Bus Tour of Acadia National Park
Buckle up for a scenic bus tour through Acadia National Park where mountain peaks, wooded landscapes and sandy beaches await. Check out historic sites as you get a glimpse of local wildlife.
What You Will Do
- Watch the gorgeous scenery of Maine's Acadia National Park pass by your window on a guided bus tour
- Stretch your legs at three different stops: Wander around Cadillac Mountain, Thunder Hole, and either Jordan Pond House or the Wild Gardens
- Hear stories of the park's history and natural landmarks from a local guide with plenty of insider knowledge to share
- Sit back and relax as you travel on board a comfortable and spacious bus with a professional driver at the wheel
- Guided bus tour
Full refunds for cancellations made at least 24 hours in advance.
- 1,150 Ratings
We had a great time however we wish we would have had about 15 additional minutes at Cadillac Mountain. We felt rushed and did not even have time to check out the gift shop.
We had a very knowledgeable and friendly and animated guide/driver and the scenery was breathtaking.
The bus tour was fine, and the tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. My only complaint was the length of time at each stop felt a bit rushed, not because the tour guide was hurrying us, but becasue the amount of time (15-20 minutes) is just not enough time to really explore any of the stops (with the exception of Thunder Hole). It was especially noticeable at Cadillac Mountain and the Gardens stop. Also, I haven't been back to Mt. Desert Island in almost 40 years, and I was surprised at how crowded it was even on a Tuesday afternoon, pre-peak season.
The tour should have been longer. Not enough time .
Beautiful sceneries and good driver. Only one suggestion, the stop at the top of Cadillac Mountain should be a little bit longer since it is somewhat a walk from the bus, the restroom and the observation post. Everything else was good.
Santos was our driver and he was very informative and funny. Great trip!
Santos was an excellent bus driver and guide through the park. We took the tour the first day we were in the park and based upon his guidance, we visited areas the next days.
As the first stop is a lot larger in space than the second or third, it would be nice to allow guests 20-25 mins of time to explore at the first stop. Otherwise, we loved the experience! Santo was an awesome, knowledgeable and engaging guide. This tour really gave us a great sense of what Acadia was all about rather than us trying on our own and getting lost. Thanks for the fantastic experience!
We would have preferred to skip the gardens and see Jordan Pond instead. The gardens were small and not much to see.
we were looking for a good, time sensitive, and entertaining tour of the NP. You delivered in spades!
The tour guide was very informed and friendly. The stops were long enough.
The tour guide was excellent. He shared very good information on the history of the park & the town of Bar Harbor. He was patient with the slow moving folk as well. I would recommend the tour for anyone to get an overview of the park & area.
The tour guide was terrific! He has a great sense of humor, and provided us with a wonderful history of the area.
Our tour guide could not have been better. His knowledge of the area and the park made our tour very interesting.
The first of three stops (French name) on Park Loop Rd was kinda boring. Driver/host was knowledgeable but with an undercurrent of nastiness.
Roger, our driver, was outstanding and incredibly knowledgeable. Very well designed tour.
Roger was an awesome tour guide... We hit 3 great spots and he gave a ton of information about the park and area around Bar Harbor
Our driver was knowledgeable and enjoyed sharing his love of the area with us. In spite of damp weather Acadia is wonderful and we enjoyed our tour.
Driver/Guide extremely personable and made the trip quite enjoyable.
Heather was a delightful guide, very knowledgeable regarding the history of the area, the flora and fauna of the park, with a warm, witty personality as well. And, of course, the park itself, and the views were lovely. A most enjoyable experience!
Our tour guide Heather is very informative and knowledgeable. We have been on her tour more than once and would tour with her again if we return to Bar Harbor.
Learned a lot
- Prepaid Currency
The driver of the bus was informative with a lot of humor
It was a beautiful place! We had ample time to see the sights at our three stops. Our driver was knowledgeable and full of tidbits of the area. He also was quite entertaining with a great sense of humor.
Santos (our driver) was super informative & I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.
We got to see a lot of the park without having to drive and try to find it ourselves. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and was interesting to listen to. Wasn't boring!
We learned a lot more about the park and the area by taking the tour.
Beautiful park! Wonderful guides! Really just a pleasure from start to finish!
Heather was an amazing, experienced and knowledgeable guide! She even added humor during the tour! We highly recommend her and the tour! Marianne and Brian Kelleher
Santo was very knowledgeable and pleasant.
Driver was professional and informative
Great tour of the park and area ! Our guide Mike was very informative I would recommend this to anyone !
Guide was well informed and a good sense of humor.
Our tour guide was phenomenal. She was knowledgeable and funny. Beautiful park!
Tour guide, I believe his name was Rob, was outstanding. Very informative and knowledgable. The tour was supposed to include a visit to the top of Cadillac Mountain, but it was basically fogged in so we visited another interesting location. The price was reasonable. We knew very little about the park when we arrived in the region ... our first trip to the area. But, after the tour we felt that we knew enough to make the trek in the next day on our own to see a variety of places.
Our guide was very interesting and easy to hear and understand. The bus had heat, which was nice since it was cold and rainy. We had enough time to take pictures. Bathrooms were clean. Acadia is a beautiful place to visit.
- Stephen M
Great tour, 3rd time taking it. Very fun and educational every time. Tour guides are always funny, knowledgeable, and entertaining!
The driver had amazing information. He was very humorous and knew everything about everything. I would highly recommend taking this tour