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17 Best Boat Captain Gifts (2022 Gift Guide)

Are you looking for a gift for a boat captain? It has always been a struggle to think of a perfect gift for someone. What if you give them something that’s unusable?

One of the easiest ways to determine a suitable present for someone is to base it on their profession or hobby.

You may think that there are only limited meaningful gifts you can give to boat enthusiasts. No worries! We’ve prepared 17 best boat captain gifts for you to choose from. 

Here are a few more great gift ideas for boat lovers!

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17 Best Boat Captain Gifts

1. Big Joe Captain’s Float 2.0 w/Cup Holder

Big Joe Captain's Float 2.0 w/Cup Holder Blurred Stripe Americana
  • QUICK DRYING FABRIC: Vibrantly colored and durable mesh...
  • PERFECTLY FILLED: Save your breath! We promise this float is...
  • DETAILS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE: Captain's Floats are designed...

Big Joe Captain’s Float is built like a chair designed to give you body support while you float in the waters. It is filled with buoyant beans to give you the best floating experience. This pool float has an on-trend stripes design on a quick-drying mesh fabric. It is equipped with convenient features such as the carrying handles, cup holder, and two tie-down for easy transportation. 


2. YETI Loadout w/ Bucket

YETI Loadout 5-Gallon Bucket, Impact Resistant Fishing/Utility Bucket, Tan
  • The unsung hero of hard work deserved a little attention....
  • BEARFOOT Non-slip ring - No slipping, no sliding, and it's...
  • FOOD SAFE - just in case

This multi-functional high-density polyethylene-made gallon bucket is not only useful in the bathroom but since it is designed for heavy loads, it can be used as a fishing bucket or even food storage if you are camping.

The Yeti Loadout Bucket is known for its durability with its impact resistance properties; that’s why it is often described as indestructible.


3. Manila Rope Sailor Knot Wreath

The holidays are fast approaching. If you can’t think of a present that your captain friend can enjoy during their spare time, give them something that they can display.

This Manila Rope Nautical Wreath is simple but perfectly woven decoration. It is great to hang it on the deck all year round, or it can be made into a Christmas wreath.


4. Garmin Quatix 6 Multisport Marine Smartwatch

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Garmin quatix 6 Multisport Marine Smartwatch, Comprehensive Boat Connectivity (010-02158-94)
  • Provides comprehensive connectivity with compatible Garmin...
  • Rugged sophisticated design features an always-on 1 3"...
  • Improved sail racing assistance includes virtual starting...

If the captain loves technological items, this Garmin Marine Smartwatch is something that is helpful aboard. It is not just an ordinary smartwatch, but it has autopilot control wherein you can take full control of the boat from it through the autopilot app. 

By using its comprehensive connectivity, you can follow the GPS route and engage pattern steering, control the onboard entertainment system, and view important data such as water depth, wind, and engine RPM just by navigating through the watch. 


5. Solar Power Bank Portable Charger

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Solar Power Bank Portable Charger 20000mah Waterproof Battery Backup Charger Solar Panel Charger with Dual LED Flashlights and Compass for All CellPhones, Tablets, and Electronic Devices
  • ★High Capacity: Built-in 20000mAh high capacity polymer...
  • ★Dual USB and Powerful LED Light: Makes it easy to charge...
  • ★Superior Portability Design: Easily hang it on your...

Power banks are a handy device essential for those who constantly use their gadgets. This Errrbbic Solar Power Bank allows you to charge two gadgets at the same time with its 20000Mah battery capacity.

It is equipped with pilot indicators that show the status of the power bank when it’s charging, low battery, or is fully charged. Since it’s solar-powered, it could recharge itself under the sun, perfect to bring for outdoor adventures. 


6. Underwater Drone

gladius Mini Underwater Drone, 4K UHD Underwater Camera for Real Time Viewing, Remote Controller and APP Remote Control, Dive to 330ft, Live Stream, Adjustable Tilt-Lock, Fish Finder, ROV
  • 4K UHD Underwater Photography; MINI can capture UHD footage...
  • Game control Maneuverability; MINI underwater drone comes...
  • Adjustable Tilt-lock And Depth lock; With game control...

For someone who is seafaring for months, finding ways on how to have fun is a way to keep them sane. Instead of just watching a movie or surfing through the internet during their past time, it is best to enjoy the waters surrounding them. Another worthwhile gift you can give to boat captains is an underwater drone.  

This Underwater Drone is equipped with an HD camera to make real-time observations of what’s happening under the sea.

If you would like to scuba dive, this drone can be used to measure the depth as a safety measure before you go into the waters.


7. Bourbon Whiskey Decanter

Bourbon Whiskey Decanter - 1150ml Liquor Dispenser for Rum, Vodka, Wine, Whiskey, Etc- Sailing/Boating Gifts for Men and Women, Nautical Decor Newlywed Gift, Unique Bourbon Gifts (Prestige Decanters)
  • HAND-BLOWN BY SKILLED ARTISANS - brilliantly handcrafted,...
  • MAKES A GREAT GIFT - Whether you're shopping for a wedding...
  • 1150ml DECANTER TO HOLD YOUR FAVORITE LIQUOR - 50% LARGER...

Bourbon Whiskey Decanter has striking details, such as its handcrafted ship inside the liquor dispenser and is being held by an oak wooden base.

It is a perfect present as a housewarming gift because of its functionality or an ideal token to be given to someone who has worked in the seas.

You can ensure the quality of the liquor that you’ll place in this decanter due to its airtight seal. It has a 1150ml capacity which is larger compared to other decanters in the market. 


8. Marine Beanbag

E-SeaRider Teardrop Marine Beanbag (Medium, Multi) (White/Dark Blue, Medium)
  • E-SeaRider Marine Beanbags are filled with 100% Virgin...
  • Designed for use on boats, patios, dorms, docks or anywhere...
  • Made in the USA

The E-Searider Marine Bag is specifically designed to fit boats, docks, or places with limited space. It is filled with Virgin Beads, which are water-resistant. It can give superior support to your head and neck, perfect for outdoor activities that require you to keep still, like fishing.

Aside from being a chair, it can also be laid down flat to be a sleeping pad. It comes in different sizes and colors, making it a universal present suitable for everyone.


9. ReelSonar Wireless Bluetooth Smart Fish Finder

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ReelSonar CGG-MY-IBOBBER iBobber Wireless Bluetooth Smart Fish Finder for iOS and Android devices,Classic,Small
  • Patented sonar fish identifier technology
  • LED beacon
  • Rechargeable battery and charge status indicator light

Fishing is like a guessing game; you would not know if you will be able to get a good catch in that particular spot.

If this is is your dilemma, worry no more through this ReelSonar Wireless Bluetooth Smart Fish Finder. It can give accurate readings for up to 135 inches in depth with its interactive map GPS spot tagging. 

When you download the app, you’ll be able to see the water temperature and condition, type of fish in the area, and it will keep track of your date, time of fishing, and location.

This brand is known as the lightest and smallest fish finder in the market, making it a top choice for portability.


10. YETI LoadOut GoBox Divided Cargo Case

YETI LoadOut GoBox Divided Cargo Case, Tan
  • WILDPROOF DESIGN: Waterproof and dustproof to keep the gear...
  • DEFENDER MATERIAL: We can’t legally say its unbreakable...
  • EASYFIND DESIGN: Wide design and versatile compartments keep...

If you want your gears or accessories to last, you need to find a safe haven that will protect it from different elements.

There are a lot of storage boxes in the market, but not all will assure that your things are well protected. The Yeti divided cargo case is a trusted brand when it comes to durability and functionality. 

It does not only safe-keep your essentials, but it makes sure that it is organized. It is impact-resistant, waterproof, and can withstand all weather conditions so it is a perfect storage option that you can take anywhere.

This cargo case is also versatile because you can place anything with its divider and zippered compartments inside.


11. Heavy-Duty Multi-Tool

LEATHERMAN, Surge Heavy Duty Multitool with Premium Replaceable Wire Cutters and Spring-Action Scissors, Black with Premium Nylon Sheath
  • A MULTITOOL POWERHOUSE: The Surge is one of our largest...
  • 21 TOOLS IN 1 HAND: Features a unique blade exchanger,...
  • OUR GUARANTEE: We’re proud to stand behind every product...

The Leatherman Multi-Tool consists of spring-action scissors, wire cutter, blade exchanger, pliers, knife, saw, screwdriver, can opener, bottle opener, and other essential tools.

This serves as a survival tool that you can take anywhere, whether you have DIY projects at home, at work, or on a campsite, with its portable size of 3.8-inch. It comes with a lanyard ring so you can easily loop it into your pocket, bag, or belt.


12. Water Pad Foam

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Big Joe Waterpad Foam Aqua Eva
  • GIANT FLOATING WATERPAD: This Waterpad measures 15' x 6' x...
  • DURABLE: This Waterpad can hold up to 1,500 lb of evenly...
  • EASY TO TRANSPORT AND STORE: Simply roll up the Waterpad and...

This water pad foam is just like a giant yoga mat that you can use in any body of water. It measures 15”x 6”x 1.2” that can hold up to 5 adults as long as their weight doesn’t exceed 1,500 lb.

The grommets at the end are for easy anchoring to ensure that the pad stays in place in the waters, and it also doubles as a cup holder.

Despite its large size, it is still portable because it can be folded and be secured through its velcro straps. 


13. Polarized Sunglasses

Costa Del Mar Men's Rincon Polarized Rectangular Sunglasses, Matte Smoke Crystal/Copper Green Mirrored Polarized-580G, 63 mm
  • 100% UV PROTECTION: All Costa Del Mar Eyewear lenses block...
  • COSTA 580G GLASS LENSES: Costa’s patented 580G glass...
  • OPTIMAL USAGE: Costa's Copper Green lenses are our most...

This polarize sunglass has an oversize frame, curved temples, and spring hinges giving it an edgy look. Sunglasses are an essential accessory to boat captains, so the rays of the sun won’t interrupt their vision while sailing.

What is special about polarized sunglasses is that it can eliminate unwanted glare to give superior vision. 

To further enhance vision’s clarity, its glasses are equipped with scratch-resistant properties. It also blocks harmful UV rays helpful for those who are exposed to the sun in most hours of the day. 


14. The Reel Quik Hitch

The main purpose of a reel quick hitch is to hook up a trailer easier to a towing vehicle. This is essential equipment for those who have a car, so when an emergency arises, you will not be frustrated that your car might be damaged while backing your car into the trailer.

The reel quick hitch is easy to install in just seconds and can be adjusted in any direction. You will not have a hard time situating your car in the trailer because it can be adjusted in any direction.


15. Connoisseur Series Gas Grills

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MAGMA Products, ChefsMate Connoisseur Series Gas Grill, A10-803, Multi, One Size
  • Fold-away legs, oversized perfectly balanced lockable lid...
  • Inner safety shell funnels grease into front access, lock in...
  • Convenient snap out radiant plate for even heat distribution...

For someone who loves gathering, receiving something related to food preparation is very much appreciated because it will surely be utilized at home. Connoisseur Series Gas Grills can be a good option.

It is portable and easy to store with its fold-away legs. Since it is polished with stainless steel, it is easy to clean and maintain.

This grill is also equipped with safety features like the lock-in-place grease tray, and shell funnels are placed in front for easy access.


16. Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker

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JBL Clip 3, River Teal - Waterproof, Durable & Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Up to 10 Hours of Play - Includes Noise-Cancelling Speakerphone & Wireless Streaming
  • SOUND TO GO - Never leave awesome sound at home again. This...
  • UP TO 10 HOURS OF PLAYTIME - The JBL Clip 3 features a...
  • NOISE CANCELLING & WIRELESS STREAMING - Wirelessly stream...

Having a Bluetooth speaker has already been a staple to those who love listening to music anywhere they go.

One of the most sought-after brands in the market nowadays is the JBL Bluetooth speaker. You can connect up to 3 gadgets that can take turns in playing music.

It has a powerful stereo but can still deliver crisp and clear sound with its echo-canceling speakerphone. Enjoy all-day music streaming because its battery lifespan can last up to 20 hours.


17. Boat Compass

Boat Compass Dash Mount Flush - Boating Compass Dashboard Suction - Navigation Marine Compass Boats Surface Mount - Illuminated Dashboard Compass Ship - Electronic Sea Compass Suction Cup (Black)
  • INCANDESCENT LIGHT DISPLAY: Two power cords on this boat's...
  • ADJUSTABLE BRACKET & VISIBLE LUBBER LINE: The boat flush...
  • HIGH - QUALITY MATERIAL: The boat pivoting compass is made...

If you are sailing in the sea, a navigation assistant, like a boat compass, is an essential tool so you will not be lost. A boat compass can help you determine in which direction you are heading. This TurnOnSport Boat Compass is magnetic, so it can easily be attached to the sea ship’s dashboard.

It is equipped with sensors, so it will automatically light up when placed in a low light condition. It comes in two colors—black and white.


Conclusion

There are a lot of gift choices that you can give to a boat captain. As the cliche states, “gift-giving is a language of loving”, so no matter what you give, it will surely be appreciated as long as it comes from the heart.

Johanes Godoy
Fishing Editor
Johanes is a talented Editor for Cast & Spear. She's helped edit and write hundreds of articles on fishing and the outdoors. When she's not editing, she's exploring the world and documenting it on her own blog.
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