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Ben's Cave

Caverns & caves, Geologic formations, Nature & Parks
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Address: Lucayan National Park, Grand Bahama Island
Activities: Scuba diving
Description: This underwater cave is the only one on the island that can be dived...
This underwater cave is the only one on the island that can be dived: experienced divers only, please!
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NEVER EVER TRY THIS PLACE

My boyfriend and I got a voucher to go see the caves. I phoned and booked the tour. I even clarified twice with the lady on the phone of the time that we were getting picked up... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Jodie H
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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I got a voucher to go see the caves. I phoned and booked the tour. I even clarified twice with the lady on the phone of the time that we were getting picked up and where. She said to be in the lobby at 10:45 and if we went there at 10:35, that we would be too... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Ben's Cave is one of two caves located directly across the road from the entrance to Gold Rock Beach on Grand Bahama Island. Since we were already going to the beach we made a quick visit to the caves. It will only take you 5 minutes per cave but for a very nominal entrance fee, it's well worth a stop.

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Milford, Connecticut, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

While the history of the caves are interesting, it was just a very brief tour. Not worth a trip out unless it is one of a couple stops on a tour. You walk down a spiral staircase, look around for a moment, then the guide walked you out. It was pretty, but considering that I've done more intense cave /spelunking... More 

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Did this tour as part of a cruise ship excursion along with Gold Rock Beach. The caves for the tour are a small area that you walk down into and right back up again - via a spiral staircase for one and regular stairs for the other (Burial Cave) - but the peaceful walk through the National Park area and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This was a stop on the hike through Lucayan National Park. After taking a metal spiral staircase down to the cave, we saw pretty water that looked stagnant, fish, and bats (yipes!). Our guide told us it was the longest underwater cave that had been mapped, and leads to the ocean. Apparently with the right permission, tools, and experience, it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

We seen the caves as part of the kayak tour and they are quite interesting to learn about. I was so impressed by our tour guide, Lamont, he was incredibly informative and knows so much about the island! The caves are a great addition to the kayaking tour!

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Knightdale
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This was a short trail visit before heading to the beach. The caves are, well, caves. :) Nice to have the history along with the trail. Not wheelchair accessible (we didn't need it to be, but for anyone considering it).

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Birmingham, Alabama
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We took a tour of the East End of GBI with Hida. There was a lot to see in one day but we are glad we went to see the caves, which are part of the Lucayan National Park. The walk to them is not far, which is good because it was very hot in June. You have to go... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Tour guide was full of information on these caves; their discovery and use during the Spanish invaders. You can go down in the cave entrance at two places, Ben's cave and burial cave. I would not have expected such an extensive cave system on an island.

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Corinth, Mississippi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Our guide explained that there is scuba diving available. But the cave itself is very small. The water, although a pretty blue looks stagnant. You go down a spiral staircase to a deck and you are there. Not much to see.

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