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“Excellent tour designed to meet our needs”

At Your Service Private Tours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We are Bar Harbor's largest and oldest private van touring company. Locally owned, we specialize in a customized experience of Acadia National Park. Our experienced drivers narrate the tours with history and facts about the area, spiced up with local tales you won’t hear anywhere else.Tours last from 3 to 6 hours. Specialty tours include: sunset tours; hiking tours; Junior Ranger tours; garden tours; and wedding tours with advanced reservations.
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Rick provided us with an excellent three hour tour of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park when we visited from a cruise ship.
I decided upon a private tour because my two traveling companions have mobility problems. Rick handled our limitations very well and provided us with a trip that was interesting and scenic. Highly recommended.

Thank BarbWas
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"great tour"
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"mini van"
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"acadia national park"
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"cadillac mountain"
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"comfortable van"
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"crowded bus"
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"lobster lunch"
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"thuya gardens"
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"passenger van"
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"personal tour"
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

Mary Purvis provided us with a memorable tour of Bar Harbor area including its history and present day sites. We also toured Acadia highlights with ease; we did not need to worry about parking or directions! We highly recommend this tour.

2  Thank Kay M
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

Mary Purvis at Service Taxi and Private Tours is indeed a perfect guide to Acadia and Bar Harbor. Not only do you get the knowledgable insights and the down-east low-down from a long time resident of Baaaaa Habaaa during this private taxi tour, but you also get the ability to stop and see each and every sight on Acadia Park's Park Loop Road while Mary roams the parking lots waiting for you to return to the van. No pressure, no strict time schedule to keep, you determine how much time you spend at each of the sights. Want to pick some wild blue berries along the way; want to climb to the highest point on Cadillac mountain; want to see Thunder Hole and Sand Beach even when there's no parking spot left; this tour is for you. A four hour tour cost you $320 dollars and is well worth it. Want to spend less time? More time. No problem, it can be arranged. Leave Mary a good tip though or James Swan may come back to haunt you. Loved this tour. Thanks Mary.

4  Thank Robert N
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

There are six in our family so we were concerned about maybe having to take two taxis but they only have vans and sedans!! It was only $5 to take them from our hotel (Atlantic Oceanside) to town. Our first taxi did not have air conditioning (luckily it was a short trip) but the second one did. Both drivers were friendly and helpful and arrived within minutes of our calling (both times)

Thank Tammy Jo L
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mastercruiser, Owner at At Your Service Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2014

Thank you for a nice review of our service. All of our minivans are air conditioned so your post alerted me to find out what happened and that van has had its system recharged so the air is working now. We do offer a $5 in town rate for up to 6 people so it is easy to come and go from the Bar Harbor hotels to the downtown. I hope you come back again!

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Reviewed 16 July 2014

My two neighbors and I were in Bar Harbor on July 11 and took the three hour van tour. We have been to numerous National Parks and Acadia was on our list, although we didn't know quite what to expect. Needless to say, it far exceeded our expectations and we plan to return for a longer stay. We arrived via Holland America Veendam after starting in Quebec. Although our private tours prior to this port were quite good (PEI, Halifax), Mary Purvis was by far the best guide we had on the cruise. Just delightful! She had great sense of humor, great knowledge of area, and she loved her island, which showed. She took us to all the best photo spots (which we had told them we wanted to do). She never rushed us. It was obvious that she got as much enjoyment from us enjoying her home as we did experiencing it. We walked around town after the tour and she even tracked us down in her van to give us the National Park pass we had left in her van! Just a gem, who helped us fall in love with this place. Can't say enough about this company's service. Highly, highly recommend. And I also greatly recommend doing all excursion arrangements independently of the ships. Much more personal and smaller groups.

2  Thank pearltabby
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