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Hatchet Bay Cave

Eleuthera
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Ranked #18 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
52 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
135 reviews 135 reviews
50 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
6 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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