2021 & 2022 VOYAGES



2021 & 2022 VOYAGES

June 18th, 2020
In an uncertain time, we are offering you certainty and peace of mind. Our number one priority at Aqua Expeditions is to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of our guests and crew throughout this challenging period. As a small ship expedition company, that is ISM (International Safety Management) compliant which ensures highest hygiene and safety standards for vessels, we guarantee a maximum of only 30/40 guests aboard offering world-class experiences in exotic destinations.

Considering the evolving situation around the globe, we are adopting special measures to address our guests’ concerns about travelling and booking.

  • We have amended our booking policy in order to offer you flexible conditions allowing you to postpone your trip free of charge to provide you with peace of mind with regards to your travel plans.
  • Suspension of all scheduled departures in accordance with the travel restrictions and border closures placed by the governments in the country of our destinations, with planned departures resuming August 2020.
  • We took early, swift and decisive action to maintain strict anti-viral hygiene standards on all our vessels and are performing health screenings for all passengers prior to embarkation. We have no cases of COVID-19 onboard of any of our vessels. Aqua Expeditions has been following, and will continue to follow, the advice released by the World Health Organisation for coronavirus prevention.
To add reassurance to our customers’ travel plans, we work with Ripcord insurance, offering an option to purchase comprehensive travel insurance for any unforeseen travel modifications of your entire trip.

We continue to monitor the situation, so that we can be responsive and attend to our guests in the highest level of safety and comfort.

Francesco Galli Zugaro
CEO & Founder, Aqua Expeditions

Latest News and Stories

Exclusive Preview: Aqua Nera | June 2021
Amazon Reopening & Aqua Nera Launch
As travel restrictions lift in Peru, our Amazon operations will resume respecting ISM and WHO health and safety standards from December 2020, while our newest vessel Aqua Nera will launch in June 2021.

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NIHI Sumba and Aqua Blu

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20% Early Bird Bonus 2021 & 2022

Escape is just on the horizon - book early in order to take advantage of our Early Bird Bonus for 2021 & 2022 departures.

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Recent Press

Feb 23rd, 2021

Town&Country Mar 2021

“I’m finally here (what’s a 38-hour plane-and-airport marathon when I’ve been waiting a decade?) because I found just the right vessel on which to explore. I love wildness, but I also love creature comforts, and the Aqua Blu, the newest boat operating in Raja Ampat, fit the bill.”

Feb 11th, 2021

Virtuoso Life Jan/Feb 2021

“Aqua Expeditions’ new 40-passenger Aqua Nera will join sister ship Aria Amazon in Iquitos, Peru, for expeditions in South America’s richest ecosystems. Daily naturalist-led, small-group excursions depart to spy three-toed sloths and toucans, explore local communities on all-terrain bike tours, kayak, fish for piranhas, and search for the Amazon’s endangered pink river dolphin.”

Jan 28th, 2021


“The debut of the boat, Aqua Blu, is Galli Zugaro’s first foray into ocean cruising. It has made visiting this remote part of Asia possible without the challenges of organizing a private charter (though you can do that, too–the Aqua Blu can accommodate parties of up to 30 people, perfect for those who want privacy).”

Jan 14th, 2021

Departures Jan/Feb 2021

“Aqua Expeditions has redefined cruising on the Amazon with its stylish ships, world-class cuisine, and wildlife excursions – and now the company is improving its winning formula with this 20-suite vessel.”