Reviews: Marina Jack

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  • Review for Marina Jack

    Reviewed by: John Landon , Boomer, on Mar 12, 2018
    Boat Type: Power
    LOA: 65'
    Draft: 4.0'

    Rating: 5

    Great marina but a little pricey. You pay for the greatness, but not bad for just a couple of days. Stayed 12/2017.

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  • Review for Marina Jack

    Reviewed by: Chris Himmelheber on Feb 24, 2018
    Boat Type: Sail
    LOA: 36'
    Draft: 5.5'

    Rating: 5

    This is a GREAT marina! The approach and depth of the marina easily accommodated my 5.5 foot draft. There is a large mooring field right next to the entrance, and it seems to have a lot of boats in it, but there were plenty of empty spots that I could see.

    The docks are floating concrete, and are very well maintained. One of my pet peeves is getting a lot of swells and wake action at dock. This appeared to only be a problem on the outer (south-facing) side of dock H, and it was only a minor problem there. The rest seemed to be well protected.

    Of course, they have electric and water at each slip along with a dock box. The WiFi was dicey 1/2 way down dock H, but this is nothing unusual. They also have pump-out facilities at each slip, and good dock security.

    The restroom/showers are really outstanding. There are 6 individual rooms with locking doors and their own toilet/shower/sink in one secure bay, and right next door is another with 4 similar rooms (but the door to the smaller bay sometimes doesn’t unlock.) Each shower room is very nice and air conditioned, even if a little spartan.

    The marina office is well-staffed, and they were very helpful and friendly. There are also an excellent bar and restaurant on site, and the marina is right at the entrance to the downtown. Many great restaurants are within easy walking distance. There is also a Whole Foods about 1/2 mile from the marina, and a Publix supermarket about 1 mile away. The public library (with free fast internet) is also about 1/2 mile from the marina.

    The only amenites lacking are a pool and a gym, and the nearest beach is across the causeway, about 7 miles away. I know, these are trivial. In short, this is a really excellent marina.

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  • Review for Marina Jack

    Reviewed by: Eddy Johnsen , Spiritus, on Jan 12, 2018
    Boat Type: Power
    LOA: 36'
    Draft: 4.0'

    Rating: 5

    This is the Gold Standard by which all marinas should be judged; a first-class operation. Professional, courteous, helpful staff. In spite of being surrounded by boats over twice our size, we were treated like the most important boaters there! Shower and laundry facilities are unmatched. You can't help but love a marina that leaves a newspaper on your deck every morning!

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  • Review for Marina Jack

    Reviewed by: Alyse Caldwell , AskCaptainChris, on Jul 3, 2016
    Boat Type: Power
    LOA: 44'
    Draft: 4.0'

    Rating: 5

    Great Marina, floating docks. Enter charming old downtown Sarasota Art and Theatre District. Easy entrance to Marina or mooring field.

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