Welcome to the Pirate Bus online.  Your source for the best tailgating at East Carolina.  Stop by and enjoy a cup of grog with the Pirate Bus crew.


Click here for the Pirate Bus Photo Page.  Nearly two decades of tailgating photos stored here.  If you have photos from a  Pirate Bus event, we want to see them and add them to the history books.  Please email photos@piratebus.com with your pictures.  You can always hit us up on twitter, Facebook and Instagram as well.


The Pirate Bus started as a pipe dream from a bunch of Pirate Fans who had utilized a make-shift trailer to provide the one-stop tailgating adventure.  The idea was conceived at the kitchen table with a mound of half-price tacos after a Pirate win.  Would’t it be great to just roll out to a tailgate and setup.

The S.C.U.T.A trailer was then built.  While it provided nearly everything a Pirate  fan could want for a tailgate, wouldn’t it be better to be able to spend the weekend tailgating.  That then started the “Bus” saga which resulted in the next decade of three RV/Bus conversions.  All the pictures can be found on the photo page.

After 20+ years and several generations of Pirate fans coming to “The Bus” we are glad to say 2018 will be another great year.  We are proud to have friends and family throughout eastern North Carolina that have stepped up to help support us.

We look forward to seeing you at the next tailgate.  Go Pirates!

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Pre-Poker Setup

If you are interested in helping setup for Poker tournament or Saturdays events join us at the tailgate spot around 6 PM Friday evening. Go Pirates!


Come out and join us at the Elmhurst lot for each home game this 2017 Pirate football season!  If you are interested in donating to the Pirate Bus please email donations@piratebus.com.

For more information on Pirate Bus tailgate email tailgate@piratebus.com.