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Address: 7009 Shrimp Rd, Dock B Slip #20, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: +1 850-525-9624
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Description: 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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Great snorkeling experience

My daughter and I went out with Namaste on June 28th, and we had a blast. They keep the groups small, incorporate real education on the reef, serve fresh food, and they're just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I went out with Namaste on June 28th, and we had a blast. They keep the groups small, incorporate real education on the reef, serve fresh food, and they're just really friendly thoughtful people. The reef is thick with fish, and our guides Jeff and Trish knew exactly where to moor for a really good look at... More 

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Jeff B, Manager at Namaste' Private Sailing Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your honest review. As I remember both you and your daughter were really stoked about all the reef fish we found at the reserve. I especially enjoyed how brave your daughter was for her first time snorkeling. This was a great trip for us! Jeff Bowman-Owner More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Jeff and Trisha were wonderful hosts. It was like a private snorkeling excursion and they were both so knowledgeable of the reef and different animals that live there. They both snorkeled with us and were sure to point out different wildlife and educate. They were quick to respond to any texts from us and were very flexible with our schedules.... More 

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Jeff B, Owner at Namaste' Private Sailing Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We especially appreciate your comments on our educational component of the excursion. As former educators it would be remiss of us not to share our knowledge about the reef. It is so amazing and when folks such as yourselves share the passion it makes for a truly inspirational excursion. Please consider us... More 

Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Our trip with Namaste' started with a phone call a day prior to our scheduled event. Jeff explained that the winds would not make a trip to the big reef area very enjoyable due to the winds. He offered to refund our money on the spot and offered an alternative if we still wanted to go out. The temperature was... More 

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Jeff B, Owner at Namaste' Private Sailing Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks folks! You guys were so flexible and willing to work around the weather. I wish we could promise excellent weather all the time but thats a bit above my job title. Your honest review means so much to us and we certainly hope you will look us up on your next visit. Jeffrey Bowman-Owner More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

What a top notch company! We had a wonderful lecture on what we would see while out. Both Trish and Jeff are very knowledgable. When we got out they determined that one area was too rough to Snorkel and the other not clear enough. They could have put us in anyway but didn't. I felt completely at ease with them.... More 

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Jeff B, Owner at Namaste' Private Sailing Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this honest review! To sum up this day one word comes to mind and that is "effort". We had high hopes of a barrier reef experience but upon approaching we discovered breaking waves which is never good for snorkeling. Might have been a great "Red Bull" commercial but we're just not into extreme sports and... More 

Charlotte, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Perfect weather, calm seas, clear visability. Couldn't ask for a better day. Great time with Jeff and Trish who are extremely knowledgeable about the ecology of the reef. A bit more pricy than the average "cattleboat" excursion, but you get what you pay for. A personal snorkeling experience with a couple who are gracious and passionate about their reef.

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Jeff B, Owner at Namaste' Private Sailing Adventures, responded to this review

Now thats a great review! Thank you so much for your honest and thoughtful review. The day was indeed magical. It is truly a wonderful experience for us when our guests really "get it" and are able to appreciate just how lucky we are to share the beauty of a healthy reef. It's also very nice to share the day... More 

Detroit, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We were supposed to go out in the morning at 9:00, got a call at 7:00 when it was raining outside and was asked to reschedule. By 8:00am the rain had passed and it was a beautifully sunny day. When we met up at 2:00 that day, it was very cloudy and the water fairly rough, at least for a... More 

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Jeff B, Owner at Namaste' Private Sailing Adventures, responded to this review

This is our forth bad review in less than one month and quite honestly we are truly, truly embarrassed and regretful. Our apologies to this reviewer and also our apologies to the other guests who also gave us a negative review for the same trip ("Rough Water/Rough Trip"). This trip should have never gone off and our Captain did indeed... More 

Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

we celebrated my son's 12th birthday and he was very happy with the trip. You guys were able to give him a unique experience full of adventure and knowledge! We look forward to the next one

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Jeff B, Owner at Namaste' Private Sailing Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing a very special day with us! Your trip was very memorable for us too. Your son did such a great job following our lead on setting sails and was a natural at them helm. As I recall this trip was was chosen because each year your family does something special for each other's birthdays. What a... More 

Allegan County, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We chose to go on this more intimate trip because we are experienced snorkelers. We liked the idea of having a guided tour and a small number of participants on the cruise. The captain and his assistant were friendly and very welcoming. We got off to a late start because the other couple arrived late. No problem, they were friendly... More 

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Jeff B, Owner at Namaste' Private Sailing Adventures, responded to this review

First off we are extremely grateful to this reviewer for their honesty. This trip should have never happened and this reviewer will be refunded for the full cost of this unfortunate experience. This excursion took place on our smaller boat, Compass Rose, which was not the best choice, especially considering the sea conditions that were present. Our larger boat, Namaste,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We went on a lovely sailboat, as a group of only 6 (2 of the ppl were guides). The boat was a bit rustic - but the gear was all clean and our hosts were really friendly, knowledgable and personable ppl. We had a great day out!

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Jeff B, Owner at Namaste' Private Sailing Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you! your spot on to title this review "Small group- great experience!". The majority of our trips consist of only 4 guests. We could load a lot more on the Namaste but the truth is we prefer keep it small so guests like yourselves have the luxury of experiencing the reef just like us locals. Small groups also allow... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The seas were a little rough and there were lots of jellyfish in the water, but we had a great time! There were only 6 people on the boat instead of the typical snorkel boat loaded with 100 people. It's worth every penny for an experience on the off-shore reef and a small boat.

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Jeff B, Owner at Namaste' Private Sailing Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for these comments. We truly appreciate your honest observations of the experience. Yes there were Jellyfish and yes the swell at the reef made for a bit more roll than we are normally a custom to but we still had a great time. That is the reality of snorkeling a offshore reef and the offshore reef is always... More 

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Address: 7009 Shrimp Rd, Dock B Slip #20, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: +1 850-525-9624
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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