With Captain Nate's expert advice and guidance, we discovered some spectacular reefs in this unspoilt, secluded area called the San Blas Islands. First mate and chef Marissa created some amazing, tasty dishes using the fresh catch of the day, including, but not limited to, conch, tuna, trigger fish, lobster and crab legs. What a team! What a treat!
The varieties of healthy coral, the shooting stars at night, the relaxing time spent on the boat and the many hours spent snorkelling in the crystal clear warm waters have all created memories that we will never forget. Thanks, Nate and Marissa!
Be guest on board of Nomad was terrific. I can't accuse Marissa and Nate for weather as perfect it played out, but I absolutely can accuse both for making me feel so welcome and have a life-changing experience. If you are an adventurous person Nate is gonna be more than happy to take you out to the beautiful reefs for freediving and spearfishing. A go-pro is a must-have! The boat is cosy, clean and offers lots of room you wouldn't expect first. The food Marissa puts on plates is fresh, healthy and delicous. You always share meals, which is super nice!
The time spent on the boat is an unforgettable, beyond special experience of my life! Even growing up in Norway, I´ve never eaten so much fresh quality fish on daily basis. Nate is a good spearfisher and Marissa & Nate know how to prepare a variety of tasty dishes on board. On Nomad you´ll also learn sailing in practice, dive and snorkle in beautiful reef areas, kayak or explore an uninhabited island or three. I miss jumping into the water whenever feeling for it and dancing in the moonlight with plankton covering my body.. and simply your company. It was great fun!! Hugs from COLD North.
This was the greatest experience of my life! I can't believe I was just sailing the Caribbean Sea. It was like Hemingway's Key West adventures on steroids. I'd wake up and spearfish and freedive over exuberant reefs. I'd explore beautiful islands inhabited by indigenous and friendly tribes. At night, we'd lay in hammocks staring at a milky and illuminated night sky. The gourmet food on the boat was beyond mouth-watering, from sushi, smoked mackerel, to fried conch. Nate and Marissa were wonderful hosts. Again, this was the greatest experience of my life! I recommend it again and again.
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.