Who We Are
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
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.
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.
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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Questions? Contact our captain directly at CaptainJim@nauticaltropical.com to have them answered! He would love to hear from you!
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!) 😉
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What we have in store for you
Who are our customers?
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!