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Address: 7009 Shrimp Rd, Dock A Slip #2, Key West, FL 33040-6066 (Formerly Namaste' Private Sailing Adventures)
Phone Number: +1 850-525-9624
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Namaste Sailing/Keys Eco-tours specializes in coral discovery tours to the...

Namaste Sailing/Keys Eco-tours specializes in coral discovery tours to the less frequented ecological reserves in the Florida Lower Keys. Each trip includes a professional ecology presentation complete with professional underwater images of all the different corals, invertebrates, and reef fish we encounter. Snorkel equipment is provided along with expert instruction. We only accommodate 8 guests per excursion so our guests are guaranteed a crowd free and intimate coral reef experience.

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Spectacular Experience - educational, inspirational, and incredible sights

I will start this review off by saying: it was noted that the water we experienced during our trip was extraordinarily clear. While the water is always beautiful and blue... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Melissa T
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Columbus, Ohio

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I will start this review off by saying: it was noted that the water we experienced during our trip was extraordinarily clear. While the water is always beautiful and blue, visibility can vary based on weather conditions. I have had the opportunity to snorkel all over the world - Thailand, Mexico, Dubai, Caribbean...and I never in a million years would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Welcomed at the dock by Captain Jeff and his wife Trish, they helped us carefully get on board. We felt like family joining the seaworthy pets, a cat and a dog. They were outstanding hosts and educated us on the coral and the creatures we would see below. Once in the water Jeff and Trish stayed nearby taking pictures for... More 

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JeffB669, Owner at Namaste' Eco Excursions, responded to this review

With over 4000 trips under our belt we have met and escorted many groups out to the reef. Each one of our trips is as memorable for us as we hope it is for our guests. This trip and these guests were no exception. They mentioned that they felt like family and thats exactly what we felt about them. We... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Turned out to be a great experience sailing and snorkeling. We had a perfect day weather wise and they took the time to teach, explain about the coral, the fish and answer any other question. Highly recommend it. Thanks!!!!

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JeffB669, Owner at Namaste' Eco Excursions, responded to this review

Again, another really nice review! Thank you for mentioning our passion for educating folks about the wonders of a living reef. We absolutely love our job and when we get to share our enthusiasm with appreciative guests it rocks our world. Thank You!!! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We picked this company because wanted a small group instead of one of those large catamaran snorkel/party boat trips. We had a great time and turned out to just be 3 of us on the trip. Great information about the reef. Both captain and first mate were in the water pointing out marine life. We had a fun motor sail... More 

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JeffB669, Owner at Namaste' Eco Excursions, responded to this review

Our promise to sustainable tourism is simple and these guests really got it. Small groups is better for our guests, better for us, and way better for the reef. A special thanks to these guests for taking the extra effort to research us and again thank you for supporting sustainable eco tourism! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I visited with my 10 year old son. Captain Justin and Trish were great. We got a little education on the way out on things we would see. Very interesting, even held my sons attention. They were fantastic with my son. He had a fantastic time. We would have loved to go a second time. Would go back to Key... More 

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JeffB669, Owner at Namaste' Eco Excursions, responded to this review

Words cannot express how grateful I am to this reviewer for her kind words in this honest review. Though I did not personally participate with this trip both my wife/business partner and my grandson did. Both Trish and Seth returned from this trip estatic at how well the guests had done on the reef. At one point our guests borrowed... More 

South Florida, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

For my birthday this year I was treated to a snorkeling excursion with Namaste. My husband I were disappointed with the visibility and lack of variety of fish on the patch reef. My snorkeling from shore on Key West was disappointing as well, so obviously it's not Namaste's fault. On the plus side, Trish and Jeff (owners, captain, and crew)... More 

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JeffB669, Owner at Namaste' Eco Excursions, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest review! This nearshore trip turned out to be a perfect match for our guests comfort level. Saw lots of interesting reef critters including juvenile French Angels, Stop Light Parrotfish, and tons of yellow striped Sergeant Majors. Water visibility wasn't bad but not great either. Had our guests been a little more comfortable with the offshore... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Everyone associated with Namaste was very friendly and accommodating. My wife and I went for a snorkeling tour for her birthday and enjoyed just talking with the owner and his wife as much as the snorkeling. We did find a 'patch reef' with plenty of fish and some interesting corals... nothing super spectacular but an enjoyable hour spent floating in... More 

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JeffB669, Owner at Namaste' Eco Excursions, responded to this review

Another great review and again we are so grateful for these wonderful guests. Our guests chose an inshore trip which is great for folks who are not as comfortable with the offshore reef experience. Admittedly the visibility at the in-shore reefs are not nearly as good as the offshore barrier reefs but we always defer to our guests choices. Had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

We are all first time to snorkeling but the Captain and his friend were very helpful and patient to guide us. You will have a short introduction about fishes and coral and then you will see most of the fishes. We had so much fun!

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JeffB669, Owner at Namaste' Eco Excursions, responded to this review

What a great review! These guests were new to the snorkeling experience and lucky for us we had our "A" team on the job. Captain Justin and Captain Ben were on hand to insure that every one was safe and comfortable. As owners, both Trish and I are so grateful to have such competent staff so as to insure a... More 

hollywood, fl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

We wanted to go snorkeling during our stay in Key West, but we didn't want a cattle car of tourists that leaves the feeling of diving in Grand Central Station. We are so glad we found Namaste. There is a limit of 6 guests, on a sailboat that is more than large enough to accommodate. Justin and Ben were excellent... More 

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JeffB669, Owner at Namaste' Eco Excursions, responded to this review

In a word, "awesome". Our tour is all about personal attention and quality presentation and your group made it so easy! Thank you for choosing us over the cattleboat tourist traps. We are very proud to accommodate small groups such as yours and hope you will look us up again. More 

Tampa, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

We had so much fun seeing all the fish on the reef. Captain Ben was very friendly & made us feel at home on the boat. Trish was very knowledgeable. She helped my boyfriend feel comfortable as he was nervous snorkeling for the first time. This is far better than any cattle boat filled with people. You also spend more... More 

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JeffB669, Owner at Namaste' Eco Excursions, responded to this review

We are so pleased your trip with us was the "Highlight" of your stay in Key West. Both Captain Ben and Captain Trish expressed their amazement how well you folks tuned in to the ecology of the reef. Trish was especially pleased to accommodate your willing but apprehensive partner and hopes his experience was as good as the pictures indicated.... More 

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