BARTON CREEK CAVE CANOEING
Drive through Mennonite farm country, through primary growth jungle, and across a small river and you’ll find yourself at Barton Creek and its cave. Once there, board a canoe paddled by your guide and stowed with powerful flood lights for your journey into what the Maya considered the center of the world. The water here is slow-moving, cool and fresh as it springs up from underground rivers and through the limestone of this cave system. Be sure you have your camera ready as your guide takes you on this mile-long float of extraordinary stalactites and stalagmites, where the cave is mostly a giant cavern and will leave you feeling like you have been in a cathedral created by nature. Although this is a tour that does not require you to get wet, you can take along a bathing suit and dive into the clear pools for a swim after your tour.
Drive Time from Table Rock: 40 minutes
Adventure Level: Easy. Aside from a bumpy unpaved drive, this adventure is appropriate for all ages and physical ability levels. It does not require any hiking, climbing, or swimming, but does contain an occasional bat and a bit of darkness.