Island Explorer/ Downeast Transportation Inc.

Summer Seasonal Shuttle Bus Driver- Acadia National Park

We are a summer/ fall seasonal shuttle bus company servicing Acadia National Park and the surrounding villages including beautiful Bar Harbor, Maine.

In 1999, Downeast Transportation inc., partnered with Acadia National Park and created the Island Explorer bus system with just eight buses. Seventeen years later, the service has tripled in size and has attracted many other new sponsors including LL Bean. This free service, not only helps in alleviating parking issues but cuts the carbon footprint in the park by using propane to power the buses. We have happily transported over four million hikers, bikers and sightseers to their destinations over the years.

Summer season runs from June 23rd to August 31st, and fall season runs from September 1st to Columbus Day.

The Employee Experience

Many of our drivers enjoy working in such a beautiful coastal setting. In your off time you can hike the many mountain trails and coastal paths, bike on the carriage roads that Mr. Rockefeller built and explore the idyllic villages on and around Mount Desert Island. This is coastal Maine at it's best!

Ideal Candidate

Our drivers are customer service specialists as well. They are friendly and helpful to passengers and co-workers alike. Our drivers realize that they are part of a vacation experience.

Requirements: A CDL with a passenger endorsement, and must pass a pre- employment drug screening and submit to FTA random screening.

Room and Board

There are many campgrounds near our hub that can offer discounts and / or tax credits to our employees.

You can also check our daily newspapers online for rentals: The Bangor Daily news and the Ellsworth American.

Getting Here and Getting Around

We are located within one mile of the Bar Harbor Airport.There is also a twice weekly bus that picks up and drops off at the Bangor International airport as well as Concord coach bus lines in Bangor, ME. Our bus service is the only public transportation in the Trenton/ Bar Harbor Area. In areas other than that you would want to bike or drive.

For Fun

There is no shortage of outdoor activities in our area. Hiking, biking, climbing and fresh and salt water kayaking are just a few. The Village of Bar Harbor offers a variety of night life options. Acadia National Park hosts many ranger lead programs that range from natural history to stargazing. The July 4th festivities have been ranked #2 in the nation by USA Today, and the island offers other festivals throughout the summer and fall seasons.

Our Jobs

Shuttle Bus Drivers

Drivers provide public transit on any of eight routes in and around Acadia National Park. Nights and weekends maybe required. $15.00/ hour with a $.25/ hour bonus at the end of the season.

How to Apply

Please email your resume.