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“Great dinner cruise and sunset!”
Review of Marina Jack II

Marina Jack II
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Owner description: Featuring Sightseeing Lunch and Sunset Dinner cruises daily. Cruise schedule is daily, reservations are recommended.
Reviewed 17 February 2018

We went on the 5pm sunset cruise for Valentine’s Day and it was wonderful! The service was top notch, the food was excellent and the view spectacular! The cruise was very smooth and they know exactly where to be to watch the sunset from the cruise! The only drawback was the tables are very close together, so if you are wanting to have a quiet conversation with your spouse or date it can be a little difficult. But all in all it was a wonderful time, you can walk out to the upper back deck and there are bench seating and cafe tables.

Thank Dawnbeths
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Marina Jack II offers both afternoon lunch and sunset dinner cruises. The boat is attractive, has decent bathrooms, a full bar, a pleasant crew, and good food. The sunset buffet dinner included salad, mixed vegetables, garlic mashed potatoes, prime rib, and saffron salmon, as well as three dessert selections including key lime pie, chocolate cake, and a raspberry frosting cake. Everything was very good and plentiful. The cruise itself was pleasant and afforded viewing of some very attractive waterfront homes and a beautiful sunset. A dolphin was spotted, too. It did get dark for the latter half of the cruise and the Sarasota skyline was pretty, but better viewing would be possible during the afternoon cruise. There is seating on both the main deck and the upper deck--all enclosed--and the ride on Sarasota Bay is extremely smooth. I don't think you need to worry about seasickness. Reservations should be made. There is an area at the front of the main deck that only holds four tables and is secluded from cabin nose and congestion; it is a little more intimate and my preferred area. Seats are assigned so any specific request should be made at time of reservation. The actual cruise lasted about two hours, but people arrive 30-45 minutes early to enjoy a drink and views from the boat.

1  Thank loves2travelandmore
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

There is a choice of dining areas from outside bar with food, piano bar with food and dancing and fine dining up stairs.
All have great views of the harbor and if the itming is right the SUNSET.
The in the fine dining room as well presented, cooked perfectly with great taste, wonderful service and a fabulouse view.
THe cocktail bar, which I used on a different occasion was a bit more crowded but a great place to relax at the end of the day.

1  Thank fslincoln
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

You cant beat the view from the main dining room. The front of the house staff are professional and cognenial. The menu is skewed a little safe and could do with some innovation. Great wine list reasonable priced

Thank joe m
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

Had lunch out on the deck. Portions were generous, food had good taste and was fresh. Staff friendly and efficient. Great water views from deck or inside dining.

Thank Patricia w
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