Aqua Blu on the seas of Eastern Indonesia | Aqua Nera on the Peruvian Amazon


March 23rd, 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 for the month of March and April 2020 in accordance with the travel restrictions and border closures placed by the governments in the country of our destinations, with planned departures resuming May 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
Important note: Our revised flexible booking policies, operational implications and stringent safety measures in regard to COVID-19. Learn more.

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Recent Press

Mar 9th, 2020

Centurion, Spring 2020

“The expedition has opened up a part of the world my fellow passengers and I might never have been able to truly appreciate. For us, these waters, like the whale sharks, dolphins and mantas that call them home, have become a living, breathing organism – one eminently worthy of protection. Glass in hand, my gaze fixed on the brilliant tableau of colours of the sky as the sun casts the day’s last light, the importance of the voyage I find myself on – this journey through one of the greatest gardens of our world – comes into sharper focus.”

Feb 25th, 2020

Departures, Spring 2020

“The route crossed waters generally seen only from rickety fishing and dive boats: north of the Lesser Sunda Islands and across the Banda Sea, up to the otherworldly equatorial islands at Indonesia’s remote eastern limit, where the ocean teems with some of the richest marine biodiversity on earth.”

Feb 25th, 2020

Aqua Blu Virtuoso Life March/April 2020

“But on the Aqua Blu, you won’t find shipmates huddled over marine-life checklists on a clothesline of swimsuits and rash guards dripping in the sun. Consider it a dive into Indonesia’s top cultural and natural attractions for the macchiato, megayacht set.”

Feb 11th, 2020

Singapore Tatler Feb 2020

“Aqua Blu’s history and the destination really inspired me. It became about striking a balance between keeping the ship’s soul and bringing it more up to date”