Bar Harbor Acadia National Park Excursion Reviews

The Acadia National Park offers both active and more relaxed ways to enjoy all its splendors, including a 360-degree view of Bar Harbor!
Billed as a tour with a ranger, instead we had a local guide, she wasn't a naturalist and had ...
Billed as a tour with a ranger, instead we had a local guide, she wasn't a naturalist and had little knowledge of the geology or animals in the park but it was a beautiful tour which we thoroughly enjoyed
Billed as a tour with a ranger, instead we had a local guide, she wasn't a naturalist and had little knowledge of the geology or animals in the park but it was a beautiful tour which we thoroughly enjoyed Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
We did the best of both worlds and loved hearing about lobster fishing (the presenter was great) ...
We did the best of both worlds and loved hearing about lobster fishing (the presenter was great) and the park was beautiful, Unfortunately cut short because they wanted us back on board early, so missed a bit.
We did the best of both worlds and loved hearing about lobster fishing (the presenter was great) and the park was beautiful, Unfortunately cut short because they wanted us back on board early, so missed a bit. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
This was the forest service tour.
This was the forest service tour. We loved it!
This was the forest service tour. We loved it! Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Spectacular scenery but our tour guide was a bit too predictable and also delighted in not giving ...
Spectacular scenery but our tour guide was a bit too predictable and also delighted in not giving us time to take pictures from the bus (he would have been better off saying "No Pictures" than his incessant "Take a picture ... Read More
Spectacular scenery but our tour guide was a bit too predictable and also delighted in not giving us time to take pictures from the bus (he would have been better off saying "No Pictures" than his incessant "Take a picture but you've got to be quick!" Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Tour guide Vince was driver were both pleasant, helpful knowledgable and entertaining.
Tour guide Vince was driver were both pleasant, helpful knowledgable and entertaining. Very nice tour.
Tour guide Vince was driver were both pleasant, helpful knowledgable and entertaining. Very nice tour. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Acadia natl park is awesome!!!
Acadia natl park is awesome!!! loved every minute of it
Acadia natl park is awesome!!! loved every minute of it Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Laugh a minute but informative and helpful guide.
Laugh a minute but informative and helpful guide. Good stops.
Laugh a minute but informative and helpful guide. Good stops. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Lobster Lunch at Bar Harbor Club was nice way to end the bus tour through Acadia
Lobster Lunch at Bar Harbor Club was nice way to end the bus tour through Acadia
Lobster Lunch at Bar Harbor Club was nice way to end the bus tour through Acadia Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Went to caddilac point in Arcadia park.
Went to caddilac point in Arcadia park. Shopped in town ate another lobster. great tour
Went to caddilac point in Arcadia park. Shopped in town ate another lobster. great tour Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Such an extraordinarily beautiful place!
Such an extraordinarily beautiful place! Not to be missed.
Such an extraordinarily beautiful place! Not to be missed. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
The park is beautiful.
The park is beautiful. The driver was very knowledgeable and nice. We really wanted to do some hiking but couldn't find an excursion that offered that. Bus tour was okay.
The park is beautiful. The driver was very knowledgeable and nice. We really wanted to do some hiking but couldn't find an excursion that offered that. Bus tour was okay. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Do NOT book the Acadia National Park and Lobster Bake thru NCL.
Do NOT book the Acadia National Park and Lobster Bake thru NCL. The Acadia National Park part was NOT GOOD. It was literally a motorcoach thru the loop road of the park and you got out for two small stops and that was it. More of a ... Read More
Do NOT book the Acadia National Park and Lobster Bake thru NCL. The Acadia National Park part was NOT GOOD. It was literally a motorcoach thru the loop road of the park and you got out for two small stops and that was it. More of a Here's this and Here's that type tour. I love history and enjoyed our guide, but you will NOT experience the park at all with this tour..oh and if you are seated on the wrong side of the bus, good luck actually seeing the scenery. The Lobster Bake was fantastic. Held at the Bar Harbor Club, it's a beautiful 1930s building used as a resort back then. Great food. Do yourself a favor...Plenty of places to eat Lobster/Lobster Rolls and local restaurants to eat at in the town of Bar Habor. To go to Acadia NP, take one of the buses offered by the National Park Service (it's free and you can catch it in the town, just go up the hill)..you'll pay to get into the park ($15 each) but their shuttle system is great and you can walk around, eat at the restaurant in the park, etc and then see/experience the park. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Chose the small bus tour and it was great.
Chose the small bus tour and it was great. The most was down at the summit but it was still a very nice tour.
Chose the small bus tour and it was great. The most was down at the summit but it was still a very nice tour. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
In Bar Harbor we did a 2 1/2 hour tour of Arcadia Park with Olies Trolleys.
In Bar Harbor we did a 2 1/2 hour tour of Arcadia Park with Olies Trolleys. This was a great tour with our driver (Dennis) who gave a lot of historical information. Afterward we had a lobster roll at Side Street Cafe, was good but pricey ... Read More
In Bar Harbor we did a 2 1/2 hour tour of Arcadia Park with Olies Trolleys. This was a great tour with our driver (Dennis) who gave a lot of historical information. Afterward we had a lobster roll at Side Street Cafe, was good but pricey at $30.00 for the lobster roll and a cup of chowder. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Beautiful scenery, good guide.
Beautiful scenery, good guide.
Beautiful scenery, good guide. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: American Cruise Lines
Great walking tour that requires a certain level of fitness.
Great walking tour that requires a certain level of fitness. Not recommended for persons with mobility issues.
Great walking tour that requires a certain level of fitness. Not recommended for persons with mobility issues. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The park is lovely, but armed with printed materials, and the map in retrospect I would have done ...
The park is lovely, but armed with printed materials, and the map in retrospect I would have done better with the hop on hop off bus tour. It goes through the same places in the park but you can get off as some places the tour does not ... Read More
The park is lovely, but armed with printed materials, and the map in retrospect I would have done better with the hop on hop off bus tour. It goes through the same places in the park but you can get off as some places the tour does not stop and you can spend as much time as you want at the various spots, and it is much cheaper. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Excellent tour!
Excellent tour! Santos had lots of information that he shared and made the tour very enjoyable.
Excellent tour! Santos had lots of information that he shared and made the tour very enjoyable. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We had arranged a private tour in a minivan and were met efficiently at the dock from our tender ...
We had arranged a private tour in a minivan and were met efficiently at the dock from our tender and off we went. We ended up with almost an extra hour more than e booked and were given a local's perspective on Acadia National Park ... Read More
We had arranged a private tour in a minivan and were met efficiently at the dock from our tender and off we went. We ended up with almost an extra hour more than e booked and were given a local's perspective on Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. A request for a restaurant was met with a great recommendation. We followed up lunch with a walk on Main St and some shopping for Maine Tourmalines at Jack's Jewelers. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We booked the tour as soon as we got off the tender.
We booked the tour as soon as we got off the tender. It was in a trolly, so it was sort of touristy, but we had a great driver/tour guide. My only complaint is, they don't give you enough time at each stop. And of course there are ... Read More
We booked the tour as soon as we got off the tender. It was in a trolly, so it was sort of touristy, but we had a great driver/tour guide. My only complaint is, they don't give you enough time at each stop. And of course there are always those on the tour who don't abide by the time constraints, making us late. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Highly recommended!
Highly recommended! Excellent service, very knowledgeable tour guide and amazing views! Loved it!
Highly recommended! Excellent service, very knowledgeable tour guide and amazing views! Loved it! Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Great tour by Woody, he did a great job and we enjoyed very much.
Great tour by Woody, he did a great job and we enjoyed very much. Gorgeous area
Great tour by Woody, he did a great job and we enjoyed very much. Gorgeous area Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We took the Intimate Look at Acadia, a small van tour.
We took the Intimate Look at Acadia, a small van tour. The weather was foggy, but our gruide was very interesting and informative.
We took the Intimate Look at Acadia, a small van tour. The weather was foggy, but our gruide was very interesting and informative. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The Lobster dinner was delicious
The Lobster dinner was delicious
The Lobster dinner was delicious Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We booked a 2.5 hour bus tour of Acadia online.
We booked a 2.5 hour bus tour of Acadia online. It was an easy walk from the cruise port to reach the departure point of the bus. Good overview of the Park with interesting commentary.
We booked a 2.5 hour bus tour of Acadia online. It was an easy walk from the cruise port to reach the departure point of the bus. Good overview of the Park with interesting commentary. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line