Aqua Expeditions is a boutique river and yacht cruise line offering a unique brand of expedition cruising in the world’s most ecologically and culturally significant locales. The recognised global leader in luxury small-ship expeditions sails to unspoilt sanctuaries for you to encounter the beauty of wildlife and nature. With superb dining options curated by world-renowned chefs, elegantly designed contemporary suites with ocean views and a highly executive 1:1 crew-to-guest ratio, Aqua Expeditions is the pinnacle of best-in-class luxury.

Aqua Expeditions ships travel to the world’s most remote and desirable locations from the Galapagos Islands to Indonesia and more, with minimal crowds and small group guided tours lead by experts. Explore World Heritage Sites, diverse wildlife and cultures and iconic natural attractions.


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These voyages are a small taste of what we offer. Contact our Cruise Specialists for bespoke suggestions and post-cruise options

Aqua Expeditions

These voyages are a small taste of what we offer. Contact our Cruise Specialists for bespoke suggestions and post-cruise options

Discover Aqua Expeditions

Highly experiential in nature, every Aqua Expeditions journey encompasses tailored activities with expert-guided small-group excursions to the unspoilt areas of the world. Witness rare wildlife in their natural habitats, recent lava flows with hikes up spatter cones, and discover what swims beneath with a snorkel in the crystal waters of the ocean and extinct craters. With exceptional service from welcoming staff aboard the ships, you can feel at home at sea. Whilst aboard, learn about their committed focus on sustainability and conservation, revel in the contemporary ship design and indulge in a world-class culinary experience created by renowned chefs.


Aqua Blu

With vast seas studded with characterful islands, Indonesia is the perfect setting for a small ship cruising expedition. Presenting a brand-new cruise experience, Aqua Blu is a long-range explorer yacht sailing the region’s most acclaimed destinations, including Komodo National Park, Ambon and Spice Islands and Raja Ampat. As the former British Naval Explorer HMS Beagle and later used as the private yacht of a European aristocratic family, Aqua Blu has a rich naval heritage.  

Following a 2019 refurbishment, guests can embrace modern luxuries amongst the five decks. The 15 suites are all individually designed and sea-facing, while the spa and expansive sundeck provide ample time for relaxation. During your travels, make the most of the non-motorised watersports and expert-led excursions, including diving amongst the world’s most biodiverse marine habitats.

Aqua Mare

As the first true superyacht in the Galapagos Islands, the 50m Aqua Mare takes an iconic once-in-a-lifetime adventure to another level. With unparalleled onboard living and social areas including a Sun Deck with Panoramic Dining, outdoor Jacuzzi, and a movie room, Aqua Mare makes the perfect respite after active days exploring the remote wildlife and dynamic nature of the Archipelago.

There are just seven sea-facing suites, including an 80 sqm Owner’s Suite with incredibly plush furnishings. This exclusivity, combined with personalised service from the 14 crew members and two English-speaking naturalist guides ensures an outstanding experience. Aqua Mare also carries a comprehensive suite of watersports equipment, including snorkelling gear, eight double kayaks and two stand-up paddle boards.

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With over 18,000 tropical islands straddling three time zones and two mighty oceans, Indonesia is easily one of the best places to voyage by expedition vessel. Navigate some of the most remote locations in the region onboard Aqua Blu, surrounded by the luxuries and attention to detail of the finest hotel. What’s more, all meals, beverages, expert-led excursions, and watersports are included.

Galapagos Islands

Adventure across otherworldly islands for up-close encounters with astounding wildlife found nowhere else on Earth. Perhaps best known for inspiring Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, visitors can see unique and fearless species including sea iguanas, Galapagos penguins, and ancient tortoises, plus volcanic landscapes that are as fantastical as the animals! A cruise is perfect for exploring as many of the islands as possible in one tour.  


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  • Nearly 50 years of bespoke luxury travel
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  • Diverse portfolio and exclusive experiences
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