Sarasota’s Best Marina – Marina Jack on Sarasota Bay

Sarasota Bay is simply beautiful. And with the many spectacular seafood restaurants, relaxing sandy beach spots, and family-friendly live music, there’s a lot to see and do as you traverse the bay. Most of the action is right at Marina Jack- Sarasota’s most exciting spot for adventurous visitors who want to see the best of the bay. We cover the dining, the boating, and all the many things you can leap into when staying at one of the nearby Lido Key vacation rentals

The Marina

The marina is undoubtedly the grandest in Sarasota and is widely considered one of the best in Florida. The size is impressive. Large boat owners can find accommodations, including an array of fixed and floating docks with 30, 50, and 100amp single and three phase power. Other features include cable, internet, in-slip out water pumping, and a fresh water source. 

The marina is essentially a luxury visitor’s area, with deep harbor docking available for boat owners, cruises open to all visitors, and waterfront dining. 

It features a convenient service building, with an array of restrooms and climate-controlled showers, and a laundry area. It’s a welcoming place to regroup after a day of boating and before a night in Sarasota’s downtown

Contact Marina Jack for other convenient features to make your boating adventures as easy as possible. This includes a shuttle service, a ship store with a number of necessities, fueling area, and special excursion discounts for local activities.

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Waterfront Restaurant

The defining feature of the marina is the Marina Jack dining room. Its stylish, classy, and gorgeous, overlooking Sarasota Bay through the epic dining hall windows. The restaurant incorporates live entertainment on its Blue Sunshine Patio, including renowned Florida artists like Klick Band, Bain Beakley, and Scott Curts.

Marina Jack is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Boat Rentals

Part of the fun and excitement of Marina Jack is getting to and from it by boat, but Marina Jack is not exclusively for boat owners. Visitors can rent a boat right from the property, without worrying about transportation to the marina. 

And it’s not just boats. Depending on availability, you and your family can rent pontoons, jet skis, ski boats, kayaks, and paddle boards. Contact the marina for further price and transportation accommodations if available. Come hit the water before you head back to one of our Lido Key rentals

Visit Today

When you stay at one of our vacation rentals on Lido Key, be sure to spend a day or more in and around Marina Jack. It is a glorious entry point to the finest of Sarasota.

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Weddings and Events

The marina is a magnificent place to get married, and has hosted an assortment of both intimate and epic weddings along the Sarasota Bay. The Event Room is on the second floor of the site and can accommodate upwards of 170 guests. 

Wedding accommodations include table décor, customizable menus, full-service professional staff, and even transportation via boat rental. 

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Marina Jack II

The Marina Jack II is the glorious water-faring complement to Marina Jack. Regularly docked behind the Marina Jack restaurant in full view, the Marina Jack II soars the stellar gulf waters almost daily. 

This 96’ cruise vessel is the most exemplary way to see the bay. Guests can go on a lunch tour or sunset dinner cruise while dining on luxury food and seeing the finest spots through the inter-coastal waters and the gulf. You can lounge out on the patio or relax comfortably in the climate-controlled interior. Group events and weddings can also be accommodated.

Featured Rentals

Reel Me In

Nestled on a corner lot in one of the Suncoast’s best neighborhoods, this beautiful single-level house offers the perfect escape. Take a leisurely stroll to St. Armand’s Circle, a renowned destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Pack your beach bag and explore Lido Key Beach or venture to South Lido Park for a day of walking, kayaking, and encountering Florida wildlife. 

Wave n’ Sea

This ‘Classic Florida’ gem is centrally located, just minutes away from the quartz-sanded Gulf beaches, The Pavilion with a pool and concessions, and a short drive to the world-renowned St. Armand’s Circle, golf courses, nature parks, and the Mote Marine Aquarium. St. Armand’s Circle is a Sarasota jewel, offering upscale shopping, gourmet restaurants, and galleries.