Acadia National Park Tours

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do the tours leave from?

All tours depart from Testa’s Restaurant, 53 Main Street, in downtown Bar Harbor.

What is the cost of the tour?

Classic Tour – The cost of this tour is $35.00 per adult and $20.00 for children (12 and under).

Premium Tour – The cost of this tour is $60.00 per adult.

How long are the tours?

Classic Tour – This tour normally concludes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes after the scheduled departure time. However, on occasion, unexpected delays within the park, too much fun, etc, can put the duration slightly beyond the 2.5 hour mark.

Premium Tour – This tour normally concludes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes after the scheduled departure time. However, on occasion, unexpected delays within the park, too much fun, etc, can put the duration slightly beyond the 3.5 hour mark.

What is the cancellation policy?

For tours booked direct through our website or by phone, cancellations are fully refundable with no penalties. No-shows will be charged the full booking amount.

How close is your ticket office to the cruise ship terminal?

Our ticket office/boarding location is approximately 250 meters from the town pier you will be tendered to.  From there, head directly up Main Street and you will see Testa’s on the right.

Is the park entry fee included in the ticket price?

Yes, your entry fee is included for the duration of the tour. You do NOT need a park pass to take our tour. However, if you are planning to return to the park after the tour, you will need to purchase your own park pass.

We already have a park pass, does that affect the ticket price?

Unfortunately, no.  We pay an entrance fee for everybody on board, regardless of whether or not they are pass holders.

How long are the stops in Acadia?

Classic Tour – Each stop is approximately 15 minutes in duration.

Premium Tour – Each stop is 20 – 3o minutes in duration.

Is there parking available?

There is parking available near our ticket office labeled “Bayside Landing Parking”. There is on-street parking available on West Street, as well as 3 hour lots throughout the town of Bar Harbor. Parking can be a challenge during the busy season, particularly in the afternoon, so please allow extra time. Avoid parking altogether by utilizing the Island Explorer free shuttle service.

Are there restrooms available?

There are restrooms available at our ticket office, as well as at each of the stops we make within the park. Maximum duration between stops is approximately 30 – 40 minutes.

How much walking is involved?

The amount of walking is limited and at the passenger’s discretion.

Can I get my National Parks Passport stamped during the tour?

Yes, you can get your passport stamped at each of the stops we make within the park.

Is the bus wheelchair/walker accessible?

Classic Tour – If you have a folding wheelchair/walker and can manage a few steps, we can bring the wheelchair or walker along with us. If you need a wheelchair lift to access the bus, please contact us at [email protected], and we will make arrangements to accommodate you.

Premium Tour – This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Is food/drink provided?

Food and drinks are not provided, but guests are welcome to bring snacks/beverages on the bus.

Are pets allowed?

Sorry, but unless they are licensed service animals, pets are not permitted on the tour.