Service Alert Updates

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

Schoodic service begins on May 22, 2024.

Other Island Explorer buses operate from June 23 through October 14, 2024. Fall schedules go into effect August 21, 2024.

Schedules on this website were updated on May 10, 2024.

Employment Opportunity

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.

Click here for more information and to obtain an employment application.

Small map of Island Explorer bus routes
Village Green photo

"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 real vacation."
-Island Explorer passenger from Massachusetts

"Free is the way to be. I like your bus service."
-Island Explorer passenger from Franklin, Maine