TRANSPORTATION TO AND ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
Getting around Holmes Beach can be as much fun as anything, choose from Segway to skateboard, bicycle to scooter, beach style golf carts or just strolling around. Part of the fun is just getting there. Don’t forget to hop on the free Anna Maria island trolley! The free trolley passes by ALMOST EVERYTHING on seven mile long, narrow Anna Maria Island. Hop on the trolley heading north into the city of Anna Maria where you can explore the historic city pier along with fabulous boutiques, galleries and plenty of laid back dining options.
For you convenience below is a list of transportation options to get you to Anna Maria Island from the airports and some options while on the island. Anna Maria Island is a walking community meaning once you are on the island you can pretty much walk everywhere or take many car-free transport options to get you where you need to go.
Paddy Wagon 941-778-2142 or 708-288-7151
Dolphin Limosine 941-580-5777
Paradise Car Service 941-356-3758
Island Sedan 941-730-8803
AMI Taxi 800-301-4816 (our favorite)
The Monkey Bus 941-565-6542
Island Beach Monkeys Bus provides free transportation services on Anna Maria Island, Florida, and to surrounding areas (Cortez, Sarasota, Longboat Key, Bradenton.) We provide rides for individuals, groups, wedding parties, special events, errands, Island Tours, etc. In addition, we offer Airport Shuttle Services, Pub Crawl Transportation, baseball game shuttles, and almost any type of transportation you need. Our fleet includes Golf Carts, mini-buses, and SUVs. We will pick you up and take you anywhere on Anna Maria Island, or in the surrounding areas. There is no charge for our service; we work for tips! We also do tours and special events. Please call at least day in advance for a tour, airport shuttle, and/or transportation to the Tampa Bay area, and a week ahead for large groups and special events. Karaoke is available on our mini-bus
Water Shuttle Island Pearl Excursions
offers three vessels Island Pearl, Now and Then, and Island Girl operating from Cortez on the North end of Sarasota Bay! All vessels depart from the Seafood Shack in Cortez. Take a tour or shuttle across the bay.
There is a free Trolley service on Anna Maria Island. It is super convenient to travel the island from one end to the other from 6:00 AM until 10:00 PM. Go touring, pick up your groceries or go out to dinner and have a drink.
Golf Carts - Anna Maria Island is very Golf Cart Friendly. It’s a fun way to get around in our warm climate. There are several businesses that rent Golf Carts by the day or by the week. They all deliver to your rental and pickup too.
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AIRPORT OPTIONS TO ANNA MARIA ISLAND
There is an abundance of airports to choose from all within 2 hours of Anna Maria Island. Whether you live in the United States, Canada, Europe and beyond you are sure to find a final destination close by.
Sarasota - Bradenton International Airport - (SRQ) Sarasota - Bradenton International Airport is the closest airport to Anna Maria Island. It is 17 miles (27 km) away from Anna Maria Island. Travel time is approximately 25 minutes.
Tampa International Airport - (TPA) Tampa International Airport is 52.6 miles (85 km) away from Anna Maria Island. This route has a toll and usually takes 1 hour to travel.
Orlando International Airport - (MCO) Orlando International Airport is 126 miles (203 km) away from Anna Maria Island. Be careful of traffic in Orlando, it is a busy city but is also a nice stop for shopping and of course Disney and other amusement parks before arriving on the island. It also has a hotel on site for late night arrivals or early departures. This airport is the second busiest in the state of Florida and services 39 airline carriers. in addition to U.S. and Canadian options, it is the best option for European flights.