The Top 10 Best Nautical Inspired Board Games

This holiday season take a break from Netflix, Prime Video, and video games with some good old fashion board games. We say "old fashion" but the truth is that today's games are not going to make you roll your eyes as an opponent saves all her cash for Park Place and Boardwalk. Today's best sets make use of new game mechanics to keep the game interesting and moving along. Here … [Read more...]

2019 Holiday Gift Guide

Santa's not the only one making lists and checking them twice this time of year. We know plenty of you out there in the are compiling wishlists in your tally books, guessing what your loved ones are pining for. This is where we come in. From coffee gear to gadgets and goodies, gCaptain's 2019 Holiday Gift Guide is a selection of the finest gifts of 2018. Drink 1) … [Read more...]

Wood Charts – gCaptain’s Favorite High End Holiday Gift

Over the years we've shared dozens of amazing products - from gifts for the working sailor to small stocking stuffers - in our Holiday Gift Guides and we have received a few emails asking what, apart from our own merchandise, single gift idea is our favorite. The answer: BelowTheBoat 3D WoodCharts! The brainchild of artist Robbie & Kara Johnson, … [Read more...]

Miniature Watchcaps Are The Hardest to Find Christmas Gift This Year

In 2012, Starbucks coffee stores surrounding Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal, the largest container port in the eastern United States, adorned some of their refrigerated beverages with miniature seafarers’ caps. The project, called 1200 TEAny Hats (because the hats topped Starbucks’ TAZO-brand tea bottles), helped SCI reach consumers to talk about the work of mariners who … [Read more...]

Christmas At Sea

By George Livingstone   It’s nearing the end of another year with the Holiday season upon us; most hope for goodwill and best wishes in the New Year.  For the mariner working away from home, perhaps even thousands of miles away in a place foreign, the season comes with mixed feelings.  Many involved with gCaptain (including the founders) are or were … [Read more...]