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Wild Cave Exploration Adventure

Birmingham, United States

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Experience hosted by Wesley

4 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We have a large cave that we will be exploring. Learn about the world below as we enter the caverns and make our way down into the Earth. There will be some climbing and crawling involved in order to reach the bottom. You will see many different formations as we travel through the cave. We will explore the spring fed stream passage to see waterfalls and formations that are still growing. On one of our Airbnb Experiences we discovered a room full of fossils dating back 350 Million years that we now share with everyone. Our cave has more than one exit and lots to explore. We travel at your pace and challenge you as much as you enjoy. For the more adventurous we can take one of the more challenging passages and have an experience you're unlikely to find anywhere in the world! You will also get to see our rimstone rejuvenation project and salamander habitat taking shape. If you like adventure you are in for a real treat with this experience. Our tours are available daily with reservations only. In most cases the tours are private and the only participants will be the ones in your group.
Other things to note
Participants will need to be fit and able to climb around in order to experience most of the cave. Your feet may get wet and possibly your whole body. Prepare to spend 3-1/2 to 4 hours underground.
We have a large cave that we will be exploring. Learn about the world below as we enter the caverns and make our way down into the Earth. There will be some climbing and crawling involved in order to reach the bottom. You will see many different formations as we travel through the cave. We will explore the spring fed stream passage to see waterfalls and formations that are still growing. On one of our Airbnb Experiences we discovered a room full…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Headlamps, helmets, kneepads, climbing & safety gear
From £96
/ person
Tue, 8 Dec
09:00 - 13:00
£96 per person
£96 per person
Wed, 9 Dec
09:00 - 13:00
£96 per person
£96 per person
Thu, 10 Dec
09:00 - 13:00
£96 per person
£96 per person

Meet your host, Wesley

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 16 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Greetings! My name is Wes and I am excited to share with you an experience you won't find anywhere else. My love for outdoor adventure began at an early age. As a boy I could always be found down in a creek or up in a tree. Now you can find me underground. I'm the owner of Sims Cave Park and I have an amazing cave I'd like to show you. Please contact me for any questions you may have about the experience and for any special accommodations.
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Where you'll be

Under the forest we will explore what lies hundreds of feet below. There is a spring fed stream flowing at the bottom of the caverns with multiple falls to see. Our cave is full of formations & fossils that date back to a time when Alabama was under the sea. Once we enter you will create your own unique adventure with a custom experience tailored to you. At a constant 62 Degrees this is the only place to go for outdoor adventures inside.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 16 reviews.

Emm
November 2020
Sent my teenage son on this w/just Wes and he could not stop talking about it. He loved it and wants to return. Quite an adventure and don’t hesitate if you like to try new things
Sandra
February 2020
It was definitely a unique experience. The day of our scheduled tour , the area was having a heavy downpour. The added water made parts of the experience a bit more challenging. But it was still a very good experience. We definitely were physically challenged in some areas of the tour - but never felt unsafe. Wesley was very understanding when we had to change the date of the adventure a couple of times . Probably the part that we appreciated the most were the photos Wesley took during our wild cave adventure and shared with us . They made for some great memories . It’s something everyone should do at least once . This isn’t your ordinary commercialized cave tour !
It was definitely a unique experience. The day of our scheduled tour , the area was having a heavy downpour. The added water made parts of the experience a bit more challenging. B…
Paula
February 2020
We had an incredible experience on our wild cave tour. I’ve been on a few “touristy” cave/cavern tours but never anything this up close and hands on. Our tour guide Wes was so knowledgeable, competent, and enthusiastic. He took us on an amazing journey through tight spaces we never thought we could fit through. We emerged from the cave feeling accomplished and proud, and very dirty and wet :)
We had an incredible experience on our wild cave tour. I’ve been on a few “touristy” cave/cavern tours but never anything this up close and hands on. Our tour guide Wes was so kn…
Jason
September 2019
Seriously book this trip!! Exploring Sims Cave with Wesley was an absolutely stunning experience, thru and thru. It wasn’t just the highlight of my trip; an adventure this unique is definitely the highlight of my year so far and some of the singularly most epic hours I’ve enjoyed in my whole life. Yeah, it’s that much fun - if you are even a LITTLE bit interested in checking it out, I guarantee you won’t be disappointed. Wesley has so much knowledge and passion for his cave, super educational, kept me safe, and made every challenge manageable and exciting. Thank you so much for a simply mesmerizing trip underground, I can’t wait to come back, and best of luck with all of the awesome plans you have for the property!
Seriously book this trip!! Exploring Sims Cave with Wesley was an absolutely stunning experience, thru and thru. It wasn’t just the highlight of my trip; an adventure this unique i…
Theodore
September 2019
This is an amazing experience! This is true spelunking without being lowered on ropes. Wes has a massive cave that he knows well but there is plenty of room for discovery and adventure. Wes is a knowledgeable guide who can customize the tour to his guests comfort and physical ability. We saw fossils amazing cave formations and underground critters including bats, salamanders, and crawfish. Our path required getting wet and dirty but Wes insured we were comfortable during the trip and taken care of afterward. I can’t imagine getting a better experience anywhere else. This was my first time caving and I couldn’t recommend it more highly.
This is an amazing experience! This is true spelunking without being lowered on ropes. Wes has a massive cave that he knows well but there is plenty of room for discovery and adven…
Tony
June 2019
Definitely a once in a lifetime experience! I've never been in a cave that was had so much different perspectives of rocks and landscape!

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Activity advisory

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Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

Closed toe shoes required, clean change of clothes for after, water bottle , gloves if needed, waterproof camera