Sarasota Bay Mooring Field

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2 Marina Plaza
Sarasota, FL 34236
27° 19' 41.8'', -82° 32' 43.33''
(941) 955-9488
VHF Ch. 16
$45/night
www.marinajacks.com
Sarasota
Sarasota Bay Mooring Field
Sarasota Bay Mooring Field
Sarasota Bay Mooring Field
Sarasota Bay Mooring Field
Sarasota Bay Mooring Field
Sarasota Bay Mooring Field
Sarasota Bay Mooring Field
Fuel
Last Updated: Feb 21, 2024 1:25PM

Diesel $5.40

Gas Premium $5.55

Awards


Boaters Choice Elite Fleet 2023

About


Extension 6 upon calling number above.

The traveling sailor will find that the Sarasota Bay Mooring Field, managed by Marina Jack, is the perfect place to stop. Conveniently situated in the center of downtown, our mooring field can accommodate guests for a few days or as long as six months for vessels up to 50'. Each mooring has been tested to withstand severe weather and is maintained according to a predetermined timetable. All of the moorings come equipped with a variety of wonderful ashore amenities, including a dinghy dock, climate-controlled showers, access to laundry facilities, pump-out services, and wireless internet.

Marina Jack may require proof that the vessel meets certain safety and sanitation regulations prior to registration and may refuse to register any vessel that does not provide such proof.

The establishment of permanent residences or living aboard a vessel in the Sarasota Bay Mooring Field in excess of 6 months is prohibited.

Only vessels in good operational condition, capable of maneuvering under their own power and with current registration or documentation shall be allowed to moor in the Field. The determination of whether a vessel is considered to be in good operational condition, capable of maneuvering under their own power shall be the sole discretion of the Harbormaster. Vessels without integral or functional power for propulsion are not allowed in the Mooring Field.

Berth Capacity


Moorings:85

Approach


Minimum Approach Depth:6.0 Feet
Minimum Channel Depth:6.0 Feet
Mean Low Water Dock Depth:12.0 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
Dinghy Dock:Yes
Wi-Fi:Yes
Pump-out:Yes
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Laundry:Yes
Trash:Yes
Ice:Yes
ATM:Yes
Groceries:Within 5 Miles
Medical Facility:Within 5 Miles
Pharmacy:Within 5 Miles
Restaurants:Yes
Dog Park:Within 5 Miles
Pet Friendly:Yes
Ship Store:Yes
Boat Rentals:Yes
Max. Vessel LOA:50.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:50.0 Feet
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Accommodating with dates. Dinghy dock convenient. Little pricey for a mooring field but great location.

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The staff was awesome! Cooper runs a nice marina. I stayed for 2 weeks on a mooring ball. The mooring field gets very choppy and at times is uncomfortable. When strong winds are from the south there is no protection and you can expect to bounce. It is also not uncommon for boat wakes to also toss you around. The only marina downside I saw was the number of derelict dinghies parked at the dock, at times room to tie up can be difficult. The Sarasota area is well worth your time. I suggest riding the Bay Runner, great free transportation to the best spots In Sarasota.

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We had such an amazing time. The mooring balls are excellent and in a reasonably sheltered place if the winds are not above 10kts. Amenities are great. Staff is excellent. Location to everything we valued was perfect!

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The mooring field is nice. The thimble and line very clean. The dinghy dock at the marina is very crowded, and many of the dinghies look like they haven’t moved in a long time.

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The mooring balls are an affordable option to explore Sarasota. They are an easy dinghy ride away from the dinghy docks (if it is calm) where you can explore the city. They have nice but small restrooms and showers and coin laundry. The dock slips are very expensive, as is the Marina Jack restaurant with $40-$80 dinners. The mooring field is exposed to inconsiderate big boat wakes and to S-SW winds which will bounce you around. At $48/night these are some of the most expensive mooring balls we’ve seen, and not the best due to the exposure, but if you want to visit Sarasota and don’t want to pay exorbitant slip fees (like us), then this is a good option.

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Very nice here. New, or newer balls and leaders

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Staff was very friendly and helpful. Excellent facility; however, boat traffic nearby kept boat rocking, making it difficult to lower or raise dinghy. They often don’t answer the phone, and replying to voice mails may take 24 hours.

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Was a little rocky but the price and amenities make it well worth it. Also have free pump out boat(tips appreciated)that comes by every day at 10am

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Great access. Great Staff. Cool city to visit. Marina has a nice mooring field map, but it is not orientated to North up so a little hard to figure at first. In windy conditions and with lot of boat traffic it gets really rough.

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Got Mooring Ball #1. We had a great stay and will definitely return. Maybe even on our way back north.

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Easy access, friendly staff, great facilities, and everything you want is a short walk. Great stop over!

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Stayed on mooring ball for 2 nights. Balls in great condition, windy coming in but finally caught loop & was able to tie off. Marina Jack very nice marina with good showers & close by to walk for restaurants. Went to Ringling Museum, highly recommend.

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Nice mooring field & beautiful facilities! Staff was friendly and helpful. Easy walking to downtown Sarasota which was lots of fun! We'll definitely be back!

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Nice facility. Have been to Marina Jacks before and stayed in a slip and they have very nice amenities. The mooring field was great. My only complaint is that they don't respond to the reservation request in a timely manner. We made the request, after 24 hours no response, so we called. The response was "Oh yea, here it is, yes you have a reservation come on in, call when you get here and we will tell you which ball". The next day, after we left, we got the email confirmation of the reservation. The facility is nice and secure, but the management needs work.

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Marina jacks people were friendly and helpful. The views of downtown sarasota were awesome

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The organization of the mooring field and ease of attaching to the ball is wonderful. Out position was in view of the Dockmaster Office and they could affirm everything was fine. (We left it for a week)

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Nice mooring field, first class marina. A little rolly due to traffic.

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We used a mooring ball at Sarasota Bay Moorings on two separate occasions during Thanksgiving week. The staff could not have been more helpful, going out of their way to make sure all was well. They're friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. While we feel the cost of a mooring ball is excessively high, at least we know we will have a good experience there.

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Super easy to work with and a great place to park your boat for a week or two if you need to head back to reality for a little bit. Would be 5 stars if it was not so pricey but in any case it works and is safe and swcure.

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The mooring field and facilities were good however I am disappointed in the price. Seems only a year or so ago it was $25 a night and our head is up by over 100%.

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Great marina and staff

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Staff at the marina are awesome.

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Great time. Had no issues and plenty of room.

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Always a pleasure to stay in the Mooring field.

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Facilities are nice, clean and well designed. Staff was very helpful.

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Great...as always. No complaints at all.

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Everything worked as expected

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A little bouncy, but a welcome relief after a boisterous sale. Many thanks

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Great marina and restaurant!

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I’ve stayed here previously-even kept my boat here-for a few months and this time it was a poor experience; I requested mooring ball by phone and asked for something close-but when I got my assignment I was as far out as could pinger-and I could see tons of empty balls closer. The worst part is I had to drive around the mooring field for 49 minutes-hailing the marina on two different radios on ch16 and 68 and nobody would answer; I could hear my call on other boats as I went by them . Took 10 phone calls before I got thru to a person -was hung up on, and finally got my assignment. This was on a Thursday afternoon-not really a busy time. They told me they would see if they could move me closer on Friday but never followed up w me. Facilities are top notch.

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Great stay. Definitely will be back.

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Quite night,low winds. The marina hands were busy on the holiday, took a little time to get them on the radio for ball assignment.

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Location,location,location! We went straight to the fuel dock: Diesel, water, & a pumpout. Enjoyed our two nights on a mooring, the City Park, and short dingy ride to and from. Ate a lunch at the Tiki Bar on the south side of the marina. A key F.O.B. gained access to the bathrooms and showers. Pleasant and helpful staff.

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We enjoyed our time here on a mooring ball for 4 nights waiting out some weather. The field is in front of a small pedestrian island that is convenient for taking the dog to shore. The dinghy dock is a bit of a trek but the views of all the beautiful yachts make it nice. The bathrooms are very nice individual units. The outdoor restaurant is fun for happy hour and has great views.

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We have stayed as transients many times at Marina Jack. But this was the first visit tied to a mooring ball. We chose it instead of a dock slip since we would be there nearly two weeks. The mooring ball was $30 a day and a slip would have been $100 more. After we tied to the pendant, I was skeptical of the mooring line but Patrick and Bill came out in a marina boat to inspect it. They assured me it was fine. We had two lines through the pendant eye, each coming back to a bow cleat. It did hold strong through several days of high winds (25mph+) and waves. Being a 45’ powerboat at over 35,000#, we were the largest in the field at the time. Throughout our lengthy stay we had superb service from everybody at Marina Jack. The facility and location are outstanding and we plan to return on our next visit. While this mooring field is exposed to SW and West winds, I recommend it to all my fellow cruisers.

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A little hard to find the mooring ball—the electronic map of the mooring field couldn’t be opened on either Apple or Samsung. But after a quick search, was a beautiful cityscape and awesome evening.

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Great stop. Cheap ($30), easy, right in the middle of the downtown action. Access to all the marinas facilities, which were neat and clean. Will always stop here when I’m town

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Great staff. Fancy showers. Got our business taken care of. Thanks Marina Jacks

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Staff helpful and friendly. Great showers! Clean. Efficient. Also fantastic location!

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