8 Top Gift Ideas for Boaters

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Are you debating what to buy for the fishing or nautical enthusiast in your life? In Southwest Florida, there are plenty of great gift ideas available for boaters and anglers. We have eight top gift ideas for boaters and fishers to help you with present planning this holiday season.

Fishing Attire

Fishing attire is a very important part of an angler’s success on the water.

Robert Graham sport and dress shirts are perfect for boaters that like to be comfortable and enjoy a bit of flair and color in their wardrobe as they cruise the water and fish.

Guy Harvey Sportswear is also a huge best seller for boaters that like comfortable and airy fishing shirts while they fish.

Simms offers waders and other high-quality and water-resistant apparel and footwear that will keep your anglers dry on the water.

Other angler outdoor clothing brands available include Tommy Bahama, Pelagic, Mud Pie, Vix Swimwear, Mad Style and All For Color.

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Much of the Robert Graham attire in Coastal Outfitters is 50 percent off right now.


Sunglasses are a must for those in your life that enjoy fishing in the Sunshine State. Sunglasses with polarized lenses can also help you spot fish in the water better and can act as a great fishing tool. Costa sunglasses are known for having the clearest polarized lenses for those who are trying to spot fish in the water.

Other sunglass brands fishers and boaters love include Maui Jim and RCI Optics.

Rods and Reels

Is there really any better gift idea for your fisher than a new state-of-the-art rod and reel? Here are some of the top rod and reel lines that are sure to be on your boater’s wish list:

  • Shimano is one of the leading manufacturers of high quality fishing rods reels. They make surf and spinning reels and trolling and muskie rods.
  • Loomis has a line of high-performance graphite rods and features conventional and fly fishing rods for serious anglers. The Asquith G. Loomis rod, which is the most technologically advanced fly rod ever made, is in stock now too!
  • Umpqua is the largest producer of quality hand-tied flies. The company also makes high-quality fishing packs, bags and vests that are backed by a lifetime guarantee.
  • Dan James Rod Company makes what many fishers claim are the best custom rods in the world. The company offers an adjustment of the balance of their rods, making it more comfortable for anglers to cast with more distance and accuracy.
  • Croix builds hand-crafted rods to fit all of your fishing needs.
  • Fin-Nor makes saltwater spin, fly and trolling reels, as well as saltwater rods.
  • Van Staal offers what many call “the toughest reels on the market.”
  • Quantam Reels can help you catch big bass and other saltwater fish that are known for putting up a fight on the line.
  • Cuda products are designed for strength, durability and precision in mind for fishers.

YETI Coolers and Tumblers

YETI coolers

YETI coolers and tumblers keep ice intact for days.

YETI coolers have become the new standard for all fishers. They are indestructible and can keep ice intact for days. A complete line of YETI coolers, tumblers and others accessories is available.

Marine Art

How about a nice piece of marine art for your fisher as a Christmas present this year? Spruce up his or her favorite room with art from the following artists:

  • Steve Whitlock Game Fish Chart Art is detailed in pencil and acrylic illustrations.
  • Brendan Coudal Original Paintings specialize in original paintings of saltwater game fish and mermaids.
  • Carol McArdle’s Florida Wildlife Paintings show the lush tropical landscapes of Southwest Florida.

Marine Jewelry

Consider getting a piece of fine jewelry for the loved ones in your life that love the water. Anisa Stewart Designs Original Jewelry offers jewelry of all the ocean’s creatures that is carved out of wax and then cast into non-tarnishing sterling silver and bronze jewelry.

Where to Find Boating Gift Merchandise and Deals

All of the gift ideas for boaters mentioned here can be found at Coastal Outfitters at Port Sanibel Marina and in Captiva.

Coastal Outfitters has the largest selection of Robert Graham inventory in Southwest Florida and for a limited time much of the Robert Graham selection is 50 percent off!

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Renting a boat in Southwest Florida for your angler is one of many gift ideas for boaters.

Book a Sanibel Island Visit for Your Boater

If you really want to impress the boaters and fishers in your life, surprise them this holiday season with a visit to Sanibel Island and Fort Myers in Southwest Florida! Rent a fully furnished condo at Royal Shell Vacation Rentals or Sundial Beach Resort & Spa.

Sundial guests that stay two nights get a third night for free and a free half-day boat rental from Port Sanibel Marina.

Rent a Boat

While you are enjoying all that Southwest Florida has to offer, surprise your loved one with the gift of a boat rental or a fishing charter at Port Sanibel Marina. Our fishing charter partners can take you to the outer islands for an eco-cruise or take you on a fishing adventure that will be a present your boater will remember forever. Enjoy a day on the boat in paradise to celebrate the holidays this year! Give us a call at (239) 437-1660 to plan your holiday boating needs today!