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Acadia National Park Island Explorer Bus

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Address: Village Green, Bar Harbor, ME
Phone Number: (207) 667-5796
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Fabulous dog-friendly service!

We rode the Explorer bus with our 3 Weimaraners nearly every day during our week in Bar Harbor. The drivers and passengers were all very nice. Couldn't be more appreciative and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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The Woods, MA
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The Woods, MA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We rode the Explorer bus with our 3 Weimaraners nearly every day during our week in Bar Harbor. The drivers and passengers were all very nice. Couldn't be more appreciative and happy to tip the drivers.

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Pulaski, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Free and a great way to get around the island. Made our trip very convenient! They even allow pets on board!

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Bartlett, New Hampshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Free & eco. friendly. Take the time to use it to explore the island. It can take you almost anywhere you would want to go without adding to the traffic problems and pollution.

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Milton, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The bus driver, Bob,was so personable and made everyone on board feel comfortable. He recommended a great retaurant as well.

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Miami Beach
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

An awesome way to get around the island for free. Even if you don't get off the bus and take it round trip you are sure to see parts of the island you wouldn't see on your own with beautiful views.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This free shuttle was a great way to get around at our own pace and we got to decide when to stop! The views were spectacular even with the foggy conditions! Make sure you take the time to read the map times and plan out your day. You will need to buy a park pass before you get on the... More 

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Washington, DC
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This bus tour helped me to know what I was seeing and to make choices for more exploring when returning in a car. Some of the parking spots are a little hard to find, and the driver helped point them out for the return trip.

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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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149 reviews 149 reviews
58 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Oh my goodness. Really. I mean, this is so freaking awesome. My husband and I visited for the second time in 4 years (3rd time for me in 10 years!) and we knew we wanted to try the Island Explorer. We both can be a little timid, so it was an adventure for us--but wow, it was absolutely a great... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The Explorer is a great bus. I'm all for driving around and taking my own sweet time. But when you don't feel like getting behind the wheel and just want to jump on & off where ever you want and not have to worry about parking... I'm more than happy to wait for the Explorer.

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schoten
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It is very handy if you go hiking, and also to sighsee the other part of this park, friendly drivers

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