmer began to offer formal tourism activities on board a yacht he specially designed and built to accommodate 6 passengers: the motor yacht “Tip Top I”. This was the start of a business which grew very rapidly mainly due to the excellent services and personal attention that Rolf Wittmer was known to provide.