Part of the Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT) system, the Anna Maria Island Trolley is a convenient FREE service and is a great way to tour the island. It is available daily between 6:00 a.m. and 10:30 p.m.
The Trolley runs from the north end of the island, beginning at the Anna Maria City Pier, to the south end of the island ending at Coquina Beach in the city of Bradenton Beach. Along the route there are 14 stops, each two to four blocks apart, including three main stops: Anna Maria City Pier, Manatee Public Beach and Coquina Beach. All stops are designated with a green sign (see photo) that includes the stop number.
The Trolley runs on 20 minute intervals between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. and then 30 minute intervals until 10:30 p.m. For the biking enthusiast, you can even load your bike on convenient racks provided at the front of the trolley.
In addition, the Trolley partners with Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) and for just $.75 riders can catch the Longboat Key Trolley from Coquina Beach to downtown Sarasota. Daily service runs between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. every 30 minutes.
If you prefer a hard copy of the Trolley schedule and map, just stop by our office at 9908 Gulf Drive.