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“Amazing views! Easy drive.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Acadia National Park Tours

Acadia National Park Tours
53 Main Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
2072880300
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Ranked #10 of 51 activities in Bar Harbor
Type: Tours
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Owner description: Acadia National Park Tours specializes in fully narrated bus tours of Acadia National Park. Trips are offered daily at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Tours depart from Testa's Restaurant, 53 Main Street, in downtown Bar Harbor. Tour price is $27.50 per adult and $15.00 for children 12 and under. All tours are 2.5 hours in duration and feature stops throughout Acadia National Park include the summit of Cadillac Mountain and Thunder Hole.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Carol Stream, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Amazing views! Easy drive.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Acadia is one of the great treasures of the national park service. Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, Otter Point, Cadillac Mountain, and Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse are all beautiful destinations where granite formations, forests of pine and birch, and the Atlantic Ocean are part of the scenes. Roads and parking lots are well maintained and easy to navigate. We did not take advantage of the free Park service bus tours as I wanted to be able to stop when desired to take photos and climb to good vantage points for the pix. September was a great time to visit with fewer crowds. Tree color has yet to begin changing by mid-September. Plan to spend a full day to get around to the separate sections of the park spread across Mount Desert Island.

Visited September 2013
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Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Very informative and efficient introduction to the park.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

Recommend this as the tour to take as a first activity in the area. Our guide Roger, sixth generation native, shared history of the area and people as well as the park while pointing out key visuals to take in during the tour. Tour allowed comfortable stops at primary points of interest in the park. If you are particularly attentive, ask good questions and show an interesting the area, Roger may just comp a popover sample lagniappe from the Jordan Pond House for you.

Visited August 2013
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New Hampshire
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16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great Overview of What the Park Offers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We were so glad we took this 3 hour bus tour of the 27 driveable miles of Arcadia. We'd never been there before, had no knowledge of the driving/parking rules peculiar to this park, and would have both wasted a lot of time and not understood what we were seeing. Our bus driver/tour director was incredibly knowledgeable, humorous, and attentive to individual passengers. We highly recommend that you take an overview drive such as this before venturing forth on your own so you have a clear idea of the breadth and scope of Arcadia and can plan your time there much more efficiently. It was worth every bit of the $30 ticket.

Visited August 2013
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Washington,DC
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“Great tour! Well-worth it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We came in on a cruise and chose this outfit based on TA. Heather drove our bus, and she did a great job narrating the history and her own experiences. Cadillac Mountain was so scenic. Thunder Hole wasn't thundering, but it was pretty. Jordan Pond was a little crowded. The tour whetted our appetite to get to know Bar Harbor better.

Visited August 2013
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Chapin, South Carolina
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Have gone to Bar Harbor for 10 years and each year must go to the top of Acadia and always take this tour bus. We always ask for a trip with Roger. He is awesome; funny knowledgeable, enthusiastic and knows the history of the area; a great story teller. Keeps you entertained the entire way. He is the best and we never tire of the trip. Beautiful view from the top, blueberries are great and everyone has a good time. Recommend highly.

Visited August 2013
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