Free Transportation on Anna Maria Island – Monkey Bus

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.

free trolley anna maria
Photo courtesy of www.annamariaislandchamber.org

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 and several other options on Anna Maria Island.

Lightning Bugz 100% Electric Vehicles For Rent On Anna Maria Island!

Sorry, Lightning Bugz is now CLOSED and they do not rent out electric golf carts. HOWEVER, Beach Bums does rent golf carts as well as other rental equipment companies on Anna Maria Island.  Instead of renting a car for your next Anna Maria Island Vacation check out the Lightning Bugz in Holmes Beach.  Lightning Bugz LSV’s in Holmes Beach rents 100% electric, street legal vehicles to vacationers on Anna Maria Island and surrounding areas.

Lightning Bugz LSVs are similar to a traditional golf cart, but an LSV can travel on roads with speed limits of 35mph, and may be driven at night.  Each Bug has a storage space for chairs, toys, coolers, seat belts, and is child seat friendly.  Enjoy your vacation knowing that you can park your car, and travel Anna Maria Island in an eco-friendly LSV from Lightning Bugz.

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Anna Maria Island Vehicle and Airport Transportation

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.

 

Airport Transportation to Anna Maria Island

Airport Transportation

Paradise Car Service

Paradise Car Service is another great source. Rates starting as low as $35 to the Sarasota airport with a very diverse array of transportation options.  Find rides to Orlando and Fort Meyers too.  (941) 356-3578

Coastal Elite Limousine

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.

Island Sedan

This company offers Town car service with advertised rates starting at $35 to the Sarasota Airport, or $85 to Tampa. Member of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce. Call for rates and additional locations at (941) 730-8803.

Anna Maria Island Transportation

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.

Cartier Limousine Services 

Cartier is a member of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce.  They offer airport transportation as well as transportation for special venues such as weddings or special events.  They have several vehicles to choose from and transportation to Tampa International airport for one person starts at $70 one way.  Call at 612-868-7290 or visit their Anna Maria Island transportation airport rates page for more details.

Shuttle Services of AMI

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.