Editor’s Note: To make life easier for our readers in the holiday season, boats.com is compiling and continuously updating a list of the best Black Friday deals for boating, fishing, and watersports. Last updated on November 24, 2017.
Oh, it’s starting to look a lot like Christmas…but just wait one minute. Before you pull out the menorah or string lights on the tree, first things first: holiday shopping. Shoppers continue to pile into the stores earlier and earlier to find the best gifts for their friends and loved ones. As usual, the first big shopping rush of the season always occurs on the same day every year—you guessed it, Black Friday. Black Friday 2017 is shaping up to be another record-breaking year for marine-industry retailers across the country. Anticipation continues to build for this infamous shopping event, and as the hottest deals are released you’ll find them right here on boats.com.
Black Friday 2017 Shopping Guide for Boaters
Bass Pro Shops
When it comes to Bass Pro Shops' Black Friday deals, the early bird gets the worm. Doors open at 5am for a 6-hour sale that runs until 11am. If you can't make it to the store on Friday morning, shoppers can also take advantage of Bass Pro Shops' 5 Day Sale, taking place from Nov. 22 through Nov. 25—both in-store and online. There are a variety of "Red Hot Specials" available in-store only, while online shoppers can enjoy free shipping on all purchases over $35. Check out all the discounts available by visiting Bass Pro Shops.
Leading up to Black Friday 2017, Cabela's in offering a Pre-Black Friday Sale that includes "14 Days of Deals." The pre-sale runs now through November 22, and offers new discounts each day on a variety of outdoor items. On Black Friday, the first 600 shoppers in line by 5am have a chance to win a number of different prizes—over $8,000 in prizes. Cabela's Black Friday sales will last five hours and are only available for in-store customers.
- Abu Garcia Revo SX Casting Reel — $79.99 (Regular $159.99 - Save $80)
- Cabela's Advanced Anglers 120 Bundle (Includes Cabela's Advanced Anglers Kayak, 250cm Paddle and Camo Crate Bag plus Garmin Striker 4CV Sonar/GPS Combo) — $899.99 (Regular $1,409.96, if purchased separately)
- Cabela's FLS+Fly Combo — $124.99 (Regular $149.00 - Save $25)
- Cabela's Tournament ZX 4000 Auto PDF — $119.99 (Regular $169.99 - Save $50)
- GoPro HERO6 Action Camera — $499.99 (Receive $75 in Cabela's Bucks with Purchase through Nov. 29)
- Lowrance HDS-7 Gen3 83/200 LSS - 2 Bundle — $749.00 (Regular $1,099.00 - Save $350)
- Pflueger President LE 30 Spinning Reel — $39.99 (Regular $79.99 - Save 50%)
To find out more, visit Cabela's or get a sneak peak at their Black Friday Ad. Don't forget to take a look at their infographic on How To Camp Out for Black Friday.
All items in Columbia's outlets will be discounted by 25%-60% on Black Friday. Members of the retailer's Greater Rewards program get early access to savings, which include up to $100 off select styles. Columbia Sportswear has also provided a "Gift Guide" for their online customers. You'll find items broken down into separate categories such as...
Feel free to visit Columbia Sportswear to learn more.
Dick's Sporting Goods
Dick's Sporting Goods believes that there's no need to wait until Black Friday to receive great deals—they're already offering a "Black Friday Now" sale that provides up to 50% off their merchandise. These offers include discounts on...
- Fishing Electronics — $79.98 - $1,999.00 (Regular $129.99 - $2,889.00 - Save up to $300)
- Kids Kayaks & SUPS — $98.99 - $229.99 (Regular $149.99 - $249.99 - Save up to $50)
- River 2 Sea & Savage Gear Lures — Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off (Regular $4.99 - $64.99)
- Select Lew's Carbon Fire Rods Reels — $39.98 - $69.98 (Regular $49.99 - $79.99 - Save up to $10)
- Waders & Wading Accessories — $5.99 - $359.99 (Regular $9.99 - $399.99 - Save up to 40%)
To see all items on sale, go to Dick's Sporting Goods or preview their Black Friday Ad.
This year L.L. Bean is offering 20% off clothes and outerwear in-stores and online, which includes sale items. They're also providing free shipping and a $10 gift card for future orders if you spend $50 or more. To take advantage of these deals, use the code THANKS20. These discounts last through Tuesday, Nov. 28. For more information, visit L.L. Bean.
This year, Overton's is offering a Pre-Thanksgiving Sale, running online only until Nov. 18. Online shoppers can use the code EARLYBIRD, to receive 10% off orders over $100, 15% off orders over $200, and 20% off orders over $300. Follow along as we get closer to Black Friday as we provide updates on Overton's current promotions. For more information, visit Overton's.
Without fail, Walmart was one of the first retailers carrying marine-related equipment to release their Black Friday promotions. In-store customers can begin their Black Friday shopping on Nov. 23 at 6pm, and sale prices will also be available online all day. Beginning on Nov. 14, Walmart is offering color-coded store maps to help shoppers plan had for their Black Friday experience—these maps are available online using their mobile app.
- Ozark Trail 30oz Tumbler 2 Pack — $12.00
- Ozark Trail Premium Soft-Sider Super Cooler — $29.00 (Save $19.64)
- Promark Shadow Drone with GPS — $99.00 (Save $80.00)
Be sure to check out this sneak preview of Walmart's Black Friday Ad. For additional information, visit Walmart.
This year shoppers can look forward to West Marine's "5 Days of Deals," held from Nov. 23-27. With discounts on items such as Garmin and Lowrance Fishfinders, West Marine VHF radios, Torqeedo Electric Outboards, Pelican Kayaks, marine grills and much, much more, there's a lot to look forward to. To check out West Marine's entire line-up, visit their official Black Friday Deals 2017 page. Similar to Columbia Sportswear, West Marine has also offered a gift guide for their online customers. Deals are separated into categories such as...
- Set Sail: Gifts every sailor will love.
- Give Direction: With state-of-the-art marine electronics.
- Catch the Joy: Reels and combos to land your record catch.
- Give Agility: Kayaks and SUPs to find your adventure on the water.
- Top Gifts Under $50
- Top Gifts Under $100
For more deals and information, visit West Marine.
Master Craft's clothing and accessory line is offering 25% off all items in their store through Nov. 26. Items include apparel, boat parts, wake surf boards and graphic wrap packages. For more details and information, visit TheCraft.
Save up to 50% on select men's and women's topsider styles.
For more information, visit Sperry.
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