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All Aboard! Transport & Getting Around On Anna Maria Island


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Want to know one of the great perks of vacationing on a 7-mile long island? Leaving your car keys at home and traveling by other means, from the ordinary to the quirky.

No matter where you choose to vacation on the Island, you are never too far from enjoying any of the fantastic amenities including the restaurants, shops, boutiques and of course wonderful beaches. Whether you drove in from your starting location or flew into one of the convenient airports, the fact is that you do not need a car to find your way around AMI.

Depending on your preference there are many options available as a means of transportation. If you want to take in all of the sights and sounds of the Island then you might want to look into renting bikes for the duration of your stay. The quiet residential streets and sidewalks are ideal for exploring on two wheels. If you would still like to enjoy the breeze and freedom of riding a bike, but your legs are a bit tired then renting a golf cart might be a great option for you! There are several rental shops on the Island that are able to assist you with your decision making, from single or tandem bikes, scooters, golf carts and more. Some great places to look into are Fun and More Rentals and Beach Bums.

If you want to cover the length of the island in style then try the free Island Trolley Service, which runs every 20 minutes from 6 am to 10:30pm, daily. The service travels from the northern tip of Anna Maria Island starting at the Anna Maria City Pier all the way to Coquina Beach, which is located on the southern end of the Island.

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If you’ve planned a trip over to the mainland whether it’s to Sarasota, Tampa or any of the other neighboring cities, the Island also offers great taxi services that are able to take you as far as Orlando! Island Sedan or AMI Taxi have got you covered, either on the Island or further afield.

No matter how you prefer to get around on your beach vacation, there are plenty of options to choose from! Feel like one of the locals as you cruise down the residential streets on your bike, feel the breeze through your hair as you maneuver a golf cart around the Island or take advantage of the Trolley—the choice is up to you!

Find out more information about Anna Maria Island in the articles below:
Anna Maria Island Vacation Rentals vs. Hotels
Things To Do on The City of Anna Maria
Island Dining-Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and Anna Maria!