Awards & Accolades

Aquila is recognized as a leader in the tourism industry, and over the years, we have been honored with a variety of awards and accolades, including:

Aquila

  • Business of the Year Award, Finalist, Tourism Industry Association of Canada, 2007
  • Excellence in Human Resource Development, Tourism Industry Association of Canada, 2005
  • Business of the Year Award, Finalist, Tourism Industry Association of Canada, 2005
  • Outstanding Business of the Year Award, Finalist, Conseil économique du Nouveau-Brunswick, 2004
  • Aboiteau Award for Innovation, Conseil économique du Nouveau-Brunswick, 2003
  • Friend of the Industry Award, Hospitality Saint John, 2003 
  • Saint John Tour Guides Best in the World, Dream World Cruise Destination Magazine, nomination, 2003
  • Tourism Operator of the Year Award, Hospitality Saint John, 2002
  • Best Shore Excursion Award, Atlantic Canada Cruise Association, 2002
  • Human Resources Development Award, Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick, 2001
  • Rated among Atlantic Canada’s Fastest growing businesses, Atlantic Progress and New Brunswick Business magazines, 1999-2000
  • Outstanding Business Achievement Award, Saint John Board of Trade, 1995

Beth

  • Mary Morton Award, Ontario Motorcoach Association, 2006
  • 25 People to Watch in Atlantic Canada, Progress Magazine, 2006
  • Named Godmother and christened M.V. Acadian, Irving, 2005
  • Pioneer Award, Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick, 2004
  • Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada, Woman’s Executive Network and the Richard Ivey School of Business, 2003
  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Finalist Atlantic Region, 2002
  • Top 50 CEO in Atlantic Canada, Atlantic Business Magazine, 2002
  • Women Entrepreneurship Award, Fundy Regional Development, 1991

Testimonials

We took the Top 10 Tour with "Maid" Marian as our guide, and Phillip her trusty sidekick driver on Sept. 23. It was a wonderful tour! Saw so much and Marian was so knowledgeable and fun, too. Highly recommend!

Marijane Manley Jerauld

Cruise Guest

Our tour guide, Bonnie, was the best tour guide we have ever had on a Princess Cruise shore tour. Our shore excursion was Tuesday Sept. 29th and she provided us with the most insightful experience on the people, the culture, the history and the sights of Saint John, New Brunswick. We really appreciate the job well done by Bonnie.

Joseph S. Kramer

Cruise Guest

Amazing photography tour. Both my husband and I picked up some tips. Lance was a great teacher for both beginners and more experienced photographers. I highly recommend this tour company. Thanks for the great experience, Lance!

Jennifer Zehner

Cruise Guest

On May 31st we took the Saint John Scenic Trolley Tour and it was fanastic. Our tour guide Heather and her Driver were absolutely great. Thank you so much for showing us your Wonderful Historic & Clean City, last but certainly not least your people are equally wonderful

Joe McKenna

Cruise Guest