Intro to Caving
2023 Tours: 5/14, 6/18, 7/16, 8/26, 10/28, 12/23
Discover a hidden world beneath your feet! Whether you call it caving, spelunking, or potholing you will experience the adventure of a lifetime.
Our knowledgeable guides will introduce you to the basics of cave exploration, safety, and stewardship.
Time: 7 Hours
Tour Times: ~9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Number of Participants: 8-16**
Minimum Age Required: 12 years old, One adult participant must accompany minors on the trip. One adult required for every 12 minors. *All tours are subject to cancellation if the minimum number of participants is not met.**
Terrapin Adventures Provides:
– Safety Gear: helmet & headlamp
You will provide your own transportation and meet your guides at a convenient location on the way to the cave.
Typical site for Caving Trip: Whiting’s Neck in Martinsburg, WV.
Before Your Tour
Reserve Your Spot: Caving adventures must be booked ahead of time!
Check-In: You will meet your guides at a convenient location, near the starting point, at roughly 9:00 AM. This will be finalized with your guides, before your trip. DO NOT COME TO OUR OFFICE.
You can expect to leave the cave by 4:00 PM.
Waivers: Everyone must complete a Waiver.
What to Wear/Bring
For the Cave: You will get dirty and possibly wet so wear appropriate clothes: Long sleeve shirt, pants, and closed-toe shoes are required as the cave is 55 degrees year-round.
For Your Trip Home: Warm, dry and comfortable clothing to change into after your time in the cave. It’s dark, damp and it’s likely you’ll get wet! Bring clothes to keep you warm and dry, as well as a trash bag to contain your dirty gear!
Tip Your Guides: Finally…! Your guides work very hard to ensure your enjoyment and safety while on the water. A 10-20% tip is quite standard in the recreation industry.
Inclement Weather Policy
We will not run your caving trip if we experience thunder or lightning. We may operate the tour in the rain. Unsure? Give us a call at 301-725-1313!
In the event of inclement weather — such as lightning, thunder, or high winds — we will work with you to reschedule your event.
More than 7 days before your event = no cost
7 days or less from your event = we will provide a Rain Check (good for 6 months from the originally scheduled date).
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Address: 8600 Foundry Street