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Ultimate Yacht Charter Destination: Sarasota, Florida

Ultimate Yacht Charter Destination: Sarasota, Florida

Experience Sarasota, Florida & All It Has to Offer

Make your vacation, YOUR vacation. Galati Yacht Sales offers fully customizable yacht charter vacations along Florida’s gulf coast, including Sarasota, Tampa, Anna Maria Island and more. Don’t spend your nights cramped in a hotel room, enjoy a hands-off, luxury yachting experience on the water with family and friends.
When it comes to choosing the destination of your yacht charter vacation a few things come to mind such as activities, events, and food. You will most likely want to visit a place that will satisfy all these needs and more. To give you some inspiration we wanted to highlight a city we think you would love, that place in Sarasota Florida. Here are the top 5 reasons why you should visit this amazing city along with the top attractions to indulge in.


Vibrant Art City

Sarasota is a vibrant, art city offering endless sunshine, white sandy beaches, and a family-friendly atmosphere. When you’re ready to dock and explore the city check out these places listed below, all walking distance from the Marina located at Marina Jacks.

Selby Botanical Gardens:

If you are a nature lover you will absolutely fall in love with this place. This garden is 7 acres and focuses on collecting and presenting epiphytes such as bromeliads and orchids and their ecosystems.

Marina Jack:

Your docking zone is already one to cross off the list. Not only can you find one of the best local restaurants here but Bay Front park is located right around the corner. Enjoy the tiki bar and of course the Unconditional Surrender Sculpture. Witness a piece of history through this piece of artwork all while enjoying the views of Sarasota Bay. Marina Jack is also the home to Galati Yacht’s Sarasota location.

Downtown Sarasota:

If you are one to enjoy a night out as well as great food, downtown Sarasota is the spot to be. Main Street is filled with many great bars, clubs, restaurants, and shops. Make a night out of it and enjoy the night scene in Sarasota

Sarasota Farmers Market:

Enjoy fresh produce from local farmers in the area. The farmers market takes place every Saturday from 7am-1PM in downtown Sarasota.

Van Wezal

If you enjoy fine art and live performances, plan to visit the Van Wezel. A variety of live entertainment is offered including plays, comedy skits, and concerts. Plus, the art collection of the Fine Arts Society is on permanent exhibit at the Van Wezel. Tour guides will walk you through the gallery of paintings and sculptures of Florida’s most renowned artists.

McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre:

Get your laugh on at McCurdy’s Comedy Club. Located in downtown Sarasota.


Stunning Beaches

Sarasota has countless miles of white sandy beaches including some of the top-ranked beaches in the world, such as Siesta Key Beach. While enjoying life on the water be sure to visit some of the hot spots along the way.

Siesta Key Beach

You can’t visit Sarasota without visiting the #1 beach in America. Once you catch a glimpse of the beautiful sunsets and dig your feet into the white quartz sand, you will fall in love.

Lido Beach:

The sister beach of Siesta Key. Lido is a more private and relaxed beach compared to Siesta. People often come here to get away from the crowds but enjoy the same attributes that Siesta Key Beach offers.

Long Boat Key

With 12 miles of white sand beaches, waterfront golfing and dining this local area beach makes for an elegant and scenic environment. Plus, enjoy restaurants such as the Chart House, Mar Vista (boat dockage available,) and Dry Dock Grill. You are bound to experience one the most memorable evenings while on your vacation yacht charter.


Amazing Weather

Florida weather, in general, is one of the top reasons to book a charter vacation here. With constant sunshine and warm weather, it makes every day a good to enjoy life out at sea or exploring inland.

If you plan to explore inland during your yacht charter, no worries, we will dock you right at Marina Jacks Marina and you are free to explore the town as you wish. Here are a few top choices that require a drive but are well worth it.

St Armands Circle:

Fine dining and shopping, nothing beats the circle off of Lido Beach. St Armands is filled with the best dining options in the area as well as plenty of shops of all style to keep you entertained. After your done on the circle, simply take a stroll on Lido beach.

Ringling Museum:

Prepare to be blown away by the beautiful scenery and art that is showcased at this museum. Fun Fact: The museum is made up of 21 galleries of American art, Asian art, contemporary art, European paintings, and ancient artifacts from Cyprus.

Ed Smith Stadium:

Catch a ball game at the home of the Baltimore Orioles Spring training facility.

UTC Mall & Shopping Plaza:

The University Mall & nearby shops are the ultimate location to spend your day shopping away. Also, grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants located in and around the UTC mall. Newly built in 2012.

Siesta Key Village:

Are you ready for a good time? The Siesta Key Village is a colorful, lively village near the beach that is full of restaurants, shops, bars and much more. The village is all about shops, parties, and fun.


Unique Eats

Sarasota offers plenty of restaurants so don’t worry if you are a food junkie. Here are some local spots with unique eats you won’t find anywhere else, all walking distance from the Marina.

Selva Grill: Spanish inspired cuisine, featuring delicious seafood dishes. Open for dinner.

Clasico Café & Bar: American Cuisine inspired, open for lunch and dinner.

Duvals Fresh Local Seafood: Seafood cuisine open for lunch and dinner.

Element Modern Mediterranean Grill: Steakhouse and Mediterranean cuisine with cocktail bar. Open for dinner.

Patellinis Pizza: Italian inspired cuisine with some of the best pizza in town. Open for lunch and dinner.


If you would rather dine dockside, we have that covered as well. There are dozens of dockside dining restaurants in Sarasota but these are our top choices.

Phillippi Creek Village Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Bridge Tender Inn & Dockside Bar

Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub

Old Salty Dog

Marina Jack


Endless Shopping

Sarasota offers endless shopping spots. Head downtown to find local small business shops walking distance from the marina.

Lotus Boutique – Women’s Clothing Store

Bookstore 1 Book Store

Brooks Brothers Mens, Women’s & Kids Clothing store

Soto Optical Boutique – Eyewear store

McLaughlin– Men’s, Women’s & Kids Clothing store
If you have made up your mind that Sarasota is perfect for your yacht charter vacation, click the button below to book your charter today. Tell us what you’re looking for and we will get back to you with all of the options we have for you and your group to get out on the water to experience the luxury yachting lifestyle.

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