Three Ways We Can Help You

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.

How we go about it:

We'll listen to your requirements, talk you through the options and help you find an expedition that suits your needs. Our recommendations are completely impartial and based on the type of experience you're looking for. 

Why we're good at it:

We've sailed on or inspected all the different vessels, we know the ins and outs of each voyage and we've helped over 300 customers discover Antarctica. We've got the knowledge and experience to guide you through the maze of options and find your perfect expedition.

How Can Swoop Antarctica Help You?

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.

How we go about it:

We'll listen to what you want from your experience and help you decide when's best to go, and which vessels, cabins and voyages are available. 

Why we're good at it:

We have comprehensive and up to date records of all the best expedition vessel's departures, cabins, rates and availability. With over 10 year's experience, we know the nuances of the Austral summer. We'll save you time and effort by quickly helping you decide when to experience Antarctica.

How Can Swoop Antarctica Help You?

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 to, from and within South America.

How we go about it:

We'll help you to make the most of your time in Chile or Argentina, whether you have a few days or a few weeks. We can provide advice and recommendations or book trips and accommodation, whatever suits you.

Why we're good at it:

We started out as Patagonia specialists because we have over 15 year's experience in Patagonia. We only specialise in Patagonia and Antarctica, regions we know and love.

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Swoop says

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.

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What our customers think of How Can Swoop Antarctica Help You?

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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. Read the full review

Travelled: October 2019

Sue Quelch - United Kingdom

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I could not have asked for better service than Swoop provided. You answered all my questions and concerns and provided me with all trip details and requirements.

Travelled: January 2018

Al & Natalia - Florida

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All the arrangements done by Swoop were spot on. Thank you warmly and sincerely. Swoop service was outstanding and I would highly recommend you anytime.

Travelled: January 2018

Lucien & Marie-Eve - South Africa

MICHAEL IS THE GREATEST. He spent all day on the phone with us helping us with our MANY travel hiccups, helped to make special arrangements when things were working out, and was a genuinely awesome and kind person. Read the full review

Travelled: March 2022

Kiera Rumbough - USA

From the initial contact with Molly through the booking and travel coordination with Andy your company was professional and thorough. Answered all our questions promptly and helped make for a smooth vacation. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2022

Scott Hunter - USA

I originally booked for the trip going in March 2020. SWOOP were very good at keeping in touch and coping with all the Covid problems. The updates and all the detailed information needed to actually make it happen in 2022 were excellent. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2022

Sue Gatenby - UK

The itinerary offered was superior to any other. Flying-in and crossing the Antarctic Circle aboard a small, sparkling maintained vessel were of central importance to my trip. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2022

Jane Crowley - USA

I am so thankful that Molly spent the time with my group and selected this cruise as the right one for us; given all the options and how hard it is to choose, her guidance was invaluable and now that we're back I can absolutely say that there couldn't have been a better choice for us. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2022

Jennifer Ruth - USA

Emma was consistently responsive on questions and handling any issues... with very thorough and customized responses. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2022

Gary Lincoln Neilson - USA

Great customer experience and helpful staff (e.g. via WhatsApp). Also liked the online portal. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2022

Oliver Harris - UK

We had a great experience throughout the planning stage and beyond. We had as much information as Swoop could provide in advance and found it all very simple and easy. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2022

Lauren Woosey - UK

Swoop provided incredible support throughout the process of arranging and implementing this trip. This was especially important since there were so many Covid-related uncertainties and Covid-related requirements to navigate. Email enquiries were answered in a timely fashion and with the information needed. Read the full review

Travelled: January 2022

Fred Delcomyn - USA

The Swoop team did a great job of recommending a few trips that met my pricing and timeline expectations for Antarctica, and I chose the winner. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2021

Christopher Norton - USA

I felt that we received the best possible service - all of our many questions were answered, concerns addressed, and we were provided first class service by Swoop. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2021

Claire Torrey - 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

The customer service provided by Swoop - specifically Emma and also Iain - was nothing short of amazing. From answering our endless questions to providing all the information we needed. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2021

Mohit Kallianpur - USA

I was impressed with the informative website and the excellent customer service as I was shopping for an Antarctica trip. With the everchanging challenges of the pandemic, we were impressed with the communications that we received from Swoop. The adjustments with the ship and date made our trip possible as well as unforgettable. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2021

Jeannette Shull - USA

The recommendations we were provided with were excellent. The organisation of the trip was problem-free; this made the trip very easy & stress free. The accommodation choices were excellent, the use of local guides & services made the experience authentic. The timetables & punctuality were very good. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2020

Tracey Coleman - Australia

Just leave it to the experts at Swoop to organise. So simple and worry free. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2020

Janette Harrison - Australia

From the very beginning, Swoop was with us. They educated us about the perfect trip, the perfect boat, what to sign up for, the clothing to bring, hotels to stay at, restaurants 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!!! Read the full review

Travelled: January 2020

Marina Angleton - United States Of America

Swoop did a great job with personal contact and organizing the trip. Read the full review

Travelled: January 2020

Darlene Culver - United States Of America

Tennessee was very helpful in helping me choose an expedition that was right for me. Rather than trying to sell me the most costly excursion, he listened to what I was interested in and helped me to make a decision based on my timeframe and my priorities. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2019

Jodie Pigman - United States Of America

You guys were great in helping us organize our flights as well as answer our questions in a timely manner. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2019

Mukund Shenoy - United States Of America

From the first phone call when Tennessee answered, to all the trip planning with Liz and the quick follow-up upon return...enjoyed every moment. I've recommended Swoop to so many people. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2019

Cynthia Schiebel - United States Of America

We were married on Antarctica, so that was definitely the most memorable moment! Read the full review

Travelled: December 2019

Kayla Kissane - United States Of America

I loved all the information you have provided to us upfront in order to make this journey an unforgettable experience :) Read the full review

Travelled: December 2019

Günter & Sabine - Austria

The team was super professional, friendly, responsive, awesome. Thumbs up for making our trip as enjoyable as it was. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2019

Günter & Sabine - Austria

We felt very much accompanied in preparing for our trip, response time was excellent, the questions we asked were fully answered, we felt well informed before our trip. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2019

Filip Lievens - Belgium

The information on the Swoop website has been well researched and is obviously up to date. Read the full review

Travelled: November 2019

Leon Steyl - South Africa

It was an amazing experience from beginning to end. From the booking process to the moment I came back home it was all easy and well organized. Read the full review

Travelled: October 2019

Sonia Pazos de Diego - Netherlands

Swoop was awesome. Very responsive to all my questions and requests. Really enjoyed working with everyone at Swoop. Outstanding. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2019

Andy Doyle - United States Of America

Swoop was very helpful and knowledgeable in organising the trip. I was very pleased with the voyage we went on and couldn't fault the service. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2019

Brian Murphy - United Kingdom

Really pleased to have booked with a specialist. we booked with Swoop in the first place because I came across your analysis and descriptions of ships online, and found it really useful. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2018

Rowena Lord - United Kingdom

Why Swoop?

We're not your average travel agent. We're Antarctica specialists, and want you to discover Antarctica because it's our favourite place in the world. Here's why we're different:

  1. We know Antarctica like the back of our hand

    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. 

  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.

  3. We're not biased towards any expedition operator, vessel or voyage

    We have no commitment to anyone but 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.

Ready to plan your Antarctic adventure?

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Listen

Listen

We'll spend some time listening to your aspirations, then discuss the kind of experience that might suit you.

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Match

Match

Next we'll discuss the options, shortlist the best trips for you and present you our impartial recommendations.

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Reserve

Reserve

We'll place a 24 hour hold on your preferred option - without obligation - whilst we talk through the details.

With over 50 years of Antarctic experience between us, we can help guide you to exactly the right trip for you.

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