Father’s Day is Sunday, June 20, and if you’re looking for a present for the boaters in your life, we’ve curated a gift guide that ticks all the boxes—from gear to tech and more.
Grab your family and pack a picnic: Cannons can get you on the water today with the most convenient boat rental program in the area. Our fleet of rental boats—including center consoles, deck boats, and runabouts—caters to all kinds of on-the-water experiences, including cruising, fishing, and water sports. Rent a boat by the day, week or month; book now right here.
Stay hydrated with this durable, BPA-free 40 oz. stainless steel tumbler that’s powder-coated in a pretty blue that reminds us of the Sarasota sky on a clear day. Triple insulation reduces condensation and keeps your drink cold for up to 60 hours. Best of all? It’s manufactured right down the road in Venice. $39.99, tervis.com
This watch is a true multitasker—it looks great and it’s packed with powerful features. It’s compatible with Garmin chartplotters to provide autopilot control, remote waypoint marking, sail racing assistance and more; provides data on speed, depth, temperature and wind; offers built-in activity profiles and performance metrics for paddleboarding, swimming and canoeing; provides high-sensitivity GPS navigation and tracking functions plus ABC (altimeter, barometer and compass) sensor capabilities; and, of course, withstands pressures equivalent to a depth of 100 meters. $549.99, garmin.com
Classics for a reason, these topsiders were born because the brand’s founder wanted a shoe that would keep him from slipping on the deck of a boat while at sea. Eighty-seven years later, the shoes, with their rubber sole and specially tanned leather—which doesn’t corrode in saltwater—are still popular with boaters, earning the name “boat shoe” for a reason. Stop by the Sperry store on St. Armands Circle for a great selection. $94.95, sperry.com
Sun protection is of the utmost important when you’re outdoors—and this shirt, from Tommy Bahama, offers moisture-wicking, UPF 30. (It’s endorsed by The Skin Cancer Foundation for safe and effective sun protection). Subtle palm frond detailing adds a stylish touch. Pro tip: head here after you stop by the Sperry store on St. Armands Circle! $110, tommybahama.com
Here’s a fun present for the father who loves to fish: the GoFish Cam, a wireless underwater fishing camera that sits on your fishing line and works with a mobile app. Capture footage, get insight into what’s happening underwater, learn more about the fishing conditions where you live, and share videos on social media. $199.99, gofishcam.com
This iconic cooler does it all, from carting drinks onboard to keeping your fresh catches cold. Features include extra-thick walls that hold up to three inches of insulation, rotomolded construction, heavy-duty rubber latches, form-fitting lid, non-slip feet and a leakproof design. $349.99, yeti.com