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Hatchet Bay Cave

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

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Awlful weather down here right now!!!

Anywhere WAY south of the Bahamas has got to be better weather! Here now. Incredibly frustrated. Staying in North Eleuthera and explored as far south as Tippy's Bar in... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2014
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Anywhere WAY south of the Bahamas has got to be better weather! Here now. Incredibly frustrated. Staying in North Eleuthera and explored as far south as Tippy's Bar in Governors Harbor. Totally COLD!!!!!! Maybe 67 degrees if that and wind is blowing like crazy.....4 days now. Not what we expected. So disappointed. Would NOT recommend anyone to come here to... More 

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Brecksville, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

If you can't relax here, you have a problem, one of the most beautiful places on earth and the clearest water.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Lucky for me I like caves, my hubby, not so much. I had to pay a guy at the resort to go with me. It was cool, but would have been cheaper if I had just talked my husband into going. Take a headlamp or flashlight and just go! It takes about 30 minutes and you might see a few... More 

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Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

There's a mystery about the cave and it's just the perfect length of time to get through. Very cool to see the bats at the entrance and love the climb to get out. Might want to have a GPS when you exit to find your car!

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Longmont, Colorado
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157 reviews 157 reviews
53 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 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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