Who We Are

Our Story

We are an online retailer specializing in all things nautical, tropical, and coastal.

Many of our products are designed and created exclusively by Captain Jim

We offer a unique display of products many of which can be found only on our website.

We offer FAST FREE SHIPPING on most of our products!

   

What We Do

Our Story

In the 1990’s our founder wanted to build a nautical bar in his home. (Somewhere to put his blender and play Buffet and other tropical music) He wanted it to also have an island or Key West feel to it. He searched for months on end, scouring many coastal areas, flea markets, antique stores, the internet, and inquiring with many of his boating and fishing friends.

Why Buy?

  Our Story

We are a company that looks for something a little different than the other “nautical” stores.

We also add in the “tropical” flavor and search for a blend of unique items that you most likely won’t find anywhere else.

Nautical Tropical

how it all began

IN the early 1990’s Captain Jim (Our founder)  decided to build a key west style bar…building it was the easy part, finding all the decorations ended up being the most difficult part especially since really nothing much was online at that time. Then a thought occurred to find products to sell online…so in 1999 it all started in a 3’x5′ closet full of inventory which turned into today’s huge warehouse of very cool unique items, many being created by the Captain himself!

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 In the 1990’s our founder wanted to build a nautical bar in his home.  (Somewhere to put his blender and play Buffet and other tropical music)  He wanted it to also have an island or Key West feel to it.   He searched for months on end, scouring many coastal areas, flea markets, antique stores, the internet, and inquiring with many of his boating and fishing friends.   After a couple years of searching he thought…hmmm I wonder if there are other land locked people out there who enjoy the water, and the tropics, and would like to have some of that feeling in their home too?   So he began the search again, only this time looking for even more unique items at a great value.   Well, this story continues to this day as we found out there are alot of people out there who like this stuff!!   Heck, they REALLY enjoy it!   And they buy from all 50 states!   We guess the captain had a good idea after all!

Our philosophy…   We try to offer a nice selection of mainstream as well as unique merchandise at far below retail prices and great customer service.  (Which is hard to find these days)    How do we do it?   “We lose a little money on each sale but make it up with volume.”   (Just kidding)  Actually it’s very simple…we keep our prices low, and enjoy reading all the great e-mails of happy people enjoying our merchandise and service!   It’s what keeps us smiling and able to afford gas for boating with the crew!  (Which keeps them smiling!) 😉

 

    

Where are we?
We are based in the heart of Georgia. No expensive waterfront property, (not that we wouldn’t like to have some) no huge offices, just a crew that loves the water and the tropics, and try our best to create the right mix of merchandise, so no matter where you live you can afford to bring some of that feeling to your home or business!
What we have in store for you
At Nauticaltropical.com we want you to be able to use our decor items to help you feel like you are near the water or the tropics even though you may be miles from any lake, river, ocean, or rainforest! For those of you lucky enough to have a piece of paradise, we think you’ll find our items unique, and priced right to add to your room or area. We have everything from knick knacks to estate show pieces. Flip through our pages…we are sure you’ll find treasure you just gotta have!
Who are our customers?
Our customers span the entire USA.  They are people that live at or near the water, people that live up north and south, boaters, and really anyone who enjoys the water, sun,  the beach or lake, even if it’s many miles away!
We sell to large resorts and many well known theme parks throughout the US as well to giant corporate companies.  Our customers are also seafood restaurant chains and individual restaurant owners.  We sell to many tanning salons and even to other retail stores.  Our buyers are marinas and yacht clubs, movie studios, and the list goes on and on.  Individuals who love nautical and tropical things make up a large portion of our client base.   All of our  customers are VERY important to us, and we love it when we see so many repeat customers!

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