The Amazing Quest Sailboat

The Quest Sailboat started offering San Blas sailing trips in 2012 and has grown to be the most popular sailboat on the market.

Travelers looking for how to really maximize the San Blas Island sailing experience found the answer on the Quest Sailboat.

Quest have become especially popular with couples and small groups who are looking for a relaxed and comfortable sailing experience. Although Quest offers a backpacker-oriented trip few boats can match the comfort of the Quest Sailboat.

With a length of 64 feet or 19,5 meters Quest is longer than most other sailboats operating but takes fewer passengers than other boats of this size.

On the Quest Sailboat you will enjoy a daily freshwater shower from the boats own water maker system.

If you are looking to have good time, experience everything San Blas have to offer this is a great choice. However, if late night parties, heavy drinking and beach parties is what you are looking for this is NOT the boat for you.

Beware that berths on this sailboat are hard to come by. This is a sailboat you need to bock in very good time. The Quest Sailboat can fill up months in advance and normally no berths can be found the last month before departure.

If the Quest Sailboat Experience sound right for you make sure you book early. There is no time to waste.

Captain Goeran Persson

Goeran Persson is the captain on Quest. He has extensive experience with more than 30 years of experience on the seas. He started his career working fishing trawlers as a 16-year-old boy.

After graduating from the Merchant Marine Academy in 1979 he has dedicated his life to the sea. As both captain and Chief officer he has worked in commercial shipping, tugboats, mega-yachts and cruise ships in exotic destinations as far and wide as Indonesia, Antarctica, Arctic and the South Pacific.

Goeran’s work was on the sea and naturally his free time was spent sailing. The Quest Sailboat was designed and built by Goeran himself.

With an incredible six Atlantic crossing under his belt and his own custom built sailboat there is few captains that can match Goeran experience and passion.

Quest Sailboat Specifications

The Quest Sailboat was designed for diving and sailing charters on a strong steel hull.

Apart from an impressive length of 64 ft (19,5 m) Quest has a large outside, spacious cockpit for relaxing and enjoying the sailing or anchorage experience. The fully shaded cockpit can take up to eight persons at once.

On each charter the Quest Sailboat can accommodate up to 9 paying guests. Berth accommodation are in either:

  • Private cabin with small double bed
  • Private Twin Cabins
  • Standard single berths in the open saloon area

Inside the cabins you will find comfortable beds with individual reding lights, a shelf and a fan. You will get a small locker for storing. The ventilation inside the cabins is particularly good with a combination of hatchets and fans. The importance of ventilation cannot be understated when traveling in the tropics.

The Quest Sailboat has two toilets with showers. Incredibly enough with both hot and cold water.

The combination of space, comfort and extremely able captain makes the Quest Sailboat the most attractive options for the San Blas Sailing trips between Colombia and Panama.

Unless you are looking for a party boat the Quest Sailboat should be on your list. Unless you are too late to get a spot on your desired time. If so, we have many other good options to choose from.

  • Spacious & comfortable
  • Relaxed. No party boat
  • Focus on experience
  • Vegetarian & vegan options
  • Very spacious

64ft / 19,5m







Year Built

1992 (Refit 1999)


1-2 (Capt. included)

Vegtarian option

Order with your booking

Safety equipment

All required safety equipment for this voyage as specified by both the Colombian and Panamanian Govts

Panama Dep./Arrival