Oceanwide Expeditions vs Epic Adventures - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 4
Value — 4.2
Guide — 4.2
Activities — 4.2
Lodging — 4.2
Transportation — 4.2
Meals — 4.2
Overall — 4.5
Value — 4.5
Guide — 3.5
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 3.5
Transportation — 4.0
Meals — 4.0
Recent Reviews

Antarctic Peninsula m/v Ortelius ship

4.0 June 2016
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  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
Very good trip. Very good crew, friendly and professional. Very good food. Landscape is wondeful. Bedroom are clean. But....
We didn't go to ukrainian base of Vernadsky while it was written that we go.
Some people had paid 2000 euros less than me because they booked last minute.
We didn't see Horn Cape while we wasn't far.
The bedroom is too much small for three people.
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Tour Oceanwide Expeditions Company Reviews

SUPERB

5.0 June 2016
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Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
All about the trip was fantastic, including my travel-mates.
Yes the crew/staff/guides/Doctor were first class, but the real bonus was the way people mixed and joined in.

All in all, SUPERB.

PS a big shout for my two restaurant buddies!!!
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Tour Oceanwide Expeditions Company Reviews

Jaw Dropping

4.0 June 2016
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  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
It really is not hard to write a positive review about such a well run operation in what has to be one of the most stunning parts of the world, observing the abundant wildlife that calls this remote area home.

The expedition team and the ship's captain and officers spent countless hours making sure that this voyage lived up to its title. As a result, we enjoyed numerous memorable sightings of polar bears, walrus haul outs, whales around the ship, arctic foxes, reindeer, seals and, of course, many species of birds.

The onboard lectures from experts in their various fields were most informative and the zodiac shore excursions most enjoyable.

Finally, one has to mention the jaw dropping scenery of the Svalbard Archipelago. High peaked mountains with glaciers reaching to the sea in every direction, huge bird cliffs reaching for the sky and sea ice from horizon to horizon. All very aptly summed up as "Magnificence at its Utmost Best". Thank you to all involved.
The memories will last a lifetime!

Frank B and Carol D. - Ohakune, New Zealand.
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Tour Oceanwide Expeditions Company Reviews

Great Trip, Great Service, Absolutely Amazing Views

5.0 June 2018
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
We chose Annapurna Base Camp because the trek has a lower risk of altitude sickness that Everest Base Camp.
The trek was still quite challenging with many mountains to climb over (the guide called them hills ha ha) before we eventually started to follow the valley line up the mountains towards Base Camp. The accommodation was pretty basic (tea houses) in each village we stopped and the temperature kept getting lower the more we climbed. But once we got to base camp the view was amazing and we were so glad that we decided to do this trip. It was pretty hard, but the memories of being surrounded by some of the tallest mountains in the world was worth all the effort.
I would recommend that trip to anybody with a moderate level of fitness
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Worth it

4.0 June 2018
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Recommends
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 3.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 3.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
This trek is definitely worth it. It might take a week to trek from start to finish but it is worth every step. The day we got to the base camp was very difficult but only because it started the hail, then snow in the last couple hours of trekking. Apart from that the trek was amazing. The views were amazing and I got to see thing i never would have at home.
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Tours 24 Trips 7 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 525 $ 75
Operator Type Small Ship & Expedition Cruise Line Group Tour Operator
Size Local Specialist Regional Expert
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • Group Tours
Service Level Standard Standard
Regions
  • Rivers & Seas
  • Antarctica & the Arctic
  • Asia
Known For
  • Scuba Diving
  • Adventure
  • Eco Travel
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Adventure
Headquarters Vlissingen, The Netherlands Kathmandu, Nepal
Year Established 1996 2014
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
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    About Oceanwide Expeditions

    Based in the Netherlands, Oceanwide Expeditions specializes in polar expedition-style cruises to both the Arctic and Antarctic. Operating since 1996, they’re one of the pioneers in the field. 

    What Makes Them Stand Out? 

    They offer an excellent series of educational lectures onboard and a wide variety of potential activities on shore, which may include camping, snowshoeing, kayaking, and mountaineering for the truly adventurous. 

    Who Travels With Them?

    Oceanwide Expeditions passengers are curious about the world, its cultures, and its wildlife, and are willing to pay for a top-notch experience. 

    Where Do They Operate?

    Throughout the Arctic and Antarctic regions and a bit beyond. “Arctic” itineraries include remote Scottish islands – the Hebrides, Orkneys and Shetlands – as well as the Faroes, Iceland, Greenland, Spitsbergen (Svalbard), and the Lofoten islands of Norway. Antarctic itineraries include the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands, the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, the South Orkney Islands and the Ross Sea. One spring cruise includes remote, seldom visited South Atlantic islands such as Tristan da Cunha, St. Helena, and Ascension Island. 

    How Does It Work?

    The company owns a fleet of four vessels capable of breaking through pack ice and small enough to navigate their way through narrow passages. Weather permitting, the ships make two landings per day, with passengers ferried ashore via zodiacs. 

    Why Travel With Them? 

    These are truly memorable expeditions to some of the most remote spots on the planet.

    About Epic Adventures

    Epic Adventures offers in depth Nepal tours, as well as tours that feature Bhutan, Tibet, and India.

    What Makes Them Stand Out?

    They provide a way for you to experience rural and remote Himalayan life, from a local perspective. Their main focus is on hiking tours, where you’ll meet local communities and learn about the mountain cultures. They have an experienced and international team, dedicated to ensuring the safety and enjoyment of all their travelers.

    Who Travels With Them?

    Their tours are open to all ages, but travelers should be in good physical shape. Their treks and peak climbs are offered in a variety of durations and are all led by extremely experienced guides. Trekking in these environments requires a certain amount of endurance and skill, so travelers should know very clearly the level of the trek or peak climb they choose.

    Where Do They Operate?

    They are very specially focused in Nepal, with tours also offered in Bhutan, Tibet, and India. Multiple treks and peak climbs are available.

    Why Travel With Them?

    If you are looking for a lot of variety to choose from for your next Nepal trek, they certainly would be a good place to start. This kind of travel depends on a company that puts safety and guide knowledge first, and Epic Adventures takes this aspect very seriously. They also take care to ensure that all their tours fulfill the commandments of sustainable and responsible travel. Especially important for the area of the world they specialize in.

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