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“Outstanding Event Venue”
Review of Marina Jack II

Marina Jack II
Ranked #38 of 151 things to do in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Dinner cruise.
Reviewed 30 July 2014

I not only want to review the late afternoon cruise on the Marina Jack II, I also want to review the banquet dockside that followed the cruise. Most of all, I want to give accolades to Anne Camire and the Marina Jack staff who helped us plan and execute a wonderfully successful party for 72 people recognizing my mother-in-law's 100th birthday. Anne oversaw the entire event and did so with incredible attention to detail, honoring our vision while offering very helpful suggestions. She followed through on everything she said she would, even decorating the boat and banquet hall with multiple picture boards we handed off to her. The delicious hor d'oeuvres and drinks provided on the boat were served by a very competent wait staff. Equally competent and accommodating was the staff that served the dinner that followed in the banquet room. Many, many of our guests remarked on the quality of the food. One always runs a risk when organizing a party from afar (we live in Vermont); Marina Jack's came through big time. We laud the establishment and recommend it wholeheartedly for any special occasion.

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Reviewed 11 July 2014

The boat was not packed which was nice although the start of the trip coincided with the end of the Holland/Argentina World Cup match so those upstairs were making quite a racket but once that finished everyone settled down for the cruise. The food served was better than average and you could, if you wanted have seconds. The waiting staff were attentive and pleasant. Unfortunately there was a little cloud cover so the sunset was not as good as what we had seen on previous evenings. It would have been nice to have some commentary during the cruise and maybe some background music as well but we really enjoyeed the evening.

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Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed the sunset cruise immensely. It was a sunset cruise, which is probably why there was no info given over the PA, but might have been nice at least on one of the levels.

Thank AlynMD
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

My wife and I took our first dinner cruise on the Marina Jack II on our wedding day. We are boaters ourselves and enjoyed someone driving us around and having a wonderful buffet, to boot!

The crew is very helpful and the food was delicious. It is a bit tough with plate in hand to navigate the upstairs steps but the waitstaff is very accommodating should one need assistance.

It was enjoyable to watch a sunset in the comfort of the cabin while dining and see the folks waving at us from their homes on Bird Key! We were booked on the same night as a large group having their 50th year reunion and although they were much older than us, it was fun to see them enjoying themselves.

We had no problems with seating since it was just the two of us and we were lucky to get the front row forward seats so we could see where we were headed.

Will recommend this to one and all but probably they should leave young children with the babysitter, or at least request downstairs seating where the buffet is served up.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Marina Jacks occupies a strategic place on the Sarasota waterfront.

The food is pricey but the wine list is superb and the food is good.

Thank Jeff O
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