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Inside Hamilton's Cave
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Hamilton's Cave is the largest cave system in The Islands of The Bahamas. The Lucayan Indians were thought to have lived here about 500 A.D. and many Lucayan artifacts were discovered in 1936. The cave is named after the small settlement called Hamiton's, located south of Salt Pond. It is owned and operated by Mr. Leonard Cartwright, a Long Island native.

The cave system, with some passages over 15 meters wide and 3 meters high, have parts that have never been explored. It is popular with both tourists and natives alike.

The cave lies just a few hundred feet off Queen's Highway. You can only visit with an experienced tour guide, otherwise you will get lost. Guided Cave Tours are available.

Hours Open: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Time Period Represented: 500 A.D.

Seasons Open: Year Round

Visitor Fees: Adults $10.00 / Children $5.00

Accessibility Notes

The area is not suitable for someone who is physically challenged or in a wheelchair.

 Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are not recommended.

For More Information, Contact:

Mr. Leonard Cartwright
Queen's Highway, Hamiltons, LI
(242) 472-1796

Capt. John Wampler wrote on March 17, 2014: I have taken yacht owners here several times. They have always found the guided tour. It is really fun for the kiddies. Leonard Cartwright is a character.

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Latitude: 23.114424000
Longitude: -75.044754000
Elevation: 27 FT (8 M)
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