As the year comes to a close and the season of gift-giving is right around the corner, we’ve compiled what we believe to be the ultimate package of gifts for people who enjoy boating and fishing. We’ve included some really useful and highly practical gifts that will come in hand on the boat, from some of the latest and greatest in onboard electronics and weather-ready clothing to trusty tools that help with the daily grind.
We’ve broken down the gift options into three categories: owner, captain and mate. However, we’re pretty sure all of the categories are going to overlap. Because, really, why not splurge a little?
For the Owner
Yeti 20 oz. Rambler w/ Custom Text; $34.99, yeti.com
Yeti’s 20-ounce Rambler tumbler is made from durable stainless steel with double-wall vacuum insulation for those long days out on the water. The magnet on the lid adds an additional barrier of protection for keeping drinks contained and preventing heat or cold from escaping.
InTheBite Cup Holder; $119, InTheBite.com
The special non-skid base will not slip or slide on virtually any surface even in heavy seas. Drink holder inserts will accommodate cans or bottles in large foam koozies, and will also hold 750ml wine bottles. Embroidered with InTheBite logo.
Scales Never a Tourist Button Down; $69.99, scalesgear.com
A lightweight, breathable, comfortable, athletic fit pocket performance button-down shirt from SCALES. 2 way stretch fabric. Comes with strategic venting for maximum airflow to keep you cool all day. UPF 50+ Sun Protection.
Papa’s Pilar Marquesa’s Blend Rum; $48.99, shoppapaspilarrum.com
The Marquesas Special Blend pays homage to Hemingway’s adventures among the Marquesas Keys and is sourced from hand-selected rums spanning the Caribbean, US and Central America, blended by Master Blender, Ron Call, and finished in once used #4 Char Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey barrels.
Olukai Nohea Moku No Tie Boat Shoes; $100.00, olukai.com
Designed to elevate the traditional boat shoe, Olukai crafted the Nohea Moku with an adventurous nautical life in mind. No-tie laces and stretch bootie construction for barefoot wear yield a shoe that’s equal parts terrestrial, amphibious, and adventurous.
Aquatech AxisGo iPhone Water Housing; $199.99, aquatech.net
The AxisGo water housing is designed to protect your iPhone from harsh weather conditions while allowing you to capture images underwater to a depth of 33 feet. Instantly share photos thanks to full touchscreen sensitivity. AxisGO also allows image capture with the phone’s native camera app, plus access to all your applications.
For the Captain
Sucked Dry: The Struggle is Reel Paperback; $12.95, amazon.com
Charged by his dying father’s wish for his son to see the world and live life on his own terms, Parker McPhee embarks on a rollicking expedition from the blue-water tropics to the Gulf of Alaska to the trout streams of Montana. Parker’s drive to fish extends beyond the goal of catching a “trophy.”
Fujinon TECHNO-STABI 14×40 Binocular; $1,099.95, fujifilmusa.com
The TECHNO-STABI Series offers a high-powered model (14X magnification) that is stabilized, offering unique performance when used from moving vehicles or vessels at sea. ±5° of vertical stabilization allows you to lock in on a subject and create a stabilized field of view at a high magnification. No more shakes or inconsistent views from high distances.
Garmin Quatix 6; $549.99, buy.garmin.com
The Quatix 6 combines all of the best features of Garmin’s flagship fēnix 6 GPS smartwatch with specialized boating, fishing, cruising and sailing capabilities, including comprehensive connectivity with compatible Garmin chartplotters and other marine electronics to offer autopilot control, data streaming, sail race assistance, Fusion-LinkTM entertainment control and more.
Mustang Survival Highwater 22L Waterproof Backpack; $109.99, mustangsurvival.com
Able to hold up to the most extreme conditions and a healthy beating by tough adventures, Mustang Survial’s Highwater Waterproof 22L Backpack holds up with tough material that’s alos lightweight. Roll-top closure protects everything stored in the one main chamber. Exterior drop-in mesh pockets keep your need-to-haves easy to grab.
Release Ruler Marlin Belt; $29.99, releaseruler.com
The marlin ruler belt is both fun and functional. Trust us when we say your friends will get a kick out of the HUGE section. This is a cool gift for anyone who loves marlin fishing. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
For the Mate
Danco Premio 7.5” Titanium Pliers; $189.99, dancopliers.com
Danco’s premio level titanium pliers are made of 100-percent machined titanium with a sleek matte finish and fitted with the company’s Super Halo Hinge. These pliers also feature replaceable cobalt-titanium side cutters which are suitable for braided line, fluorocarbon, monofilament and even light wire.
Plano Z-series Waterproof Duffel Bag; $89.99, planomolding.com
The 50-liter Plano waterproof duffel is designed with a roll-top design and unobstructed opening to give you quick access to all your gear. Easily sealed with a full-length hook and loop closure that is rolled shut and buckled for dry storage. The duffel is designed with MOLLE attachments for additional gear while the handles can be used as backpack shoulder straps.
AFTCO 10” Fillet Knife; $79.00, aftco.com
AFTCO’s new 8″, 10″ and 12″ fish fillet knives are built in collaboration with Böker Germany to deliver premium blade options for gamefish processing of all sizes. The range of AFTCO fillet knives feature 4116 German stainless steel blades with a full tang construction and up sweep design.
GoPro HERO9 Black; $399.99, gopro.com
Capture your next fishing trip in 5K video with the GoPro HERO9 Black. The new Max Lens Mod delivers Max HyperSmooth stabilization and Max SuperView, GoPro’s widest-angle perspective yet. Also records in 4K, 2.7K, 1440p and 1080p.
Grundéns Charter Gore-Tex Jacket; $269.99-$279.99, grundens.com
Grundéns GORE-TEX PACLITE PLUS Charter Jacket utilizes a 2-layer unlined construction for a thin, lightweight, highly packable piece of clothing that features an interior surface finish specifically designed to resist the toughest contaminants including oil and gas.
2-for-1 Holiday Subscription Special; $24, InTheBite.com
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