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.
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 then, …
World explorer, John has travelled into over 160 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 over …
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 …
Jon has a love of all places cold and remote - the more extreme the better. He has set foot on all seven continents and sailed extensively, first visiting Antarctica in 2008. With …
Cassia’s extensive polar experience stretches over a decade. She’s one of the lucky few to have visited Antarctica’s historic heart, the Ross Sea, as well as South Georgia, …
Polar travel runs in Jud’s blood. His great-grandfather sewed sails for vessels voyaging up the coast of Labrador and into the Davis Strait, and a branch of his family tree …
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 …
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.
What our customers think
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
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
Book through people who have been there repeatedly; Swoop was an excellent choice.
Marc Renzema United States Of America November 2017
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
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
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
Swoop did a terrific job helping us plan and select our expedition.
Elaine Green United States Of America December 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.