The Best Things on Vacation Are Free

Enjoying a day at the beach, seeing a manatee in the wild and riding the Anna Maria Island Trolley – what do they all have in common? They’re all free! You can hop on Anna Maria Island’s favorite ride without a ticket or pass of any kind. In fact, you can get by without even having a car on the island, thanks to the Trolley.  Enjoy tips and recommendations from the drivers. Looking for the best fish tacos on Bradenton Beach? Ask the driver! They love the area as much as you do and are always game to share their expertise and local hotspots.

When Long Walks on the Beach Are Too Long

Of course, the best way to get from one place on the island to another is by walking along the beach. But if you would rather cruise along, the Trolley runs the length of the 7-mile island from Anna Maria City Pier all the way down to Coquina Beach. Hop aboard to enjoy a little bit of air conditioning during your scenic ride along the shores. The long walks on the beach might be preferred, but the views from the Trolley are a nice consolation while you’re en route to your next stop.

All Day, Not All Night

Every day from 6 am to 10 pm, the Trolley has you covered. And don’t worry about waiting too long for your ride to roll through – the next Trolley swings by every 20 minutes or so. Not to mention every stop is only two to four blocks away, so you’re never far from your next destination. But if that next spot is somewhere after 10 pm, try the Island Beach Monkeys Bus. This quirky, reinvented mini school bus has an eclectic vibe, painted in fun colors and full of island charm! Call them anytime and they will pick you up at any location for tips only!

So, the next time you visit Anna Maria Island all you’ll have to worry about is where you want to explore – we’ll take care of getting you there.