High Season Antarctic Cruises 2020
In January, summer is at its peak bringing the pitter patter of penguin chicks and baby seals. In February, inquisitive penguin chicks who are starting to fledge dominate the rookeries, whale sightings and leopard seal predation reach their peak.
Antarctica Cruises December 2020
Join the increasing numbers of penguins, seals and whales enjoying the region's long sunny days and summer warmth.
Antarctica Cruises January 2020
The penguin rookeries are a hive of activity with the adult birds kept busy round-the-clock feeding and protecting their fluffy and photogenic young.
Antarctica Cruises February 2020
The wildlife takes centre stage in February - think hungry penguin chicks, marauding leopard seals and humpback whales gorging on krill.
Shoulder Season Antarctic Cruises 2020
By March, as the Antarctic season starts to draw to a close, keen whale watchers get their best chances for close encounters, while young penguins are busy fledging and learning to swim. With the sun now lower in the sky, photographers love March for the soft light conditions and dramatic sunsets.
Antarctica Cruises November 2020
See maximum snow cover, minimal human footsteps, and wildlife resting on the pack ice between busy summer preparations.
Antarctica Cruises March 2020
With winter fast approaching, penguin chicks are racing to fledge and learn to swim, while whales sightings peak. Fewer ships and lower prices.
Antarctica Cruises 2020
Still deciding which Antarctic cruise is right for you? Here is a selection of trips, with endless opportunities to experience Antarctica in 2020.
The ultimate Antarctic adventure, this trip is specifically for the active traveller. Spend 6 days kayaking, hiking, camping, mountaineering and snowshoeing, all included in the price. A medium-sized expedition ship acts as your floating ‘basecamp’. Great value for money backed…
With three medium-sized expedition ships and regular departure dates throughout the season, this well priced voyage is a popular option. Across striking landscapes and icy seas your company will include penguins, seals, whales and skuas. For the adventurous, optional kayaking…
Looking for an Antarctic adventure without compromising on comfort and service? Look no further. Benefitting from a $10 million refurbishment, this stylish 110-passenger ship, with its cavernous suites, fine dining and compelling itinerary, offers a very polished Southern Ocean adventure,…
For those who like to plan ahead, which we always recommend when it comes to Antarctica, 2020 dates and prices are now available. We've got a wide range of voyages with a choice of 21 small expedition ships.
What our customers think
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Catherine Macwillie United States Of America March 2019
It was a fabulous trip, something I had dreamt of doing since the late 1960's. I was absolutely thrilled by the whole package and experience. A personal experience of exploration and learning which I will always treasure.
Rae New Zealand December 2017
Amazing and surreal. The trip would not have been the same without the myriad of wildlife seen on South Georgia. The landscapes in Antarctica are beyond amazing; they are serene and humbling. It was a pleasant surprise to see four different species of whales, including killer whales.
Krystal California December 2017
The travel experience on the boat was mind-boggling, so many great stories and interesting people and backgrounds.
Travis & Kalli Walthall United States Of America December 2017
Do not miss the opportunity to visit Antarctica. The quiet. The pristine nature. The fresh and unpolluted air. The clear crystal water. The penguins....I mean where to begin and finish....I am simply speechless. Most of us left crying! Heck I am even going to mention it in my resume.
Yiheli Chile December 2017
It was an incredible experience. Antarctica is unlike any place I have ever visited, totally unspoiled by human influence aside from the few research stations dotted here and there. The raw beauty and remoteness is impossible to describe.
Al Carzoli United States Of America January 2018
I was pleased with the services from Swoop. The most important of these being the cruise that was recommended, which was exactly what I was looking for. I wanted to maximize the opportunities to go onshore and we did. The Swoop staff were very organized and followed through on everything, ensuring that I knew what and when things needed to be completed.
Karyn & Richard California January 2018
Glad we were on a smaller ship with only around 120 guests so we never felt overcrowded on any of the shore landings. You could feel close to nature all the time.
Zoltan & Stephen Nemeth Florida January 2018
I wish to say how grateful we are now for the phone call you made way back last year...you gave us that little push we needed to make up our mind. Swoop service was outstanding and I would highly recommend you anytime.
Lucien & Marie-Eve South Africa January 2018
It far exceeded my expectations. To go to a place so remote and so untouched by the rest of the world truly shows how beautiful the planet really is!
Kaitlyn Rye United States Of America November 2018
There are no words to describe how it feels once you have accomplished a life-long goal. I have now been to South Georgia Island and nothing can take that away from me.
James Jarman United States Of America November 2018
I highly recommend visiting South Georgia, the Falkland Islands, and Antartica Peninsula. The diversity of wildlife and sights is worth it. An amazing experience that exceeded my expectations.
Scott & Nereida Paris United States Of America December 2018
The communication from Swoop was consistent and quick. They really “held my hand” through the preparation of my adventure. They did an excellent boat matching my interests to the right trip.
Scott & Nereida Paris United States Of America December 2018
Wildlife is OMG and landscapes are breathtaking! The most magical moment was when we saw the penguins in action on their natural habitat.
Josie & Carmen Castro Canada December 2018