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Customer Rating On return from their adventure we ask customers: “On a scale of 0-10, with 10 being the highest, how likely is it that you would recommend Swoop to a friend or colleague?”

Matt's Trip Date:

22nd Nov - 4th Dec 2022

Matt's Ship:


What was your most memorable moment?

Waking up after camping on the ice to see the sunrise on the mountains surrounding.

Which of the following best describes your adventure?

Life changing

On a scale of 0 to 10, how likely is it that you would recommend Swoop to a friend or colleague?

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10 out of 10

On a scale of 0 to 10, how would you rate your trip: Antarctic Basecamp Adventure?

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10 out of 10

Tell us about Zodiac excursions

These were very fun, especially going around the icebergs and getting close to the wildlife.

Tell us about the expedition team

The team was great, very upbeat, professional, helpful, knowledgeable--all around as good as guides get.

Tell us about the wildlife

Saw even more than I had expected.

Tell us about the Hondius

Tremendous food and a great staff. Comfortable rooms and an excellent lounge area. I also liked our ability to move around on the ship--I never felt confined.

Something Else?

All around excellent experience! Even if I try to, I can't think of anything negative. Give a primer on the different B types of boots or a chart of examples of them. In North America, we don't have the B system.

Do you have any tips or advice for other people planning a trip to Antarctica?

Bring ski goggles. They not only help with the sun but with the wind and occasional windborne debris. Use your sunscreen! I underestimated the effect of sun reflection off the snow and ended up badly burnt. Bring lotion. You will be very very dry (Antarctica is absolutely a desert) and with the cold this can lead to skin splitting and scarring.

Would you consider another trip to Antarctica with Swoop?


Would you be interested in travelling to Patagonia with Swoop?


Would you be interested in travelling to The Arctic with Swoop?


Do you have any recommendations for Swoop, or feedback about the team?

Create a chart that shows the B rating system for boots with brands and examples.

Has your experience changed your perspective in any way?

The only misgivings I had were that it would be too "easy" or "luxurious" or something, but the activities were certainly challenging and authentic and experientially rich. Exactly what I had hoped for.

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