Two new water taxis will take passengers between Bradenton and Anna Maria Island this summer between July and early August. The 49-passenger catamaran pontoon-style boats will be able to accommodate all the beach gear that riders want to bring. Beachgoers will soon be able to travel to and from Anna Maria Island in a 30-minute boat ride. The water taxi will begin at the day dock in Downtown Bradenton and make stops along Anna Maria Island. The project is supported by tourism tax process and will be used to reduce traffic. A one-way trip costs $8 for adults. If you want to use the taxis all day, it will be $10. The boats will start out running only on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10:30 am- 9:30 pm. In the future, the taxis may branch out as far as Longboat Key.