Marina Jack Yacht Basin

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2 Marina Plaza
Sarasota, FL 34236
27° 19' 59.74'', -82° 32' 48.0''
9419559488
VHF Ch. 16
$3.30/ft - $7.85/ft
www.marinajacks.com
Sarasota
Marina Jack Yacht Basin
Marina Jack Yacht Basin
Marina Jack Yacht Basin
Marina Jack Yacht Basin
Marina Jack Yacht Basin
Marina Jack Yacht Basin
Marina Jack Yacht Basin
Marina Jack Yacht Basin
Marina Jack Yacht Basin
Fuel
Last Updated: Feb 21, 2024 1:25PM

Diesel $5.40

Brand: Valvtect

Gas Premium $5.55

Brand: Valvtect; Octane: 90;

Awards


Boaters Choice 2022Boaters Choice 2023

About


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.

Berth Capacity


Slips:315
Moorings:2
Linear Docks:12430 Feet

Approach


Suggested approach through Venice Inlet from the South or Longboat Pass from the North. Nearby New Pass and Big Pass are local knowledge only, not currently marked, not recommended.
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:10.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Jan 19, 2024

Fuel Dock:Yes
Gas:Yes
Diesel:Yes
Dockage:Yes
Moorings:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Transient Storage:Yes
Long Term Storage:Yes
Service & Maintenance:Yes
Dinghy Dock:Yes
Wi-Fi:Yes
Pump-out:Yes
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Laundry:Yes
Trash:Yes
Ice:Yes
ATM:Yes
Security:Yes
Groceries:Within 5 Miles
Alcohol:Yes
Medical Facility:Within 5 Miles
Pharmacy:Within 5 Miles
Car Rentals:Within 5 Miles
Restaurants:Yes
Beach:Within 5 Miles
Dog Park:Within 5 Miles
Pet Friendly:Yes
Ship Store:Yes
Boat Rentals:Yes
Max. Vessel LOA:200.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:185.0 Feet
Max. Slip Width:44.0 Feet
Fixed Docks:Yes
Floating Docks:Yes
Engine Service:Yes
Propeller Service:Yes
Yacht Brokerage:Yes
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Perfect location Floating piers

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Great stay, even if the weather was bad.

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Wonderful dockage, great location, attentive staff. Would definitely stay here again; only thing missing is a pool.

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Excellent as usual. 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.

Marina Response:
Thank you jackdog! Trust us - we wish we had a pool, too! We look forward to seeing you again at the marina.
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Access to the docks while gated was not secure. People were simply climbing around the gate on a boat docked next to it which the marina is well aware of. They have had recent break-ins according to some boat owners on the same dock as us. The pump out on our dock was not functional. Despite this, it is a fantastic location to downtown and you can easily get to Armand circle by trolley.

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We stayed 2 nights but they charged me for 3! Nowhere did my app say there was a 3 night minimum! And 2 other boats from my neighborhood checked in the second night of our stay and they were only charged for one night each!

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Helpful, friendly staff made docking and departure easy. Felt very secure while docked.

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Great location!, facilities and service

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All good ! Great location. Friendly staff.

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Friendly and helpful

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excellent marina to stay at

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Marina Jacks is awesome. Right in downtown Sarasota. Great dining within walking distance. The team working there is great. Super friendly and helpful!

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Great communication, easy check in, fantastic clean facilities. Thank you!

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Best parking spot in Sarasota!

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Great marina and staff.

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Best marina on the west coast. Very clean from docks to showers to the restaurant. Many others Restaurants close by, go to Mediterraneo’s

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always a top notch experience.

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Marina Staff were all very friendly , efficient and professional. One disappointment was our meal at the restaurant. We had a group of six, the service was good but 3 out of the 6 had fish and chips (fresh grouper) that was very dry and of poor quality. Having said that, they did take one off of the check. We will be back!

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great location and everyone is very helpful on the dock.

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Friendly and professional team. Clean facilities.

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Always one of our favorite places to stay - GREAT PEOPLE, and Accomodations! See ya next trip🥰

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Another great stay at Marina Jack! Todd and the team are always pleasant and helpful. Docks are secure and well maintained. Great location in easy walking distance to downtown Sarasota.

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Enjoyed the stay. Great Marina. Lot to do in downtown Sarasota.

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A real class act. Everything was perfect. Todd, thank you for taking care of us when we came in and thank you for helping us return the splitter when we were leaving.

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Had a great time. The staff at Marina Jack are very professional and well organized.

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Best Marina on the gulf coast

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Always love staying at Marina Jack. Great docks, great staff, good restaurants, and close to great land amenities.

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Excellent Marina with staff always ready to help. Can’t beat the location right in downtown.

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Great service! Very helpful with docking.

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Very nice, well protected marina. Staff were responsive, very friendly & helpful. Dock was easily accessed & in great condition. The bathroom/shower rooms were wonderful (private toilet & shower suites) & clean. The entry channel is deep & well marked. The marina is downtown & easy walking access to restaurants (including the ones onsite) and shopping.

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Beautiful marina with great facilities. Helpful staff. Our disappointment stems from when we got fuel. The staff made the decision to run our credit card twice- once for each tank. They never mentioned the volume discount. When we asked for the discount they refused to give us the volume discount even though we purchased more than the 300 gallons required. Very irritating given the amount of $ charged for slip and fuel. The amount of discount was a drop in the bucket compared to what we spent in total. Very shortsighted.

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Excellent they were very accommodating even last minute.

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It was normal, but they charged 1.00 more per. foot than they did other times, never really said why. That’s $ 44.00 a day more, like for the 4th of July, or NewYears eve rates, and we have done both events before . So unless they give us a regular rate moving forward on during the week times, Monday, Tuesday. We probably won’t be back anymore. 😒

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First time staying at Marine Jacks and it was well worth the money. You eat off the bathroom floors they were so clean. The staff was amazingly helpful as well.

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Great service by the marina staff and the location is perfect for an easy stroll into downtown Sarasota for dining, shopping and entertainment.

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Great marina. Close to everything. Nice showers & amenities. Easy to get in & out of.

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We spent three days on a mooring and one in a slip. All the staff was very friendly and helpful, and the facilities are excellent. We had an issue when we moved to a slip because they kept trying to put our catamaran in a slip that was not wide enough. They finally put us on an end dock that had plenty of room.

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Excellent in every way

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Great location, easy in and out. Marina staff were excellent. Very helpful with docking and hookup.

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We tied up there for two days. The staff was professional and friendly, gave us good instructions on finding our slip and helped us get in and tied up. The facilities are modern and clean. We did not buy fuel nor pump out, so I can't comment. The place has three restaurants, two of which we patronized: the informal place on the water had good food and cheerful staff. The more formal, upstairs restaurant was outstanding. The location of this marina is close to downtown Sarasota. We did not note any current that would interfere with maneuvering or docking.

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Great experience. This is our second time here. Will come back again.

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We always love staying at Marina Jack. Lots of great people there this weekend. We like walking into downtown for dinner-lots of options!

Marina Response:
Thank you jggenius! We look forward to hosting you again soon!
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Great stay, right in downtown. Helpful staff.

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Excellent! Great spot right off the channel. Safe and secure!

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A pleasure as always

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Nice place. Easy access

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Wonderful staff & great amenities!!!

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Excellent location and staff

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The "dock master" of the moment in the office was rude on check in. you have to enter all your information on a computer tablet - they take no information from DockWa. name, address, email all boat information. they keep no records of previous stays. my boat was damaged by a bolt sticking out of the rubber fenders mounted along the floating dock. 2 long and very deep gouges into the side. I took pictures including showing fiberglass debris on the fender and bolt along with showing same on boat lower rub rail. when the GM came to see for himself the debris had been removed from the bolt and its fender. curious. will see how they end up handling this. I've stayed at this marina many times over the years. seems like they are going down hill.

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We love Marina Jacks Great transient slips Great Indoor & outdoor restaurant Shower amenities are good Highly recommend

Marina Response:
Thank you danac!
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Excellent facility and staff.

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Excellent marina. Clean, well run, courteous staff.

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Every thing was ready for us and we had a nice meal at the marina restaurant also found a coffee breakfast place just a short walk

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Enjoyed our stay. Great location in the heart of Sarasota and downtown activities. Little high on dock fees since there are no club house nor pool facilities.

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Everyone very helpful. Todd at fuel dock very helpful as well.

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Beautiful facility with helpful staff.

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Great staff and Location!! We will definitely stay again!!

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Very nice marina, 1st class!! Close to downtown so amenities galore!

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The team at marina jack is always accommodating and friendly. Facilities are great.

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I was very disappointed with marina washrooms. Although new, very very unkempt. Chose not to use. Just shy of disgusting. Nice floating docks, secure gates. Excellent restaurant. Nice downtown area. Safe. Easy for friends to come visit.

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Great staff and amenities.

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All good. It looks like they are doing some upgrades. And the floating docks are great.

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We stayed for 2 nights and loved the area and marina. Booking was easy and staff was great and helpful getting us to our slip and helping us get tied up. The marina is surrounded by a beautiful park that was great for walking our dog. Downtown Sarasota is very close with plenty of options for restaurants and shopping. We hope to stay again someday when we have more time!

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It was great,we will be back again

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Good location and facilities

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Awesome arrival support , dock, facilities and entertainment.

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We have stayed at Marina Jack many times and it is always a good experience.

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Great weekend at Marina Jack. Awesome location in the heart of Sarasota

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The facility's physical plant is first rate in every regard. However, Marina Jack's staff are extraordinary, very friendly and as helpful as is possible.

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Marina Jack is usually a great place to stop. Access to downtown Sarasota us an undeniable draw and advantage. However the marina facilities are in need of some attention. During our stay the wifi was essentially inoperable. The marina showers had poor water flow (maybe just a clogged showerhead) and the water was not reliable warm.

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Our stay at Marina Jack was exceptional, location was great, slip was conveniently located, the staff was easily available and responsive. Yacht has easy access, good communications throughout our stay, clean facilities, strong WiFi. Plan to return again later this year.

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Everything was top notch! Highly recommend!

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Great location and facility overall is very nice. Restrooms and showers are a bit rough. Don't seem to be enough of them for the size of the marina and given the amount of traffic, need to be cleaned and serviced more often. Also need some kind of dehumidifier system in them. Always wet and humid. Great service from staff.

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Love Marina Jack- great location!

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A wonderfully friendly, well run marina. Walk off the docks into downtown Sarasota with its fine restaurants and shops…

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Awesome facilities. Absolutely top notch!

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The floating docks are very well maintained. The location for downtown activities is great. Pump out at the dock didn’t work, so we had to have that done at the fuel dock. We enjoyed our stay and will be back!

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We have a 50 foot trawler and were on D dock. Pros: - Dockhands were available to help us dock and the marina office seems always available during working hours. - Great floating docks - Gated security onto the dock - Secure restrooms - note there are only 6 shower/toilet combos. Not enough for a marina this size, but they are constructing more - Pumpout at dockside - Walking distance to downtown Sarasota. Lots of restaurants and Whole Foods. Need an Uber to the Circus Museum but well worth it. Cons: Price was 4.25/ft. No weekly discounts. Added to that is a $20/day electric charge for a single 50. I had a problem with that given the cost of the slip.

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Great marina! The location is primo. Lots of restaurants to choose from. We especially appreciated Todd, the dockmaster, who helped us to look out for an expected package.

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Very nice marina. Great floating docks. Walking distance to anything you want or need.

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Very nice marina… we enjoyed our stay. The great part for us and our type of boat is that it is difficult for us to get a great pump out for numerous reasons. The pump out at the fuel dock might be the best we have had so far on our Loop. (We are about to cross our wake) Plus, you cannot beat the location.

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Marina staff met us as we docked and were very helpful. Restaurant was great and very accommodating for our large group. Harbor is conveniently located near downtown Sarasota and great walking areas. Enjoyed our stay at Marina Jacks

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Really great stay! Friendly and professional staff, convenient fuel dock with fair prices and nice, wide cement floating docks. Restaurants, bars, laundry and restrooms on site. Just wish the weather was better!

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A well oiled machine. Good facilities-showers and washrooms are pretty far from the D dock. Great location with everything you need in walking distance.

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Great staff! There were two people helping us into the dock and more than willing to help us with anything we needed. Eat at the downstairs bar/restaurant. Good food. Great location for getting into downtown Sarasota and the area attractions. A free trolly bus in the downtown area. The showers/restrooms could use an upgrade, at least a bench or self to set your ditty bag.

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Great place to stay. We were here for three nights and one of those nights had 70 plus mile an hour winds and were felt very protected. Restaurant has very good food and many other restaurants and shops well within walking distance.

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Good staff, clean full service Marina.

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NIce floating docks. Helpful dock hands. Restrooms/showers are getting a bit worn.

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Great staff, location and facilities

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Awesome place. Easy access.

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Arrived early afternoon. Good communication and help at the dock. Gated piers. Bathrooms and showers clean and private. Walking distance to the theater area with shopping and restaurants. Nice walking/running trail.

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Very clean, helpful employees, great location

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Nice employees, very courteous

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very friendly and helpful!

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Our stay at Marina Jack was excellent. The facilities were great, the staff was super helpful and friendly and the restaurants were also great. Will be staying here again any time we are through Sarasota.

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Nice marina. Our only issues were being charged for power at the price of the slip, should have been included. Also pump out broke with no hope of repair before we were leaving. Not sure how long it has been down. But would have been nice to know going in if possible.

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Top notch Marina. Lots to see and do in Sarasota.

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Excellent stayxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxzzz

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Nice staff, great area, food close by...worth a stop from anywhere

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Great facilities and staff. Location is perfect.

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Nice area, great dockmasters!

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Great staff and facilities! Will be back!

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Awesome place to stay. Staff amazing. Great help coming into Marina. Staff on dock directing us right into slip. A 10++++

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Short walk to most anything. Great on sight services. High quality floating dock.

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Stay there often. Very convenient to downtown, nice secure floating docks. Park right there.

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It was great. Fuel dock was nice. They directed us and helped us tie off in slip. Really pleasant transient stay for night. Walked to a nice restaurant downtown too. Very convenient.

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Excellent help and food

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No hot water in shower, otherwise great

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Love this marina, the restaurant, the service and the Park next door. Great getaway!

Marina Response:
Thank you lbkrra! We can't wait to accommodate you and your vessel with us again!
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Everyone is super friendly. Lots of dining options in walking distance. lots of nice walking areas for dogs. No pool.

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Very helpful and friendly staff

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Outstanding dock service, clean facilities and overall great experience. We will be back!

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Always a terrific transient stop…great place.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the great feedback rapnjar! We look forward to seeing you again.
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Easy and convenient!! They actually answered the radio, dock hand was there to meet and tie us off. Boat was safe and location was perfect. Highly recommend!!

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Updated Review Marina Jacks did reach out to us after the issue we experienced Aug 7th. They were very sincere and said they would accommodate us next time inside the marina and not at the city park. I understand things happen out of anyone’s control and really appreciate them reaching out to us. We love the place and staff and will be back there soon. Have stayed here probably 6 times and were always given a slip inside the marina, behind the locked gates. It was always a good experience. This time, we were assigned on the wall next to the city park. Someone got on our boat while we were in town, tried to break in the door and untied all lines except 1. A homeless man of all people saw it happen and took pictures. We called cops, police report, etc… we also witnessed bad stuff in the park each night, just feet from our boat. If you stay here…..demand a spot inside the marina itself. If they can’t comply I would keep on going.

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First class place! Staff was helpful and courteous a must stop on future trips.

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This is a great marina just a quick walk to downtown and all the restaurants. The dock is a nice floating concrete type with good cleats. Self serve pumpout at the slips or service at the gas dock. The dock hands were very helpful and good to work with.

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Dock hands were awesome shuttle service great...very secure ..loved it...Todd was most helpful!

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Very nice marina, service was very good. Overall a great experience and we will return

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Love this marina and area.

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We love staying at Marina Jacks. One of our favorites.

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Everything was excellent. Thank you

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We love MJ for years. Always the most helpful and thoughtful dock team in the business. Thanks.

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Easy to reserve. Nice facilities and great employees. I do wish they had a pool, as it was HOT. But we loved that the downtown area was so close, and Uber was easy to get as well. The keyfob-secured docks provided a level of security and comfort. We slept aboard for two nights, and we didn't rock and roll AT ALL. Almost to a fault - lol - as, I like that LIGHT rocking feeling. Would stay again. But DO pay attention to the arrival instructions, as we were surprised that it is not recommended to take Big Pass or New Pass. We came from the south and used Venice Pass arriving, but left via Longboat Pass, even though we were returning south. It was pretty much a wash on time (at about 30-35 mph) because of the bridges and slow zones from Venice; it took about an hour both ways between Venice and the marina. But of course we burned lots more fuel heading north to head south - haha.

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Great customer service and helpful dockhands!

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Great staff look forward to my return!

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Overall , Marina Jack’s docks and dock staff are excellent. However, I couldn’t give more than three stars as the bathroom facilities were neglected. During our entire stay, was no toilet paper in most of the stalls and cleaning didn’t seem to be of any priority.

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We loved this Marina. The location was great. Close to downtown Sarasota with all the restaurants and shops. Everything within walking distance. The Marina has a nice park where we walked our dogs and even walking trails. The scenery is beautiful. Can't say enough great things about Marina Jack and the people that run this operation. Top notch folks. Patrick, the General Manager, Darby the Dockmaster, Todd, the Operations team Joe and Jenny, and even Joe's dog Snorkel, Sarasota's honorary PD Marine Canine, all made our stay enjoyable. The docks were well kept. We loved the food at the marina when we didn't feel like walking into town and the entertainment was fabulous. We definitely will come back. Highly recommend this Marina. It's a bucket list item.

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Great dock hands, nice restaurant on site, secure gates, deep water

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We always enjoy Marina Jack. However, this time our departure was less than ideal, as the website listed the fuel dock as opening at 7am. We delayed our departure (had a 200 mile run home) and arrived at the fuel dock to learn that fuel is available 24/7 and no one arrives until 8am. Other than that, it was excellent. Staff and facilities were outstanding! We definitely plan to return.

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Very nice Marina. Has a great restaurant as well. Will return for sure

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The power at the dock did not work, had to stay on gen power for the 2 night stay. The marina never came by to pick up trash. It just piled up by the trash cans.

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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!

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One of the best marinas that I've ever visited. Slips are special and beautiful. Pedestals and services are top notch. Dock hands are helpful and friendly. Restaurant was top notch for lunch and dinner. The location fantastic since it's a short, safe walk to hotels and Main Street shopping and dining. Also, there are Veo scooters available to rent if needed. Overall, Marina Jack is clean, safe, secure and top notch! We will be returning soon!

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Great facility and outstanding employees.

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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.

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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.

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Excellent facility with great accommodations ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Great service. Two people met us at slip and were very helpful!

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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.

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great marina and perfect location. staff very helpful. enjoyed our 4 day stay .

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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.

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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.

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Great service as always

Marina Response:
Thank you Tyler P! We look forward to hosting you again.
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Wonderful marina. Staff was fantastic! Definitely will be back.

Marina Response:
We are grateful for the review Dottie! See you again soon.
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Good stop as always.

Marina Response:
Thank you Ron!
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Great marina and great location. Our cruising group will return. Darby is a very good Dockmaster.

Marina Response:
Thank you David! We look forward to your next visit with us.
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Always good here. Marina Jack did a nice job accommodating our cruising group and providing a shelter tent for us.

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Employees were great.

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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.

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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.

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Beautiful Marina. Friendly staff. Great restaurant. Low fuel prices.

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Great marina. Very well run. We’ll dock there again.

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Great marina ………………..

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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!!

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Friendly help. Easy access. Clean facility. It was very good stay.

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Nice place. Wish they di a better job monitoring channel 16

Marina Response:
Hi scubabob. We apologize if you encountered VHF issues with us. Our staff constantly monitors VHF 16 as well as our working channel, 71. We hope you give us a second chance, rest assured we won't disappoint!
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Absolutely a World Class Marina!!!!!!!! Great people, great facilities, close to awesome restaurants and an excellent manager in patrick!

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Staff is helpful and very competent. Location is one of the best on the Florida west coast.

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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

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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!

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Always a great stay at Marina Jack!

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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.

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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.

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Perfect assistance when needed .

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Although our power source wasn't working 100% we were able to make it work. Very nice place to stay. Will be back!

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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.

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Always top notch experience.

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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.

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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!

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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

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Our stay was fantastic!! And the staff was perfect!!\nThank you,\nRob Dengler\nCrazy Good

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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.

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The nicest marina we've stayed at in Florida other than The Wharf in Orange Beach.

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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.

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We Love to stay here

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Stayed for 1 night and everything went well. Staff was helpful, kind and through.\nFacility was very clean.

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Excellent! Nice venue and good dock hands

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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.

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Good service. Enjoyed the restaurants and entertainment too!

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First Class place to stay

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Staff are wonderful. Clean and well maintained.

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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.

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Nice, well maintained facility

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Dock staff was super helpful, and went above and beyond to assist.

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Good helpful staff, Wi-Fi a bit weak.

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Awesome, as always. Convenience, service, facilities are top notch.

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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.

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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.

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Levi and Todd were professional, welcoming and full of great information for first time visitors to marina Jack. Look forward to returning.

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A great stay - a great location.

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Beautiful marina, great bar/restaurant, nice showers. We will definitely be back!

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The dock hands were very efficient and helpful. The whole facility was top notch. Had a great time. Mike Z

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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.

Marina Response:
Hi a44 - We're sorry to hear your experience was not up to par with what you've heard about us. We are extremely constrained on slips wider than 21' throughout the entire marina. We are fortunate to have various wider slips on A Dock, which is along Bayfront Park. While this area does not feature some of the slip features available on the floating docks, it provides enough beam and depth to accommodate broader vessels, especially if all of our T-heads are occupied. I realize you may not be inclined to visit us again, however, please keep in mind available slips may be restricted for wider vessels.
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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

Marina Response:
Hey perfectmatch – While we sincerely regret the $350 you incurred in repairs, we do not risk putting any marina staff in any situation between a dock and an inbound vessel where it could potentially cause bodily harm. Our dockhands are available via VHF to provide customers with instructions to help ease their vessel into the slip, however as you mentioned, the captain is ultimately responsible for proper docking procedures. We are always working to ensure our team delivers on our brand standards and every customer has a positive experience. We will take your feedback into account. Please allow us an opportunity to make amends and receive our most sincere apologies.
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Excellent staff. Very helpful

Marina Response:
Thank you def1202 - we are grateful for your review!
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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.

Marina Response:
Hi bonick - Communication is critical to a positive experience, and we somehow failed you in this area. While we're not sure if you contacted the landline, we always recommend hailing us on VHF 16/71 upon approach because we may be out of the office or on the docks aiding other customers. Direct connection via VHF allows us to simultaneously direct inbound traffic and dockhands to assist at the slip. Everyone here on the docks is working hard to deliver seamless interactions, please accept our sincere apologies for the missed communication.
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Great marina. Fantastic staff. Very accommodating and friendly.

Marina Response:
Thank you for your kind words and for giving us a "high five" for all that we do. It is truly nice to know that our efforts are paying off. We look forward to hosting you again at the marina.
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The dock hands met us and did an excellent job.

Marina Response:
Thank you texastea!
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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!

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We came from St. Pete for our first overnight on our new boat. Everything was great!

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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.

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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.

Marina Response:
Thank you lastcallpa! We are thankful for your time and your willingness to write a review. We look forward to hosting you and your vessel again soon.
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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

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Great Marina with good downtown location and vibe. The Restaurant is excellent.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the nice review!
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awsome place and great staff

Marina Response:
Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again.
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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.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the great review specialkiioutlook! We look forward to hosting you and your vessel again soon.
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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.

Marina Response:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, ldecker! It sounds like you had a pleasant experience with us, but we're regretful it was only worth 3 stars. We want your business and would appreciate a second chance to earn a full five-star review from you!
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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.

Marina Response:
Thank you katercemily! We are working to improve our reservation system so we can provide you with better information while underway. We hope to accommodate you and your vessel again soon!
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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

Marina Response:
Thanks captff! We look forward to your next visit, it was truly a pleasure to serve you and your vessel.
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Great Service, Restaurant, and Entertainment. All you could ask for.

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