We had a blast while sailing on the Nomad this May. I had previously sailed with Nate while in Colombia. That trip deserves a review of it's own. I had so much fun that I booked another trip to sail the San Blas Islands in Panama. He makes the trip unique in the sense of exploring areas that are not tourist ridden and virtually untouched by the masses. You get to embrace the culture. I have seen many parts of the world, but much to my surprise the coral in the locations (San Blas) that we dove was absolutely beautiful, full of life, and untouched. We were virtually the only people diving in these areas because your standard tour group does not go to the areas that Nate will anchor at. We spent most of the days exploring various islands, free diving / snorkeling (scuba is not allowed by the Kunas), fishing, eating great food, listening to music, and talking. At night we would either grill on the beach or sit on the deck of the boat eating, enjoying wine or rum, and watch the gang of barracudas swim in place around the boat. This adventure is a MUST.