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Acadia Tour

This tour takes you to many locations with beautiful views and gives you time to get out and see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bill L
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Wilmington, Delaware
Traveling in Bar Harbor without a car

There is no need to pay for a tour bus excursion when you travel to Mount Desert from Bar Harbor... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gail1107
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour takes you to many locations with beautiful views and gives you time to get out and see them. The driver was very knowledgeable about Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. This was the first thing we did in the Park. Later we went...More

Thank Bill L
IExplore123, General Manager at Acadia National Park Island Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the kind words Bill but Island Explorer does not operate tours. We are a transit system. Though lots of floks choose to stay on buses for their entire routes the system is meant to get people from point a to point b...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is no need to pay for a tour bus excursion when you travel to Mount Desert from Bar Harbor. If you are coming in from a cruise, simply walk up Main Street to the Village Green off Main and Firefly and buy a park...More

Thank Gail1107
IExplore123, General Manager at Acadia National Park Island Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Service actually ends on Columbus/Indigenous Peoples Day

Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful views great for fall foliage. The Park has awesome views of water. A must see when in Maine

Thank jsw506
Reviewed 1 week ago

The driver/tour guide was born and raised in the Bar Harbor area. He showed us the significant sights, while providing lots of insight and local color. He knew exactly where to stop for the best views, and exactly how much time to allow at each...More

Thank Julia H
IExplore123, General Manager at Acadia National Park Island Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Julia I'm sorry but you must be reviewing some other service. Island Explorer does not operate tours, stops at scheduled locations, and does not tarry at those stops.

Reviewed 1 week ago

After weeks on the road it was very relaxing to let someone else drive an me to sightsee. We just sat on the bus and toured the park.

Thank parman55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Acadia National Park is amazing. The views, access roads, and trails are great. I recommend planning to spend at least 2 days, but you can easily spend many more.

Thank LoveOzarks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even our dog enjoyed the ride. Handicapped accessible. Bike racks. Seatbelts and comfy seats were appreciated.

Thank ommm77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't move our car once in the four days we were in Bar Harbor. Either we walked or took the Island Explorer shuttle. I did not want to worry about parking in Bar Harbor. There is even a shuttle just for bikes that goes...More

Thank stlouisgirls
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We mostly drove to the trailheads during our hiking trip to Acadia. We visited at the end of the season when the shuttles ran every half hour and wanted flexibility. However, one day we did a point to point hike across Cadillac mountain. We hadn't...More

Thank Lovtorun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These buses and the find folks that drove them really took the stress off of getting around the area with such limited parking.

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glenn k
October 5, 2018|
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Response from IExplore123 | Property representative |
Island Explorer service ends on October 8.
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glenn k
October 5, 2018|
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Response from IExplore123 | Property representative |
Village green in Bar Harbor. Service season ends on Monday October 8.
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valeriehearn
September 13, 2018|
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Response from IExplore123 | Property representative |
Island Explorer's 2018 operating season ends at the end of the service day on October 8, Columbus Day.
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