Acadia National Park Tours

Looking to immerse yourself in the beauty and splendor of one of the world’s most beautiful areas?  Trust our Acadia National Park Tours experts! Nature lovers, history buffs, photographers, or anyone wanting to get oriented with Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park will appreciate the knowledge and experience of our tour guides. Sit back, relax, and let us guide you through the human and natural history of this exceptional locale. Whether you are here for the day, or an extended period, there is no better way to start your visit!

All tours depart from Testa’s Restaurant, 53 Main Street in downtown Bar Harbor (less than 300 yards from the town pier where cruise ship passengers are tendered).

No Park Pass required.

What our
guests are
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  • tkilrainrn
    We took the Acadia National Park tour on a Cruise stop in Bar Harbor. I am thankful that we had reservations because it was sold out by reservation only! That says a lot for a tour. The bus driver (Santos) was very knowledgeable and we had a wonderful time. The views are spectacular from Cadillac Mountain and Santos gave us a ton of information about the area. I recommend this tour to anyone traveling to Bar Harbor.
    tkilrainrn
    Trip Advisor
  • Thomas Dye
    Stories were wonderful. It was a great way to start our visit to Acadia and Bar Harbor
    Thomas Dye
  • Rita Wallace
    The tour was great!! A lot of history information was giving, we would have known all that if not for the tour. The tour guide was great!! Santo did an excellent job and made it fun!!
    Rita Wallace
  • Curtis Schmid
    Tour leader had a ton of information and his presentation was fantastic --very knowledgeable -history and environment. We loved it and had a great time.
    Curtis Schmid
  • Kim Woodbury
    This was a great tour! Our guide, Heather, was so knowledgeable and entertaining. I learned a lot in just a short amount of time. I would definitely recommend it to others.
    Kim Woodbury
  • Debbie Blum
    The Guide is knowledgeable, the price is right and the scenery is pretty, the pacing is correct, perfect 3hr tour, what more do you want. Ideal for shore excursion when you don't have that much time.
    Debbie Blum
  • Donna M Diaz
    A phenomenal tour experience especially with our guide Heather. Thanks for this memorable experience
    Donna M Diaz
  • Cheryl & Nile Luedtke
    Size of tour was perfect. The transportation was very comfortable. Our tour guide was a local, environmentalist, former national park employee who was enthusiastic about the park and extremely knowledgeable. Loved the history she shared with us.
    Cheryl & Nile Luedtke
  • Jack Morgan
    We really enjoyed the tour. The Park was magnificent and Mike was an incredible guide! His knowledge of the park and its history was amazing.
    Jack Morgan
  • Yvonne Forbes
    What a wonderful tour this was. We were happy that we booked this tour instead of cruise line tour. Great information about the area, the park, and what a fun ride. Beautiful vista views from the top of the park.
    Yvonne Forbes
  • Ann Leach
    Leach From the time we called to make our reservation we were treated as family. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and quite funny. The tour was amazing!
    Ann Leach
  • Jennifer Stachnik
    This was a great tour! We learned a lot and got to see as many park highlights as possible in the short time we had. We went to the top of Cadillac Mountain, the Nature Center and wildflower garden, and Thunder Hole. It's such an amazing place and I can't wait to go back.
    Jennifer Stachnik
  • Morgan Reimers
    Our tour guide Roger was excellent! He was extremely informative and entertaining! We would recommend these tours to everyone!
    Morgan Reimers
  • O9472VRjohns
    This was a very comfortable tour with an excellent guide. We got to see the countryside, make some short (but just long enough) stops and even visit with some locals. The bus leaves from the center of town which is very convenient and it was fun to walk around Bar Harbor. And the price was worth every penny.
    O9472VRjohns
    Trip Advisor
  • ransal1
    The tour guide was very knowledgeable and the bus stopped enough times to get the great fall leaves shots we were after. If you get back on the bus in good time, you'll have more time to see the sites down the road. If not, some of the spots will be cut short. Our times were adequate. The price for the tour was very reasonable and the driver was great.
    ransal1
    Trip Advisor
  • Grady M
    Since we traveled a long distance to spend a week in the area, we wanted a guided tour to help us get the lay of the land to help us maximize our time. This tour certainly filled the bill. Our guide was knowledgeable and entertaining, mingling local stories with history, interspersed with some terrible jokes that kept us groaning and laughing. I highly recommend it.
    Grady M
    Trip Advisor
  • Lori M
    My husband and I were delighted to stumble upon this bus tour in Bar Harbor, that took us all the way to the top of Mt. Cadillac. Bus driver/tour guide Heather painted a colorful picture of life in Bar Harbor through her stories, jokes, and in-depth knowledge of the area, its history, and environment. And she gave us a discount coupon to Testa’s, where I had a tasty lobster roll (with garlic butter)!
    Lori M
    Trip Advisor
  • Wayne H
    Amazing tour of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. The Female tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the island and the park. She made it a 10 Star tour!
    Wayne H
    Trip Advisor
  • ChuckBrooks
    This tour covers the entire National Park Tour Loop including Cadillac Mountain. The tour guide was very good. There was plenty of time at the stops. Be sure to reserve your tour online as it often sells out, especially when there are cruise ships in port. When we got our tickets the ticket agent gave us a coupon for Testa's Restaurant and we had an excellent lunch there. This tour is a very good value.
    ChuckBrooks
    Trip Advisor
  • Greengirl87
    We enjoyed this tour on our first full day and glad we did. We learned many things about the park we wouldn’t have found out otherwise. Our guide was funny and tailored the trip to our group. You will see the highlights of the park and get some great ideas on where you want to return to explore later. We thought it was worth the money.
    Greengirl87
    Trip Advisor

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Operating from mid-May through the end of October, our fully narrated sightseeing excursion features three stops within Acadia National Park.

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History

Four generations of Acadia expertise

Our tours began in 1955, but our experience with Acadia National Park goes back much farther than that. Learn more about the origins of this family owned and operated company.