Covid-19 - A note from our founder

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"We are all living through unprecedented times. Never has our industry had to face such turbulence and challenge. Yet throughout the last few months, the daily contact we’ve had from travellers like yourself dreaming of future far-away travel has energised us.

Many of our newer enquiries come from people who are keen to talk to us about their ideas but aren’t necessarily ready to make a firm reservation. That’s absolutely fine with us - after all, the planning stage is a key part of the adventure - our experts have lots of ideas to share, so do pick up the phone and start the conversation so you then have a ready-made plan for when the coast is clear.

We’d encourage everyone to keep the door to adventure open. It’s crucial for our wonderful industry.

I’m in no doubt that our industry will weather the challenges that Covid-19 has brought. I am confident that when this passes, and as soon as it’s safe to do so, we will continue to offer trips that bring life-changing perspectives at the ends of the earth."

Luke Errington, Founder & Managing Director

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We recognise that the situation we are currently living in makes planning ahead a challenge. Nobody knows yet when borders will reopen or airlines will take to the skies again, but rest assured that behind the scenes we’re working closely with our local partners who are keeping us updated with the situation on the ground so we can give you the most accurate information.

We also continue to work with industry organisations like IAATO and AECO who Swoop are members of, and are busy planning the future of travel, including health & safety protocols in the post-Covid world. 

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What our customers think

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I will keep Swoop in mind for my future adventure trips and also recommend Swoop to my friends definitely. It's a wonderful experience with Swoop. Thank you again for recommending and helping us to get the last cabin at that tight time before the trip's departure, so we experienced this unforgettable Antarctica trip.

Jinyu Xu United States of America January 2020

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The service from Swoop was great. You were open with us and explained how this particular cruise would work. After talking to others on the cruise, we felt we were better informed about the details. Read the full review

Travis & Kalli Walthall United States Of America December 2017

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Swoop was fantastic. We were provided with great service, efficient and quality responses to our many questions. Swoop found us the perfect expedition to match our interests and budget. Alex even followed up with us throughout the process and called us the day of our departure to wish us a wonderful trip.

Bryce Canada December 2016

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Swoop made preparing for the trip easy. From the first phone call to Alex, I felt my concerns and desires were listened to and acted upon. We had the right ship for us.

Daffyd UK December 2016

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It is easy to see that the folks at Swoop are passionate about polar travel and want to share the best experiences with their customers.

Ryan Massachusetts November 2016

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Dear Swoop family, we would like to thank you for all the amazing effort you made in getting us to Punta Arenas in time.

Erik & Natascha The Netherlands December 2015

Antarctic Season 2021/22

For those of you who are keen to secure an Antarctic expedition, dates for the 2021/22 season have been released. Given that in normal circumstances many of our customers book their Antarctic trips 12-20 months in advance, we are used to customers booking this far ahead.

Booking ahead enables you to secure early booking incentives, along with the voyage and cabin that you prefer. Our flexible terms ensure that dates can alter with the global situation. Our new terms apply to new bookings made from now up to the end of December 2020.

Members of our team are working from home and would be delighted to discuss your travel ideas and provide inspiration for your next trip. There is no commitment to book. 

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More on Covid-19 travel

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