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About Us

Aloha and Welcome to Islanders!

We are lucky to call the beach our home since 1980. We are committed to serving our customers with friendly "Island-Style" service: personal assistance, order tracking, and 24-hour response time on all customer inquiries. We also strive to incrementally reduce our impact on the environment, one step-at-time.

Islanders Purpose
  • Serve our customers
  • Inspire others as a business role model
  • Grow with Islanders-type people
Islanders Values
  • Focus on serving our customers — Attentive, Friendly, and Fair.
  • Listen — Seek input from our staff, our customers, and our vendors on how to better serve.
  • Adapt and evolve — Continuously seek improvements.

A Little on the History of Islanders

Islanders Coastal Outfitter was co-founded in September 1980 by high school classmates John Hambleton and Bill Neil (Bill Neil is no longer with the company). The original Islanders location was the classic two story yellow tin roofed wooden building in downtown Fort Walton Beach, which is now occupied by another shop. Islanders now has three store locations: Grayton Uptown Center in Santa Rosa Beach, Portofino Boardwalk on Pensacola Beach, and our flagship location at The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island. Additionally, Islanders has an "Internet store", Island Surf.

The Legendary Beach Bacon

The famous Islanders Beach Bacon Pig Shirts (The Original Beach Bacon, Pig Jam, Hog Wild, and Hog Heaven) are now an iconic Islanders trademark. Beach Bacon became a part of Islanders as a result of two key parts of Islanders history and one of our timeless values: Listening and Testing. During his time living in Hawaii Hambleton noticed a cool line of t-shirts. When Islanders began, he called the company and they sent their sales rep. When the rep suggested Islanders try their pig tee, Islanders listened (even though they were very skeptical) and Islanders tested this non surf shop looking design. Well this time the sales rep was right and for some reason the pig shirts sold really well. From that initial test, the character Beach Bacon eventually evolved after listening to our customer's response to the original pig t-shirt design.

Things We Do to Reduce Our Impact on the Planet

Because Earth is our only Island...

We estimate we recycle about 22,000 pounds of cardboard per year.

In October 2011, we began to ship approximately 25% of our total orders via UPS Carbon Neutral. UPS provides the shipping service, then purchases and retires carbon offsets in our behalf, effectively creating a carbon neutral shipping supply chain. This is an additional cost that we bear because we think we have a social responsibility.