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Acadia National Park Island Explorer Bus

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Address: Village Green, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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+1 207-667-5796
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The free bus service makes getting around Acadia Park and Bar Harbor area so easy. They run frequently

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Robert L
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Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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

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Thank Robert L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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.

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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 of the night fill up and so you want to line up and take a... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Riffi_O
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Bar Harbor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

So thanks to LL Bean and the other donations from many different sectors and generous individuals, the tourists as well as us locals who don't want to deal with the summer traffic of 3 Block Downtown Bar Harbor can get a free ride pretty much anywhere on the island, safely, cleanly, and timely, And they also take bikes, if you... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The most useful (and free) service on the island. It enables you to avoid parking hassles and enables you to do point-to-point hikes without being tied down to "where did we leave the car?". there are eight routes that will get you to and from almost everywhere. There is no service to Schoodic but there is a route at Schoodic.... More 

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South Padre Island, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Bus tour was comfortable but picture taking was limited. Lots of foliage color. Windows are tinted and movement was too fast to take good pictures. Driver was knowledgeable and humorous.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Difficult to get on if cruise ships were in port. $12 per person Park entry only really good value if you intend to do some of the walks. Ticket lasts a week and ours were never checked over the 2 days we were there. We passed them to hotel staff to give to other visitors. No scenic views if the... More 

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