Written by Alexa Zizzi
September 2020

SITUATED ALONG DOWNTOWN Sarasota’s Bayfront where sugary white beaches meet burnt orange sunsets, Marina Jack is Southwest Florida’s premier destination.

Suntext Marina Jack at Sunset | Marina Spotlight | Marinalife
Suntex Marina Jack Sunset

As the gateway to the Gulf Coast, the full-service marina boasts 298 wet slips for vessels up to 150 feet, more than 25 boatlifts for up to 53 feet and 85+ mooring balls for traveling sailors. Marina Jack offers fixed and floating docks with 30, 50 and 100 amp single and 3-phase shore power, fresh water, free Wi-Fi, cable and in-slip pump out. On-site amenities include ships store, climate-controlled showers and restrooms, launderette and a service department.

Whether you’re looking to fuel up before a Key West trip or just cruising across the bay to Lido Beach, Marina Jack’s fuel services are a convenient stop for vessels of all shapes and sizes. The friendly staff will assist in tying up all loose ends from securing your boat to the dock when you arrive, to checkout and cast off. The station offers hi-flow diesel and 90 octane recreational gasoline. Be sure to take advantage of the pump-out station on all three sides of the fuel dock — free to the public.

Resturant at Marina Jack - Marina Spotlight - Marinalife
Restaurant at Marina Jack

Marina Jack recently upgraded to a 24-hour credit card terminal where the fuel dock provides around-the-clock access for the local boating community including offshore charters, government agencies and emergency services such as SeaTow and TowBoatUS.

Enjoy on-site waterfront dining at restaurants such as the Marina Jack Dining Room, Blue Sunshine Patio, or Deep Six Lounge & Piano Bar. Cruise through the ICW and Gulf of Mexico on the Marina Jack II for a narrated, sightseeing lunch tour or a relaxing sunset dinner cruise.

Proudly boasting a new permanent fish scale, Marina Jack is the ideal venue for inshore, offshore, billfish and spearfishing tournaments. Guests can easily restock their galley and load up on fishing supplies at local bait shops such as Hart’s Landing. Just minutes away, downtown Sarasota hosts a number of cultural institutes, hotels, retail shops and restaurants.

“Marina Jack is an iconic marina — our facility, amenities, size and location make us a truly unique waterfront setting on the Gulf Coast,” says Kathryn Ross, general manager. “I’m grateful each day that I get to work at such a prestigious location with a great team. The view never gets old.”

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Suntex Marina Jack

The marina is adjacent to the beautiful Bayfront Park where you can walk your dog, jog along the waterfront or enjoy notoriously relaxing sunset views. Cruise across Sarasota Bay to explore miles of beaches with shallow waters at Lido Key and Siesta Key.

The marina is currently in the process of retro-fitting old slips into new boatlifts and reallocating pilings in several spaces to increase width and accommodate large center consoles and luxury catamarans seeking long-term dockage. For more information, visit marinajacks.com