Oceanwide Expeditions vs Felann Exciting Safaris - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 5
Value — 4.8
Guide — 4.8
Activities — 4.8
Lodging — 4.8
Transportation — 4.8
Meals — 4.8
Overall — 0
Value — 0.0
Guide — 0.0
Activities — 0.0
Lodging — 0.0
Transportation — 0.0
Meals — 0.0
Recent Reviews

Best Trip Ever

5.0 June 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Highlights: Shore-Based Walking, Arctic Fox, Polar Bear

Unbelieveable vacation in Svalbard. We saw so many Wildlife and the Nature is so beautiful up there. The crew was so amazing and we make so many new friendships. Thank you Oceanwide Expeditions!
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In search of, and finding, polar bears

5.0 June 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
A wonderful trip on M/V Plancius with a group from Heatherlea/BBC Wildlife. Fantastic crew and Expedition Team, all of whom were both friendly and professional in all their dealings with passengers. Cabin had all the facilities necessary and the lounge is a great place to admire the stunning scenery, spot the wildlife and chat with fellow travellers, whilst enjoying the free coffee. Zodiac trips to landings were slick and only a little choppy. Finding evidence of the wildlife that had passed by and were still around was intriguing - Polar bear and Arctic fox footprints seen frequently. The crew worked 24/7 to get us sightings and delivered - 2 Polar bears, 2 Arctic foxes, innumerable walruses and Svalbard reindeer and birds aplenty, including close up views of Ptarmigan and finally an Ivory Gull on the last afternoon which announced its presence with an exceedingly loud squawk. The low numbers of seals and whales seen were concerning; a sign of climate crisis? Thanks to Oceanwide, Heatherlea and BBC Wildlife for a really memorable experience.
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Best experience of my life

5.0 June 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The breathtaking journey through the beautiful wilderness and landscapes of Svalbard with Oceanwide Expeditions was one of the most magical experiences of my life. The crew, guides, daily programs, hikes, presentations, food and everything about this expedition was just excellent. Thank you for everything, it was truly incredible and absolutely unforgettable!
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Tours 23 Trips 0 Trip
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 516 $ 0
Operator Type Small Ship & Expedition Cruise Line Group Tour Operator
Size Local Specialist Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
Service Level Standard Luxury
Regions
  • Rivers & Seas
  • Antarctica & the Arctic
  • Africa
Known For
  • Scuba Diving
  • Adventure
  • Safari
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Adventure
  • Luxury
  • Budget
Headquarters Vlissingen, The Netherlands Nairobi, Kenya
Year Established 1996 N/A
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages 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.

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