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

Our story

It all began in 2006, after our founder Luke fell in love with Patagonia. Swoop, named after the Andean Condor, was born in 2010. Prompted by requests from customers to help them discover The White Continent, Swoop Antarctica launched in 2013. 

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.

What our customers think

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.


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.


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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