We're a small team of Antarctica and Patagonia enthusiasts. Between us we enjoy mountain biking, trail running, bird watching and generally exploring the great outdoors.
We're lucky enough to visit Antarctica every year and most of our Patagonia team have lived and worked in the region long before their Swoop days. When we're not exploring Antarctica and Patagonia, we love nothing more than talking to people who are planning their own adventure.
Alex heads up Swoop Antarctica as General Manager, he returned from his first Antarctica trip ten years ago firmly bitten by 'polar fever' and obsessed with icebergs. Since …
World explorer, John has travelled into over 150 countries, and set foot on all 7 continents. Working as a fisherman in northern Finland for 13 years gave John polar fever and a…
Loli set foot on The White Continent for the first time during the 2005/6 Antarctic season. Since then, she has returned during eleven austral summers. She has taken part in …
Penguin counter and Base Leader at a small station called Port Lockroy between 2013 and 2015, she then led trips on polar ships along the Antarctic Peninsula and into the …
Have you been lucky enough to explore Antarctica or the Arctic? Are you passionate about the poles? If you have a connection with the White Continent or experience of life above the Arctic circle, then do get in touch and tell us a bit about you - we're always on the lookout for ambassadors to join our team.
Take a peek at our jobs page for our current vacancies.
What our customers think
We want to thank Alex and his Swoop family very much for the extreme service they provided us. Thank you very much!
Erik, The Netherlands December 2015
Antarctica was the most amazing experience of my life. And Swoop were great! Always available to answer questions, provide guidance, whatever I needed.
Leslie December 2015
I went as one person and came back another: seeing the land of wonder, and enjoyed Swoop's service which was not done as an agent but more like my own family.
Peace, California January 2016
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1. We know Antarctica
We have over 10 year's experience in Antarctica. As Antarctic specialists, we're lucky enough to visit every year, so we know the strengths and weaknesses of every vessel and the ins and outs of every voyage.
What this means for you:
We'll save you time by guiding you through the maze of options as well as giving you our first-hand recommendations for where to go, when to travel and how to get there. For a complete Austral adventure, our Patagonia specialists can help you discover Patagonia before or after your expedition.
2. We offer you incredible choice
We work directly with all the Antarctic expedition operators, so we can offer you a choice of the best expeditionary vessels - 16 in total - and over 80 voyages. For the more intrepid adventurer, we can arrange Antarctic interior trips and expeditionary sailing trips.
What this means for you:
Whatever kind of adventure you're looking for, we can help. We'll work with you to find your perfect expedition: one that suits your budget and appetite for adventure.
3. We're not biased towards any expedition operator, vessel or voyage
We have no commitment to anyone but you.
What this means for you:
We'll listen to what you want from your experience and suggest an expedition based on your exact requirements. We don't charge for our advice and you'll pay no more or less than if you booked directly with the operator.
How We Can Help You
We understand the importance of this long anticipated trip and how crucial it is to get it just right. We'll guide you throughout your Antarctic journey - from making the right choices when booking, to packing the correct clothing and equipment - offering sound, impartial advice and support at every stage.
Find your perfect expedition
We work with all the Antarctic expedition operators, offering 16 different vessels and over 80 Antarctic voyages and land-based expeditions. Find Out More.
Help you decide when to take your trip of a lifetime
We can help you decide which month will suit you best and advise when to start planning ahead for the best choice of cabins and voyages. Find Out More.
Arrange your pre and post-Antarctic travel
Our Patagonia experts would love to help you discover Patagonia before or after your Antarctic expedition. We'd also be pleased to help you book your flights. Find Out More.
The price you pay for booking an expedition with us is no more and no less than if you were to book directly with the operator. We help Antarctic operators to market themselves and their voyages to the international market and when you book with us they will pay us a small commission.
As Antarctic specialists, we'll save you time by helping you navigate the maze of options and find the perfect expedition. You'll benefit from our free, impartial and expert advice.