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Acadia National Park Island Explorer Bus
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Willard, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
92 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Just Ok”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

First of all, the government having the parks closed was not their fault. They were very nice to take 5.00 off each ticket due to not being able to go to Cadillac Mt. They took us around the area which was ok. The tour guide unfortunately liked to talk about his life and family more than tour highlights. I am sure it would have been much better if we were able to go to Cadillac Mt.

Visited October 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
96 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Sad Park was Closed”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

Acadia was closed because of the government shutdown but our guide gave an entertaining tour of the island. Since she lived on the island for many years she shared stories of residents of the island along with interesting facts on the park and area.

Visited October 2013
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Duluth, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Better than expected”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

While I am not much for tours. I found this tour to be very informative, interesting, educational, and entertaining. The tour guide was an older local man, so he knew a lot of things that a younger tour guide would not know.

Visited September 2013
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Valley Stream, New York
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Island Explorer Bus!”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

The Island Explorer Bus is the most convenient and enjoyable way to get from any of the motels, inns and B&Bs into the town of Bar Harbor. You don't have to worry about parking and you are dropped off right in the center of town. There are several different bus routes so you should pick up the local Acadia Newspaper. One of the buses will take you into Acadia National Park to Sand Beach or even to Jordan Pond If you are so inclined and are planning on hiking in Acadia it is a great way to conveniently get to any of the trailheads. It even allows you to do multiple hikes without having to go back to your car. I recommend taking the Island Explorer highly ...not only is it free but great for the environment!!!!

Visited August 2013
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North Conway, New Hampshire
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A Great Way to Get Around”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

The Island Explorer Bus is an incredible service. We have been visiting Bar Harbor for years. Originally we drove everywhere, but once we discovered the convenience of the Island Explorer, we gave the car a rest. Very convenient to get on at our hotel, spend as much time as we want in town, then ride back to the door of the hotel.

Visited August 2013
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