Defining Excellence

Aquila is a tour operator and trainer based in Canada, with more than 35 years of experience in the cruise industry.

Our success in providing shore excursions to the cruise lines that call on Saint John led cruise executives to encourage us to share our model for operations with stakeholders in other destinations. Aquila’s approach to training is one of assessing the needs of a destination or company and developing a strategic training plan that helps raise the level of excellence throughout. Since 2007, Aquila has touched every continent around the world with our training.

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Aquila’s training is tested in our Living Lab of tour operations, ensuring our programs stay current and respond to the needs of today’s changing industry around the world. With our team of Global Trainers, various training programs are available in English, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese.

What is The Aquila Difference?


It is a thrill every time we hear that our training and tour operations have made a difference. We leave a little piece of our heart with every cruise destination and every shore excursion team we work with, and their success is our success.