Eco-Adventure Park at Harrison’s Cave

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Eco-Adventure Park at Harrison’s Cave

Eco-Adventure Park at Harrison’s Cave
4.5
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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At the heart of Barbados lies one of its greatest wonders – the magnificent Harrison’s Cave. Located in the central uplands of the island, this crystallized, limestone cave is characterized by flowing streams, deep pools of crystal clear water and towering columns. Gaze in wonder at the white flow stones and in awe at the beauty of the speleothems which adorn the cave. In 1981, Harrison’s Cave was officially opened to the public. The Boyce Tunnel, named after equipment operator Noel Boyce who broke ground to open the cave’s natural passageways, leads to the entrance of the cave. Beyond this point, Harrison’s Cave is a massive stream cave system that is at least 2.3 kilometres long. Interior temperature is an average 27 degrees Celsius and its largest cavern, the Great Hall measures 15 metres high.
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Anonymous3141
Edinburgh, UK15 contributions
Jan 2022
Way overpriced at USD 57 = BBD 114 per person.

The cave has been replaced with a manmade tunnel that happens to have some remnants of cave on the side to look at. You are driven through this manmade tunnel on an electric tram with several other tourists.

About covid, fundamentally, you are going into a poorly ventilated manmade tunnel for ~30 minutes packed on a tram with other random people who are less than 1m away from you. The tour guides encourage the tour group to yell at several points to communicate excitement, which increases aerosol emission. Reducing density on trams would cost them money, so instead they've developed a lot of theater. Theater like multiple rounds of hand sanitizer from what were contactless dispensers until they put them inside Chukka-branded boxes so that activating the sensor effectively requires reaching up the box and touching the sides of the box. Also, they have three elevators but only one was working.

I did appreciate that they enforced mask wearing at entry and watched with schadenfreude as they charged a family $2 for a mask when one of the kids had showed up without one. Though like seemingly everywhere these days you do get people poking their nose out.

They're doing a bunch of construction (funded by overpriced tickets) to become a mini theme park of sorts with zip lines and a pool. Given the plentiful ocean and hotel pools in Barbados, I am confused as to who would pay for a canbana next to an infinity pool here. I suppose the idea is a family comes and somebody hangs out at the pool while others are zip lining.

The tour guides had an appropriate set of jokes and some knowledge, which was a plus.

When we went in January 2022, it was clear the place was engineered for far more people and we were able to get through relatively quickly. You can buy tickets online in advance but that was not necessary when we visited.
Written January 10, 2022
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GypsyTraveller94
Washington DC, DC683 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Caves are stunning. Very passionate and knowledgeable guides. We got the full day tour with the Abby and the train ride. It’s a long day, about 8 hours, and worth the price. Our driver Dwight was great and full of stories. The train ride is short but also informative, and a great view from the top at Cherry Hill. The Abby is beautifully maintained and the video was the most entertaining of that type of video I’ve seen. Rum tasting was meh, and not great rum. Lunch was very good, grilled swordfish and fresh cut French fries. Do get the signature cocktail for an extra price, you’re on vacation! We were pooped at the end and they offered us a nature walk, which we didn’t realize was part of the tour until we had left the building, so we went back, and we’re glad we did, it was full of information about plants in the forest, really nice. The four star is for communication issues (driver was 40 minutes late) but highly recommend this tour.
Written January 10, 2022
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Joanie Nun
32 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Recently visited Harrison’s Cave. COVID wise it was secure. The staff were friendly and welcoming. Our tour guide Hyacinth was friendly charismatic and funny. She clearly loved the caves and it shone through. It was interesting to learn of the geology of the caves. Hyacinth brought soul to the experience. Our tram driver Carl then took us for a guided walk through the gardens identifying plants. It was interesting to learn about Bajan life, loved hearing about the local foods and their history and culture, such as souse and steppers. And the different plants he used when playing with friends as a kid. Altogether a very good experience.
Written January 6, 2022
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Mark Williams
2 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Fascinating natural beauty and a different perspective on Barbados. An interesting couple of hours for all visitors whether young or old.
Written December 18, 2021
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55608893
London, UK60 contributions
Dec 2021
This was quite an experience seeing the stalagmites and stalactites up close and the tour guide was excellent. Well worth the visit.
Written December 6, 2021
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Kimberly B
3 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
We went as part of a larger tour that included a tour of the caves with the tram, lunch, and rum tasting. For us the overall cost of the whole trip was well worth it. We booked with Chukka tours.

The caves were stunning! It was like something out of a movie. Absolutely breathtaking and our tour guide was friendly, funny and knowledgeable. The staff did their best to ensure our tour was fabulous.
Written December 2, 2021
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Marita h
Braintree, UK156 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
The caves themselves are breathtaking and our guide (Hiyasinth) was really knowledgeable, entertaining and obviously is passionate about the caves.

While I would say it is worth a visit, it really is over priced. The tour lasts around half an hour and the ticket price is US $57 a head.

Once the complex has finished its current renovations, I am sure the ticket price will be warranted.
Written November 27, 2021
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marion h
Liverpool, UK29 contributions
Nov 2021
The trip around Harrisons Cave is a must do for anyone in Barbados. The caves are staggering. It is very well organised and the guides are well briefed and amusing. I am not sure if the further development may overload the site so go as soon as you can.
Written November 26, 2021
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Jayme Keen-Schneider
Hadleigh, UK12 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
The caves are beautiful, there is no question of that. The park is currently under construction - which looks like it will be fantastic, but right now it is not worth the ticket price. $57 per person (approx £42/43).
We had toured the caves within 30 mins and then had at least two hours to wait till we were picked up again.
The food was decent enough and some of the staff friendly, in particular the lady who commentated on the tour of the caves.
Other than that I honestly would bother till they have finished the building work.
Written November 24, 2021
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Alexander M
London, UK96 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
We visited as part of an excursion with Glory Tours. The experience was absolutely fantastic and we would love to return when the expansion of the area is complete.

Also, massive thank you to Sandra our tour guide who was passionate and professional throughout!!
Written November 18, 2021
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