Started with three mini-busses and a staff of ten, the company has grown to approximately four hundred employees working in seven different divisions of the De Palm Group of Companies.
Company growth and diversification
Under the leadership of Mr. Harold D. Malmberg who along with his business partner Mr. Ramon Richardson acquired the company in 1971. The bus company grew to 30 luxury motor coaches and 8 minivans providing a variety of transportation services and island sightseeing tours.
Development of water sport division
Water sport tours were exclusively for hotel guests, but De Palm changed that by developing a water sport division offering sailing, snorkeling and scuba excursions, to both visitors and residents.
De Palm Island was developed
A private island developed with entertainment and recreational purposes in mind.
Launch of off-road vehicles
There was customer demand skewing towards off-road adventures thus, the company launched a fleet of off-road vehicles designed to take guests off the beaten path to places busses could not access.
Coconuts retail stores
It was felt that retail stores, which well memorabilia of our products to visitors would fortify the brand name recognition for our company
De Palm Acquired Atlantis Submarines
In 2011 De Palm acquired Atlantis Submarines, further diversifying its underwater tour product-line.
These special vehicles allowed the company to take visitors to locations other vehicles could not go to due to the roughness of the terrain.
Retail concession at Natural Bridge
Natural Bridge welcomes approximately four hundred thousand visitors per year.