Gus & Amy
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?”
Gus & Amy's Trip Date:
16th Dec - 4th Jan 2023
What was your most memorable moment?
An incredibly hard question - so hard to pick between that first thrill of wildlife at West Point with the albatross and rockhopper colony, the full day sitting amongst and soaking in all the wildlife at sunny Saunders Bay, or the Adelie penguin overload at Paulet island. Or maybe the excitement at seeing an orca pop up out of nowhere on New Years Eve. It really is a trip of endless memorable moments that would each be the highlight of any other holiday.
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?
10 out of 10
On a scale of 0 to 10, how would you rate your trip: Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Adventure?
10 out of 10
Were Swoop right to recommend Oceanwide Expeditions?
Tell us about the expedition team
Sara was the dream expedition leader, we both felt very safe in her hands and also appreciated her own passion for the wildlife and laser focus on squeezing the most wildlife possible out of the trip. So hard to single out any of the rest of the team as felt they all had so much to offer and were such lovely and passionate people. If forced then Hazel, Adam, Elizabeth and Bjarni will be remembered in particular for their lectures, experience and company.
Tell us about the Ortelius
Were very happy with the ship and all its facilities, the hotel staff were great and we loved all the food. Also very happy with our cabin. In particular we loved the ship because it felt a bit more practical and authentic compared to what some of the larger and fancier ships might have been like. And the key fact that because it only had 100 guests we were able to land at any location and all at the same time so no-one missed out on any experiences, that feels like a huge factor.
Do you have any tips or advice for other people planning a trip to Antarctica?
Be aware of the risks of bad weather and how it could affect your trip, likewise with the impact if someone on your boat gets injured and the boat needs to turn around (not sure if this varies boat to boat). Manage your expectations accordingly but if you can afford it then it is worth all the risk. The seasickness patches seem to work best and our boat at least had a big stock of them so worth purchasing when you get there.
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?