Whether you rent a car, grab a taxi or UBER, or hire a limo getting to Anna Maria Island is a breeze. once you are on Island Time there are many options exploring Anna Maria Island – we have some helpful suggestions to make your travel experience stress-free. Anna Maria has a “free” trolley service that runs every 20 minutes. Stops are covered and are located every 2-4 blocks on the route.

Airport and Island Transportation

Airport Transportation

Not renting a car? Whether you land in Tampa, St Pete/Clearwater or Sarasota airports; contact one of our local transportation services to get you and your family from Point A to Point B safely and on time. Once guests arrive on island time; many enjoy hopping on the “free” trolley, rent beach cruiser bikes or drive street legal golf carts to explore Anna Maria Island. It’s up to you!

Island Trolley

The trolley route is from the Anna Maria City Pier with 14 stops to Coquina Beach, located on Anna Maria`s south side on Bradenton Beach. The Trolley operates daily at no cost to riders from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. and visits each stop approximately every 20 minutes. Stops are covered and are located every 2-4 blocks along the route. They are wheelchair accessible and have bike racks on the front.

To know where the trolley is in real time! Download the myStop App – select Manatee County – identify your trolley/bus route and stop in the app. Once your preferences are set to the AMI Trolley Route, a map of the island with the noted trolley stops and icons showing the current trolley locations will be displayed. Its that easy!

Gulf Island Ferry Service

The Gulf Island Ferry Service offers scenic views and a relaxing ride which add a special touch to your island experience. Connecting downtown Bradenton Riverwalk to Anna Maria Pier and Bridge Street Pier enhances the travelers experience. Islanders can discover Downtown Bradenton and dine at the fine restaurants and enjoy scenic views of the Manatee River.
Location: Anna Maria Pier Bridge St Pier and Downtown Bradenton
Phone: 941-357-2587

Monkey Bus

The Monkey Bus will pick you up and take you anywhere on Anna Maria Island, Cortez and beyond. There is no charge for their service; the bus drivers work for tips so bring some cash! It`s a fun local way to hop around the island! They also do tours and special events.
Location: Marina Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Phone: (941) 565-6542

Island Rider

ISLAND RIDER is a pre-book on demand golf cart transportation service on Anna Maria Island. It’s a great way to experience the island and provides a convenient solution to getting safely and conveniently around the island. They will take you anywhere you need to go on the island.
Phone: (941) 301-8732