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Hatchet Bay Cave, Eleuthera

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  • 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 ca...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • A few musts if you plan to visit 1) GPS...the entrance is 2 miles south of Rock Sound and there is absolutely no signage. Look for an overgrown dirt road with a non-descript stone entrance on the east...  more »
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  • Very unique adventure. Make sure to wear the proper shoes and have a flashlight handy. Because you wont be able to see without one.
  • We hitched a ride from Alice Town and were dropped off at the beginning of the dirt road in. The sign is no longer there. There is a sign near the entrance. We explored levels one and two. There were a couple of places where we had to crouch down to pass but it was mostly plenty spacious to walk upright. The rooms and tunnels are huge. We saw no bats. Sadly there is graffiti throughout the cave but it is still fascinating. The ladder to level two was sturdy and easy enough to climb down for a reasonably fit person. The ladder to level three lead down into water and should only be explored by experienced spelunkers and cave divers or with a guide. The exit is achieved by climbing a vertical rope ladder. It goes straight up out of the hole with some brush and another rope at the top. It takes a bit of strength and nerve to do it. Then there is a path leading back to the cave entrance. It was a unique experience and by far the most out-of-my-comfort-zone cave exploration I have done. The only negative comment is how much damage people have done to this natural marvel.
  • I like caves so this is a must see. Flash lights are a must.