Owned and operated by Steven and Jenny Divine, both of whom have lived in the islands for many years. This means that we are here on the spot and available for solving any problems that may arise during your trip or any special requests or needs you may have. Our specialty is tours combining one to several days on land followed by a cruise around the islands on one of the yachts. This gives you the best of both worlds and the most in depth and informative tour possible.
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. He took the Naturalist Guides course in 1975, and worked as seaman and guide on tour boats out in the islands from 1974 to 1984. From ’84 to ’01 land based guiding on Santa Cruz and manager for Inca Floats kept him busy and up to date on everything. This makes him one of the oldest and most experienced guides in the islands.
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.