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Concession Offered for Interpretive Bus Tours

The National Park Service (NPS) is offering a 10-year concession business opportunity for narrated interpretive bus tours in Acadia National Park. The contract can be awarded to up to three operators. The contract(s) is expected to be effective beginning in 2024. Learn more in a press release.


Concession Contracts

Concession contracts are longer-term contracts offering commercial visitor services that, with a few exceptions, take place solely within the park.

Concession contracts have the following characteristics:

  • The term of concession contracts is generally 10 years or less.

  • Some concession contracts have a "preference in renewal."

  • Contracts are awarded under competition and are limited in number.

  • The concessioner pays a franchise fee to the government determined by the probable value to the concessioner for the privileges provided by the contract.

Acadia National Park currently works with these concessioners:

Last updated: June 19, 2023

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