Go Back   Cruise Critic Message Board Forums > Ports of Call > New England
 
Register here!
Forgot Your Password?


Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old August 10th, 2008, 11:21 AM
mcdmom mcdmom is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 53
Default Bar Harbor tours?

Hi,
I'm sure I read somewhere on here about FREE bus tours to Arcadia Park. I can't find that information now. Something about city busses, just outside of the dock. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
Thanks!
Reply With Quote

  #2  
Old August 10th, 2008, 11:34 AM
paylady's Avatar
paylady paylady is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Illinois
Posts: 2,042
Default

http://www.exploreacadia.com/

Here's the link.
__________________
Marla
+
Reply With Quote

  #3  
Old August 10th, 2008, 11:44 AM
mcdmom mcdmom is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 53
Default

Thanks Marla! Interesting link, but I'm pretty sure what I saw was not an LL Bean bus.
The busses I'm talking about went into Arcadia National Park, right from the cruise port. I remember reading that you needed to walk PAST all the other tour companies before you saw these busses. ??
Anyone else?

Oopps, Just noticed that was NOT an LL Bean bus.
Thanks!

Last edited by mcdmom; August 10th, 2008 at 11:46 AM. Reason: add info.
Reply With Quote

  #4  
Old August 10th, 2008, 11:44 AM
Jan_In_Maine's Avatar
Jan_In_Maine Jan_In_Maine is online now
5,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Bangor, Maine
Posts: 6,251
Default

Enjoy your cruise! I hope you have a wonderful time ... the scenery is beautiful. Jan
__________________
8/17/03 Voyager of the Seas Cruise - & 30th wedding anniversary
10/28/06 Radiance of the Seas Cruise - DH 55th Birthday cruise
8/4/07 - Carnival Triumph - DS 16th's Birthday Cruise
8/17/08 - Mariner of the Seas - & 35th wedding anniversary
8/23/09 - Adventure of the Seas - Southern Caribbean cruise -36th anniversary - 5 days late
10/9/10 - Radiance of the Seas - From Tampa, FL-DD's first cruise
10/8/11 - Oasis of the Seas - Eastern (DH's early 60th birthday)
9/14/12 - NCL Dawn - Boston to Bermuda (Jan's 60th birthday cruise - oh my!)
8/17/13 - Oasis - B2B Cruise - 40th Anniversary (DS & DDIL (first leg of cruise - 1st anniversary).
8/24/13 - Oasis - 2nd leg of the cruise
9/5/2014 - NCL Dawn - Boston to Bermuda - 1st suite - mortgage paid off celebration!!!
8/15/2015 - Adventure of the Seas - Southern Caribbean cruise (3 new ports) - 42nd Anniversary

I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness or abilities that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. (William Penn)
Reply With Quote

  #5  
Old August 10th, 2008, 03:17 PM
SailBadtheSinner SailBadtheSinner is offline
5,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Windsor Locks, CT
Posts: 5,161
Smile

mcdmom asked: ....I read somewhere on here about FREE bus tours to Arcadia Park. ..........Does anyone know what I'm talking about?

What you are asking about is the Island Explorer free bus http://www.exploreacadia.com/ funded by LL Bean. Notice I did not write "FREE bus tours" because IE does not offer tours, just transportation on 7 bus routes on MDI. To make it a tour, take a tour book with you and read it as you ride .

You board at the BH town green which is 2 blocks up the hill (Main St) as you leave the tender dock.

The only down side to using the IE is that it does not have a route that goes to the top of Cadillac Mountian. To do that you'll have to go with an independent tour company:
http://www.acadiaislandtours.com/
http://www.acadiatours.com/



SBtS
Reply With Quote

  #6  
Old August 10th, 2008, 10:46 PM
mcdmom mcdmom is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 53
Default

Thanks everybody!
Reply With Quote

  #7  
Old August 12th, 2008, 03:02 PM
alpal1993's Avatar
alpal1993 alpal1993 is offline
Blue Ribbon Cruiser
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: davie fl usa
Posts: 3,882
Default

We just got back last week from Explorer of the Seas JUly 31-August 9.Originally we had planned to do the free shuttle(doesn't go to Cadillac Mnt) and then booked the Olly's Trolley.The cruise before us had difficulty getting passengers off the ship as this is a Tender port.So we opted to do a walking tour Back in time early am,which then gave us plenty of time for shopping,We went back to the ship for a quick bit and to drop off our purchases.Our Olly Tour was at 2pm for 2 1/2 hours Acadia:.Best scenery of the cruise.We still had time to get a Lobster Roll and a Blueberry Ale before heading back to our ship.We also had the best weather of our cruise..You will love it.I can only imagine how beautiful Acadia will be in the Fall
Reply With Quote

Reply

Bookmarks


Ad Sponsored By
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:44 AM.


© 1995 - 2014, The Independent Traveler, Inc. All rights reserved.
"A Community of People Who Love To Cruise"
All of the information contained within Cruise Critic is protected by copyright. You may, however, download a single copy only for your personal use.