We were so excited about using this service, I read a few things on the forum and thought this was a great idea. We like watching the sunset and then going out to eat and having a few cocktails but 10:00 cut-off time for the trolley is just too early. I called Island Beach Monkey on Friday morning and spoke with Debbie and she said they would be happy to arrange a pick-up for us later that night but to be safe, call them that evening to confirm. I called them around 9:00 and asked for a pick-up between 11:00 and 11:30 in front of the Drift-In and sure enough, we are standing on Bridge Street around 11:15 and here comes this cool, colorful, funky, open air cart, honking the horn. They driver didnt know we were a block up from Dift-In so we watched him and he actually went inside calling my name. We caught up with him and he could not have been any nicer, I had to ask him to wait a few minutes for our friends that had gone over to the sports bar and he was happy to do it. It was a fun and safe way to get us home, right up to our door. A great way to end an awesome evening.
As far as price, I asked him what he charged and he said they go by tips so there were four of us and I figures it was certainly worth $5.00 a person so I gave him $20.00 and he seemed pleased but I think he would have been happy with any amount, just seemed to be that kind of guy.
I hope the service does well on the island. For those of us who like to have a few drinks, listen to music and will not drive while drinking, this is a perfect service.