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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 easy way to see Acadia

This is the best way to travel the park and to go downtown. Plus- it is the most eco-friendly, so... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kathie S
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Auburn
Best way to get around Acadia National Park

My husband and I stayed at the Holiday Inn Resort and used the Island Explorer to go into Bar... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
laundry2014
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Village Green, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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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

Thank jad11111
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's free and the drivers are super friendly and informative. What more can you say. Please use this service if you can.

Thank purplechicken
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a wonderful service and so nice if you don't want to use your car. We tried it for the first day but found it too difficult to coordinate our hiking in the Park with the various buses needed to get us back to...More

Thank Jucasz
IExplore123, General Manager at Acadia National Park Island Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

There is no route in our system that turns a ten minute drive by car into a one hour trip by bus. Of course travel takes longer by transit than by personal car. But many users find they make up for it in time saved...More

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Deanna W
6 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
5 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
27 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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