Grand Cayman Far Side Tour
Leave the crowds and financial centers behind as you head to the quieter, lesser-traveled areas of Grand Cayman. Relax on the beach at Rum Point on a hammock or lounge chair, looking over the peaceful North Sound.
Your Grand Cayman tour begins with a bus ride along the coast through South Sound, an upscale neighborhood dotted with a mixture of mansions and small, traditional-style cottages. Wind past Spotts Landing and through Lower Valley as you continue along the coastline. Buildings give way to lush landscapes as you and your guests arrive at Bodden Town, the island's first settlement. Established in the 1800s, this village was initially the capital of the Cayman Islands and a major hub of maritime activity until repeated hurricanes nearly filled in the harbor.
From there you will head to Rum Point with its sugar sand beaches on the north side. At Rum Point you will have 2 hours to explore the area your way: swim or snorkel in the crystal blue waters, relax in a hammock with Cayman's legendary Mudslide drink or enjoy a relaxing waterfront lunch.
Your 4-hour Grand Cayman excursion concludes back in George Town, either by bus or ferry, where you can shop for beautiful jewelry, sample various flavours of rum cake and receive a mini history lesson at the statue-lined Hero's Square. Unwind and explore the softer side of Grand Cayman by booking your spot today.
Please Note: Children under 18 must be accompanied by adults. Collapsible wheelchair/walker permitted as long as guests can walk short distances.
Reviewer: carl Lottich
We arrived in Grand Cayman on a day with rough seas and none of the cruise ships could anchor in the normal downtown location. The ship made arrangement to bus passagers about 15 minutes to a downtown mall. For the cruiseline excursions, the buses met passagers at the shoreline, but we had to take the bus downtown and then walk 10-12 blocks to our meeting point. Good excursion once this hassel was over. We were returned to the ship once the excursion was finished. Driver was very good and gave us 2 hours of information on the island.
Reviewer: Gene Schrom
Nice tour bus and very knowledgeable and understandable guide. Would have liked more time at Rum Point (start the tour earlier).
Spent 1 hour on the beach. The Captain Marvin service is like a uber-pool, they gather people for a ride then fetch them together with others. Got to ride the ferry taxi which I am not aware included to the tour or not. The ferry taxi was cool, you get to see iguanas on the mangroves. If ever you're going to eat there, they got big servings since they charge cayman dollars. 1 hour at the beach is not enough.
Reviewer: Michelle Pointer
We chose this tour to see another side of the island, since we've been to Grand Cayman twice before. Our driver, Birnie, was awesome, very knowledgeable and proud of his island. He kept up a running commentary throughout the drive to Rum Point. Rum Point is a lovely spot, with restaurants, shopping and a small beach. Saw a small Stingray. I wish there was more time to spend here. Because of the heavy traffic in Georgetown, we only had an hour to enjoy this little gem. Maybe the tour could be extended in the future. I definitely recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Mary Johnson
Our Costco Tours were all superior to our tours purchased thru the cruise line. Our guide was interesting, knowledgable and we felt like we made a new a friend as he showed us his lovely island.