A Table with a View Doesn’t Come Better than Marina Jack II Dinner Cruises

MustDo.com | Tours and sightseeing cruises aboard Marina Jack II boat Sarasota, Florida.

Photo credit Debi Pittman Wilkey

If you’ve ever looked with envy at the 96-foot long Marina Jack II and wondered who’s onboard, the answer is people just like you! This gleaming white luxury motor cruiser has air-conditioned salons and open decks to make the most of cruising around Sarasota Bay in comfort and style. It’s the chance to enjoy a billionaire’s lifestyle aboard a private luxury motor yacht, even if only for a few hours.

Main cabin dining room aboard the Marina Jack II dinner and sightseeing cruise boat Sarasota, Florida

Photo courtesy Marina Jack II

The Marina Jack II regularly sets sail for sightseeing lunch cruises or sunset dinner cruises. It cruises around the inter-coastal waters and Gulf of Mexico with views of the barrier islands and Sarasota Bay coastline. There’s also a stunning Florida sunset on most evenings.

Sightseeing Lunch Aboard Marina Jack II

The perfect way to enjoy the sights of Lido and Bird Key and the coastal landmarks around North Sarasota Bay is on this friendly lunchtime cruise. The buffet lunch includes the chef’s catch of the day, tomato basil chicken, seasonal vegetable medley, mixed salad and fresh rolls. Leave space for the delectable desserts and a choice of iced tea or coffee too.

The best part of the meal is that all seats have wonderful views of the stunning Sarasota Bay sights as you cruise gently by in luxurious style. The cruise is narrated by the captain who points out local landmarks, dolphins, birds and wildlife so you don’t miss a thing.

Marina Jack II boat crew Sarasota, Florida

Photo courtesy Marina Jack II

Sunset Dinner Cruise Around Sarasota Bay

If you prefer to dine a little later, the Marina Jack II Sunset Cruise is just the trip for you. Enjoy the sights of Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico with a wonderful view from your own private dining table in either the upper or lower salon.

The dinner buffet reflects the later hour with a buffet of peppercorn encrusted carved Prime Rib, grilled salmon with saffron sauce and plenty of side dishes to choose from. Fresh seasonal vegetables, chef’s choice of potatoes or rice, fresh dinner rolls and a mixed green salad make this a memorable dinner. Dessert may include a double layered Chocolate Cake, Pina Colada Cake, refreshing Key Lime Pie or similar delicious choice of desserts, all served with iced tea or coffee.

Everything is included in the price – the three course meal, commentated cruise and tips so you can sit back and enjoy the passing views as you sail smoothly along on this luxury cruise boat.

As the sun dips down over the Gulf of Mexico, the sea reflects the pink and orange glow. This coast is known for its fiery sunsets, especially if there are a few clouds on the horizon to catch the final sun’s rays.

Dining at Marina Jack and aboard Marina Jack II Sarasota, Florida

Photo credit Debi Pittman Wilkey

Cruises depart daily from the marina behind the Marina Jack dining room. Passengers can opt for a sightseeing-only cruise at a reduced rate, but once you’ve seen the buffet you’ll wish you had booked dinner too!

A cruise aboard the Marina Jack II is a fantastic way to celebrate a special event like a birthday or anniversary; it’s also a spectacular venue for a wedding.

MustDo.com | Marina Jack II weddings and special events Sarasota, Florida.

Photo courtesy Marina Jack II

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Nita Ettinger is the co-publisher for Siesta Publications and the Editor in Chief for Must Do Visitor Guides. Must Do Visitor Guides provides Southwest Florida visitor information through printed publications and the website MustDo.com. Must Do Visitor Guides are published bi-annually and are available at no cost in Sarasota, Lee, and Collier County chambers of commerce, visitor information centers, select Southwest Florida hotels, and wherever free publications are found.

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