What? You heard it right, free transportation on Anna Maria Island. Maybe you are planning a night out on the town taking in some libations and you want someone else to do the heavy lifting? Perhaps you want to enjoy the sights of Anna Maria Island without worrying about traffic, pedestrians in cross walks, you name it. After all you are on vacation! Locals refer to the service as the Monkey Bus.
The crown jewel of Anna Maria Island is our free Trolley service that travels the entire island. The trolley definitely has limited hours it shuttles patrons around Anna Maria Island so be sure if you are hitting some local night spots that you plan appropriately to get home or prepared to call a taxi. The Anna Maria Island trolley does accept donations.
Another free transportation is what Anna Maria Island locals refer to as the “Monkey bus.” It is really not free as they accept tips but a great way to get around the island if you have time to spare. They operate fairly late but at the time of our post their hours are noon to 3 AM. They can seat any number of passengers from their 8 passenger golf cart to their mini bus. They make travel fun and can be reached at 941 565-6542. They can handle special occassions as well but require reservations.
Of course you can always plan to pay using a taxi service or Uber/Lyft.
Recently more airport transportation businesses have decided to service Anna Maria Island. Between local vendors and Uber, there are tons of airport transportation options to AMI.
While services below focus on transport from the Tampa International, other Florida airports are also serviced. Sarasota/Bradenton airport is so close to Anna Maria Island most visitors grab a taxi. However, many options are now available.
Review the vendors below and call Island Real Estate with any questions.
This services offers a fleet of Cadillac Sedan, Lincoln Navigator SUV, or Stretch Limousines to meet any transportation needs. This local Driver was born and raised on AMI. Driver is familiar with state roads and venues well! For more rates including hourly, call now (941) 900-8240. Airport Service to Tampa starts at $105 and $60 to Sarasota. These rates include gratuity. Coastal Elite Limousine is great for weddings.
This vendor has been a Member of the Chamber of Commerce since 2008. They offer clean non smoking Lincoln’s and Cadillacs too. Car and booster seats are provided at no extra cost for children. Also no charge for those picking up keys for a vacation rental. Rates to Tampa/St. Pete start at $85 up to 4 people. Seven person SUV now available with Tampa/St.Pete starting at $125. Call them at (941) 527-5602.
Shuttle Services of AMI focus their business on island. While you visit the area we suggest this service for any unique transport needs. Additionally, this company has a large service area. Rates start at $64 to Sarasota and $125 to Tampa and will include automatic gratuity. This service offers a fleet of sedans and larger vehicles upon request. Rides to Orlando and Ft. Myers also available. Call (941) 580-5777 for Anna Maria Island Shuttle.
This information has been gathered as a convenience for our guests.We cannot guarantee the rates. Please call individual vendor for details.