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Address: Eleuthera

Full of bats, this mile-long cave is best visited with a local guide.

Full of bats, this mile-long cave is best visited with a local guide.

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A Cave and a Look-out

It's a real cave with two open ends. One is some steps leading down and the other is a rope ladder. This adventure is impossible without some proper lighting. Some folks at one... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gibara, Cuba
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Ohio and beyond
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8 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wow what a cool cave. It has a lot of formations you don't see in your normal limestone caves since it was likely underwater at some point. We went a ways back and the graffiti tapered off but there is a lot of graffiti in the first 1/4 mile or so. I recommend a strong flashlight and a spare (really... More 

Thank BuckeyeRanger
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I loved Hatchet Bay Cave, and we didn't go as far into it as I would have liked. We weren't prepared for the water so we turned back at that point (some of our group of five were already wanting to bail). Flashlights are a must, headlamps even better. Make good use of the string to guide you. There are... More 

Thank LeicinaSpecial
Gibara, Cuba
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134 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a real cave with two open ends. One is some steps leading down and the other is a rope ladder. This adventure is impossible without some proper lighting. Some folks at one end were handing out candles but this just did not cut it. Flashlights are a must! It can be a tricky walk-thru, so go slow. The graffiti... More 

1 Thank CubanWaters
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This cave was great! Make sure you have bright flashlights as it is very dark. There is a string to follow thru the bellows of this cave. At the other end is s rope ladder you can exit but we decided to go back to where we entered. Saw stalactites and stalagmites. Great adventure!!!

Thank Vkhulsey
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

A few musts if you plan to visit 1) GPS...the entrance is 2 miles south of Rock Sound and there is absolutely no signage. Look for an overgrown dirt road with a non-descript stone entrance on the east side of the road 2) Jeep or 4WD vehicle...a car simply won't make it down this dirt path, plus if another vehicle... More 

2 Thank Tyler M
Charleston, South Carolina
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

3 couples mid 50's in Eleuthera in late August, off-season. a little challenging to find but totally worth it. you'll need good lights, decent shoes, and a sense of adventure. not sure I'd feel totally comfortable doing it alone or with one other, but it's so totally different from the rest of the island and the amazing beaches. don't worry... More 

1 Thank 771gregorym
Naples, Florida
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

It's hard to find, no signs. Make sure you have flashlights, cell phone flashlights aren't recommeded. We tried that and our batteries died, they latest long enough for us to see bats flying around and be able to run out. If you come prepard it seems fun but not for the faint of heart!

Thank Jennifer C
Kampala, Uganda
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182 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

The hatchet bay caves are cool, both in the temperature and in the adventure sense! There is no one supervising so you should be careful heading down there. Also, there's a little wire you should be conscious of that helps you find your way. It's better to wear proper footwear to avoid slipping. Tall people also have to watch out,... More 

1 Thank Find Yourself F
Richmond, Virginia
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016

It was a little hard to find AND they clearly do not have anyone to take care of this place. Everything was overgrown. I was really psyched to go. Dressed for the occasion, flashlight in hand. Too bad I didn't bring a machete. Unfortunately, I didn't even get into the cave. I started down the steps and there were wasps... More 

2 Thank Holly B
Jupiter, Florida
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016

This cave is a big grand entry room and then a latter that goes down into the depths for about one mile. This place is so cool and really interesting. Bring many flashlights as you would not want to be down there in the dark. You can exit the cave in the end and there is another 3rd chamber with... More 

1 Thank Marielbys M

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