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Hatchet Bay Cave

Eleuthera
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Ranked #20 of 26 attractions in Eleuthera
Type: Caverns/ Caves
Description: Full of bats, this mile-long cave is best visited with a local guide.
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Longmont, Colorado
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139 reviews 139 reviews
50 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This cave is long and dark. There are bats inside the entrance so be careful not to point your flashlight up but you'll need it to lead the way for your feet. There is a small ladder to climb down near the entrance and to reach the lowest level there is another ladder. We didn't do that area since we... More

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Palm Bay, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Pretty adventurous if you enter the cave! I hear that people do...not for us. We found this during our second visit to the island.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I expected to see something, but no one was there to explain anything, lots of junk, graffiti, mosquitoes... a pity, the place could be nicer if anyone invested there

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Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
37 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We went here on a whim.....not really prepared for the challenge! Bring bright lights and water gear if you plan to enter the lowest cavern to the crystal. Also go at low tide to prevent being in water up to your chest! Be safe on ladders and always be aware of directions. There are two entrances/exits but the verticals exit... More

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

We couldn't make it bcs of the overgrown plants and the access it is completely blocked by that. The street looks good, but after you get in 1/4 of mile, even the most motivated visitor would give up. Very disappointed.

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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

bring a flashlight and sneakers/keene shoes wonderful big cavern rooms, explore, climb ladders and see stalagtites and stalagmites - plan to spend an hour turn off your lights to experience darkness like never before

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Columbus, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

We passed this several times and finally decided to check it out. It is not far off the paved road and you can miss it if you looking at the ocean. It's on your right less than a quarter mile in. It's easily accessible with stairs and ladders. Make sure to bring a flashlight if you go very deep which... More

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Saskatchewan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We were unable to tour the whole cave because we did not have flashlights. However, the part we did see was covered with graffiti. Hopefully the rest of the cave is better.

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Gainesville, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We stopped into the caves to explore, glad we did, great place to get lost for a couple hours. Located just off of Queens Highway, we brought our camera to capture the mystery underground.

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Monterey, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

So, when I read about caves and bats, I definitely thought this would be something exciting. We had a little guide book with a map and I knew where it was located, but every time we drove by where it should be we could not find the cave. One of us finally noticed a small little sign advertising the cave,... More

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