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Ben's Cave

Lucayan National Park, Grand Bahama Island
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Geologic Formations
Activities: Scuba diving
Description: This underwater cave is the only one on the island that can be dived: experienced divers only, please!
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Knightdale
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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150 reviews 150 reviews
77 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Visited Ben's Cave on our trip to Lucayan National Park! You can only walk into the mouth of the cave on the boardwalk, but still worth a visit if you like attractions a little off the beaten path! Ben's Cave is just one part of the park. It doesn't take long to see and it is a short walk from... More

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

I haven't seen many caves in my life, so seeing this one was nice. It's not huge though, you can just walk in a bit and then it underwater from there. It is near Gold Rock beach though and I do recommend the whole park. It's a nice, uncrowded, place to be.

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Wilmington, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Ben's Cave is part of the Lucayan National Park. It was interesting to see fresh water and salt water in the same cavern. The waters had beautiful colors and the fish that were visible were unusual. After generations in the darkness of the cavern, the fish had adapted to the lack of light and fresh water fish survive in salt... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

They were smaller than what I thought they would be. You don't need more than 1/2 hour to look at them. If you go make sure you seen Gold Rock beach, now that is worth the trip.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Awesome experience - lots of fish in the water. Blue clear and deep. Head over to Gold Rock Beach on the other side of the highway once your done at the caves. Most beautiful beach in the world :)

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Denver CO
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69 reviews 69 reviews
39 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

There is a trail that takes you through the park. It's not a long trail. Maybe an hour or two depending on how long you take at the sites. There's a nice little area that has a circular staircase which brings you into a cavern where there are underwater caves. I think you may be able to dive here, although... More

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