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Boat Tours

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

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.

Cave Boat Tour-Reservations are highly recommended.

Admission TicketAdult (13+)Youth (4-12)Child (3 and Under)
$19.95$16.95$5.95
  • 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)
Winter Hours: January 2020-March 2020
Cave Boat Tour Times
Tours are first come, first served
Weekdays10:00am,11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:00pm CST
Reservations are recommended
Weekends10:00 am - 4:00 pm CST
Top of each hour
* Weather and school field trips may postpone public tours, call ahead to confirm public tour times.
Visitor Center & Gift ShopMonday - Saturday8:30am - 6:00pm CST
Visitor Center & Gift ShopSunday8:30am - 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!

Cave Boat Tour + Mining Package
Gem Mining Bucket of Gems at Lost River Cave

Buy a Bucket of Gems 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!

Zipline Tours

The following apply to all zipline tours, all participants must:

  • Meet weight and age requirements. (All participants must be between 70 lbs-250lbs) Have a little zipper with you? Check out the kids Lightning Bug Zipline! (Below)
  • Wear appropriate footwear (i.e. close-toed, lace-up shoes).
    • Don’t have shoes? We’ve got you covered! We will rent you a pair for an additional $5!
  • Arrive at zip shed 20 minutes prior to time of tour to complete paperwork. (Help us save paper and sign the waiver ahead of time when you book your tour!)
  • Fill out and sign waiver and health history form.
  • If you are under 18, a parent or legal guardian must complete the participant waiver.
  • Adult must accompany participants 12 years old or under on Flying Squirrel course

BE ADVISED: You cannot participate if you are pregnant, have recent, recurring, or existing injuries, have a serious musculoskeletal disorder, epilepsy, or seizure-related disorder that prevents you from driving, have hemophilia, or are currently taking high doses of blood thinning medication or anticoagulant, have a known health condition that requires immediate medical attention in the event of an emergency, of if you are under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs, or prescription medications that may limit your mental or physical abilities.

 Admission
Lightning Bug Zipline
Participants must be between the ages of 3 & 10 and weigh under 70 lbs.
$19.95
Flying Squirrel Zipline
Participants must be at least 8 years old* and between 70 lbs & 250 lbs.
$34.95
*Children 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult on the Flying Squirrel Zipline.

WKU Students:

WKU Students receive $10 off the Flying Squirrel Zipline Tours. Must show student ID at the Gift Shop when purchasing tickets!

ToursDaysTimes (CST)
Flying Squirrel Zipline ToursFriday-Sunday10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday-ThursdayTBA
Lightning Bug Zipline ToursFriday-Sunday12:15 pm, 1:15 pm, 2:15 pm, 3:15 pm
*Weather may postpone public tours, call ahead to confirm public tour times.
Visitor Center & Gift ShopMonday - Saturday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Visitor Center & Gift ShopSunday8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day & New Year's Day - Closed early Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve
Gem Mining Bucket of Gems at Lost River Cave

Buy a Bucket of Gems 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!

Zipline + Mining Package

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