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“Beautiful, lots of stairs and really short”

Crystal & Fantasy Caves
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Crystal Caves, Aquarium and City of Hamilton Tour
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Owner description: Travel 120 feet below the earth's surface and explore subterranean lakes and passageways.
Bayonne, NJ
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Beautiful, lots of stairs and really short”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Let me start off by saying if you can't do stairs, DO NOT do this tour. Those 88 steps (plus a ramp) you go down, is the the same 88 steps and ramp you HAVE TO go back up.(whew!) My husband and I chose to do just the Crystal Cave. Its a short 30 min. tour but our guide was very knowledgeable and funny. He told us about the history and cute little "facts" about the cave. Like the "caves kisses"(dripping water) that none of the Yankee fans were allowed to have because they're lucky! (He was a Red Sox fan!) Friends of ours did both caves and said they could have just done the Crystal Caves because it was more interesting. Nice trip all and all.

Visited April 2013
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Wilmington, Delaware
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“Nice surprise - Crystal Caves”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

We planned a day on this end of Bermuda which included Crystal Caves, from Hamilton-- Holland America Veendam August 2012. My son wanted to see the caves. I was nicely surprised that I enjoyed it. I'm usually not the rock, mineral, cave type of person. Interesting were the facts. The 4-5 ft tall stalactites were formed one inch per 100 years. The stalagmites growing up from the floor under water, usually don't grow under water, so they are from the last time the ocean level was lower, many years ago. The tour guide was informative and friendly. Quite worth our time and money. We just showed up, waited amongst the palm trees for 15 min or so until it was our group's time to tour.

We went by bus from Hamilton. It's a lovely walk from the bus stop (at Swizzle Inn) to Crystal Caves. Beautiful flowering trees and green flora. Parts of the walk were shady. It was August and a hotter summer than usual for the area. Friends on a previous trip said that they were told it is a long walk--but it's doable and has sidewalks.

Visited August 2012
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Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lots of Stairs”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

actually March 2008 trip with my girls we did the caves well 1 of them the stairs in just the one were enough to do me for the day but it really is beautiful and peaceful down under the ground

Visited May 2012
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Wallace, MI
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49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Nice caves”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Very interesting tour of both caves which are about 125 feet below ground. If you have difficulty with stairs this isn't the trip for you as each cave has about 88 steps down, which means 88 steps up. Tour guides were informative. Only disappointment was the gift shop didn't have a book on the caves with additional info.

Visited March 2013
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North Vancouver, Canada
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118 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“A beautiful sight to see”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

These caves are beautiful to visit, interesting and something you can do on a dull day.

Reasonably priced with group sizes not too large. There are a lot of stairs, and although the pace is very casual and un-rushed, if you have any condition which limits mobility, this could be an issue.

Visited March 2013
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