Aqua Expeditions cares about setting a standard in responsible travel in the destinations in which we operate. We do so from the ground up, beginning with the design, furnishing and function of our vessels.

By attaining high standards in sustainable operations, the use of eco-friendly products onboard, technological advancements in waste management and rethinking our F&B supply chains as well as community engagement, Aqua Expeditions engages in a committed effort to improve its environmental and socio-economic impact.

Community engagement
Aqua helps support the local economy by employing staff from the community. We contribute to social projects which in turn enriches the guest experience. Exploring the daily lives and customs of local communities is an integral part of every Aqua journey, encouraging guests to return home with a deeper understanding of the local culture and their challenges.
Staff
More than 80% of staff employed locally across 4 destinations.
Donations
698.48kg of donations received through Pack for a Purpose between 2013 and 2020.
Communities supported
17-20 communities supported per year in the Peruvian Amazon.
Establish a library
Over US$ 10,000 raised to establish a library in Vietnam’s Vinh Dai Primary School.
Establish a library
Over US$ 10,000 raised to establish a library in Vietnam’s Vinh Dai Primary School.
Establish a library
Over US$ 10,000 raised to establish a library in Vietnam’s Vinh Dai Primary School.
Girl’s Education Program
US$ 27,790 raised in support of Room to Read’s Cambodian Girls’ Education Program.
Girl’s Education Program
US$ 27,790 raised in support of Room to Read’s Cambodian Girls’ Education Program.
Girl’s Education Program
US$ 27,790 raised in support of Room to Read’s Cambodian Girls’ Education Program.
River & ocean conservation
Aqua has paved the way for more sustainable river and sea explorations, educating crew, guests and locals involved on the importance of preserving these fragile ecosystems. Our programs include the repopulation of threatened species such as the paiche fish and taricaya turtles in the Amazon, conservation of Manta rays via The Manta Project, as well as conservation education in Indonesia.
Conservation programs
3 wildlife conservation programs in the Peruvian Amazon.
Fish rehabilitation
Rehabilitation of paiche fish population from 489 in 2010 to more than 10,000 in 2019.
Turtles released
1428 taricaya turtles released in the   Peruvian Amazon since 2012.
Manatee rescue
Supporting the Amazon Rescue Centre release 26 Manatees since 2009.
Trees planted
Reforestation program with 100 trees planted in Nauta in 2018.
Sustainable operations
The only way to achieve sustainability in our industry is by creating a cycle that is self-sufficient. We do this through fuel efficiency, reduced engine and energy emissions, sourcing environmentally-friendly and ethically-produced materials for our vessel design, innovative waste management and a fresh rainforest/farm-to-table approach.
LED lighting
90% of the lighting used on board all ships is LED.
Engine
65% lower engine emissions than US EPA standard for river vessels.
Water
100% clean water is returned to the rivers and seas we sail in.
No chemicals used
0% cleaning chemicals used on board all vessels.
Ingredients
70% of all ingredients are locally sourced on the Aria Amazon.
Waste management
Innovative closed-loop distribution system and waste separation implementation.

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AQUA MEKONG
Mekong Discovery Cruise
3 Nights
From (USD)
$2,310
per adult
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AQUA NERA
Amazon Discovery Cruise
3 Nights
From (USD)
$3,300
per adult
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AQUA BLU
Raja Ampat Cruise
7 Nights
From (USD)
$6,930
per adult
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AQUA BLU
Ambon & Spice Islands Cruise
7 Nights
From (USD)
$6,930
per adult
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AQUA BLU
Bali to Komodo National Park Cruise
7 Nights
From (USD)
$6,930
per adult
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AQUA BLU
Limited Cross-Destination Cruise
12 Nights
From (USD)
$11,600
per adult
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