|2 Marina Plaza|
Sarasota, FL 34236
|27° 19' 59.74'', -82° 32' 48.0''|
|VHF Ch. 16|
|$3.30/ft - $4.50/ft|
Diesel $3.96Brand: Valvtect
Gas Premium $5.45Brand: Valvtect; Octane: 90;
Marina Jack is an iconic marina-based hospitality center that boasts 298 wet slips for vessels up to 185' and over 20 boat lifts for vessels up to 40,000 lbs. On-site amenities include a full-service fuel dock with after-hours fueling, in-slip pump out, ship's store, Yacht Services department, and four restaurants, all within walking distance to the heart of downtown Sarasota.
Please be assured your satisfaction is our top priority, and we strive to make all reasonable accommodations to ensure a pleasant and enjoyable stay.
Thank you for making Marina Jack your Premier Marina Destination since 1968.
The dock hand was new and probably should have had some help. Also, the last time we stayed there the food at the outside restaurant was very good. This time it was just okay.
My boat and guest was only there for 1 night. We arrived 10 minutes before the marina office closed. The 2 young dock hands did a great job in assisting the slip location, tie up as well as handling the shore power lines. They later went to the office and brought back 2 key fobs but no paper work which would be needed later. Our on board guest and crew went to dinner and returned later that evening around 11:00pm only to find that both key fobs did not work. We had to stand outside the gate for almost an hour before we could be let in by another boat owner. The office was closed by the time we finished docking so we did not receive any paper work or after hour phone numbers upon our arrival due to the fact the office was closing during docking. The following morning we had our keys exchanged. After breakfast, because the female dock master was not present in the office earlier that morning, we later ask her if we could get some sort of credit - suggesting a $5.00 or $20.00 dollars or a free pump out since the charge was nearly $300.00 for 16 hours of use and due to the fact we were unable to get to our boat at the fault of the marina. The female dock master said no. So inclose, even if you arriving at closing time make sure your keys work prior to the marina staff leaving and ask them to bring all paperwork to the dock if the office is going to be closed by the time you are finish docking. Paper work had the after hours phone number, wifi password and other information needed. Waiting to the following morning will be too late.
Excellent facility with great accommodations ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Great service. Two people met us at slip and were very helpful!
We were out on A dock which is by the park and not behind the security gates. Also a 10 min walk to showers. We normally love the marina but never on dock A again.
great marina and perfect location. staff very helpful. enjoyed our 4 day stay .
Marina has really improved into a first class marina. Bathrooms are excellent. WiFi is only negative if I have to find one. The people were excellent and accommodating. A great experience.
Stay was perfect. Quick check-in, very secure, no hassle, and reasonably priced. Third year I've slipped here and will be back next year. Staff is always nice.
Great service as always
Wonderful marina. Staff was fantastic! Definitely will be back.
Good stop as always.
Great marina and great location. Our cruising group will return. Darby is a very good Dockmaster.
Always good here. Marina Jack did a nice job accommodating our cruising group and providing a shelter tent for us.
Employees were great.
Docks were fine. Good help from the dockhands upon arrival. Check-in person was rather short and almost unpleasant. Greatly disappointed upon leaving. Attempted to use the "24 hour self-service pumpout", but could not succeed. All the equipment was in place, but the pump would not turn on. Not sure if turned off overnight or if the remote was defective, but it did not work. Waited more than a half-hour for the dockmaster's office to open (after posted opening time), but nobody ever came. Finally had to leave for a long trip. Lots of MJ shirts working the gas dock, but they said they were too busy with Freedom Boat Club check-outs to take two minutes to help us.
Disappointing stay this time. Started with a stop at the fuel dock where gasoline was put into the diesel tank. Marina Jack paid for having the fuel pumped out and replaced with diesel, but we had to use our TowBoatUS membership to get moved from the fuel dock to our slip. Then on a windy night, part of the dock with the rub rail broke off exposing the bolts ( we used a fender to keep our boat from hitting the bolts). Marina Jack decided not to move us to a different slip. All in all, this was not the best stay at Marina Jack.
Beautiful Marina. Friendly staff. Great restaurant. Low fuel prices.
Great marina. Very well run. We’ll dock there again.
Excellent help and food
Great marina ………………..
You cannot get into the Sarasota bay to access this Marina unless you have a local captain to get you in. They did not tell us that until after we found out the hard way. Can't get in through new pass either. Told us to go 13 miles east and get in through Venice and back track back to them down the inter coastal. That's a 26 mile round trip!!
Friendly help. Easy access. Clean facility. It was very good stay.
Nice place. Wish they di a better job monitoring channel 16
Absolutely delightful marina. Great location and well maintained. Facilities and staff are all first rate. Special thanks to Darby for finding us a spot on short notice! Will definitely return.
We have been to many marinas up and down our Florida coast but Marina Jack’s exceeded our expectations. The staff is professional and does a great job coordinating arrivals. The marina is well designed, clean and outstanding facilities including the restaurant. This marina is also centrally located to many bars, restaurants and historical sites with several transportation options. We are looking forward to booking another slip here in the very near future.
A terrific stop for us while making it south down the west coast of Florida. Can't say enough about the dock team and office team. Extremely responsive to all my questions on Dockwa. We were located on the west side along the park and at first I though it might be a problem. The shade provided a great respite from the sun and it was fun to watch all the activity going on in the park. No one bothered us or our boat. Hope to stay here again in our future boat travels.
Enjoyed our stay. Great location in the heart of Sarasota and downtown activities.
Always a great visit at Marina Jacks. The dock team are always right on the spot to help, they're all very knowledgeable, and the amenities (on-site restaurants, in-slip pump outs, dual 50amp electrical service) make each stay a breeze. Will continue to repeat.
Absolutely a World Class Marina!!!!!!!! Great people, great facilities, close to awesome restaurants and an excellent manager in patrick!
Staff is helpful and very competent. Location is one of the best on the Florida west coast.
Great facility, marina, restaurants and staff all top notch. We love staying there and downtown Sarasota is a hidden gem. Only complaint I could express is Big Pass needs to be dredged and marked for navigation. Not the marina’s issue but a challenge for larger vessels that have to come in from Venice or Long Boat Pass
Lovely amenities; clean newly re-done bathrooms; very helpful staff who assisted in our search for lost luggage; a perfect slip on transient dock that helpful dock crew assisted our entry in strong winds. Love Marina Jack!
Always a great stay at Marina Jack!
Love love Marina Jacks in Sarasota. Great time, great facilities and great people. Look up Phil that works on the docks by day and plays with Philharmonic live music on the weekends. Thx for being a great host Marina.
We stayed at Marina Jack, Sarasota for almost 2 weeks in January 2023 after a long trip from Baltimore in a 40 foot sailboat. I haven't counted how many marinas we stayed at but it was quite a few and Marina Jack was certainly one of the best. From good instructions getting to our slip to good help whenever we needed it, the dock staff was friendly and efficient. The floating slips were roomy and secure and pump out was right there. At the end of the locked entrance to our slip, a bar, and inside and outside restaurants with music every night. We have a dog and there are grassy places close by with bags and just outside the marina a great grassy waterfront park to enjoy. And then there was Sarasota which became our favorite town on the whole trip. We are on the waiting list for next winter and hope to stay longer term.
Perfect assistance when needed .
Although our power source wasn't working 100% we were able to make it work. Very nice place to stay. Will be back!
We really enjoyed our two week stay, and will return for sure. But, for the very high price, it’s not too much to expect a pumpout that works. Loved being so close to family and friends in Sarasota, lots of great little spots and Orange Theory for workouts. Great spot.
Always top notch experience.
First time to Marina Jacks by boat. Dock staff were super helpful. Registration and check in/check out super easy. Very urban marine. Great for a change. Walking to shops and restaurants in Sarasota. Not sure you would want to stay more that a night or two as is very busy.
We are pretty frequent visitors to Marina Jack's in our 52 Sedan Bridge, sometimes for lunch with friends, sometimes to spend the night. Marina personnel are always very accommodating in finding a slip when we arrive, always have at least two dockhands to assist tying-up, always very clean and organized. We're fortunate to have such a world-class marina within a two-hour boat ride from our home!
Well run marina with good services, but we were given a slip on the island side not the transient dock which required a 15 min walk to reach any of the amenities
Our stay was fantastic!! And the staff was perfect!!\nThank you,\nRob Dengler\nCrazy Good
The marina was first class with great docks and access to Sarasota downtown and friendly staff. The biggest problem was with the WiFi would freeze several time per hour as we were watching a movie. Although this is not a Marina Jack problem, the Cellular service was very poor in the marina area and we could not use our data plan for streaming.
Stay there often. Very convenient to downtown, nice secure floating docks. Park right there.
The nicest marina we've stayed at in Florida other than The Wharf in Orange Beach.
Very friendly staff. The food in the restaurant was awesome. The fresh tuna tacos appetizer were fabulous. We are on the waiting list to move our boat here permanently. Thank you Marina Jack's.
We Love to stay here
Stayed for 1 night and everything went well. Staff was helpful, kind and through.\nFacility was very clean.
Excellent! Nice venue and good dock hands
We had a very enjoyable stay at Marina Jack. There is a lot to do in downtown Sarasota. The weather was a bit cool but that didn't deter our enjoyment of the area.
Good service. Enjoyed the restaurants and entertainment too!
First Class place to stay
Staff are wonderful. Clean and well maintained.
Excellent place to stay. Walking distance to town, Whole Foods, and trolley to St. Armand Circle/Lido Beach. Restaurant on site. Laundry facility. Clean restrooms/showers.
Nice, well maintained facility
Dock staff was super helpful, and went above and beyond to assist.
Good helpful staff, Wi-Fi a bit weak.
Awesome, as always. Convenience, service, facilities are top notch.
Two marina employees assisted us in securing or vessel and were very helpful with info on restaurants, wifi code, gate code, etc. We had a delicious meal right at the marina. Marina Jack is always a favorite destination for us.
We love this Marina not only for the location, the staff is wonderful and goes out of there way to help in any way they can. Floating docks are a plus as well. Walking distance to main street Sarasota which has all the great restaurants and shopping. Highly recommend.
Terrific visit…last minute reservation…all services were terrific.
Levi and Todd were professional, welcoming and full of great information for first time visitors to marina Jack. Look forward to returning.
A great stay - a great location.
We love staying at Marina Jacks. One of our favorites. A little Disappointed this trip bc too many smaller boats going in and out of marina too fast and creating a lot of wake for the boats at dock. Would be nice to find a way to remind these boats that their wake is disruptive to those of us in slips. Otherwise we had a great time.
We spent one night at Marina Jack’s and I would give 10 stars if I could. We hailed on VHF 16 while in the channel to get our slip assignment and directions. We were met by 2 dockhands who helped us get tied up and connected to shore power. The docks were floating and well maintained. The restaurants and location are both excellent and within walking distance of many attractions. Highly recommend!
The dock hands were very efficient and helpful. The whole facility was top notch. Had a great time. Mike Z
Loved the marina. Beautiful setting, nice restaurant/bar. Good showers. Enjoyed the Labor Day weekend here. We will definitely stop back again.
We arrived right after 5 so the office was closed, called ahead to get our slip assignment. Upon arrival we discovered the slip was not wide enough for our beam, called the emergency number and got the slip next to it. We were put on the "A" dock, no security, no pump out, homeless sleeping in the park right behind us and a 8-10 minute walk to the dock office. The "A" dock is all boat club boats. After hearing all good things about Marina Jacks, will not go back if put on the same dock.
Love this marina, the restaurant, the service and the Park next door. Great getaway!
Nice marina and surroundings. Not impressed with the dock hand. Hit the dock when we were all the way in the slip. While I of course am responsible as the driver the dock hand was standinging right next to the spot I hit --he did not say a word that I was getting close and certainly made no attempt to push off..he just stood there and watched. $350 for repairs
Excellent staff. Very helpful
I called marina as I was pulling in with no response. Docked boat at gas pump and searched for attendants and found one who said he needed to take care of boat coming in and would meet me at our slip which he did not do. Poor service but slip was good.
Great location, friendly and helpful staff, easy for fuel and pump out if required, nice floating docks. Personal preference would be cooler months as there is no pool but other than that excellent and we'll be back.
Great marina. Fantastic staff. Very accommodating and friendly.
The dock hands met us and did an excellent job.
Fantastic marina... floating docks, ideal location, excellent restaurant and bar, great dockmaster and staff... almost perfect! We did wonder why the gate to the dock we were on (D) was left open almost all of the time. We had many folks just walking down the dock at all hours... most were clearly just taking a walk but there were a few younger folks with full face and neck tattoos, etc. that looked a little sketchy. Everyone who should be on the dock has a key fob... please close the gate as usual and intended. Otherwise, everything was outstanding!
We came from St. Pete for our first overnight on our new boat. Everything was great!
My business partner and I crewed the Reel Lady, a 43' Egg Harbor for the owner and a group of his friends. We pulled into Marina Jack on April 30th for an overnight stay. This is the third time we've taken a slip at Marina Jack in Sarasota. As always the Marina Jack crew was professional and extremely helpful. Making reservations, assistance with docking, dinner and check out were all top of the line. I always recommend this marina to friends.
Nice stay. Did not respond to call on Ch 16 when we approached marina. Guess we need to call directly on Ch 71.
We love Marina Jacks Great transient slips Great Indoor & outdoor restaurant Shower amenities are good Highly recommend
Marina Jack's is in the perfect location for visiting Sarasota. We had a wonderful time. The facilities were great & the staff was very helpful.
Have stayed there many times the years and it is a great downtown location. My conern is that the wifi is very limited. basically non existant on our boat on D dock. It has worked in the past but not this time on the smart tv or even my computer. Clarke
Great Marina with good downtown location and vibe. The Restaurant is excellent.
awsome place and great staff
Stayed in mooring field, but had FULL access to marina amenities. VERY NICE well kept, CLEAN marina for their boaters. My only wish, is that the city of marina could make the entrance was into their marina s"No Wake" zone. The whole mooring field is subjected to boat wake ALL DAY LONG. But other that, staff was nice, knowledgeable, and helpful even when they were busy.
Great location to downtown where you will find many fabulous restaurants, as well as Whole Foods grocery. There is a free trolley that runs from downtown to Lido Beach, very easy to get on and off and about a two block walk to the marina. Staff is friendly, bathrooms are currently under construction, docks are never cleaned making the docks an obstacle course to avoid bird droppings. No live aboards are permitted, making it interesting to see many of the magnificent yachts coming in and out. No currents, floating docks, and easy dockage.
Great spot to explore Sarasota. Centrally located to shops, restaurants, and the botanical gardens. We grabbed a mooring ball, which felt very secure and generally protected. Got a few wakes from boats coming in and out and some chop from wind from the bay, but otherwise good spot. Quick dinghy ride and easy tie up to the docks and easy access to showers, laundry, bathrooms. Friendly staff, but wish we could have booked online and had access to a mooring map ahead of time as just hard sometimes to communicate via phone when out on the water.
Really nice floating docks. Staff is helpful. Restrooms and showers are clean and plenty. Walking distance to town and 2 resturants on the property. The shuttle service is great
Great Service, Restaurant, and Entertainment. All you could ask for.