Santana Sailboat

Sailing the San Blas is always memorable, but on the Santana sailboat it can be an extraordinary positive experience. Captain Gisbert “Gizzy” Kroczek welcome travelers who are ready for a nature experience out of the ordinary and offer a pleasant & safe environment for you to enjoy your days:

– Relaxing & Sun bathing
– Sailing & Kayaking
– Island exploring
– Fishing & Snorkeling

When enjoying the amazing San Blas while sailing with the Santana sailboat you will have access to the best islands, best snorkeling and maybe even learn a thing or two about sailing.

The Santana sailboat is famous for great cooking and keeping a fixed schedule. More than 10 years sailing experience brining travelers between Panama and Colombia and they rarely experience delays.

The Santana sailboat has plenty of deck space for you to throw your feet up. Just find a relaxing position and dig into your favorite book. Or maybe just gaze at the picture perfect sunset.

At night you can explore a multitude of galaxies and stars over head more clear & vivid than you have ever seen them before.

The Catamaran

The Santana sailboat is a large, strong and safe catamaran originally built for charters. Catamarans are generally stable boats that offer space and comfort to passengers. This secures the passengers a comfortable passage between Colombia and Panama.

Santana also has a large fully equipped kitchen with a stove/oven and an 800 liter freshwater tank. There is two fridges where one is reserved for the passengers. The boat has two toilets situated in one of the hulls.

On board the Santana sailboat you will have access to music equipment and a home theater. You can also take advantage of a canoe and snorkel equipment.

The catamaran has two Yanmar 50 horsepower inboard engines. She further has two large diesel tanks that combined take up to 400 liters of diesel. More than enough to travel Colombia to Panama by engine power alone. By engine power alone Santana does up to 7 knots.

The Santana sailboat has a 15 meter tall mast with mainsail, genoa and spinnaker. She will under sail do up to 9 knots.

The “Gizzy” Captain

Captain Gisbert “Gizzy” Kroczeck also goes by the Spanish nickname of “Gilberto”. He was born in 1969 in Bautzen, Germany. At the age of 22, he started sailing in the lakes of Germany. He later moved to the north of Germany where he started open ocean sailing. He holds a professional worldwide cruising license for sailboats.

Gisbert is a very skilled sailor with great experience in sailing the Baltic Sea, the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic ocean. In 2006 he bought a small 29-foot yellow catamaran called “Purring Cat” in Trinidad and Tobago and has since then been sailing in the Caribbean. Since 2011 Gispert has been sailing around Panama – San Blas – Colombia.

Gisbert has a great passion for sailing and takes great pride in keeping his boat in good condition. He is a very friendly captain that willingly shares stories from his adventures at sea.

Privately he loves snorkeling, fishing and obviously Santana’s music. He is passionate about making food and is a good cook, especially infamous for his Spaghetti Bolognese.

Gisbert speaks German, English, and Spanish fluently.

  • Restaurant like food
  • Free use of kayak
  • Vegetarian & vegan options
  • Spacious & comfortable
  • Focus on experience
  • No party boat








Year Built



2 (Capt. included)



Vegtarian option

Order with your booking

Safety equipment

20 Lifejackets, Life raft, 2 Dinghies, EPIRB (Satellite Distress Beacons), VHF & SPOT GPS system w/distress


Free use of kayak & snorkling equipment

Panama Dep./Arrival


20 Lifejackets, Life raft, 2 Dinghies, EPIRB (Satellite Distress Beacons), VHF & SPOT GPS system w/distress