Hamilton's Caves

Useful Information

Location: Near Hamilton, Queen's Hwy., Long Island, Bahamas.
Open: All year daily 8-17, after appointment. [2014]
Fee: Adults USD 10, Children USD 5. [2014]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Guided tours:
Photography: Allowed
Accessibility: Not accessible, rugged terrain
Address: Leonard Cartwright, Queen's Hwy., Deadman's Cay, Long Island, Tel: 242-337-0235, Tel: 242-472-1796.
Long Island Tourist Office, Tel: 242-338-8668, Fax: 242-338-8669.
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1935 Lucayan artifacts discovered.


Hamilton's Caves (the plural seems to be intended) is one of the largest cave systems in the Bahamas, named after the nearby settlement Hamilton. As far as we understand it is a series of caves close together. The caves are on the private property of Leonard Cartwright, who offers guided tours. He also provides flashlights.

It seems he also guides nearby Mortimers Duho Cave. The main passage of the cave has the impressive size of 15 m wide and 3 m high. There were archaeological remains of Lucayan duhos, hence the name