Try these Travel &Transportation Tips

May 31, 2019

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It isn't a secret that summertime spikes tourism and locals visitation on Pensacola Beach, especially during weekends and beach events. To prevent problems like parking/maneuvering, having to rent your own vehicle, and navigating around an unfamiliar area, we suggest the following options

  • The 2019 Island Trolley -

This tropical shuttle service will run daily from 4 p.m. to midnight from now through Labor Day on Sunday, September 2nd. This is a great idea for first time visitors with a flexible schedule or itinerary that want to see the sights of the beach!

To see the map of all trolley stop locations & for more island information, click HERE.

  • Pensacola Bay Cruises -

These two 150-passenger, catamaran-style Ferry vessels (the “Turtle Runner” and “Pelican Perch”) are a fairly recent addition to the area and have already made a splash with tourists and locals alike! Daily destination stops in peak season include Pensacola Beach, downtown Pensacola, and Fort Pickens. The pick-up/drop-off site for Pensacola Beach is located at the Visitor’s Center, and tickets purchased are “hop-on, hop-off”, so guests may travel between the three endpoints throughout the day.

To see the schedule, get more information and purchase tickets, click HERE.

  • Gopher Carts on Pensacola Beach -

For ZERO fees (just be sure to tip your driver), beat the beach traffic with a street legal golf cart that can transport guests anywhere on Pensacola Beach! These 25mph LSV’s have safety belts and hold around six passengers. The team of caddies service a wide area and would be happy to drop you off/pick you up from the large selection of bars, shops, and restaurants on the beach! They also service downtown Pensacola if you decide to branch out, and are a great option if you need a ride after a few drinks! 

Contact them at 850-972-8485 or read more on their website.

  • Freddie The Transporter -

Margaritaville Beach Hotel recommends Freddie the Transporter, a Veteran and Pensacola native that lives efficiently minutes away from our property! Serving Pensacola Beach hotels, airports, and all surrounding areas with his business partner Sean, they can comfortably transport up six guests depending on cargo/luggage. These courteous, knowledgeable and safe drivers offer a pleasant transportation experience that is well worth the peace of mind. Call to make travel arrangements at (850) 501-4448 or (850) 501-9293.


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