Sailing on the Amazon, the earth’s mightiest river, Aqua, a custom-built luxury motor superyacht, is the first luxury vessel to operate in the region. She offers the most discerning and adventurous of world travellers, an unforgettable journey into some of the worlds most unique areas.
Based in Iquitos, Peru, South America, she can accommodate 24 guests and her crew of 14 is complemented by three skilled guides.
The voyage through the wild Amazon region begins in Iquitos, so remote that it can be reached only by air or water (just a one hour and 40 minute flight from Lima). Each day, knowledgeable and experienced naturalists will take guests, using the yachts tenders, into remote estuaries in the Peruvian rain forest and the Pacaya Samiria Reserve.
Aqua’s Dining room has panoramic views into the great wilderness. Fine china and crystal and superb service are part of the experience, similar to what you would expect from a fine dining restaurant in Lima. Executive chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, one of Lima’s culinary stars, has created a menu that draws on both Peruvian and European influence. She also has Indoor Bar-Lounge, Observation Deck and Outside Lounge.
Her 4 ‘Master’ staterooms measure 240 sq. ft and have natural fibre tapestry panelling over the bed. These suites have a totally separate seating area for optimum privacy. The remaining 8 suites measure 230 sq. ft. All cabins are outside-facing with seating area and large panoramic windows that give fabulous views of the rivers and their banks from the comfort of your cabin.
Four of her cabins are interconnecting making them ideal for families. The twin beds can be converted to a California king-sized bed. Each air-conditioned cabin has been beautifully decorated to create the feeling of a luxury lodge on the Amazon River, complete with Amazon photography by French photographer Jean Claude Constant. Sheets and bedspreads are 100% Peruvian cotton, with at least a 280-thread count.