It seemed to just make sense to dub this issue “Cruising Through Summer” as really, that’s what we’re all doing right now. The longer days are here, along with the hotter temperatures that summer brings. How do we keep ourselves cool in the islands? Why, by going cruisin’ of course! Whether you’re getting out on the water or taking an island tour with the top down, the breezes along the coast and on the waves will keep your internal mercury manageable.

Maybe this is the year you’ve decided you’re going to buy a boat of your very own. We’ve got some pros and cons inside to help you with that decision, along with companies to give you professional advice before you end up with a lemon.

There are many ways to take advantage of the sea, even if you don’t have a boat. You can rent a paddleboard or kayak, check out the new Quadskis on the island, or simply charter a vessel for the day. No long term commitment and everything is taken care of – the very definition of the word “cruising.”

The same applies to cars. Most people with office jobs will have purchased sensible vehicles that are completely waterproof with air-conditioning and room for a family and groceries, not necessarily in that order.

Want to feel like a tourist for a day? Rent a jeep or convertible from one of the many companies on the island that offer them. Put the top down and let the wind run through your hair as you explore Cayman in a completely new way. Honestly, it’s amazing the difference it makes to your perspective.

Take a look at our special feature and get some ideas of how you can cruise into summer this June. Get out there!