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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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Great free transportation

Best way to get around the island. We only drove early one morning when we wanted to drive to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Wayne C
Leave the Driving to Tour Guide

This is the way to visit Acadia National Park, Tour Guide drives, you set back enfoy the fantastic... read more

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Village Green, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed yesterday

Best way to get around the island. We only drove early one morning when we wanted to drive to Cadillac Summit and the loop road without a crowd. Otherwise, the Explorer was the option. Only complaint would be that a couple of buses stopped full...More

Thank Wayne C
Reviewed yesterday

This is the way to visit Acadia National Park, Tour Guide drives, you set back enfoy the fantastic views and learn about the park. They do stop along the way. It gives you the opprotunity to drive back to an area you visited that you...More

Thank Gene B
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the best way to travel the park and to go downtown. Plus- it is the most eco-friendly, so keep that in mind. I did it this year with 12 yr. old twin granddaughters in tow. We planned ahead, so we each had a...More

Thank Kathie S
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I stayed at the Holiday Inn Resort and used the Island Explorer to go into Bar Harbor and get around the park. Parking is very limited in both Bar Harbor and the park. The bus is comfortable and drivers are great. A...More

Thank laundry2014
Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent 4 days in Bar Harbor/Acadia and didn't use our car until we drove our son to the airport, thanks to our bikes and the bus. You can put your bikes on the bus racks and head out to distant places to ride. With...More

1  Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Free, reliable bus transportation to the most beautiful national park on the East Coast: what more could you ask for?

Thank gourmandisesaine
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very nice that they offer these buses. Parking is NOT easy to find. However, be prepared for many stops and that it will be crowded. Also, be aware of the time that it stops and starts.

Thank diznyprincessdi
Reviewed 3 days ago

Drivers are friendly and helpful. I was amazed how accommodating and patient they were with the crowds. The buses were on schedule and the best way to get around.

Thank Pinecone12345
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Left our car setting 90% of the time to take advantage of this free transportation provided with funding from LL Bean. Buses run every 30 minutes over seven different routes all over the island, with the only limitations being Cadillac Mountain. Parking in Bar Harbor...More

Thank AMorris64
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very friendly drivers always on time. Picked. Us up at hotel and returned us to the same spot. Used the shuttle the whole time even to our hike at arcadia. Thanks

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Deanna W
5 July 2017|
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Response from IExplore123 | Property representative |
Island Explorer began in 1999. We've grown considerably since.
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zelkansplus1
4 July 2017|
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Response from IExplore123 | Property representative |
Island Explorer's #2 route serves College of the Atlantic. Our stop is by the whale skull.
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Melissa B
26 March 2017|
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Response from IExplore123 | Property representative |
Our policy is as follows: Well behaved leashed or crated pets are welcome on buses but not on the seats (not on your lap on the seats). We have zero tolerance of ill-behaved pets. Paul Murphy Executive Ditector
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