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 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.
It is very easy to get to this pick-up location. Although we didn't go to Rum Point because the sea weed was so bad, our tour guide, Birian, executed a plan B to perfection. Birian is knowledgeable, chatty and funny. As we drove around he was able to give a lot of history. Instead of Rum Point we went to Seven Mile beach next to the Governor's house. He also gave us the opportunity to check two restaurants to eat at. There was four of us on this tour and we chose to have lunch at a small seaside restaurant that had outside seating. Before he took us back to the cruise port he took us to Hell.
Reviewer: Susan Burnam
We loved our trip to the other side of the island. Rum Point was a great place to hang out. We had a delicious lunch of calamari and the drinks were the best we had the entire cruise. Beautiful setting. Enjoyed the trip there and back also. Only complaint is that it took much longer to get to Rum Point than we anticipated and we would have loved to have stayed longer.
Reviewer: Deirdre McCormack
This tour was very comfortable and enjoyable. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and chatty which really added to the tour. The pace of the tour was great. A lovely opportunity to see this beautiful island. Would recommend it.
Reviewer: Paula Brieske
I was looking for a small group tour for our 3rd cruise to Grand Cayman. There were 7 cruise ships on the island that port day and we wanted to get away from the crowds. “Grand Cayman Far Side Tour” was a perfect choice from my husband and me. We took a Captain Marvin van to a boat dock where we were ferried to the north end of Grand Cayman. There we spent time at Starfish and Rum Point beaches. We saw the countryside during a small van ride back to the NCL Dawn.
Reviewer: Nancy Symons
This tour was my favourite of the trip. Two beautiful beaches and a fun boat ride back to port. What could be better? The Rum Point beach area was gorgeous and we had a great calamari snack. Would recommend without hesitation.