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Gulf Islands Ferry Completes VIP Launch for City Officials – Anna Maria to Bradenton Ferry

Here’s one more thing to be thankful about this holiday weekend. The Bradenton to Anna Maria Island (AMI) ferry service, which has been in the final stages of development for the past six months, is now just one step away from its full launch.

The maiden launch for city officials, local media and other VIPs, a big event many have been waiting for, took place on Monday, November 20th with the boats leaving the Bradenton Riverwalk to the 35 minute ride to the Anna Maria City Pier right outside The Waterfront Restaurant.

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The hard work and dedication of everyone involved are paying off, bringing us closer to enjoying the convenience and beauty of this new transportation option.

The ferry service starts for the public on December 8 and is set to operate on Fridays through Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., providing visitors and mainland locals with a convenient way to explore the area. With downtown Bradenton, AMI City Pier, and the Bridge Street Pier as the initial destinations, you’ll have easy access to some of the best spots in the region.

The Waterfront Restaurant – Proud to ‘Almost’ Be an Official Water Taxi Ferry Stop

With views of the AMI City Pier from our deck, we’re super excited for this stop on the water taxi route from Bradenton to finally go live! The ferry service allows those near Bradenton to make an easy trip down to our spot for a great island lunch, romantic waterfront dinner or any other reason to stop by The Waterfront!

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Shot of Pier from the porch of the watefront restaurant

With views of the AMI City Pier from our deck, we’re very excited for this stop on the water taxi route from Bradenton to go live! We expect a flow of new customers making day trips down from the mainland to see us for lunch or dinner.

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