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Acadia National Park Island Explorer Bus

Address: Village Green, Bar Harbor, ME
Phone Number: (207) 667-5796
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Bar Harbor
Type: Transportation, Outdoors
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Lake Worth, Florida, USA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We visited Acadia in October and really enjoyed the fall colors. The hike up Cadillac Mountain was breath-taking (literally) and just an awesome view to experience once we made it to the top. Highly recommended!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We took this tour as I wanted to see the area without having to drive and what a great time we had the driver kept us informed all the way round and we stopped at some great places for photo opportunities.

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pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

For all you camping buffs out there, If you want to camp at one of the most beautiful State Parks in the USA, (in the summer) this is it! Make sure you get to the Top of Cadilac Mountain as well. It is the first place the sun hits on the East coast every morning. A spectacular view!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Tour takes about 2 hours and covers most of Acadia. The driver/narrator provided interesting information about the park, Bar Harbor and surrounding area. Cost is $30 per person. Because of off and on fog/clouds some tours cannot go up to the top of Cadillac Mountain on some days. I have been on two tours and once we were able to... More 

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We ended up taking the bus tour because the schooner was not sailing that day. The weather was not the best, windy and damp. The scenery was fine but isn't that true of most of Maine. We disembarked up top but it was so raw and windy, we were happy to get back on-board the bus and back to our... More 

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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We were in Bar Harbor, ME summer of 2014. The Island Explorer Bus was awesome! We brought our bikes and they loaded them on the racks. You are transported into the park and picked up at several locations! Also used it to travel to the park as well! No worries about parking your car! Visited here 20 years ago and... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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172 reviews 172 reviews
39 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is one of the great natural National Parks. Because it is kept in a very natural state, paths can be difficult and even for the sure-footed, a walking stick is recommended. Take at least four hours and make sure to stop at the Visitor Center. There is wheelchair access and an elevator if needed if you park in the... More 

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Sevierville
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The one thing I would have changed on my cruise port stop was that I would NOT purchase the Acadia shore excursion and use this bus system. If you have a park pass, it is free. We lost valuable time and money on the shore excursion. This is a wonderful opportunity to see so much of this great vacation spot.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

If you like nature as it was, drive the loop or take the tour. Quiet, beautiful, always inspiring. Whether photographer, biker or hiker you will not be disappointed in Acadia.

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Gilmanton, New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Well worth it! Make sure you get Roger for a guide. Great local who knows so much about the Island and lots of personal stories that make it very interesting and fun

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