Sarasota Bay Mooring Field

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2 Marina Plaza
Sarasota, FL 34236
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
VHF 16

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42 Reviews

by Jim A. - Verified user on Jun 07, 2024
Got Mooring Ball #2. We had a great stay and will definitely return.

by Bill S. - Verified user on May 31, 2024
Excellent staff and facilities.

by John S. on May 27, 2024
We spent a month on mooring ball #5. A very comvenient location with short dinghy ride to the dock. Shower and laundry facilities are excellent. Short walk to downtown and a really nice promenade along the waterfront. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Overall, an excellent marina stop. Highly recommend.

by Judith p. - Verified user on May 18, 2024
Arrived after staff had left for the night so just picked up random mooring. Next morning got email allocating a bouy . Replied with bouy # we were on and this was fine Stayed 2 nights dingy dock and showera in the marina good.

by Greg W. - Verified user on May 01, 2024
Accommodating with dates. Dinghy dock convenient. Little pricey for a mooring field but great location.

by Scott W. - Verified user on Apr 01, 2024
The staff was awesome! Cooper runs a nice marina. I stayed for 2 weeks on a mooring ball. The mooring field gets very choppy and at times is uncomfortable. When strong winds are from the south there is no protection and you can expect to bounce. It is also not uncommon for boat wakes to also toss you around. The only marina downside I saw was the number of derelict dinghies parked at the dock, at times room to tie up can be difficult. The Sarasota area is well worth your time. I suggest riding the Bay Runner, great free transportation to the best spots In Sarasota.

by Richard S. - Verified user on Mar 23, 2024
We had such an amazing time. The mooring balls are excellent and in a reasonably sheltered place if the winds are not above 10kts. Amenities are great. Staff is excellent. Location to everything we valued was perfect!

by Stephen M. - Verified user on Mar 22, 2024
The mooring field is nice. The thimble and line very clean. The dinghy dock at the marina is very crowded, and many of the dinghies look like they haven’t moved in a long time.

by Tim V. - Verified user on Mar 07, 2024
The mooring balls are an affordable option to explore Sarasota. They are an easy dinghy ride away from the dinghy docks (if it is calm) where you can explore the city. They have nice but small restrooms and showers and coin laundry. The dock slips are very expensive, as is the Marina Jack restaurant with $40-$80 dinners. The mooring field is exposed to inconsiderate big boat wakes and to S-SW winds which will bounce you around. At $48/night these are some of the most expensive mooring balls we’ve seen, and not the best due to the exposure, but if you want to visit Sarasota and don’t want to pay exorbitant slip fees (like us), then this is a good option.

by Dale W. - Verified user on Mar 03, 2024
Very nice here. New, or newer balls and leaders

by John R. - Verified user on Feb 21, 2024
Staff was very friendly and helpful. Excellent facility; however, boat traffic nearby kept boat rocking, making it difficult to lower or raise dinghy. They often don’t answer the phone, and replying to voice mails may take 24 hours.

by brian b. - Verified user on Feb 11, 2024
Was a little rocky but the price and amenities make it well worth it. Also have free pump out boat(tips appreciated)that comes by every day at 10am

by Jim B. - Verified user on Jan 28, 2024
Great access. Great Staff. Cool city to visit. Marina has a nice mooring field map, but it is not orientated to North up so a little hard to figure at first. In windy conditions and with lot of boat traffic it gets really rough.

by Harry H. - Verified user on Jan 21, 2024
Easy access, friendly staff, great facilities, and everything you want is a short walk. Great stop over!

by James L. - Verified user on Jan 18, 2024
Stayed on mooring ball for 2 nights. Balls in great condition, windy coming in but finally caught loop & was able to tie off. Marina Jack very nice marina with good showers & close by to walk for restaurants. Went to Ringling Museum, highly recommend.

by Mona D. on Jan 12, 2024
Nice mooring field & beautiful facilities! Staff was friendly and helpful. Easy walking to downtown Sarasota which was lots of fun! We'll definitely be back!

by John P. on Jan 02, 2024
Nice facility. Have been to Marina Jacks before and stayed in a slip and they have very nice amenities. The mooring field was great. My only complaint is that they don't respond to the reservation request in a timely manner. We made the request, after 24 hours no response, so we called. The response was "Oh yea, here it is, yes you have a reservation come on in, call when you get here and we will tell you which ball". The next day, after we left, we got the email confirmation of the reservation. The facility is nice and secure, but the management needs work.

by August d. - Verified user on Jan 01, 2024
Marina jacks people were friendly and helpful. The views of downtown sarasota were awesome

by John C. - Verified user on Dec 29, 2023
The organization of the mooring field and ease of attaching to the ball is wonderful. Out position was in view of the Dockmaster Office and they could affirm everything was fine. (We left it for a week)

by Kevin W. - Verified user on Dec 11, 2023
Nice mooring field, first class marina. A little rolly due to traffic.

by Howard W. on Nov 29, 2023
We used a mooring ball at Sarasota Bay Moorings on two separate occasions during Thanksgiving week. The staff could not have been more helpful, going out of their way to make sure all was well. They're friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. While we feel the cost of a mooring ball is excessively high, at least we know we will have a good experience there.

by Jonny J. - Verified user on Nov 27, 2023
Super easy to work with and a great place to park your boat for a week or two if you need to head back to reality for a little bit. Would be 5 stars if it was not so pricey but in any case it works and is safe and swcure.

by SCOTT P. - Verified user on Oct 30, 2023
The mooring field and facilities were good however I am disappointed in the price. Seems only a year or so ago it was $25 a night and our head is up by over 100%.

by Jason T. - Verified user on Oct 21, 2023
Great marina and staff

by William R. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2023
Staff at the marina are awesome.
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About Sarasota Bay Mooring Field

Extension 6 upon calling number above.

The traveling sailor will find that the Sarasota Bay Mooring Field, managed by Marina Jack, is the perfect place to stop. Conveniently situated in the center of downtown, our mooring field can accommodate guests for a few days or as long as six months for vessels up to 50'. Each mooring has been tested to withstand severe weather and is maintained according to a predetermined timetable. All of the moorings come equipped with a variety of wonderful ashore amenities, including a dinghy dock, climate-controlled showers, access to laundry facilities, pump-out services, and wireless internet.

Marina Jack may require proof that the vessel meets certain safety and sanitation regulations prior to registration and may refuse to register any vessel that does not provide such proof.

The establishment of permanent residences or living aboard a vessel in the Sarasota Bay Mooring Field in excess of 6 months is prohibited.

Only vessels in good operational condition, capable of maneuvering under their own power and with current registration or documentation shall be allowed to moor in the Field. The determination of whether a vessel is considered to be in good operational condition, capable of maneuvering under their own power shall be the sole discretion of the Harbormaster. Vessels without integral or functional power for propulsion are not allowed in the Mooring Field.

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  • Diesel
  • Gas
  • Water Hookup

Listed Pump Prices

Last Updated on 02/21/2024 at 1:25PM

  • Premium Gas: $5.55

  • Diesel: $5.40


  • ATM
  • Dog Park
  • Ice
  • Wireless Internet
  • Laundry
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Ship Store
  • Showers
  • Groceries
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles
  • Restaurant



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