Boat Tours

(Masks are required in the Gift Shop and while on tour)


Reserve your tickets ahead of time and receive $10 off $30 purchase in the Gift Shop and more! 

Masks are required in the Gift Shop and on while on our Cave Boat Tour.

Lost River Cave is a non-profit organization funded by ticket sales and donations. Our mission is to educate and enrich lives through connections with nature.

Have a group larger than 20? Call or email Chad today to find out more! 270.393.0077 [email protected]

Cave Boat Tour-

Reservations are highly recommended.

Admission TicketAdult (13+)Youth (4-12)Child (3 and Under)
  • Masks are required in the Gift Shop and while on our Cave Boat Tour.
  • The tour begins with a 20 minute guided walk along the river’s edge. When you arrive at the massive cave entrance, board the boat for a 25 minute ride through the cave.
  • The boat tour is appropriate for all ages
  • Please dress for your comfort and for outdoor weather conditions.
  • Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
  • Personal flotation devices (PFD’s) are provided for infant to adult.
  • The water depth ranges from 4 to 5 feet along the tour route.
  • No pets allowed on boat tour.

Interested in bringing a group? Call or email Chad today to find out more! 270.393.0077 [email protected]

Walk-In Tours:

  • Simply walk in during business hours!
  • A reservationist will be happy to book your group on the next available tour or any other available tour time that day, simply check in at the front desk located in our Visitor Center.
  • Tours are offered on a first-come, first-served basis unless advance reservations are made. If you would like to secure a spot for you and your group for a particular tour time, simply create a reservation.

Reserve Your Tour in Advance:

  • Guarantees your spots are secured for the tour of your choosing!
  • Recommended for large groups.
  • A good option for avoiding lines and potential wait times during peak visitation periods.
  • Offers you the flexibility of rebooking to a different day or time in the event that you are unable to keep your reserved tour.

WKU Students:

$10 Boat Tour for WKU Students, offered Year Round!- We offer the Cave Boat Tour all year round, 7-days a week. Must show student ID at the Gift Shop when purchasing tickets!

2020 ScheduleDaysTimes (CST)
Summer Hours 2020
Cave Boat Tour Times
Tours are first come, first served
Monday - Sunday9:00 am - 5:00 pm CST
Top of each hour
Reservations are recommended
* Weather and school field trips may postpone public tours, call ahead to confirm public tour times.
Visitor Center & Gift ShopMonday - Sunday8:30am - 6:00pm CST
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day & New Year's Day - Closed early Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve
Lost River Cave Gem Mining Yellow Bag

Cave Boat Tour and Yellow Bag of Gems:

  • Adults package price 13 and up $28.90 ($3 savings) 
  • Kids package price 4-12 $25.90 ($3 savings)

Take advantage of this special offer inside the Gift Shop!

Gem Mining Bucket of Gems at Lost River Cave

Buy an Gem Mining Bucket for $24.95 and Receive a Red Bag of Gems free! ($6.95 in Savings)

Take advantage of this special offer inside the Gift Shop! No coupon necessary.

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