Life is Better ... on the Water

Life is Better ... on the Water

Welcome Aboard Bonita Bay
Residents & All Boaters!

Bonita Bay Marina is a full service marina located in the beautiful Bonita Bay community on the Imperial River at the south end of Estero Bay. We offer wet slips and dry boat storage, as well as on-site fueling and light mechanical services. 


Our waterfront restaurant, Backwater Jacks, is accessible to all Bonita Bay residents and to others who make reservations, by land, as well as to all who arrive by boat. Come enjoy great casual dining, or carry out for those days on the go. The Bonita Bay Marina and Backwater Jacks are owned exclusively by Bonita Bay residents.

Backwater Jacks Seasonal Hours

Join us and check out our new menu!

Seasonal hours will be Wednesday through Saturday for dinner service only from 5pm to 9pm. The Bar will open at 3pm for Happy Hour from 3pm to 6pm. Call us today at 239-992-3010 for a reservation.


In addition, we will continue our pick-up service, as well as  free delivery (inside Bonita Bay only) for those who may not be comfortable dining in the restaurant.


Please go to the Backwater Jacks page on this Web site for menus and more information.

Non-residents of Bonita Bay arriving by car must call ahead to reserve a table and be cleared through the front gate.  Boaters can pull up to the Marina transient dock any time.


Our Jack’s Pack dining rewards program continues throughout the year.  Click on the Backwater Jacks page for details and an application.


So, please come in often to taste our delicious drinks, exciting menu featuring fresh, local, sustainable seafood, and nightly dinner specials.

Take to the Water With Captain Ed's Charter Boats

Widely considered the best charter service in Southwest Florida, Captain Ed’s has been a Bonita Bay tradition since 1992. Offering sunset cruises, dolphin tours, fishing charters and much more, Captain Ed’s is the ideal way to hit the water!