Over the years many of our guests of Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals – 601 Gulf Dr. N. Anna Maria Island, Florida, 34217 have asked if they need a car during their stay. The answer is no and we are happy to provide the following transportation suggestions for those without a personal car to use.
Anna Maria Island offers several means of transportation.
You can travel FREE from one end of the Island to the other with Anna Maria Island Trolley Service. Operating 365 days a year from six in the morning until ten thirty at night running every 20 minutes you will see green Anna Maria Island Trolleys traveling up and down the entire length of Anna Maria Island. Daily service runs from the Anna Maria City Pier which is the northern part of the Island, to Coquina Beach at the south. There are many stops all over the Island, with a stop right out front of Anna Maria Condo Rentals. You will find Trolley stops every two to four blocks and most have covered seating while you wait. Trolleys are air conditioned and some offer open air-seating.
You can continue on to surrounding areas, including Bradenton, Longboat Key and Sarasota with MCAT (Manatee County Area Transit). MCAT connects with the FREE Anna Maria Island Trolley and you can get on the Long Boat Key Trolley and for .75 cents, ride it all the way to Sarasota and back. MCAT (Manatee County Area Transit) partners with SCAT (Sarasota County Area Transit) in operating the Longboat Key Trolley from Coquina Beach on Anna Maria Island to downtown Sarasota via Longboat Key and St. Armand’s Circle. Daily service runs from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. every 60 minutes. Trolleys offer both air conditioned and open-air seating. The Longboat Key trolley does not operate on major holidays.

Check the Map and Trolley Schedule for Anna Maria Island and neighboring beaches.

• Anna Maria Island Trolley Schedule
• Long Boat Key Trolley Schedule
• Beach Express Trolley Schedule

Island Beach Monkeys (941-565-6542) is another FREE transportation service. Their drivers, all Island residents work for tips only. I think the advantage of this service over the Trolley is the hours of operation. Their service runs Noon – 3am, 7 days a week and 24 hour service is offered by appointment. Their fleet includes an 8 passenger Golf Cart Limo, two mini-buses, an SUV. And even have a karaoke-equipped vehicle. They offer service to individuals and groups. Need a ride to dinner, run errands or tour Anna Maria Island the Island Beach Monkey is available to drive you wherever you need to go. You are not limited to just Anna Maria Island, they will also transport you to downtown Bradenton Cortez and Siesta Key. Want to go shopping to the Ellenton Outlet Mall? Well, they will take you there! You can also pre-book trips to the Tampa Bay and the Sarasota area. Island Beach Monkeys is fun means of transportation on or around Anna Maria Island.

Golf Cart Rentals is another means of transportation, but not Free. This type of transportation deserves its own article so please check our future blogs for information.

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