The Anna Maria Island Trolley is a popular and free service provided to locals and travelers on Anna Maria Island. It’s perfect for anyone staying in vacation houses or other Anna Maria Island accommodations since there’s no need to worry about finding parking when the island is busy. It’s the perfect way to get to nearby shops and restaurants, and riding it is tons of fun!
Early spring is a wonderfully busy part of the year on Anna Maria Island. There are lots of grandparents, parents, and kids enjoying spring break at the beach, with weekend festivals, restaurants, piers, and downtown activities. Activities around the island are easily accessible to everyone, thanks to the Anna Maria Island Trolley. If you have been here before, you have probably noticed the trolley traveling down Gulf Drive or stopping by City Pier.
Did you know this is a FREE service? It travels in a loop around the island stopping every 2-4 blocks from Anna Maria City Pier to Coquina Beach and back. You can catch the trolley every 20 minutes from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm and then every 30 minutes until 10:30 pm at any of the stops 7 days a week.
Comfortable seating provides a rest from all the walking. You can check the schedule online. If you would like to venture off-island without a car or bike, the Anna Maria Island Trolley has partnered with Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT). For $0.75, you can ride all the way to St. Armand’s Circle in Sarasota and back!
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