The story goes like this…..
In 2011 it seemed every time we went out for the evening we couldn’t get a cab to save our lives. Uber was not in the area and public transportation just wasn’t available between Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, and Fenwick Island. It was clear that transportation was a huge need not only for ourselves but also for our friends.
As we complained and pondered what to do about it, opportunity knocked and we stumbled upon a great deal to purchase a short yellow school bus. For several weeks we went out with friends on the school bus( still yellow ) having a great time, laughing at the crazy way we must have appeared. We weren’t hard to miss, and soon it was locally known that when the bus pulled up a group of people were headed in for fun and food!
As time went on, we started to give free rides to others to avoid them drinking and driving. Often we came across people walking home intoxicated after being unable to find a ride and before we knew it, we were providing regular community service with free rides for anyone who needed one!
Eventually, we decided to paint the bus and adopt a pirate theme and The Black Pearl was born! We added our first dedicated bar crawl free of charge (tips only) in Fenwick Island making stops at a number of local establishments and also providing a free shuttle to a local winery.
Unfortunately, this model didn’t bode well with the State of Delaware, so after several discussions, we made the decision (with a “friendly” push from the state) to create a business model and we became a public carrier with the State of Delaware.
Over the years we have added several other buses. As we’ve grown, our mission has stayed the same….we want to party and keep the streets of our beloved beach communities safe. We are honored to be able to do both and are committed to giving you and your group a great time and safe option to enjoy all the area has to offer.
Bill & Kay Fox