The fare-free Island Explorer features bus routes linking hotels, inns, and campgrounds with destinations in Acadia National Park and neighboring village centers. Clean propane-powered vehicles offer Mount Desert Island visitors and residents free transportation to hiking trails, carriage roads, island beaches, and in-town shops and restaurants.
2024 Service Calendar
Island Explorer buses will operate from June 23, 2024 through October 14, 2024. Fall schedules will go into effect the last week of August.
The Island Explorer cordially invites bus drivers with commercial licenses (CDLs) to apply for the 2024 season. Flexible shifts, a team-oriented environment, and a wage scale well above most in the region ($23.25 per hour plus shift differentials for nights and weekends) make this a fantastic choice for your summer / fall job. We offer full and part-time seasonal work.
"A wonderful service. Best way to get around.
Fun to ride. Happy drivers."
-Island Explorer passenger from Texas
"Using the bus really helped us to see and
visit a lot more of the island. "
-Acadia National Park visitor from England
"This makes the week a
-Island Explorer passenger from Massachusetts
"Free is the way to
be. I like your bus service."
-Island Explorer passenger from Franklin, Maine