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Namaste' Private Sailing Adventures

Address: 7009 Shrimp Rd, Dock B Slip #20, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: +1 850-525-9624
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Ranked #139 of 338 Activities in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Namaste Sailing/Keys Eco-tours specializes in coral discovery tours to the less frequented...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities

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

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 NEW

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 NEW

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 

denver, co
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We booked a snorkel trip and showed up on time -- only to be told that the water was too rough for snorkeling and that we should just sail. We don't blame the charter for the weather, but we would have liked to get this information before we left for the boat, so that we could have made a decision... More 

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

We are very sorry this reviewer had a bad experience with us. The truth about snorkeling in the winter is that there are more days when the conditions are not favorable then there are days when it is. We go into great detail about the weather on our website and do our very best to keep all our guests informed... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We did not have great conditions for snorkeling, unfortunately. The water was choppy, and visibility was poor. This is clearly out of the control of Namaste, but the conditions were emphasized by the small boat we were on. There were 5 of us in our group. Three of us were experienced snorkelers, confident in the water. Given the swell, I... More 

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

We regret that this reviewer experienced a less than stellar experience with us and in keeping with our policy of maintaining our impeccable standards have offered him a refund. In an effort of full disclosure we have researched this particular charter and have this to say: This charter took place on a day when we knew the weather might be... More 

Fort Worth
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Our family, including 4 teens, had a fantastic snorkeling experience at the reef. On the way out to the reef, Captain Jeff "taught" us about the fish, animals and plants we could expect to see. And we saw an amazing assortment of them. Dolphins swam with the boat on the way back. All the other 5 star reviews are right... More 

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

Thank you so much for your great review! We are very lucky to have had the opportunity to share our passion for the reef with your wonderful family. The water was indeed beautiful that day and I hope you folks got to see your pictures on Facebook. Please keep us in mind on your next trip. Perhaps we can plan... More 

Whitman, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was by far the best snorkeling experience my wife and I have ever had. The trip started with Jeff and Trish providing a history of the reef and then showing us some pictures of the fish we were going to be seeing. Knowing what we were looking at added to the experience. Once we got to the reef (which... More 

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

Thanks for the great review. We know it takes time and effort to write a great review, and we really appreciate it. It's the nicest thing you could do, and the perfect end to a perfect snorkel. More 

New Orleans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Jeff and Trish are spectacular hosts. They have an incredible amount of knowledge about the area's ecological history and biological diversity - not to mention the sailboat provides a beautiful way to see the ocean in style. The trip was educational, fun, and relaxing. We had a group of 4 and went out with another group of 2 who were... More 

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Statesville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We had the most awesome day with Jeff and Trish!!! During our pre-snorkel time they educated us on the reef and its occupants. But the adventure began with an adrenaline rush when we spotted a 10+Ft nurse shark. So exciting!! Jeff spotted an octopus that I would have never seen. We saw so many varieties of fish and coral. It... More 

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

Thank you folks. We were so happy that you found us! It was our pleasure to share our passion for the coral discovery. The octopus was such a cool find. We have been doing charters here since 2009 and that was only the second octopus we have ever photographed. Both Trish and I are so lucky to have guests like... More 

Folsom, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Regrettably, we thought we were going to have a small Eco trip. It was really a paddle in the mangroves. I hate to write a bad review but we spent way too much and not worth it at all. Sailing maybe but we wished we had skipped today

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

This is our second "Terrible" review since we first started using TripAdvisor in 2010 and it really hurts. We accept total responsibility for this bad review and have offered to refund the entire cost of the charter to this reviewer. We apologize to both of our guests and hope that someday we will get a second chance. This trip was... More 

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