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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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

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The Swoop team has been fantastic, very responsive to all our queries and have been most helpful. We had a great holiday, so thank you for organising it. Read the full review

Patrick Kwok Cheung Yee Singapore December 2019

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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

Sue Quelch United Kingdom October 2019

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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.

Al & Natalia Florida January 2018

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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.

Lucien & Marie-Eve South Africa January 2018

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

Janette Harrison Australia February 2020

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

Marina Angleton United States Of America January 2020

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

Darlene Culver United States Of America January 2020

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

Jodie Pigman United States Of America December 2019

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

Cynthia Schiebel United States Of America December 2019

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

Günter & Sabine Austria December 2019

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

Günter & Sabine Austria December 2019

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

Filip Lievens Belgium December 2019

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

Leon Steyl South Africa November 2019

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

Sonia Pazos de Diego Netherlands October 2019

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

Andy Doyle United States Of America February 2019

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

Brian Murphy United Kingdom February 2019

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

Rowena Lord United Kingdom December 2018

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?



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



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



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.