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Acadia National Park Island Explorer Bus

Village Green, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
+1 207-667-5796
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Fun visit

We drove through the beauty and enjoyed a relaxing visit away from traffic and crowds. What a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hill2pGuy
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McCaysville
Nice way to go especially to get acquainted

Its a great way to see the park especially if your a first time, or just don't want to do the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
lauramE8728PX
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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Village Green, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We drove through the beauty and enjoyed a relaxing visit away from traffic and crowds. What a jewel of a place to visit.

Thank Hill2pGuy
Reviewed 6 days ago

Its a great way to see the park especially if your a first time, or just don't want to do the drive. The drivers are very informed and give a great narration of the park's history.

Thank lauramE8728PX
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you come by ship & don't want to be part of an arranged tour... this is your best bet. Be a local - use the 'Explorer'

Thank chunko4
Reviewed 1 week ago

L.L. Bean deserves so much credit for sponsoring this system every summer. It is a great means of getting anywhere on MDI, including to the local BH airport. Wonderful!

Thank Bruno13016
Reviewed 1 week ago

This 3 hour tour through Acadia National Park includes 3 stops of about 20 minutes. It was a low effort, stress free way to see the highlights of the park. If you're the outdoorsy, hiker type this may be too sedentary for you. Our guide...More

Thank Buzz_Carol
IExplore123, General Manager at Acadia National Park Island Explorer Bus, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review but you have the wrong business. Island Explorer does not provide tours or narration. Also we are not in operation on May 17.

Reviewed 1 week ago

unless you have your own car and prefer to drive, since this way you can stay as long as you want. On the other hand, the bus you are stuck there until they leave.

Thank Martha M
IExplore123, General Manager at Acadia National Park Island Explorer Bus, responded to this review

You must be mistaken. Island Explorer is not in operation on May 16. Our buses do not dwell at stops.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Acadia National Park is truly heaven on earth. The mountains , lakes and views wrapped up in one. Jordan's pond house has the best pop overs. Have it outside with ice tea looking at the pond. The carriage roads are well worth hiking. I have...More

Thank travel0757
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The free bus service makes getting around Acadia Park and Bar Harbor area so easy. They run frequently

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Most of the bus drivers are retirees who know EVERYTHING about the area. I LOVED them. The best history, the best how-to advice ever.

1  Thank cuteSidekick
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Amazing hike up to Cadillac mountain. at 1528 feet, you get a wonderful view of the many ships and the Harbour. Def recommend this hike.

1  Thank Helene D
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Melissa B
Are dogs allowed on the bus
27 March 2017|
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Response from PatrickOcean_nj | Reviewed this property |
Not sure.
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exvector
Is there an online map of where each bus goes, length of time it takes, and where to park car to be picked up. Want to do Park Loop Rd. Maybe park car at Otter Point?
3 September 2016|
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Response from Jeanette R | Reviewed this property |
The bus system in the park changes from summer to summer depending on which passes and trails are open or closed. The main park visitors center will have the most up to date schedule. It is the visitors center at the very... More
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prosenbaum
Holland America cruise September 2016 ... Where do we access Island Explorer from the pier? Are reservations needed?
25 August 2016|
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Response from CozumelLover2011 | Reviewed this property |
You will pick it up at what is called the Village Green (directly downtown) Ask anyone and they will tell you exactly where. Buses are very flexible with pick up and drop off. No reservations. Here is a link to their... More
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