Marina Jack Yacht Basin

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2 Marina Plaza
Sarasota, FL 34236
27° 19' 59.74'', -82° 32' 48.0''
941-955-9488
VHF Ch. 16
$3.30/ft - $4.50/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
Heavy rain and dangerously windy throughout the day.
74℉N at 35 knots
High02:07AM2.434ft
Low10:08AM0.162ft
High04:13PM1.753ft
Low09:16PM1.329ft
Fuel
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2022 2:16PM

Diesel $5.72

Brand: Valvtect

Gas Super$5.05

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:60
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:8.0 Feet

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Feb 23, 2022

Fuel Dock:Yes
Gas:Yes
Diesel:Yes
Dockage:Yes
Moorings:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Maintenance Facility:Yes
Dinghy Dock:Yes
Wi-Fi:Yes
Pump-out:Yes
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Laundry:Yes
Trash:Yes
Ice:Yes
Boat Ramp:Nearby
ATM:Yes
Security:Yes
Groceries:Nearby
Alcohol:Yes
Medical Facility:Nearby
Pharmacy:Nearby
Car Rentals:Nearby
Hotels:Nearby
Closest Airport:SRQ
Restaurants:Yes
Beach:Nearby
Dog Park:Yes
Pet Friendly:Yes
Ship Store:Yes
Bait & Tackle:Nearby
Max. Vessel LOA:200.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:185.0 Feet
Max. Slip Width:44.0 Feet
Fixed Docks:Yes
Floating Docks:Yes
Electric Amps:30, 50, 100 1ph and 3ph
Engine Service:Yes
Propeller Service:Yes
Yacht Brokerage:Yes
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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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Loved the marina. Beautiful setting, nice restaurant/bar. Good showers. Enjoyed the Labor Day weekend here. We will definitely stop back again.

Marina Response:
Thank you jggenius! We look forward to hosting you again soon!
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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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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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Terrific visit…last minute reservation…all services were terrific.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the great feedback rapnjar! We look forward to seeing you again.
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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 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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Verified

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

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Nice stay. Did not respond to call on Ch 16 when we approached marina. Guess we need to call directly on Ch 71.

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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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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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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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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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Verified

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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