Freeport is so rich with adventure opportunities that you can never resist the urge to seek refuge in its lush, breathtaking locales. And wouldn’t you agree that it is “oh so sweet” to get away from your fast paced everyday life? Pat Hoyte, owner of Smiling Pat’s Freeport Adventures, has just the tours you need. As she always says: “Take my hands, and let me show you around our island and our beautiful light blue beaches. See dolphins, bonefish, jet ski or go horseback riding! Or...let's do something different.”
This “something different” is called a Bahamian Experience or a "Bahamian Ting." You can hop on Smiling Pat’s 29-seat bus with a bartender available at all times, watch the sunset dancing down into the sea, frolic in the Sunset Village where all the best cooks show off their skills, and visit the city’s oldest village renown for its history and romance. Then, at night, you can meet Ian Neely, your chef for one night, who will prepare fresh whole lobster grille - The Bahamian Way!
As part of your itinerary, you will also visit Gilligan's Island or three beautiful private beaches, off of which is Gold Rock Beach and Cave, and you can drive down West End, our capital and Smiling Pat’s very own grand mother's m-mm good bakery! Treasure Island is situated just at the East End of the island, and once there, you can win a $50 casino chip, a glass bottom boat ride or a bottle of 151 Rum. Plus, you can either swim or spear fish, or island-hop to Nassau, Abaco, Elutra or Cat Island. Of course, during your dream vacation, how could you miss seeing the famous pink-sand beaches? Yes... pink!
In addition to its 29-seat bus, Smiling Pat’s Freeport Adventures disposes of 4 boats, which range in size from 18 to 30 feet and are serviced regularly. Plus, since safety is a number one priority, Smiling Pat personally inspects them before each tour. The attention to detail extends to the barbecue grills provided by the company, since meals are offered in remote locations. Smiling Pat also offers life jackets, snorkeling gear, and fishing equipment.
There’s no doubt that many clients keep returning to Smiling Pat’s Freeport Adventures because of her winning personality. But they are also infatuated with the uniqueness of Smiling Pat’s Freeport Adventures’ tours. Over the year, Smiling Pat and her company have gotten numerous reviews and articles published both locally and in the foreign press, and recently, she even hosted an episode of "Dinner Impossible," a Food Network series.
Smiling Pat loves showing off her island. Sometimes, she says that she has more fun than you! “And we can't have that!” she adds. “So let's dance and live this day as if it's our last.”