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Cross between Stephen King and Alice in Wonderland

We saw the sign for this cave and took the road leading to it. It is not well marked when you drive... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SanibelMomof3
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Sanibel, FL
Watch out for Bats and bee's nests

Bring a flashlight into this hole so you can fully appreciate what you see when you get down there... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
gotmypassport225
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Jensen Beach, Florida
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Full of bats, this mile-long cave is best visited with a local guide.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw the sign for this cave and took the road leading to it. It is not well marked when you drive the long grass road leading in. We saw a grass opening along the road with a weird sign saying "Try Me" - however,...More

Thank SanibelMomof3
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Bring a flashlight into this hole so you can fully appreciate what you see when you get down there. Saw a few bats flying around and noticed a bees nest near the entrance, but they didn't bother us.

Thank gotmypassport225
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Lots of trash and graffiti - you DEFINITELY need a flashlight. We saw a little bat, but didn't feel comfortable exploring more without a hefty flashlight.

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Wow what a cool cave. It has a lot of formations you don't see in your normal limestone caves since it was likely underwater at some point. We went a ways back and the graffiti tapered off but there is a lot of graffiti in...More

1  Thank BuckeyeRanger
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I loved Hatchet Bay Cave, and we didn't go as far into it as I would have liked. We weren't prepared for the water so we turned back at that point (some of our group of five were already wanting to bail). Flashlights are a...More

Thank LeicinaSpecial
Reviewed 3 April 2017

It's a real cave with two open ends. One is some steps leading down and the other is a rope ladder. This adventure is impossible without some proper lighting. Some folks at one end were handing out candles but this just did not cut it....More

1  Thank CubanWaters
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This cave was great! Make sure you have bright flashlights as it is very dark. There is a string to follow thru the bellows of this cave. At the other end is s rope ladder you can exit but we decided to go back to...More

1  Thank Vkhulsey
Reviewed 2 October 2016

3 couples mid 50's in Eleuthera in late August, off-season. a little challenging to find but totally worth it. you'll need good lights, decent shoes, and a sense of adventure. not sure I'd feel totally comfortable doing it alone or with one other, but it's...More

1  Thank 771gregorym
Reviewed 26 July 2016

It's hard to find, no signs. Make sure you have flashlights, cell phone flashlights aren't recommeded. We tried that and our batteries died, they latest long enough for us to see bats flying around and be able to run out. If you come prepard it...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

The hatchet bay caves are cool, both in the temperature and in the adventure sense! There is no one supervising so you should be careful heading down there. Also, there's a little wire you should be conscious of that helps you find your way. It's...More

1  Thank Find Yourself F
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