Port Manatee, Florida

Manatee County is located in the state of Florida, USA. Bradenton is the county seat of Manatee County. The area is surrounded by waterways, both fresh and saltwater. Along the Gulf of Mexico and into Tampa Bay are over 20 miles of Florida beaches - many which are shaded by Australian pines. Bordered on the north by the Manatee River, Bradenton is located on the mainland and is separated from the outer barrier islands of Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key by the Intracoastal Waterway.

Bradenton is situated on the waterfront, along Manatee River. It is ideally situated close to attractions and activities in the Tampa Bay area. Anna Maria Island is located due west and offers visitors excellent beaches, famous sunsets and an outstanding waterfront dining selection.

Things to see and do

* South Florida Museum
* Village of the Arts – south of downtown
* Parker Manatee Aquarium
* Bishop Planetarium
* Myakka State Park

General information

Cruise Season – May - Sept
Currency – US Dollar (US$)
Language – English
Land Area – 1,919 km²
Population –316,000 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1

Port Location – The Port of Manatee is located south of Tampa and north of Bradenton.

Transport Links - Bradenton is served by Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport in nearby Sarasota, Florida and is connected to St. Petersburg, Florida by the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. The Sunshine Skyway is a 5.5-mile (8.9 km) cross-bay bridge that rises 250 feet (76 m) above the bay at its highest point. Remnants of the old Skyway bridge have been converted into a fishing pier extending into Tampa Bay from both sides of the bay.

Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT) buses serve Bradenton, with transfers to Sarasota and Palmetto. Trolleys run north-south on Anna Maria Island. Amtrak charter buses run through downtown Bradenton outside the courthouse to Tampa Union Station and Venice.

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