Written by Kalie Walter
October 2017

Beautiful Sarasota Bay is home to one of Southwest Florida’s premier marinas and hospitality hubs:
Marina Jack. With 316 wet slips accommodating vessels up to 175 feet, Marina Jack stands as the only full-service and full-amenity marina in vibrant Sarasota.

With unobstructed entry to the Gulf of Mexico and direct access to mile marker 8 on the ICW, Marina Jack provides cruisers with an unmatched location to experience everything that Sarasota has to offer. The property is adjacent to some of Sarasota’s most popular attractions, including Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, and the luxury shopping and dining destinations of St. Armands Circle. Both transient and seasonal cruisers have an abundance of options to choose from.

Marina Jack also has three on-site eateries, each with its own unique vibe. The waterfront Marina Jack Dining Room features steak and seafood with awardwinning wine pairings; the Deep Six Lounge & Piano Bar offering guests entertainment along with light fare and entrees; and the al fresco Blue Sunshine Patio Bar & Grill showcasing live music daily. The impressive waterfront banquet facility can hold up to 170 guests and is an ideal venue for weddings, corporate gatherings or other private events.

There are ample activities and dining options within close range of the marina, but Marina Jack visitors will find plenty to engage in right on the property. Guests can hop aboard the 96-foot Marina Jack II cruising vessel for daily sightseeing lunches, sunset dinners and group events in the intercoastal gulf waters, and the
marina’s concierge team can schedule daily water-sport excursions and rentals. The marina’s popular annual events include Marina Jack Fourth of July Fireworks, New Year’s Eve Fireworks, Holiday Parade of Lights, several of Sarasota’s most prominent fishing and diving tournaments and the Annual Suncoast Boat Show.

In addition to the property’s multitude of amenities and activities, Marina Jack is also a well-known yacht services epicenter, complete with highly skilled on-site marine service technicians who specialize in all aspects of repair and restoration for both power and sailing vessels. Combining first-class facilities, top-notch amenities and a hospitality minded culture, Marina Jack is a true destination marina that all cruisers can enjoy during their passage through Sarasota.