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?”
Graham's Trip Date:
25th Feb - 25th Mar 2022
What was your most memorable moment?
Kayaking through brash ice near the Argentinian research station and seeing leopard seals basking on icebergs.
Which of the following best describes your adventure?
On a scale of 0 to 10, how likely is it that you would recommend Swoop to a friend or colleague?
8 out of 10
On a scale of 0 to 10, how would you rate your trip: Explore Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands?
8 out of 10
Tell us about the wildlife
Not as many whales as we were expecting to see, especially at this time of the season. We had an amazing encounter with a very large pod of Dusky Dolphins. Saw loads of penguins.
Tell us about the expedition team
Expedition team were very knowledgeable and safety was their main concern. they did a brilliant job of ensuring we got ashore and back onboard safely.. Staff were not as friendly as expected. they did not actively seek out passengers to talk to and kept themselves to themselves when not leading expeditions. it would have bben nice if they could have sat with passengers at mealtimes instead of sitting at an expedition staff table. The lecture on photography shoulkd have been at beginning of the trip instead iof right at the end!!
Tell us about the Sea Spirit
Nice ship, great cabin, food was plentiful with good choices including healthy choices. Almost too much choice. Alcohol was far too expensive. $8 for a mediocre glass of wine and $7 for a can of Stella Artois was extortionate. They advertised a wine tasting evening for $80 a head - nobody signed up for it. Offering bottles of wine at dinner time for over $240 a bottle was ridiculous. I would choose this ship again as it is the right size. However, a mud room where damp kayaking gear and mud boots could be left instead of taking to the cabin would have been good.
Do you have any tips or advice for other people planning a trip to Antarctica?
Must go to South Georgia. Must Kayak.
Has your experience changed your perspective in any way?
Appreciate what a special place it is and that it is changing rapidly.
Do you have any recommendations for Swoop, or feedback about the team?
Make sure that iformation provided by swoop is the same as that provided by tour operator.
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?