Oceanwide Expeditions vs Gondwana Tours & Safaris - 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 — 0
Value — 0.0
Guide — 0.0
Activities — 0.0
Lodging — 0.0
Transportation — 0.0
Meals — 0.0
Recent Reviews

A very memorable trip!

5.0 January 2017
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Just came back from an expedition to South Georgia on the Ortelius. Good and very stable ship in rough seas, friendly staff and great food. This is no luxury vessel but she is perfect for what we came for: to spend as much time as possible on shore watching wildlife and for that they got brand new and safe zodiacs to bring us there.
South Georgia is a unique place on earth with stunning scenery and abundant wildlife you can approach from very nearby. Highlights were definitely St.Andrews Bay and Salisbury Plain with its colonies of hundreds of thousand of king penguins plus hundreds of elephant seals on the beach, a zodiac cruise along Larsen Harbour seeing quite a few Weddell seals and let's not forget the wonderful wandering albatrosses on Prion Island.
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Tour Oceanwide Expeditions Company Reviews

Antarctic Peninsula m/v Ortelius ship

4.0 June 2016
  • 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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5.0 June 2016
  • 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

Tours 24 Trips 0 Trip
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 525 $ 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
Service Level Standard Standard
  • Rivers & Seas
  • Antarctica & the Arctic
  • Africa
Known For
  • Scuba Diving
  • Adventure
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Safari
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Photography
  • Adventure
Headquarters Vlissingen, The Netherlands Maun, Botswana
Year Established 1996 2008
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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