Hamilton’s Caves, Long Island, Bahamas
Hamilton’s Cave is currently the largest cave system in The Bahamas. The cave is named after the settlement you can find them in, Hamilton’s is just south of Salt Pond. Lucayan artifacts were found in this cave and it is believed that they lived here hundreds of years ago.
The cave system has a variety of levels and terrain types ranging from large open spaces to small crawl spaces. There is a fresh water spring and a section of the cave that ebbs and flows with the tides. Leonard also showed us different fossils that were found in the caves and names that were carved into the walls years and years ago. We were able to see stalactites, stalagmites and crystal formations. There are multiple species of bats that live in these caves, you will see most of them.
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Bring Tennis Shoes; the terrain can be slippery at times
Flashlight; to see in the dark areas
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The guide Leonard Cartwright was extremely knowledgeable about the rock formations, the history of the caves and the different species of bats that live there. He was also very patient with our group, we had a mixture of children, seniors and middle-aged people in our group. He paced the tour based on how our group was moving and he was willing to answer any questions we asked.
Overall this is an interesting tour and nice to do if you are all beached out.
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Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Mr. Cartwright is a very knowledgeable and patient tour guide. This a must do when visiting Long Island.
Agreed, I wish every tour guide I encountered could be like him!