San Blas Sailboat Quest

Privacy, Lots of Space & All-Experience!

The San Blas sailboat Quest is AN exceptionally large and comfortable sailboat will surely give you an experience for life

Swedish Goran Persson captains the Sailboat Quest. He has worked as captain and crew on commercial vessels since 1979 and few can match his experience on the open sea.

The sailboat Quest is one of the largest sailboats sailing between Panama and Colombia, but captain Goeran only takes 10 passengers. On Quest, you will have a lot of space to enjoy your sundowners over the incredible San Blas Islands.

The Quest features a dive deck that is very unusual for a yacht of her size. The custom made live ladder allows for easy entry and exit. The dive deck is also fully shaded with a fixed sun shade.

The large cockpit seats 10 comfortably and have fitted fully cushioned seats. This large area is covered with a sun awning as soon as we are at anchor or only sailing with the headsails. Sailboat Quest is fully flushed decked with wide side decks that allow you to walk around as though you were on a vessel many times her size.

Sailboat Quest is a happy marriage between an ocean going yacht and fully equipped dive vessel that can take you wherever you want to go to explore and dive.

Quest Testimonials

Amazing Time

Sailed in 2016 with Captain Goeran on his amazing boat Quest and had an amazing time. The boat is really cool with lots of spaces and very modern. It's something we didn't really understand and appreciate until we were in the islands and saw other boats doing the same trip which was were packed with people and much smaller.”

Victor M

5.0
2018-04-04T09:18:57+00:00

Victor M

Sailed in 2016 with Captain Goeran on his amazing boat Quest and had an amazing time. The boat is really cool with lots of spaces and very modern. It's something we didn't really understand and appreciate until we were in the islands and saw other boats doing the same trip which was were packed with people and much smaller.”

Highlight of our Backpacking Trip

"Our trip with quest was the highlight of our backpacking trip through South America. Before we decided on the boat we received lots of information and all my emails were answered very almost immediately. Its clear that Goeran is very experienced. We always felt safe and didn't experience any of the horrors we read about online about some boats.”

- Lisa A

5.0
2018-04-04T07:32:11+00:00

- Lisa A

"Our trip with quest was the highlight of our backpacking trip through South America. Before we decided on the boat we received lots of information and all my emails were answered very almost immediately. Its clear that Goeran is very experienced. We always felt safe and didn't experience any of the horrors we read about online about some boats.”

An amazing passage

"Had an amazing passage from Panama to Colombia onboard S/Y Quest. Goeran is a very experienced, safe and responsible skipper and is constantly working hard to make sure all of the guests are having a good time. He also has an excellent relationship with the Kuna Yala people and bought lobster and coconuts from them for us to share. The boat is very spacious and modern, he only ever takes a maximum of ten guests, it's equipped with state of the art technology, enough snorkeling gear for everyone to use, unlimited fresh water for both drinking and showers. Also, the food prepared by Isabel was outstanding. No two meals were the same and there was always leftovers if we were still hungry. Outstanding!"

Dec 15, 2016 by Anonymous

5.0
2018-04-28T19:05:50+00:00

Dec 15, 2016 by Anonymous

"Had an amazing passage from Panama to Colombia onboard S/Y Quest. Goeran is a very experienced, safe and responsible skipper and is constantly working hard to make sure all of the guests are having a good time. He also has an excellent relationship with the Kuna Yala people and bought lobster and coconuts from them for us to share. The boat is very spacious and modern, he only ever takes a maximum of ten guests, it's equipped with state of the art technology, enough snorkeling gear for everyone to use, unlimited fresh water for both drinking and showers. Also, the food prepared by Isabel was outstanding. No two meals were the same and there was always leftovers if we were still hungry. Outstanding!"

Boat is Amazing

"The captain Goeran is so nice and his boat is amazing. We left from Portobello on Friday night and woke up in the San Blas islands on Saturday morning. We had three full days anchored off the islands, which we were able to swim and snorkel around. Before setting sail to Cartegena on Monday we had Coco Locos on one of the islands. One of the highlights of the five days was the food, Nena is an exceptional cook.

If you are looking for a full-on party boat then this isn't for you but if you want a nice mix of relaxing with a few drinks and a comfortable boat then go with Goeran!

County Dublin, Ireland
5.0
2018-04-04T07:25:02+00:00
County Dublin, Ireland
"The captain Goeran is so nice and his boat is amazing. We left from Portobello on Friday night and woke up in the San Blas islands on Saturday morning. We had three full days anchored off the islands, which we were able to swim and snorkel around. Before setting sail to Cartegena on Monday we had Coco Locos on one of the islands. One of the highlights of the five days was the food, Nena is an exceptional cook. If you are looking for a full-on party boat then this isn't for you but if you want a nice mix of relaxing with a few drinks and a comfortable boat then go with Goeran!

An amazing guy

"Our captain, Goeran Persson, is an amazing guy. He is funny, easy-going, and so experienced. If my mom had met him, she wouldn’t have worried so much about me doing this trip, I’m sure of that. He has the most incredible stories to tell. Also, the instant-noodles were unnecessary. Goeran turns out to be an amazing cook, too."

5.0
2018-04-28T17:50:48+00:00
"Our captain, Goeran Persson, is an amazing guy. He is funny, easy-going, and so experienced. If my mom had met him, she wouldn’t have worried so much about me doing this trip, I’m sure of that. He has the most incredible stories to tell. Also, the instant-noodles were unnecessary. Goeran turns out to be an amazing cook, too."

First class

"My girlfriend and I traveled with Goeran in Aug 2016. The trip was first class. We were very cautious when choosing our boat as we had read many horror stories. The boat and trip, in general, exceeded our expectations. We felt safe and comfortable at all times. We would definitely recommend this boat to other people who are looking for a fun trip but not 24-hour party. It was the perfect mix form us."

David & Susan

5.0
2018-04-28T19:08:24+00:00

David & Susan

"My girlfriend and I traveled with Goeran in Aug 2016. The trip was first class. We were very cautious when choosing our boat as we had read many horror stories. The boat and trip, in general, exceeded our expectations. We felt safe and comfortable at all times. We would definitely recommend this boat to other people who are looking for a fun trip but not 24-hour party. It was the perfect mix form us."

Coolest and most professional Captain ever

"The coolest and most professional Captain ever. Goeran Persson and his chef Joana. Goeran is from Sweden and has a great sense of humor with a perfect combination of responsibility for his passengers. We had the best time ever and felt more as a guest in his home than as a passenger on a boat. We had nice chats and funny evenings with both of them. Goeran is a full professional Captain who loves to live and sail over the oceans of the world. Not like some other always drunk and profit-grasping captains we heard about."

 

Cathrin H on TripAdvisor

5.0
2018-04-28T17:34:10+00:00

Cathrin H on TripAdvisor

"The coolest and most professional Captain ever. Goeran Persson and his chef Joana. Goeran is from Sweden and has a great sense of humor with a perfect combination of responsibility for his passengers. We had the best time ever and felt more as a guest in his home than as a passenger on a boat. We had nice chats and funny evenings with both of them. Goeran is a full professional Captain who loves to live and sail over the oceans of the world. Not like some other always drunk and profit-grasping captains we heard about."  

The trip of a lifetime

"I truly did not want to get off of the boat. It was definitely the trip of a lifetime. When Goeran returned with our passports and asked who was ready to go. When nobody responded he laughed, lit a cigarette and reminisced with us."

Samantha and Brant

5.0
2018-04-28T17:23:55+00:00

Samantha and Brant

"I truly did not want to get off of the boat. It was definitely the trip of a lifetime. When Goeran returned with our passports and asked who was ready to go. When nobody responded he laughed, lit a cigarette and reminisced with us."
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Sailboat Info

Quest

Sailboat Name

1992 (Refit 1999) / 64ft (19,5m)

Year built/Length

Mono hull / Steel

Type/Material

10

Max. Passengers/Toilets

2 (Capt. Included)

Crew

Available when ordered with your booking

Vegetarian option

Lifejackets, Life raft, Dinghy, EPIRB (Satellite Distress Beacons) & VHF

Safety equipment

Portobelo

Panama Dep./Arrival

 

 

Captain Info

Goran Persson

Name

Swedish

Nationality

English, Swedish and some Spanish

Languages

Merchant Marine Academy. Worked since 1979 as captain and chief officer in commercial shipping throughout the world

Sailing Experience


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