Team Swoop

We're a small team of Antarctica, Arctic 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 and the Arctic 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, we love nothing more than talking to people who are planning their own adventure.

The Team

Alex

Alex

Alex is our Head of Antarctica, he returned from his first trip to the 7th continent sixteen years ago firmly bitten by 'polar fever' and obsessed with icebergs. Since then, in …

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Loli

Loli

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 over …

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Tennessee

Tennessee

A fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Tennessee has had a passion for exploration and the polar regions since his earliest days. Having travelled to both Antarctica and the …

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Molly

Molly

Molly has crossed the Antarctic Circle and camped on the Antarctic continent. An avid traveller, she has spent over a decade exploring on five continents. Molly has extensive …

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Ben

Ben has made several polar expeditions and has been onboard most of the vessels that sail to Antarctica. He loves nothing more than talking to anyone who will listen about all …

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Iain

Iain

Iain loves all things wild, icy and dramatic. He first ventured to Antarctica in 2018 where he hiked on the Continent, cruised through the Lemaire Channel, landed at Deception …

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Aimee

As part of Swoop's booking team, Aimee has the perfect job combining her love of travel with helping others achieve their dream holidays. Having been lucky enough to travel to …

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Emma

A full time polar bookings coordinator and a part time explorer, Emma will happily get muddy boots and climb mountains for the best views! An enthusiast of all things wild and …

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David

David

David dreamed of visiting Antarctica from an early age. David travelled and worked extensively throughout Latin America, and in 2012 the opportunity to work in Antarctica presented…

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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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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What our customers think

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Swoop, you did a fabulous job of getting us prepared before we went, and even before that guiding us on which of the expeditions met what we wanted to achieve. I have never found that before in all of my (long!) life of travels. Even your guidance on which cabin to book, was outstanding.

Sue Quelch United Kingdom October 2019

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Every step of the way Swoop made for the perfect booking agent. I had all the right equipment and then some. Swoop answered all my questions with quick turn around every time. Thank you.

Catherine United States March 2019

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Swoop's service prior to the voyage was excellent, you answered my queries promptly, nothing was too much trouble and I felt well taken care of.

Val UK December 2017

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Book through people who have been there repeatedly; Swoop was an excellent choice.

Marc Renzema United States Of America November 2017

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Flawless service from everyone at Swoop Antarctica! Great communication with the team throughout the planning stages. Our itinerary was spelt out in detail, and all accommodations were exactly as promised. Special thanks to Alex on his recommendations on our cabin. No one handles an Antarctica expedition like Swoop Antarctica.

Chris & Amy Florida December 2017

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The people at Swoop were amazing. From the initial recommendations to the very detailed pre-cruise information, we always felt comfortable knowing that they would be there to answer any concerns.

Joey & Sheri Washington November 2017

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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

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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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Booking with Swoop was the best decision I made about the trip. Swoop's services were some of the best we have experienced. Always responsive to any questions I had and very timely. Their recommendations were spot on.

Charles Loflin United States Of America March 2019

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

Leslie USA December 2015

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We are satisfied with Swoop's service and would recommend you guys to other travellers. You have been very helpful with your website and emails. Thank you!

Patrick & Yu Huang Taiwan November 2018

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From the very beginning, Swoop was with us. They edcuated us about the perfect trip, the perfect boat, what to sign up for, the clothing to bring, hotels to stay at, restuarants to go to in Ushuaia. When our ship had an issue and there was a one day delay, Swoop literally "swooped in" and had their expert on Ushuaia contact us and give us recommendations. They became like "family"...we adore Ange and Alex and the entire team!!!

Marina Angleton United States Of America January 2020

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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.

Catherine Samuels Australia March 2019

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Swoop did a terrific job helping us plan and select our expedition.

Elaine Green United States Of America December 2018

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Why Swoop?

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.

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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.

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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.

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4. We're part of IAATO

As an associate of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators, we abide by important guidelines that aim to protect the continent we love. We only partner with other operators that are part of IAATO too.

What this means for you:

Travel safe in the knowledge that your expedition team are helping protect Antarctica, without compromising on your experience. Find out more about Swoop and IAATO.

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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.