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“she did it again” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Smiling Pat's Adventures - Day Tours

Smiling Pat's Adventures - Day Tours
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Cat Island
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chelsea,me
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“she did it again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

another great tour to the west end for only $75.00 .an all day trip with stops at all the points of intrest and then some.native bakery that only natives go to. a stop at the fish market to buy fish that was still jumping.this women goes out of her way to make you happy.
you cant miss this tour to find pat go to port lucia and look for the patriicia hout both in the straw market

Visited January 2012
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“Wonderful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2011

I had the opportunity to go to Freeport for the first time in April, but only for the day. I chose to try out Smiling Pat's Tour after reading about it in a guidebook once. It was an amazing day. Pat picked me up from where i was staying, even though it wasn't a resort, and we hit it off instantly. She is knowledgable about the island and the best places to go and eat. She made sure that everyone on the tour got to see what they wanted. She did detours based on what our group asked for. Since I was there for only the day, this tour was well worth the cost as we saw a lot of the island. Couldn't ask for a better tourguide. She went above and beyond to make sure that we enjoyed ourselves. Everyone in our group went home with a smile on their faces at the end of the day.

Visited April 2011
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chelsea,me
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“The best tour in Freeport”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2011

I have been on a number of Smiling Pat's tours since 2001. They are so unique and fun that in other years we brought firends from MO and from Maine. The full day tour price is $75 per person, which includes a bottle of wine per couple. We have been on both the east end and west end tours and both were delightful. Pat's tours are really an adventure which makes them fun and unique, even on repeat visits. I would recommend this tour with Smiling Pat without reservation. She is knowledgeable about everything Bahamas, is as honest as the day is long, and you can trust in her advice. we cannot wait to do another tour in 2012.

Visited February 2011
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islander85
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“Another great trip with Smiling Pat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2011

My family and I spent another wonder week with Smiling Pat this past Thanksgiving. Pat showed us another amazing vacation and so many things we wouldn't get to see otherwise while in the Bahamas. We took the Gilligan's Island trip where Pat arranges for a speed boat to take you a few miles out to a small uninhabited island where you get to spend the day walking the beach looking for sand dollars, soaking up the sun, or fishing for lunch that smiling Pat will cook up for eight on the beach (freshest seafood you'll ever have). Pat made all the arrangements and even provides some complimentary fire in da hole, a local mix drink, or lemonaid for the non drinkers and provides hot doggs or sandwhiches for the non seafood eaters. The price is worth every penny as I feel this trip truly provides that TRUE island experience you've been looking for. Since we were there on Thanksgiving Pat arranged a bring a dish meal where we all cooked a small dish and then brought them to dinner where she provided the lobsters and Ham, what an amazing Thanksgiving meal. We would like to Thank Pat for making our trip this year just as special and exciting as the ones before. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND SMILLING PAT TOURS to anyone traveling to Grand Bahama Island.

Visited November 2010
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“Nice tour of the island, and a beautiful beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2010

We booked a June cruise on Norwegian Sky back in Jan. While looking for an excursion on Grand Bahama Island, we found Smiling Pat through the Trip Advisor forums. We signed up for the $40 Beach Tour online, and had a few emails back and forth with Pat between January and June.

The day before our cruise left, Pat phoned to say she wouldn't be taking us, because her van was full, but she could send her friend Nugget to give us a private tour. And the cost was not $40 each, it was $75 each. Apparently the website was not up-to-date. This was disappointing, since we had booked so far in advance, and had no prior indication of the price increase. At this point it was too late for us to do any research to find another excursion, so we agreed to tour with Nugget.

Our ship arrived at 8:00 AM, and we were off the boat by 8:15. We had trouble connecting with Nugget, since our cell phones do not work in Bahamas. We also couldn't connect using a pay phone at the port. Luckily one of the people at the port knew Nugget and was able to contact him. By 9:15 we were on our way.

Nugget gave the two of us a personal tour of the island. Drove us to Paradise Cove and left us there on a beautiful beach for a couple of hours of swimming and snorkelling. Then onto a local marketplace, where we had the best conch salad ever. Took a tour of some beautiful homes, and then to the Port Lucaya Marketplace, where we spent an hour or two shopping.

All in all, I would recommend this tour. Nugget was very nice, and very courteous. The private tour was good, and the beach was stunning. But make sure you know what you're paying and what you're signing up for.

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