Please be aware our cave tours can sell out. Call Florida Caverns Gift Shop at 850-526-2650 to ensure availability Friday through Monday.
We are excited to announce cave tours are available Friday through Monday, leaving from the visitor center beginning at 9 a.m. Central time. To ensure the safety of our guests, tour groups are limited to 10 visitors and face masks are required. Cave tours are not available Tuesday through Thursday, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Experience the wonder of the limestone cave system as tour guides take you on a journey through time to see formations that have grown slowly over thousands of years.
- Cave tours are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and tickets can be purchased the day of event.
- Parking is limited.
- Arrive early; cave tickets can sell out in advance, especially on weekends and holidays
- For information about group tour reservations, please contact the Florida Caverns Gift Shop, Monday through Friday, at 850-526-2650.
- Children 2 and under: No fee
- Ages 3 to 12: $5 per person
- Ages 13 and up: $10.75 per person
What to Expect
Before the tour, visitors learn about safety precautions that are needed to participate. These include stooping many times to pass through areas with a ceiling height of 4-1/2 feet for distances as far as 15 feet; narrow passages; 50 descending steps (possibly 50 ascending if the tour is modified due to high water conditions); slippery walkways; and the importance of not touching anything inside the fragile cave environment.
Visitors will walk 350 feet to the cave entrance and down 35 steps using a handrail. When entering the caverns, it will take a few moments to become acclimated to the dimly lit environment and year-round 65-degree temperature. The tour moves at a leisurely pace through a dozen cave rooms where visitors learn about the cave's history, early uses, and interesting geological formations such as stalactites, stalagmites, columns and flowstones.
Visitors may occasionally encounter animals that inhabit the cave such as bats, mice, cave crickets, salamanders, cave spiders and the occasional snake or frog.
As the tour concludes, visitors ascend a 15-degree walkway to emerge into a hardwood forest and enjoy a self-paced walk back to the visitor center.
A video of the cave tour and hiking trails before Hurricane Michael are offered in the museum of the visitors center for those who would rather enjoy the tour from the comfort of the theater.