While picking up our Northern visitors from all of the Southwest Florida Airports the conversation often turns to “What to see & Where to go” on our beautiful, warm, best beaches in America, barrier islands.
I’m always delighted to let them know that they won’t need a taxi during their stay. Vintage taxi will safely get them from any of our regional Airports to paradise and then they can roam on their own and most often it’s a free ride.
FREE Trolley Service
Anna Maria Island
MCAT (Manatee County Area Transit) fixed routes connect with the FREE Manatee Trolley on Anna Maria Island. Daily service 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 on the south. Trolleys offer both air conditioned and open-air seating. View the map and schedule of the:
MCAT (Manatee County Area Transit) partners with SCAT (Sarasota County Area Transit) in operating the Longboat Key Trolley from Coquina Beach on Anna Maria Island to downtown Sarasota via Longboat Key and St. Armand’s Circle. Daily service runs from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. every 60 minutes. Trolleys offer both air conditioned and open-air seating. The fare is $.75 (discounted rates available for senior citizens). The Longboat Key trolley does not operate major holidays including but not limited to New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. View the map and schedule of the:
Come On And Take A Free Ride!
We are a FREE transportation service that provides a fun, safe and eco-friendly way to travel around the Siesta Key area – driver tips only, please! Our fleet consists of both island carts and 6 passenger vans, servicing 8 miles of Siesta Key from Turtle Beach to Siesta Key Village onto the mainland.