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Hatchet Bay Cave

Eleuthera
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Ranked #20 of 27 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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English first
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
36 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Seattle, Washington, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Easy to get to, not easy to explore without being prepared. If you are claustrophobic, you can still enter the first part and get a good feeling of what lies ahead....for the more adventuresome, take some really good lights and back up lights.......a little creepy, a little exciting and just a fun thing to do.

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Merritt island, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

My wife and I were on a venture this one day while on Eleuthera and I had heard of the Caves. I was told of course it was along the Queen's Highway just south of Hatchet Bay. Well, it was, however the sign to get there was off the side of the road and in some very high brush. You... More

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Sarnia Ontario Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

It was our own fault because we had no flashlight and the cave is very dark and long. We were greeted by graffiti and garbage. Perhaps people were living in the cave. There were mounds of clothes and sheets of cardboard stretched out on the ground. Nothing is treated like an attraction here on Eleuthera, which is charming, but then... More

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