The Anna Maria Island Trolley is a great way to tour the island, transporting you to all your favorite restaurants and shops. Thanks to the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, this MCAT (Manatee County Area Transit) trolley is FREE! Just one more reason you don’t need a car to get around on our intimate 7-mile island. You can even load your bike on convenient racks provided at the front of the trolley.
Service Hours and Stops
Daily service on the trolley runs from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. every 20 minutes from the Anna Maria City Pier on the north to Coquina Beach (in the city of Bradenton Beach) on the south.
Trolley Stops are two to four blocks apart along the route and there are three main stops: Anna Maria City Pier, Manatee Public Beach, and Coquina Beach where the trolley will wait approximately three minutes before continuing the route.
In the city of Holmes Beach the Trolley runs north on Marina Drive and South on Gulf Drive. All Anna Maria Island Trolley stops have a green sign with a trolley on it and most of them have a covered seating area while you wait. Trolleys offer both air conditioned and open-air seating.
To view the Anna Maria Island Trolley map and schedule click the link below:
Manatee Trolley on Anna Maria Island
MCAT fixed routes from the mainland connect with the FREE Manatee Trolley on Anna Maria Island. The Anna Maria Island Trolley partners with SCAT (Sarasota County Area Transit) and for just $.75 you can catch the Longboat Key Trolley from Coquina Beach on Anna Maria Island to downtown Sarasota, with stops on Longboat Key and St. Armand’s Circle. Daily service runs from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. every 30 minutes.
For information on advertising on the trolley call 941-778-1541. Click here for Trolley Advertising Pricing. Your advertising dollars help in 2 ways:
1.) It helps to keep the trolley free for its riders - making this a Florida island destination that stands out as a place for visitors to come and enjoy, with built in, free amenities like access to the island, parking and the free trolley.
2.) Advertising dollars are donated back to the community in the form of grant monies to non-profit organizations. These organizations help to protect our beaches, protect our heritage in their museums, enhance our way of life through the arts, help our youth and so much more.