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
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
Staff
More than 80% of staff employed locally across 4 destinations.
Donations
Donations
698.48kg of donations received for Pack for a Purpose to support the Community First Aid Centre and schools in the riverside communities (2013-2020).
Communities supported
Communities supported
17-20 communities supported per year in the Peruvian Amazon.
Establish a library
Establish a library
Over US$ 10,000 raised to establish a library in Vietnam’s Vinh Dai Primary School.
Establish a library
Establish a library
Over US$ 10,000 raised to establish a library in Vietnam’s Vinh Dai Primary School.
Establish a library
Establish a library
Over US$ 10,000 raised to establish a library in Vietnam’s Vinh Dai Primary School.
Girl’s 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
Girl’s Education Program
US$ 27,790 raised in support of Room to Read’s Cambodian Girls’ Education Program.
Girl’s Education Program
Girl’s Education Program
US$ 27,790 raised in support of Room to Read’s Cambodian Girls’ Education Program.
River & ocean conservation
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
Conservation programs
3 wildlife conservation programs in the Peruvian Amazon.
Fish rehabilitation
Fish rehabilitation
Rehabilitation of paiche fish population from 489 in 2010 to over 8,500 in 2022.
Turtles released
Turtles released
2,100 taricaya turtles released in the Peruvian Amazon since 2012.
Manatee rescue
Manatee rescue
Supporting the Amazon Rescue Centre release 25 Manatees since 2009.
Trees planted
Trees planted
Reforestation program with 100 trees planted in Nauta in 2018.
Sustainable operations
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
LED lighting
90% of the lighting used on board all ships is LED.
Engine
Engine
65% lower engine emissions than US EPA standard for river vessels.
Water
Water
100% clean water is returned to the rivers and seas we sail in.
No chemicals used
No chemicals used
0% cleaning chemicals used on board all vessels.
Ingredients
Ingredients
70% of all ingredients are locally sourced on the Aria Amazon.
Waste management
Waste management
Innovative closed-loop distribution system and waste separation implementation.

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ARIA AMAZON
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