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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?”

Christian's Trip:

Onto the Antarctic Ice

Christian's Trip Date:

4th Dec - 13th Dec 2022

Christian's Ship:


What was your most memorable moment?

Experiencing Lemaire Channel with such beautiful weather conditions!

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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9 out of 10

On a scale of 0 to 10, how would you rate your trip: Onto the Antarctic Ice?

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10 out of 10

Were Swoop right to recommend Oceanwide Expeditions?


Tell us about the wildlife

Wildlife is that, wild, you can't plan it, but Antarctica is a great place that gives you good chances to encounter wildlife. We were lucky to encounter whales (orcas, minkys, humpbacks), seals (elephant, leopard), penguins (gentoo, adelie, etc.) and many birds.

Tell us about Zodiac excursions

Great Zodiac excursions, the guides were very skilled to drive them (highly necessary in windy conditions). I felt safe all the time.

Tell us about the expedition team

Very knowledgeable and friendly. The lectures were great (ice, whales, seals, icebergs, weather, antarctic politics, etc.). They were highly skilled with the Zodiacs which gave us the peace to enjoy the cruising.

Tell us about the Hondius

It's a nice vessel, happy to see that is an adequate vessel for the Antarctic sea with reinforced windows, etc. The food was great, always with many options even if you are vegetarian or vegan. The quad-cabin was very good, knowing that this is a vessel, we had enough space to be comfortable. I would choose Hondious again.

Tell us about the Camping

Great experience to sleep out there. I would highly recommend this to anyone! The guides are prepared with everything you need, and they take care that we don't leave much mark of our presence there.

Tell us about the Kayaking

The highight of my trip. I loved to be able to do kayaking in Antarctica. You live a different experience from a point of view close to the water level. When you stop paddling, you can hear the voice of nature, ice cracking, birds singing, it's just unbelievable. Highly recommended to anyone with basic knowledge of kayaking.

Something Else?

As Swoop Antarctica, I would try to fine-tune the details of boarding the vessel, to let your clients know that there is such a thing as check-in and luggage storage.

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

Be flexible (weatherwise), be curious, bring a camera and enjoy the trip of your life.

Has your experience changed your perspective in any way?

In how important is for us to help to protect Antarctica. I consider myself now an ambassador of Antarctica.

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

Improve the communication before boarding (check in with Oceanwide Exp to know if they have a reunion point, luggage storage, etc.).

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

You gave very good recommendations, and the webinar was really helpful.

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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