I just got back from a 5 day trip through the San Blas Islands from Panama to Colombia on the Frederika with Israel (and Orinson). It was a great experience! I highly recommend this sailboat. It's a smaller boat, with room for 6 passengers, which means you become a very close knit group, and it's not one of these 20 person party boats (might be what some people are looking for... not for me!). The food was excellent. We had fresh lobster one night - delicious. Israel is great as a captain - very conscientious, hilarious and has 6 years of experience doing the trip. Highly recommended!