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Postby bennettbike » Nov 29, 2015 7:35 pm

My friend Emily asked if there are any cave guide jobs maybe similar to a rafting guide over summer for caving. I know joining a grotto there is plenty of ways to help out... figured I would ask if any such job exist. Maybe Mammoth Cave Tours?
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Re: Cave guide

Postby Caving Guru » Nov 29, 2015 10:44 pm

Yeah, if you want to be a paid cave guide then your best bet would be to work at a commercial cave like Mammoth. The closest commercial caves to you and your friend Emily (who I assume is also from Georgia) would be Raccoon Mountain Caverns and Ruby Falls in Tennessee and Manitou Cave in Alabama. These three commercial caves are within about two hours of Atlanta.
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Re: Cave guide

Postby trogman » Dec 2, 2015 10:40 am

From what I understand, it's not exactly a lucrative career choice. I think most cave tour guides probably make around minimum wage.

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Re: Cave guide

Postby bennettbike » Dec 27, 2015 9:16 pm

Thanks, this is logical, i looked up contacts for each and passed them forward to her.
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Re: Cave guide

Postby BrianFrank » Dec 28, 2015 3:00 pm

I know that Racoon Mountain looks for new guides usually when school starts in the fall (that doesn't help you does it). You may want to go visit Patty Perlaky and let her know your interest come the summer. Patty is the owner, or was a few years ago. Super nice lady and very accommodating to large children groups who want to do wild tours or overnight tours.
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