Bar Harbor Acadia National Park Excursion Reviews
I can see why Bar Harbor is so popular! Gorgeous scenery & delicious lobster rolls!
We did an Acadia National Park tour, and it was a good 2.5 hr tour for the money (only $30 pp). We had outstanding weather so we enjoyed all the park vistas. I would have liked more time at the top of Cadillac Mountain.
Again, I could definitely see myself coming back for a land vacation and being able to spend more time in Acadia National Park.
Acadia National Park by Bus Tour
Acadia National Park was gorgeous, but beware - the bus stops only once at the top of Cadillac mountain. Beautiful views from Cadillac Mountain, but chilly at the top, so layer up. I would take the carriage tour or rent a taxi for a few hours if I returned. Buses were not allowed to go inside the park, only around the perimeter road. Was disappointed that I wasn't given more opportunity to take pictures because the foliage was extraordinary. They should add another 20 minutes to the tour to allow for a few more photo stops.
We booked this tour because we had never been to Maine and wanted to visit Acadia National Park. The drive to Cadillac Mountain was spectacular. Fall colors were just ending, but we were able to see enough color to make the tour enjoyable. At the end of the tour, we were dropped off at at restaurant in town for a very tasty lobster bake. This was definitely the highlight of the day. The only negative about the tour was it did not take us to the top of Cadillac Mountain to get a view of the harbor and the surrounding countryside.
In Bar Harbor, tenders were used. The seas were calm and getting on and off the tenders was very easy. We took the Acadia Park and Lobster Bake tour. The colors have not started to change yet, but the park is still an awesome place. The lobster bake at the Bar Harbor Club was excellent.
Tour guide and driver wonderful. Told about the history of Bar Harbor (which is an island by the way) which was very interesting. The ride was 27 miles through Acadia Park and stopped at Cadillac Mountain for some photo ops. Saw some huge beaver dams. Would have been better if bus would have stopped a few times to see Thunder Hole and other things. Downtown was really cute, lots of shops and right near the dock. Best thing of excursion was the history!