We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“The Closest We Would Ever Get to a Private Yacht Experience”

Namaste' Eco Excursions
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed January 14, 2014

Trying to avoid crowds during our FL Keys vacation, I searched the internet and found Namaste Sailing. Jeff and Trish are wonderful, nice people who made us feel like family. Their sail boat is small and well taken care of. They only take up to 6 people on a sunset cruise - so, no crowds, ever. Go to the front of the sailboat and enjoy the feel of the wind on your face and the smell of the water. Added to the experience are 2 co-captains: a cute Yorkshire Terrier service dog and an equally cute short-haired Persian Cat. I wish we didn't have to leave. Enjoyed Jeff and Trish's hospitality and thebeatiful Florida sunset so much!

Thank leralera
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jeff B, Owner at Namaste' Eco Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2014

Thank you, folks, for your kind review! Over the years we have been blessed with many wonderful experiences with our guests, and our time with you only adds to those blessings. Thank you for mentioning our furry crew in your review. It's very important for our TripAdvisor clients to know that we are a small, owner operated excursion. We actually live on our boat, and when it sails it does so not only as your host, but also as our home.

The word "Namaste" is actually attributed to a Far East custom of treating guest with the very best you have to offer. In our case, the very "best" is our home, our lifestyle, our passion, and most of all our furry crew!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (137)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

62 - 66 of 137 reviews

Reviewed November 1, 2013

We had a FANTASTIC Trip on the Namaste . Jeff and Trish gave us a great tour of some of the best waters in the Keys. One aspect that we truly loved is how they shared their knowledge of the various fish, coral, and other marine life. Trish even gave a personal touch by guiding my 11 year old son on a snorkeling adventure. We definitely plan to visit them when we are back in the area and I would advise anyone to do the same.

Thank KYCAT21
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jeff B, Owner at Namaste' Eco Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2013

Wow! Let me first say that seeing the expression on your son's face as he surfaced from his free dive with Trish was absolutely priceless. In that picture I saw my own face, though a much younger version, when I first touched the bottom on Alligator Reef over 40 years ago (I don't believe I was nearly as brave). Thank so much for sharing part of your vacation with Namaste Sailing and allowing us relive part of our youth.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 14, 2013

What a great way to spend the afternoon! Jeff and Trish are amazing hosts. They certainly know their stuff and provide some of the best information about the waters surrounding Key West. I am sure that I can speak for our entire group when I say that their time and the service that the crew of the Namaste provided was worth every penny.

Thank MatyW313
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jeff B, Owner at Namaste' Eco Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2013

Thank you for the kind and thoughtful review. You folks were an absolute joy to be with! I am so happy that you mentioned that we were worth the cost because in all honesty we are. :)

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 4, 2013

My wife and I had an amazing time sailing, snorkeling and spending the afternoon on the water with Trish and Jeff. They're both fun people to sail with and have amazing knowledge of the area. I've been snorkeling before, but this was much better! I never knew what I was looking at underwater, but thanks to the pictures and info that Trish and Jeff shared with us, we could identify the coral and some of the fish that we saw.

All in all, had an absolute blast! The watermelon, cheese and crackers were an added benefit. Highly recommend.

Thank Anurag N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jeff B, Owner at Namaste' Eco Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2013

Thank you folks so much! Yes we are very proud of our "eco-discovery" presentation and it is so kind of you to mention it. It has been our philosophy in business as well as life that if your going to do something do it right. Our focus on coral reef ecology is our attempt to do it right. Our guest have worked hard for the privilege of enjoying the reef. It is only natural for a reef tour company like Namaste Sailing to honor your hard work by insuring a high quality, interesting, and just plain magical day exploring a coral reef. Thank you!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Wow, this was a blast, better than anticipated. Spending the afternoon with Trisha and Jeff was a great time. They are totally knowledgeable about the environment you are snorkeling in and interested in protecting it as well. The gear, the boat, the conversation and the information they provide is excellent. We went out as a couple because they had a cancellation. What an experience. Trish is amazing in the water, helpful, just a real patient guide. We went out to a small shelf reef that was covered with all sorts of corral, sponges, plants and fish. Fascinating. This is a trip worth taking if you want expert guides providing you insight and opportunity to enjoy their piece of the planet they know so much about. This is not a snorkel booze cruise, this is for enthusiastic folks who want to experience an ocean reef away from the large commercial crowds. We look forward to snorkeling with them on a return trip to the Keys.

Thank Thomas G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jeff B, Owner at Namaste' Eco Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2013

Thanks folks. We are so lucky to have these opportunities to share our love and fascination for the reef. The area we went to that day was one of our favorite nearshore treasures. The "wall" is great for exploring all those nooks and crannies where life, to the trained eye, is bountiful and so apparent. Thank you for being such great observers!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Namaste' Eco Excursions also viewed

Key West, Florida Keys
Key West, Florida Keys
 
Key West, Florida Keys
 

Been to Namaste' Eco Excursions? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing