Thank you for choosing Marina Jack as your marina destination
on your upcoming cruise. We have established the following
guidelines to ensure the best possible service and an enjoyable
stay while at Marina Jack in Sarasota. The experience of past
cruise clubs frequenting our facilities assisted in compiling the
following list of helpful procedures and reminders.
Marina Jack | #2 Marina Plaza | Sarasota, FL 34234
T: 941-955-9488 F: 941-955-8001
Hours of Operation:
7:00am - 7:00pm daily
1/4 south of the Ringling Causeway bridge,
turn East at ICW marker 8A
30 & 50 amp Shore Power
On-site Restaurant and Bar
Overnight - Transient dockage
Showers & Restrooms
Ice - Cube & Block
Full Service Fuel Dock
Gas & Diesel
• Check out time is 11:00am. Any vessel that occupies
a slip after 11:00am shall be charged for the following
day. Late check-out available upon request.
• Pets must be on a leash and owners must pick up
after their pets.
• Grills must be gas or propane and must be attached
or ﬁxed to boat. No grills allowed on docks.
• Please deposit all trash in proper receptacles.
• Dockmaster must approve all maintenance and repair
done by outside contractors.
• All boats must be registered upon arrival and receive
assignment to a berth or slip.
• Dockmaster’s ofﬁce offers tidal and weather
information available by printout at port of call.
• Boats must receive fuel from the fuel service dock. No
fuel is to be pumped/transferred from the dock areas
Morning coffee service
Daily newspaper delivery
Dockside room available for groups
Wireless Internet Service Available
Mail & Fax delivery
Local Bridge Information:
Siesta Key Bridge: on the 1/4 hour
Stickney Point Bridge: on demand
Ringling Causeway: 65‘ clearance, no schedule
New Pass Bridge: on demand
Longboat Key Bridge: on demand
Marina Jack Dockmaster’s office
1. As the designated cruise leader, you will be the only person contacting the Dockmaster at
Marina Jack. Any additions, cancellations, changes, or questions will be directed through you.
Under no circumstances should your cruise members phone the Marina Jack Dockmaster’s
directly regarding cruise club arrangements.
2. Reservations for each member will be processed from the information provided on the
attached Club Information Sheet. It is the cruise leader’s responsibility to provide accurate
information on the form and return it to Marina Jack by email, mail, or fax (contact information
below) as soon as possible. Please use the Marina Jack information sheet and do not provide
us with any substitutes. It is pertinent that this sheet be returned 14 days prior to arrival. Any
sheets not received by this date will be put on hold and openings given to waiting list
3. Each member of your club will be required to provide a deposit for one night’s stay. This
deposit will be in the form of a credit card charge (MC/Visa/AmEx) and the credit card number
is to be provided on the Club Information Sheet. Slips will not be conﬁrmed until a deposit is
received, and you, as the leader, are responsible for attaining the deposit information to pass
on to Marina Jack. Any boat not conﬁrming their slip with a credit card will not be guaranteed a
slip upon their arrival.
4. Please complete the club information sheet completely. All information is important to us in
order to process your reservation, assign boats an appropriate slip, and make the registration
process as quick as possible.
5. Your application will be given immediate consideration and every effort will be made to
accommodate you. Please note, however, that NO RESERVATION IS VALID until payment
conﬁrmation is received. Please note: A conﬁrmed reservation will guarantee a space but
does not guarantee a speciﬁc location.
6. Be sure to notify Dockmaster of any special dockage requests (handicapped access / unusual
freeboard, etc.) a boat has on the information sheet. We will do our best to arrange boats as
speciﬁed although we cannot guarantee a particular slip or dock. All slip assignments will be
made prior to your arrival and based on the vessel size and marina conﬁguration; if we are
unaware of special requests then your cruise members may be disappointed with their
7. Slip assignments will not published until arrival at the marina.
Cruise club pre-ARRIVAL
1. We are located on the ICW between markers 8A and 10; 1⁄4 mile south of the Ringling Causeway
Bridge. We are accessible through Venice Inlet, Sarasota Big Pass, and Sarasota New Pass. We
are located directly east of the ICW with entrance markers 2 and 3. GPS coordinates for the
marina are: 27.19.98N -- 82.32.79W.
2. We monitor VHF channel 16. Upon approach to the marina, please hail Marina Operations on
channel 16. We will switch to a working channel of 71. If your club is currently monitoring another
channel, let us know and we will switch to your club’s working channel. It is important for the
cruise leader to notify ﬂeet of working channels to avoid members missing directions given by
3. It is imperative that only one boat enters the slips at a time to ensure dock assistance from our
staff. Our dockmaster will call each boat into their assigned slip and we respectfully request that
all other boats wait in the basin near the marina entrance until they are called. This process will
ensure that all boats will dock safely and securely and receive the service and assistance needed.
4. Once you are given a dock assignment by a dockmaster, you may then proceed to your slip
where dock hands will help you tie up and connect utilities.
5. Please instruct your cruise members to have all 4 dock lines out (1-bow / 2-stern / 1-spring for
“pull-in slips”) and tied to their boat before they come to their assigned slip. If boats are prepared
at the slip we can bring your club in quickly and efﬁciently and reduce waiting time on securing
boats. It may also be necessary to bring fenders along to fend vessel from pilings and ﬁnger piers.
cruise club ARRIVAL
•Check in time is 12:00pm. Check out time is 11:00am.
•Our hours are 7:00am to 7:00pm seven days per week.
•Marina Jack Restaurants are part of the marina and are located on
premise. Their direct phone number is 941-365-4232 and party
accommodations can be made through the banquet department. It is
strongly suggested that you make reservations at the restaurant if you
plan to bring a large group.
•There is local bus service that operates near our marina offering ground
transportation to surrounding areas including: St. Armands, Main Street,
Downtown, Museums, Arts, Entertainment, Aquarium, Theatres, and
•Clubs are welcome to hold a gathering or “dock-tail” party on the boats
or dock. We kindly ask that no grills be used on the dock or ﬁnger piers.
•The Dockmaster’s ofﬁce has a ship store with: souvenirs, ice, beer,
soda, and full line of oils and lubricants in additional to a full-fuel dock
•All guests once checked into the marina will receive a welcome package
detailing local knowledge, ground transportation and restaurant menus
and other frequently asked questions about the area.
•Any special information desired about Sarasota prior to arrival can be
attained from the Sarasota Visitor Information Center.
•There are local breakfast restaurants within walking distance. Our ofﬁce
offers complimentary coffee for guests with a daily newspaper delivery
to each transient boat.
•If a transient boat has any mechanical problems that desire attention
please contact the Dockmaster and we can recommend a mechanic to
Marina Jack Restaurant
#2 Marina Plaza
Marina Jack introduces unparalleled dining in a spectacular facility. Theater seating offers
panoramic views over the marina, downtown, Sarasota Bay, Big Pass and out to the Gulf of
Mexico. Menus incorporating the best of Marina Jack favorites along with the most current fresh
seafood dishes are offered daily for lunch and dinner. The dining room features breathtaking
architecture, a stunning lounge area, saltwater aquarium and dramatic use of ﬁber optic lighting.
An open-air raw bar adjacent to the Deep Six Lounge adds to the excitement, offering casual
dining and cocktails dockside.
Selby Botanical Gardens
811 S. Palm Ave.
The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens located in Sarasota, Florida and acclaimed by syndicated
garden columnist Duane Campbell as "a supernova in the constellation of botanical gardens," is
perhaps best known for its living collection of more than 6,000 orchids. Selby's 11 bay-front
acres are an open-air and under-glass museum of more than 20,000 colorful plants, many
collected in the wild on nearly 100 scientiﬁc expeditions to tropical rain-forests by the Selby
Gardens' research staff. Seven greenhouses are the heart of botanical research and plant
identiﬁcation, for which Selby is internationally recognized.
Mote Marine Aquarium
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy
Mote Marine is an independent, nonproﬁt research organization dedicated to
excellence in marine and environmental sciences. Mote Marine Laboratory is
located on City Island in Sarasota, Florida, on an 10.5-acre site fronting on both
Sarasota Bay and New Pass with access to the Gulf of Mexico. Public outreach
is provided through the American Association of Museums accredited Mote
Aquarium which attracts 360,000 visitors annually. The Aquarium features aquaria
which house many species of ﬂora and fauna that inhabit the southwestern
Florida region, as well as exhibits depicting research at Mote, the Shark Exhibit (a
135,000 gallon marine research and display aquarium where sharks and other
marine animals), two Touch Pools, Jane and David Allen Manatee Exhibit
featuring Hugh and Buffett, the resident manatees, the Roy and Susan Palmer
Sea Turtle Exhibit, and the Mysterious Mollusks wing which spotlights Molly
Mollusk, a preserved giant squid.
St. Armands Circle
300 Madison Dr.
Let epicurean delights tantalize your taste buds with award-winning cuisine.
Lounge in the atmosphere, savor the delicacies created by master chefs, and
indulge in the vintage wines and libations. Enjoy casual fare from the many
specialty food shops or dine leisurely on superb cuisine from around the world.
Experience the ambiance of exotic lands and far away places. Fulﬁll your
shopping passions with fashion elegance, ﬁne collectables, antiques, crystal,
china and precious gems. Whatever your heart desires. You don't have to
travel far to ﬁnd the world's treasures, they're all here... on St. Armands Circle
in Sarasota, Florida.
Countless shops, restaurants, boutiques, banks, specialty shops, movie
theatres, and more await you on historic Main Street. Located steps from the
marina, this strip of historic Sarasota provides some of the best shopping
destinations, dining establishments, and architecture in the area. Browse and
shop till the end of the path and then hop on the trolley for a scenic ride home.
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
5401 Bayshore Rd.
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in its afﬁliation with Florida State
University is the largest museum/university complex in the nation. Recognized as
the Art Museum of the State Of Florida, its campus encompasses an
internationally recognized museum of Western European and American art; a
Museum of the Circus; Cà d'Zan, the Ringlings' thirty-room mansion; the historic
Asolo Theater from Venice, and over 60 acres of landscaped grounds and
statuary. Its collections, vast research resources through one of the largest art
libraries in the State, and statewide outreach education programs provide access
for scholarly research, arts education and enjoyment for audiences throughout
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
777. N. Tamiami Trail.
The main stage schedule presents a wide variety of more than 120 performances,
including the biggest lineup ever of Broadway musicals, several Van Wezel debuts and
return engagements by some of Sarasota's favorite stars. The schedule carries on the
long-standing tradition of creating many memorable moments at the Van Wezel. Many
local, regional, national and international artists and attractions have graced our stage:
Luciano Pavarotti, Leonard Bernstein, Bob Dylan, Cary Grant, Gregory Peck, Rudolf
Nureyev, The Boston Pops, The Chicago Symphony, Willie Nelson, Vladimir Horowitz,
Dizzy Gillespie, The Temptations and a very long list of Broadway, children's and family
shows. In addition to the performances listed, other programs will be added throughout
the season. Whether you are attending a program presented by the Van Wezel or by
one of our many renting partners, we hope that the time you spend at the Hall will be a
memorable and enjoyable experience in every respect.