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Easier Trips To and From Bradenton to Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria

Getting to and from the mainland to Anna Maria Island is easier than ever with the new Gulf Islands Ferry. Park in downtown Bradenton, hop on the convenient new ferry, and enjoy the scenic trip to Anna Maria Island. No cars, no parking, no hassle. From there, you can take the Island Trolley to explore the Bradenton Area’s amazing beaches, terrific shopping and dining. If you’re on Anna Maria Island, take the ferry to explore the Bradenton Riverwalk, museums, galleries and more.


By taking the Gulf Islands Ferry, you’ll love the Bradenton Area like a local, respecting the environment and being considerate of those who call Anna Maria Island their home. Learn more about how the Bradenton Area is committed to protecting our natural environment.

Ferry service is expected to begin late Summer 2023.

Coming Soon!
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Schedule & Prices

The new ferry service will operate Friday through Sunday from 10am to 9pm.

Stops will be on the hour at the Downtown Bradenton Riverwalk and Anna Maria Island. To ensure the safety of passengers, the ferry will operate weather permitting.

One-way ticket prices:

  • Adults ages 12 and up……………$8.00
  • Senior citizens ages 65+…………$6.00
  • Children ages 3–11…………………$5.00
  • Children under age 3……………….Free

Soon you will be able to purchase Gulf Islands Ferry tickets. More information to come.