Deadman's Cay Caves
Deadman's Cay Caves
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A cave so extensive, it hasn't all been mapped yet.
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Sandra H
Nassau, New Providence Island12 contributions
Jul 2022
A must-see when visiting Long Island! Leonard gave us a great tour. It was fascinating to experience these beautiful caves.
Written 31 July 2022
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Donna S
Macungie,PA108 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Leonard guided us the quarter mile down the road to the cave entrance. Lots of science and history! Got to see three different types of bats. They mostly migrate back in April but there are a few year-round residents. Stop by for a tour! Small white sign a bit north of the Dean’s Blue Hole entrance. Sound side of the highway. White house on road.
Written 9 March 2020
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14jkc
Pittsburgh, PA305 contributions
Feb 2020
This was a great tour and Leonard is a fantastic guide. He has so many personal stories from throughout his life that are interesting and funny. You just can't get that kind of tour anyplace else. I thought I would be freaked out by the bats, but they were tiny and didn't bother us at all. The caves are beautiful and I am so intrigued by their use as a hurricane shelter. This is one of those tours that you need to do every time you visit LI!
Written 7 March 2020
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Susan K
Long Island58 contributions
Mar 2019
Mr. Leonard Cartwright, under whose property this cave exists, gives a thorough and interesting personal tour of a beautiful cave. He is knowledgeable, kind, and a true Long islander.
Written 5 June 2019
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Cruiser653376
40 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Read reviews and thought we would take a look at the caves. And by the way ,these are not caves,they are caverns and spectacular ones at that The tunnels are large,easy to walk through with stalagtites and stalagmites, carvings and bats. Depending on the time of year you can see more species and greater number of bats. We saw three out of five species. They were not scary at all not were they smelly ( I thought they might be)
Leonard was knowledgeable and informative about the caves and his grandson Austin was a treat,pointing out spiders and hermit crabs along the way. Well worth the $15 entrance fee but do wear good walking shoes!
Written 14 April 2019
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Sarah K
Gretna, NE131 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
I was hesitant to do the tour after reading about the bats. However the majority of the bats are only there from April to September. Great features and Leonard is the best gem of all. Worth the $15.
Written 28 February 2019
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symsdad
Penfield, NY173 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
Saw the small sign for Hamilton's Cave in Deadman's Cay and decided to stop. Our expectations weren't very high but we decided to stop and were glad we did. Leonard, whose family owns the land, took us on a very pleasant and informative tour of the cave. All four of us thoroughly enjoyed our hour together. Like others have said in their reviews, lots of bats and stalactites. He charged us $15 per person for the tour and we felt that was very reasonable considering the time he spent with us.
Written 14 January 2019
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svorsanger
New York City, NY16 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
The caves are a must-see if you're visiting Long Island! Leonard was our guide and he was so knowledgable and personable. He taught us about the history of the caves, pointed out the varied biology inside them, and explained how the rock formations were created. We saw and learned so much in an hour! The tour was $15 per person and totally worth it. Wear sneakers and you'll be fine!
Written 6 January 2019
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Reed B
Carlsbad, CA46 contributions
Mar 2018 • Family
Fascinating expansive caves explored by flashlight with a super guide, Leonard, whose family has owned the caves for over 160 years. He gives a great history of the use of the caves by the indigenous peoples, and how they were used until recently as shelters during hurricanes.
Written 12 March 2018
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paquin2009
Val d'Or, Canada2 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
Very interesting activities for all the family, beautiful cave lots of unseen nature that we dont have chance too see unclose like rare bath and stalemate ect, a most do when visiting the Island
Written 1 July 2017
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