Top 5 Gifts for Boaters That Don’t Suck

I know what you’re thinking—oh, no, not another cooler! But we promise this isn’t that kind of boater gift guide. The Holiday are almost here and it’s time to start shopping (a.k.a. racking your brain to find a gift for the boater who has everything!)

We know nobody wants another cooler, or worse—another set of nautical coasters. Sure, they were cute the first time. But let’s be honest—by now we all have at least a half dozen coolers and bucket loads of “cute nautical coasters.”

We also know boaters can be difficult to shop for, but that’s no reason to sad-gift. Nobody likes a sad gifter. Luckily we’ve done the work for you to ensure that your gift doesn’t end up “lost” at sea.

Here’s your 2016 Top 5 Boater Gift Guide which (mostly) does not suck

For the Movie-loving Boater: The Life Aquatic Beanie – The Life Aquatic is mandatory viewing for movie lover who happen to be boaters too. Watch or re-watch the movie before your next boat rental excursion. Then get your friend (or yourself!) the red beanie worn by Captain Zissou aboard the Belafonte. It’s perfect for keeping warm during fall and winter boat trips. Throw in the speedo and you’ve got yourself a quick DIY Bill Murray Halloween costume!*

*Boatsetter is not responsible if nobody has any idea who you’re dressed as. Don’t worry it ups your cool factor!

For the Book+Boat Lover: Atlas of Remote Islands – A great addition to any boater gift guide is the Atlas of Remote Islands, a stunning 144-page full color book that features fifty remote and unique islands to explore on your boat rental—none of which you’re likely to find featured in a tourist brochure. Historic events, colorful maps, and technical information highlight the wonders of each location, spanningacross the Arctic, Indian, Atlantic, Pacific, and Antarctic Oceans. Atlas of Remote Islands has received rave reviews from Conde Nast Traveler and The Guardian, among others. This is the gift for boaters who dream of boating off the beaten path.

For the Life of the Party Boater: Classic Flask Your boater gift guide just got frisky! Any boater will love the toughness of the Stanley Classic Stainless Steel Flask is rustproof, leak-proof and naturally BPA-free stainless steel. This thing can take a beating and brave the elements. It features a wide mouth for convenient cleaning and ice compatibility, and an integrated lanyard so you don’t lose the cap—no boater gift guide is complete without this little treasure.

For EVERYBODY: Giant Swan Two words: Ginormous Swan. Or there’s the inflatable manatee or the inflatable pizza or the inflatable donut and the list goes on…Seriously, who doesn’t need a huge inflatable something to add some fun at the Sandbar party? These things can be 75” long or bigger. Bring it on your next boat rental adventure. Trust us—it’s the best 80-or-so bucks you’ll ever spend.

Drum roll, please!

Best Boating-themed gift ever: Boatsetter boat rentals Of course, the very best gift of all is a fun-filled day on the water on a Boatsetter boat rental! Here’s how it works: choose an ah-mazing, privately-owned boat, choose a captain (or be your own) and set sail! Plans can change up to one day before the trip at no cost to you. The best thing about giving the gift of a Boatsetter boat rental: chances are high that the recipient will feel obliged to invite you along to enjoy the gift!

The stress of gift giving seems to be difused…now what will you do with all your free time between now and the holidays? Oh right…rent a boat and set sail! Just head over to Boatsetter and browse through their fleet which is bound to include the perfect boat for you.

Don’t spend another holiday season wasting time, money and stres on finding the perfect gift only to settle for nautical coasters. We’ve got the ultimate boater gift guide ready for you, just in time!

I’m going to grab my red beanie and go boating!

You ready to set sail?


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