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?”

Kathleen's Trip Date:

25th Feb - 15th Mar 2020

What was your most memorable moment?

Sitting at Brown Bluff, away from the trail, listening to the wind and water and animals and feeling like the only person on the continent. It was a moment I will never forget.

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

Tell us about Zodiac excursions

For a relative weenie, I felt completely safe getting on and off the zodiaks. Staff were completely helpful and did a good job training us. A couple memorable moments: 1. Coming back in from a ride in Wilhelmina Bay once the wind picked up and the seas suddenly became incredibly rough. We were completely drenched (except for the parts covered by the coat/pants/boots) and had a wild ride. 2. The last zodiak trip of the journey, our motor completely died between the ship and the shore. A rescue zodiak came to get us back to the ship, but another naturalist with an empty zodiak came over and we transferred from the broken craft to the operational one. In the middle of the bay. And with no problems.

Tell us about the expedition team

The team was very smart, interesting and excited about sharing the Antarctic with the passengers.

Tell us about the Lyrial, Boreal, Soleal and Austral

The L'Austral was a beautiful ship. The room was fine, the food was fabulous, the crew was friendly and very helpful. The captain was absolutely amazing, especially when we were not able to debark as planned. He kept us calm and informed and shared openly all the available information with us.

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

Go! You will not regret it, and it is so worth it to see the wildlife, ice, land, etc.

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