Wild Cave Exploration Adventure

Birmingham, United States

Experience hosted by Wes

4 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes equipment

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. We also have an array of fossils in the cave from a 350 Million year old sea bed. 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 along the way and have an experience you will not 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 most days of the year 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 & crawl around in order to experience most of the cave. Your feet will get wet and probably 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. We also have an array of fossils in the cave from a 350 Mi…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Headlamps, helmets, kneepads, climbing & safety gear

Meet your host, Wes

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 25 Reviews
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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 4.96 out of 5 from 25 reviews.

Ashli
August 2021
2 words... DO IT !!!!! My boyfriend and I are vacationing in Alabama from Texas and we were looking for something new & exciting to try. And we found it! Wes was a great host. Very knowledgeable of the environment as well as the history of the cave. Lots of fun facts and learning accompanied with an unforgettable exploration! And very accommodating. We felt super safe and relaxed the whole way. The cave is beautiful! Physical agility is definitely recommended for this trip. And If you get an opportunity to water crawl into the tiny crawl spaces of the cave - the waterfall view is worth it!! Wes also brought along his 12 year old daughter Hope during the caving , who was so funny and a joy to be around. The cave is set in a Beautiful, quiet environment and privately owned which makes it more of a personalized adventure. We will definitely be back in the future to visit and see the new additions to the property. And can't wait! It was a magical expierence! Worth EVERY PENNY! (we would have paid way more for this ! It's priced as such a bargain).
Katrina
August 2021
Unbelievable experience! Like nothing My husband and I have ever experienced before! It was our first time and we were very nervous, but Wes was amazing making sure we went at our on pace and ultimately we felt very safe even during our “scary” moments. I can’t wait to bring someone back to experience this.
Shannon
July 2021
Great experience.. I’ve been cave exploring in other countries and this hands down was a better experience. Wes is very knowledgeable about the cave and made my 14yr old daughter and I feel safe through the whole adventure. Wes took us the adventurous route. To me that’s the only way to do it. Proud of my daughter for tackling it also.Two thumbs from me and my daughter. If I am back this way I’d do it again!
Chris
July 2021
If I could give it 5 more stars I would. Wes is a great guide and is extremely knowledgeable which makes this excursion that much better. This was a very rewarding and fun trip. Thanks Wes.
Yasmin
June 2021
My boyfriend and I traveled for our anniversary 8 hours to do this and it did not disappoint. Neither of us had ever been caving before and Wes made us feel like we were seasoned cave explorers. The views are unmatched. Such a cool experience to see a massive private cave, with so much history, while being guided by its owner. We would have never dared to adventure that far alone but felt confident and supported because Wes really knew his way around. 10/10 would recommend.
Chris
June 2021
A one of a kind experience for sure! I was a little apprehensive at first but Wes showed me what to do every step of the way.He went at my pace and was very encouraging.I had an absolute blast! Crawling through passages that you cam barely see the opening to.Seeing salamanders and crayfish,a few waterfalls and the history of the cave talked about along the way.I could not have asked for more.You will crawl and swim through passages and get wet and dirty.You will not regret taking this tour and you won't be able to stop yourself from telling everyone about it!

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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.