Aqua Expeditions, the global leader in small ship expeditions, offers unparalleled, private vessel charter experiences for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure - whether it is a celebration, a family reunion, or a getaway with friends.
Aqua Expeditions' fleet consists of four intimate, state-of-the-art ships: the Aqua Blu, which sails the coastal waters of Eastern Indonesia; the Aqua Mekong, which explores the fabled Mekong River through Cambodia and Vietnam; the Aria Amazon and the brand new, state-of-the-art Aqua Nera, launching this fall, both of which ply the black water lagoons of the Peruvian Amazon.
The ships, which range in size from 15 to 20 cabins, offer exclusive journeys to some of the most remote locations in the world. Each highly tailored itinerary showcases the wonders of its destination through action-packed excursions, focusing on nature, wildlife and local culture. From world-class dining with menus crafted by renowned chefs, to a 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio, Aqua Expeditions offers guests amenities and personalized service on par with the world's finest hotels.
All of Aqua Expeditions' vessels have a dedicated onboard Health and Safety Officer whose responsibility is the wellbeing of crew and guests, as well as the proper compliance and implementation of WHO and management standards. Each vessel is ISM (International Safety Management) compliant, ensuring proper standards in safe operations. Each ship is also flagged in the country in which it operates, reassuring guests that they are always allowed to disembark in any port of anchorage location on an itinerary.
Guests booking an Aqua Expeditions charter can save between 10% to 15% in comparison to regular rates per person. Private charter rates for each vessel are listed below.
Aqua Mekong, Cambodia & Vietnam
The Aqua Mekong features 20 design suites with floor-to-ceiling windows, a private screening room, observation decks and innovative cuisine crafted by Michelin-starred Consulting Chef David Thompson. Led by local guides, excursions include visits to Buddhist temples and floating villages, bike rides and kayak trips.
Rates for a 4-night private charter for up to 32 passengers start at $111,300 including all onboard meals and beverages (premium wines and local beer), excursions and bike use, group transfer in Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh City, laundry and internet.
Aqua Blu, Indonesia - Komodo National Park, Spice Islands, Raja Ampat
The Aqua Blu, which set sail on its maiden voyage in November 2019, is the first-ever long-range explorer yacht permanently based in East Indonesia with year-round departures. The former British Naval Explorer has now been transformed into a private yacht, featuring five decks which provide ample outdoor and indoor spaces, 15 individually designed, sea-facing suites (with interconnecting options) and an array of soft adventure offerings including scuba and snorkel gear. Australian and Bali-based Chef Benjamin Cross has designed a menu of 160 dishes inspired by Indonesia's islands and sea in his role as Consulting Chef.
The ship makes its voyage into the heart of Indonesia's Coral Triangle offering guests unparalleled access to some of the most picturesque destinations and dive sites in the world: Komodo National Park, Spice Islands and Raja Ampat.
Rates for up to 30 passengers start at $264,000 for a 7-night private charter and $407,000 for a 12-night charter, including all onboard meals and beverages (premium wines and local beer), all excursions, snorkeling equipment and wetsuits, scuba diving (for certified divers only), non-motorized watersports, group transfers to and from vessel on recommended flights (except for itineraries embarking and disembarking in Bali), laundry and internet.
Aria Amazon, Amazon River, Peru
Custom-built to explore the Peruvian Amazon and the famed Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, the Aria Amazon features 16 spacious suites with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Amazon river and rainforest. Daily excursions led by local naturalist guides include piranha fishing, birdwatching, trekking in the jungle and more. Guests will enjoy a distinct menu created by Consulting Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, one of Peru's most accomplished chefs known for using produce and ingredients from the Amazon.
Rates for a 3-night private charter for up to 32 passengers start at $103,200 including all onboard meals and beverages (premium wines and local beer), excursions and bike use, group transfers to and from vessel on recommended flights and Pacaya-Samiria entrance fee.
Aqua Nera, Amazon River, Peru
Aqua Expeditions will unveil the brand-new Aqua Nera in late 2020, setting a new standard of luxury and adventure on the Peruvian Amazon. The ship will feature 20 spacious, river-facing suites, elegantly designed outdoor and indoor spaces and Amazonia-inspired cuisine by Consulting Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino.
Rates for a 4-night private charter for up to 40 passengers start at $205,000 including all onboard meals and beverages (premium wines and local beer), excursions and bike use, laundry, group transfers to and from vessel on recommended flights and Pacaya-Samiria entrance fee.
For more information, or to inquire about charter reservations, please visit: www.aquaexpeditions.com.