Hand-selected by our resident sailing experts

2016 Sailing Holiday Gift Guide

We asked our resident sailing experts what they plan to get the sailors in their lives. Out of all the responses, we whittled it down to the most practical gifts this holiday season. Let’s dive in!

Gifts for home

1) The Hook and Ring Game

Tiki Toss Hook and Ring Game
$20.17 - $29.99

Any patron of the Soggy Dollar Bar in the BVI should already be familiar with this game. A relaxing game in it's own right, we challenge you not to enjoy yourself when having a go at it.

2) Rum Cake

Premium Pusser's Rum Cake (1LB)
$36.44 - $39.95

Sailor's missing the taste of the famous Painkiller from the BVI should be excited about Pusser's Rum Cake. We've heard nothing but sweet reviews about this treat!

3) Compass

Handmade Brass Push Button Direction Compass
$24.26 - $39.95

A memento of the sea, a compass is a symbol of the ingenuity all sailors have to overcome the elements through vigor and determination. Every sailor should at least own one in their lifetime.

4) Cruising Guide

The Cruising Guide to the Virgin Islands
$29.93 - $39.99

One of the best things a sailor can do to prepare for a sailing vacation is to read up on the highlights and tips about exploring the islands. That is unless you hire a local Sunsail skipper to show you the islands like only a native can.

5) World Map

Scratch The World - Scratch off places you travel!
$28.49 - $29.99

If you have an avid explorer on your hands, then you can't go wrong by giving them the world...This interactive map allows them to highlight the places they have visited. 

6) Sailing Vacation Gift Certificate

Tahiti Sunsail Vacation
~$2,700 - $15,000

There's nothing more a true blue sailor could ask for than being out in the open sea experiencing the salt life. Let your loved one choose when they explore the horizon of Tahiti or the rest of our global sailing destinations. Just give us call at 888-350-3568 to learn more about getting this gift wrapped up.

Gifts for sailing

1) Sailing gloves

Gill Deckhand Gloves (Long)
$19.99 - $27.95

Whether it's hauling lines or gripping mooring balls, your sailor will be safer traveling with these gloves in tow.

2) Waterproof dry bags

Waterproof Dry Bags by Odyssey
$15.97 - $29.97

Keep everything dry from dinghy to land. These come in all shapes and sizes—from iPhone-friendly to enough for everyone’s beach towels.

3) Hammock

Abertin® Lightweight Portable Parachute Hammock
$13.97 - $36.96

Packable, portable, versatile, a travel hammock will get you in the island mood in no time. Sling it up between two palms or kick back onboard to truly relax.

4) Headlamp

Shining Buddy LED Headlamp
$14.97 - $29.99

Hands-free flashlights are fabulous. Some even have a red light setting for deck work at night. LED lights will last a week or longer without a battery change.

5) Swim Mask

Speedo Adult Recreation Dive Mask
$16.54 - $17.38

Snorkel equipment is included on all Sunsail yachts, but bringing your own can certainly make a difference, especially in those colorful coral reef destinations.

6) Meat Tenderizer

McCormick Meat Tenderizer Non-seasoned
$4.39 - $8.24

The papain enzyme (a main ingredient in most meat tenderizers) provides instant relief if you catch a rare jellyfish sting. Just mix 1-part powder with 1-part water and apply.

7) Waterproof Camera

GoPro HERO4 Silver
$260.89 - $339.99

Be it a GoPro HERO4 or a water-friendly smartphone, a waterproof camera captures all amazing-ness above, and below, the waterline.

8) Water shoes

Postor Unisex Barefoot Water Skin Shoes
$7.99 - $29.99

Bareboat, bare feet, bare…where were we going with this? Oh yeah, water shoes will protect your feet from those rocky, wet parts of paradise.
9) Clothespins

Whitmor Natural Wood Collection Clothespin, Set of 50
$10.73 - $13.69

A great stocking stuffer, these handy little things are perfect for hanging your swim suits out to dry on a sunny day.

10) Sunscreen

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 45, 3 Fl. Oz, Pack of 2
$13.27 - $16.50

Don't let a bad sunburn cloud your sailor's vacation. Make sure they are prepared with container that meets flight standards (maximum 3.2 Fl. Oz).
Gifts for downtime on the boat 1) Games

Catch Phrase! by Hasbro
$18.99 - $19.99

Want to play a game? Who doesn’t! While a good old fashion deck of cards can do the trick just fine, this family game has gotten rave reviews around the office. Just be sure to bring 3 AAA size batteries along.

2) Portable Coffee Press

KONA French Press Coffee Tea & Espresso Maker
$30.03 - $35.00

If you can’t have your coffee any other way, bring a portable French press and your favorite blend to make that morning sunrise all the more familiar.

3) Audio Cable

iXCC 3-Ft Tangle-Free Male to Male 3.5mm Auxiliary Cable
$7.99 - $9.99

While USB is the future; some of our older boats feature a standard audio input. Bring a 1/8” audio cable to ensure you’re connected for music aboard.
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