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Acadia National Park Island Explorer Bus

Village Green, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
+1 207-667-5796
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The Best Way to Get Around Mount Desert Island !

L.L. Bean deserves so much credit for sponsoring this system every summer. It is a great means of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
New York City, New York
Our guide, Roger, was a treasure.

This 3 hour tour through Acadia National Park includes 3 stops of about 20 minutes. It was a low... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Oceanside, California
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Village Green, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
+1 207-667-5796
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Reviewed 4 days ago

L.L. Bean deserves so much credit for sponsoring this system every summer. It is a great means of getting anywhere on MDI, including to the local BH airport. Wonderful!

Thank Bruno13016
Reviewed 5 days ago

This 3 hour tour through Acadia National Park includes 3 stops of about 20 minutes. It was a low effort, stress free way to see the highlights of the park. If you're the outdoorsy, hiker type this may be too sedentary for you. Our guide...More

Thank Buzz_Carol
Reviewed 6 days ago

unless you have your own car and prefer to drive, since this way you can stay as long as you want. On the other hand, the bus you are stuck there until they leave.

Thank Martha M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Acadia National Park is truly heaven on earth. The mountains , lakes and views wrapped up in one. Jordan's pond house has the best pop overs. Have it outside with ice tea looking at the pond. The carriage roads are well worth hiking. I have...More

Thank travel0757
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The free bus service makes getting around Acadia Park and Bar Harbor area so easy. They run frequently

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Most of the bus drivers are retirees who know EVERYTHING about the area. I LOVED them. The best history, the best how-to advice ever.

1  Thank cuteSidekick
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Amazing hike up to Cadillac mountain. at 1528 feet, you get a wonderful view of the many ships and the Harbour. Def recommend this hike.

1  Thank Helene D
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We loved using these free shuttles sponsored by LL Bean to go back and forth from our hotel to town. They are less convenient for the Park as you need to change shuttles and they only come on the half hour. Note the last runs...More

Thank Beth J
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We used the Explorer bus throughout our Acadia explorations. No parking problems, no worries with the road. Drivers were friendly and mostly punctual. highly recommend.

1  Thank Riffi_O
Reviewed 2 November 2016

By taking the bus tour you didn't have to figure out where to go and didn't have to hunt for a parking spot.! I think we saw everything we had planned to see.

1  Thank Michele S
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Melissa B
Are dogs allowed on the bus
27 March 2017|
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Response from PatrickOcean_nj | Reviewed this property |
Not sure.
Is there an online map of where each bus goes, length of time it takes, and where to park car to be picked up. Want to do Park Loop Rd. Maybe park car at Otter Point?
2 September 2016|
Response from Jeanette R | Reviewed this property |
The bus system in the park changes from summer to summer depending on which passes and trails are open or closed. The main park visitors center will have the most up to date schedule. It is the visitors center at the very... More
Holland America cruise September 2016 ... Where do we access Island Explorer from the pier? Are reservations needed?
25 August 2016|
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Response from CozumelLover2011 | Reviewed this property |
You will pick it up at what is called the Village Green (directly downtown) Ask anyone and they will tell you exactly where. Buses are very flexible with pick up and drop off. No reservations. Here is a link to their... More