Steve’s parents sailed down from the United States and arrived in the Galapagos in 1949. They settled on the island of Santa Cruz which had a population of less than 100 people at the time. When organized tourism first started in the late 60’s Steve led some of the first trips with tourists up to the highlands by horse and mule back starting in 1969 before there was a road. After crewing on Galapagos yachts as a seaman, he took the Naturalist Guide`s Course in 1975. Since then he has been guiding and operating tours in the islands, doing Land Based, Day Tours, Live Aboard and Island Hopping tours to the present day.
Jenny started running tours to Galapagos in 1979 and has organized and led some of the largest groups ever to come out to the islands. She started Moonrise Travel Agency in 1992 after the children were a little older. She was on the board of directors of the Chamber of Tourism, (CAPTURGAL), for 6 years and has made trips to Europe and the US representing this institution.
With over 50 years combined experience in tourism in the Galapagos Islands, we both have a commitment to customer service second to none. Our company’s main aim is to give our passengers the best possible trip and fulfill their highest expectations and dreams. A trip to the Galapagos is usually a once in a lifetime event and most people have been thinking, planning about it and saving for years. This means that your precious time in the islands should not be wasted. Moonrise Travel’s advertising up until now has all been word of mouth from satisfied travelers who have been to the islands and told their friends about us. Most of the guide books to the islands mention us.
We thank you all for visiting our website and look forward to meeting you and arranging the trip of a lifetime for you in the future.