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Ben's Cave

Address: Lucayan National Park, Grand Bahama Island
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Activities: Scuba diving
Owner description: This underwater cave is the only one on the island that can be dived: experienced divers only...
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Activities: Scuba diving
Owner description: This underwater cave is the only one on the island that can be dived: experienced divers only, please!
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English first
Milford, Connecticut, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews 93 reviews
10 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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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30 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

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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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
71 helpful votes 71 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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78 helpful votes 78 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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31 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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