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  • Acadia National Park Self-Guided Driving Tour

    1. Acadia National Park Self-Guided Driving Tour

    Take this self-guided driving tour, immersing yourself in the stunning fall colors and rich history of Maine, beginning at downtown Bar Harbor. Discover La Rochelle, a Gilded Age mansion, and learn about the raging fire that gave rise to today’s vibrant autumn foliage. Enter Acadia National Park at the Hulls Cove Visitor Center and begin the drive around Park Loop Road. Along the way, discover the Great Meadow, Sieur de Mons, and Bar Harbor’s history. Pause at Beaver Lake and Jackson Labs to learn about Acadia’s wildlife before continuing on to Egg Rock Overlook and the Precipice Trail. Take a detour at Schooner Head, pausing at the Ocean Path Trailhead if you want to explore the path on foot. Continue along to Sand Beach, Old Soaker, Thunder Hole, Monument Cove, Otter Cliffs, and Hunters Beach. Pause at Jordan Pond for delicious popovers and jam or simply to enjoy the view. Continue ...

    We have driven the loop road many times before and used to have a book that we could read information at each stop. This was very entertaining. For some reason the sound came through the audio on the car so we would only have needed to register for one and bot two people.

  • Acadia National Park: Narrated Bus Tour

    2. Acadia National Park: Narrated Bus Tour

    Enjoy a comfortable way to see all the sights of Acadia National Park with expert commentary at your fingertips. Tour stops include the summit of Cadillac Mountain, Thunder Hole (an ocean-side stop), and Sieur De Monts Spring (Wild Gardens of Acadia). All tours take place on comfortable buses with an amplified PA system. You can choose to walk around at the stops and if so, walk as much as you feel comfortable. Restrooms are available at the ticket office and each stop within the park. Listen to onboard commentary from a long line of tour guides, national park workers, and passionate people within the area. With this family-run company that boasts deep roots in the Acadia National Park, you will get in-depth knowledge and stories like no other tour.

    Heather did an excellent job. We were on a bus with many very old people and Heather tried her humor and she did not get much participation from those on the bus. It could have been a lot of fun as she brought her unique personality along with much in for about many things, history, science and general. Very informative and she had a passion for her job and did not cut anything short.

  • Acadia National Park: Highlights of Acadia Private Tour

    3. Acadia National Park: Highlights of Acadia Private Tour

    Get a great overview of Acadia. Start with a pickup and drive along the stunning 27-mile long Park Loop Road up to the summit of Cadillac Mountain, the highest peak on the eastern seaboard. From Cadillac, you can see spectacular views of Bar Harbor and the surrounding islands. See all of the famous sites on the Park Loop Road, including Cadillac Mountain, Rockefeller’s stone bridges & Carriage House, Otter Cliffs, Thunder Hole, and Sieur du Monts Gardens and Nature Center. See overviews of Sand Beach surrounded by the famous pink granite coastline. Take stops as you wish and stay as long as you would like at each location. As you wind through the park you will see hand-cut stone bridges, rocky coves, and pink granite coastline, glacier cut lakes, and dense forests. Your guide will point out trailheads and carriage roads to explore on your own. Upgrade to the 4-hour experience to see t...

  • From Bar Harbor: Tall Ship Cruise on Frenchman Bay

    4. From Bar Harbor: Tall Ship Cruise on Frenchman Bay

    Set sail on a stunning tall ship and cruise around Bar Harbor and Frenchman Bay. Experience Maine's outstanding coastline, its wildlife, and its sea views, from your vantage point on the waves.

    Embark on a nautical adventure to remember aboard one of the few operational tall ships on the East Coast. Feel the crisp, salty air on your face, and smell the fresh lobster as you take in the scenic delights of the Maine coast. Immerse yourself in a seafaring experience as you absorb the sights of the famous Acadia National Park. Sail past islands and down narrow passages as you head for scenic Frenchman Bay.

    Keep your eyes peeled for land and sea creatures like moose, bears, and whales. Look out for nesting sea birds in the cliff caves, as well as ocean life in the water, as you sail through this storied landscape.

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What people are saying about Bar Harbor

Excellent experience, buy this now! Amazing price for what you get. Because the app uses your location, it tells you where to pull off for good photo spots ahead of time. This made finding parking spots super easy on the busy day I drove through Acadia with my family. Very informative and very helpful for those who are new to the area. The virtual tour guide gave a rich history of the area while pointing out new photo spots I didn’t know about. Well worth it! P.S. The app was a little tricky to get started because I couldn’t find the access code in the email they sent me. But the access code comes in a 2nd email about 20 minutes after you book. Just wait for that 2nd email and you’ll be all set!

We have driven the loop road many times before and used to have a book that we could read information at each stop. This was very entertaining. For some reason the sound came through the audio on the car so we would only have needed to register for one and bot two people.

Need to purchase a $6 pass to go up to the Cadillac Mountain overlook: we had to return the next day since they were all booked up when we went. Also: must buy a $30 pass for the park that is good for 7 days

Easy to navigate self timed tour with options to stop for photos and video, along with places to park for impromptu hikes.

It was so nice to have a guided with us, many interesting historical and geographical details. Thanks