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What our customers think of Antarctica tours

Stepping onto the continent and taking a moment to appreciate the pure beauty and sounds of nature minus the noise and sights of human pollution was an incredible experience. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2024

Laurie Anne Douglas - USA

10/10 - Swoop made the entire trip seamless and exceptional. The information provided, the support, the webinars, the website, and the staff kept me fully informed and fully prepared and answered all questions. The staff were always available, knowledgeable, and highly professional. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2024

Charles Williams - USA

There was not just one memorable moment. It's absolutely incredible. Seeing all the penguins, seals and whales. The icebergs, especially in Wilhelmina Bay, made me feel like I was in the movie Avatar: The Way of Water. It was all totally amazing! Read the full review

Travelled: February 2024

Carol Forrest - USA

10/10 - From beginning to end, Swoop were amazing! Answered all of our many, many questions, helped us hone in on exactly what type of tour, what type of ship would be right for us. I liked that Swoop reps many different ships, thus providing us with an array of choices. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2024

Shirley Sutton - USA

10/10 - Booking our expedition with Swoop was a pleasure from start to finish. Agents were friendly, knowledgeable, listened well and were responsive to our questions, and provided accurate information about every aspect of the cruise. Absolutely would use Swoop again and recommend it to others. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2024

Jennifer Webb - Canada

Just a great experience in a vast and beautiful wilderness. So grateful that it is being made accessible to regular people like me. Thank you. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2024

Natalie DeNormandie - USA

If anyone needed help creating an Antartica experience I would definitely recommend Swoop - they were great in analysing our needs / preferences and time availability and selecting great options for us to choose from. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2024

Louise Johnston - UK

10 - The expedition leaders, crew and staff were phenomenal. Everything was geared to the passenger: safety, comfort and being able to have the best possible experience. Add to it the incredible breadth of knowledge the expedition leaders had and shared greatly enhanced the experience of Antarctica. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2024

Lynn Guterman - USA

10/10 - There has been no other trip quite like it that we have taken (i.e. Africa, China, Egypt, Galapagos, Machu Picchu, Iceland, or others). All different, but Antarctica is unworldly. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2024

Bob Bacic - USA

The talks from expedition staff members and the discussions of their experiences really opened my eyes to the worldwide connectedness of global systems, including climate, ocean currents, the food chain, and humans' interaction with them. We learned and saw firsthand how important Antarctica is to the stability of these systems. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2024

Jeffrey Siegel - USA

Honestly, every single thing about this trip was incredible. My husband and I travel a lot, but this was hands down the most incredible experience we've ever had. Read the full review

Travelled: January 2024

Elyse Doherty - USA

The scenery was stunning. Someone said it was like an art gallery. Nature’s Art Gallery. Read the full review

Travelled: January 2024

Cynthia Hauke - USA

Our zodiac parked near an alcove area with surrounding icebergs, floating ice, and snow falling on us. It was so quiet that we could hear the voices of the gentoo penguins talking to each other, so quiet that we could reflect on the wonders of this end of the world! Read the full review

Travelled: January 2024

Janice Lo - USA

The glaciers, floating ice, icebergs, blue sky and white clouds, the sunset, the rain, wind, and the snow, and the whole environment were all magical. You have to be there to feel the power of Mother Nature and we were admiring Her in awe! Read the full review

Travelled: January 2024

Janice Lo - USA

10/10 - Everyone I spoke with at Swoop was so kind, helpful and organized. They really made planning the trip so easy! Read the full review

Travelled: January 2024

Sabrina McCarthy - USA

10/10 - Excellent, prompt service at every step. Helpful and pleasant responses to several email queries. An obvious commitment to high-quality service. Read the full review

Travelled: January 2024

Francoise Baylis - Canada

I am having trouble re-entering the world, honestly. The sheer expanse of Antarctica, the remoteness, the icebergs, the animals – from krill to whales – feels more important to protect and honor than ever. It was a sacred experience. Read the full review

Travelled: January 2024

Courtney Caldwell - USA

10/10 - I really felt like I was heard about which company and ship would be right for me. I didn't care about fancy - I wanted to explore and experience as much as I could - to see what Antarctica had to offer. The Swoop folks were also incredibly quick to respond and were stellar evangelizers for Antarctica. I was in good hands the entire time. Read the full review

Travelled: January 2024

Courtney Caldwell - USA

The scenery goes beyond what any photograph can show you. You have to experience it for yourself. It's also so cool to be able to walk around wildlife that, pretty much, ignores you and just goes about its daily life. Read the full review

Travelled: January 2024

Joanne March - USA

I didn't realize how beautiful the world is until I saw the icebergs and glaciers. Read the full review

Travelled: January 2024

Jeanette Burrell - USA

I am still processing all of the ways this experience has and will change my perspective. Read the full review

Travelled: January 2024

Kristie Collins - France

10/10 - Really amazing experience. You have to see it to appreciate it. Read the full review

Travelled: January 2024

Diana Scollard - USA

10/10 - It was just an absolutely incredible experience we will remember for a lifetime and still sad it's over. The whole trip was memorable, really. Like choosing a favorite child, it's hard to choose a most memorable moment. Read the full review

Travelled: January 2024

Amy Ergle - USA

First time I have ever cried knowing I would never top this trip. I’m still emotional when I talk about this trip. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2023

Bill Yates - USA

Swoop was so helpful in the initial planning. The staff was on multiple calls with me helping me to decide which tour and boat was right for me. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2023

Jessica Spangler - USA

GO! Move it far up on your bucket list because it is absolutely worth it! Read the full review

Travelled: December 2023

Jennifer Davis - USA

I have traveled the world, and this is one of my all-time favorite trips. I can't believe I'm saying this, but not only would I come back, I would take the longer 21-day trip! The environment, the wildlife, the intricate web that affects us all globally... it's breathtaking. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2023

Kristie Mozzachio - USA

I’m still honestly struggling to put words around it. This is a place so rich in history and natural beauty. It’s one of the few truly wild places left on our planet, and there is something so powerful and mesmerizing in that. This was a life-changing experience, and I definitely left pieces of myself scattered around Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falklands. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2023

Erica McCoy - USA

10/10 - The Swoop team was incredibly helpful with all of our questions and getting us prepared for a trip that is hard to prep for. All of the information was extremely detailed and useful and helped our trip go off without any major issues. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2023

Anthony VanTreeck - USA

Antarctica is a place I had seen in pictures, documentaries and movies, and even after taking pictures of my own, I see now that digital images can't describe what I saw and how it made me feel! Read the full review

Travelled: December 2023

Sandra Zobel de Ayala - Philippines

10/10 - The team did a great job of helping us select the right cruise for us and then answering all of our questions as well as proactively reaching out about deadlines and when to start thinking about different aspects of the trip. The resources on the website and the Q&A session were also very helpful in making sure we were prepared for such a big trip. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2023

Micah Myerscough - USA

We were not prepared for the intense beauty Antarctica presented to us. I have been fortunate to experience many parts of the globe, both traditional and primitive, but nothing compares to the memories of this adventure. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2023

Donald Appel - USA

The expedition cruise is perfect for hiking, paddling, zodiac riding while you get to see the brilliant untouched views of Antarctica. We have seen some amazing sites around the world. This trip is at the top. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2023

Scott Burbank - USA

It was so surreal and unreal being there. It's still hard to believe that we were there. Such a beautiful place. Pictures will never capture the colors of the ice, the water, the expanse. So, so, so amazing! Read the full review

Travelled: December 2023

Janalee Burbank - USA

Antarctica is such an amazing place, the immense spectacular view of landscapes, sea and icescapes, the whales and penguins. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2023

Kok Keng Hung - Malaysia

Thank you, thank you! It was an incredible and life-changing trip. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2023

Anna Victoria Sasaki - Malaysia

This was my second trip to Antarctica with Swoop and it was smooth and seamless. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2023

Gordon Alan Joseph - Malaysia

10/10 - There was very little stress with the preparations and travel for this trip. I felt very well prepared and knew what the expectations were for trip. The trip itself was magnificent, I don't have a single complaint about any of it – everyone from start to finish was great! Read the full review

Travelled: December 2023

Deb Smith - USA

I thought this would be a once in a lifetime trip, but I could absolutely see myself going back one day. I am so grateful to have experienced this wonderful place, and couldn't be more thankful for the effort behind the scenes to make it possible. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2023

Lindsay Wilson - Canada

A trip to Antarctica is pricey and a big time commitment, but it is 100% worth it. I would do it again in a heartbeat. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2023

Amanda Shahan - USA

10/10 - Going to Antarctica is not like a regular vacation. It takes detailed planning to a place most people haven’t gone. Swoop helped us every step of the way from emails, calls, webinars, and the Adventure Planner. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2023

Erin Wall - Canada

The entire trip was splendid! The everyday experience became more and more speechless. At the end, we didn't say anything but purely enjoyed the beauty of such pristine nature. Read the full review

Travelled: November 2023

Dali Yang - USA

The experience of being in Antarctica cannot be fully described on paper or even told. All five senses are stimulated as you walk on this continent. Read the full review

Travelled: November 2023

Karen Yamamoto-Fosberg - USA

You are surrounded by majestic beauty. The blue hues of the ice, rugged, snow covered mountains… whales feeding… penguins so comical on land, yet so graceful in the water. Just so magnificent. Read the full review

Travelled: March 2023

Craig Vial - USA

10/10 – Swoop provided plenty of resources to thoroughly prepare for the expedition. But the thing that sets them apart is their exceptional customer service, from the moment of my first inquiry all the way through to the return of my voyage. I worked with Carolina and Hannah. They were very responsive and patient with my questions. I was always made to feel like I was their number one priority. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2023

Linda Buckley - USA

10/10 - Antarctica is the most wild place I have been on this planet. The scale of it is mind-boggling. We were lucky with the weather too, so had some fabulous zodiac outings and whale and other wildlife viewings and seascape with the beautiful icebergs. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2023

Marian Fowler - UK

The overall experience of visiting such pristine and beautiful continent was absolutely amazing and awesome. Read the full review

Travelled: January 2023

Evelyn Martinez - USA

Swoop has been absolutely fantastic! I will not only recommend Swoop wholeheartedly, but will surely return as a customer for future voyages. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2021

Mohit Kallianpur - USA

Antarctica is like no other place on earth. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2020

Patty (Patricia) Hunt - United States Of America

We saw whales, various types of seals, penguins, and birds. My favorite encounter was w/ a Leopard Seal while kayaking; the seal seemed to be having fun with us, creating waves and swimming quickly underneath the water to change his position before we could snap a photo. We also saw a group of Ocra hunting another whale - it was a magical moment as the sun was setting and we had just finished a BBQ dinner / party on the back deck. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2020

George Parson - Australia

I thought it was a once in a lifetime trip. But, I will definitely be going again.... Read the full review

Travelled: December 2019

Jodie Pigman - United States Of America

I was really impressed with Swoop and so grateful for the helpful information, advice, support and assistance with all our travel and bookings. The staff were fantastic - so helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. It made for a trouble free, well organized and wondeful trip of a lifetime. Read the full review

Travelled: March 2019

Catherine Samuels - Australia

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Swoop kept us informed at all times, always happy to deal with queries, the whole thing was pretty much seamless. You may have realised we are now Swoop fans. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2019

David Irwin - United Kingdom

Charlotte's Bay on day 3 exceeded my expectations with her prolific ethereal beauty, including whales frolicking and spouting at nearly every angle of the Bay, as well as vibrant, modern-sculpture like icebergs that surrounded us. We even saw an iceberg invert after seals were feeding around it, as well as an avalanche. I had to pinch myself to assure myself that I was not in heaven! Read the full review

Travelled: February 2019

Dennis Roy - United States Of America

Antarctica was everything I could have hoped for and more. It exceeded all expectations. I can't wait to go back! Listen to all of the advice from Swoop and never be afraid to ask them any questions! They're super professional. I appreciate all of the memories that were made possible because of the decision to choose this company and I could not be more grateful! Read the full review

Travelled: December 2018

Stephanie Wong - United States Of America

I compliment the Swoop staff for its services all along the way through to the expedition itself. I booked the perfect trip one year in advance thanks to the expertise of the Swoop staff in advising me which trip would best fit my interests. I am still greatly impressed with Swoop's care and the concern you showed in me getting the most out of this experience. Read the full review

Travelled: November 2018

Bob Clements - United States Of America

Nothing will prepare you for the life-changing adventure...buckle up and take in the most amazing scenery and wildlife you won't encounter anywhere else in the world, and that's coming from someone who has travelled to over 100 countries. Read the full review

Travelled: November 2018

George & Kelly Reichert - Canada

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Antarctica exceeded my expectations. I have been dreaming of going to Antarctica for many years, and this was an amazing experience. I would recommend this to anyone with the financial means to get here because while I can try to describe the feeling of stepping on land and watching the animals and listening to the ice cracking, it just needs to be experienced in person.

Travelled: December 2017

Christine & Rollence - California

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We booked with Swoop because it was evident in the first phone call that Swoop knew far more about Antarctic travel than an agent recommended by friends. Read the full review

Travelled: November 2017

Marc Renzema - United States Of America

Visiting Antarctica was the most awakening experience I ever had.

Travelled: March 2017

Eileen - New Jersey

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I'm back from Antarctica and holy cow, IT WAS UNBELIEVABLE! Thank you so much for all your help in planning the trip.

Travelled: February 2017

Renee - Seattle

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Someday, I'll tell my grandchildren that I went to a place that was so untouched by man - that it was nature at its best.

Travelled: February 2017

Linda - Illinois

They say that Life Is Not Measured By the Number of Breaths We Take, But By the Moments That Take Our Breath Away... In Antarctica, there are many such moments. It exceeded expectations.

Travelled: February 2017

Avivit - Georgia

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From the first moment we booked our trip to Antarctica with Swoop, everything went so well. You can read about Antarctica, people can tell you about it, you can look at countless images, but it is so much more beautiful in reality.

Travelled: January 2017

Kim - Australia

Shackleton should have gone with Swoop.

Travelled: January 2017

Catherine - UK

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It is easy to see that the folks at Swoop are passionate about polar travel and want to share the best experiences with their customers.

Travelled: November 2016

Ryan - Massachusetts

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Everyone at Swoop was very helpful and professional. Their personal experience in Antarctica made their guidance especially useful. The ship, voyage, and cabin they recommended perfectly fulfilled my needs. Pretty much everything exceeded my expectations.

Travelled: November 2016

Ken - Florida

Swoop's service was personal, patient and professional throughout with every arrangement working flawlessly. Although we fairly knew what we wanted, Swoop's input helped enormously leading to our being very happy with everything we experienced.

Travelled: November 2016

Lesley & Charles - UK

I can say without hesitation that I would be happy to recommend Swoop to anyone contemplating a visit to Antarctica; a once in a lifetime, fantastic experience.

Travelled: December 2015

Mike - UK

Antarctica was the most amazing experience of my life. And Swoop were great! Always available to answer questions, provide guidance, whatever I needed.

Travelled: December 2015

Leslie - USA

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