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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?”

Dale's Trip Date:

22nd Dec - 3rd Jan 2023

Dale's Ship:


What was your most memorable moment?

Hard to say, there were so many.....stepping onto the continent for the first time was really a special moment, I loved camping on the continent...the kayaking was amazing, I could go on forever. What a fantastic trip!

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

Were Swoop right to recommend Oceanwide Expeditions?


Tell us about the wildlife

It was amazing! Watching the orcas was probably my favorite.

Tell us about Zodiac excursions

Yes, I enjoyed them very much and never felt unsafe. Most memorable moments were up close seal encounters and the great views of the icebergs.

Tell us about the expedition team

The entire staff was fantastic! I especially enjoyed all of the wildlife and weather lectures.

Tell us about the Plancius

Food was excellent and the cabin was very comfortable. The lounge was also a great location to socialize with other passengers.

Tell us about Ushuaia

I ended up with two days to spend in Ushuaia, so I spent a day hiking at Tierra del Fuego and another day at Laguna Esmeralda. Both days were a lot of fun. Definitely loved the food in Ushuaia.

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

Nothing in particular, other than plan to arrive a few days early to allow time for flight delays, lost bags, etc. I didn't have any problems but others on my trip did.

Has your experience changed your perspective in any way?

Just really made me appreciate a pristine, unspoiled environmnent

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

Everything was fantastic! As I mentioned before, I think the mountaineering was a little bit oversold with regard to level of difficulty and equipment required. I bought an expensive pair of mountaineering boots that I ended up not needing to use, and half of those who went mountaineering wore the ship-provided boots, and almost no one had the experience that was stated to be a requirement. The mountaineering was not much more than a glorified walk up a hill with participants joined by ropes.

Was there anything else Swoop could have done for you to help you prepare for your trip?

No, I think most of the pre-trip info that was provide was outstanding.

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?


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