Cape Cod Bay stretches out in all directions, its waters glittering under an azure sky. Here, razor bills, petrals, and shearwater circle over the cresting waves. Occasionally, a massive black flank breaks the surface, and a whale sprays a fountain of blow toward the sun. Such is the typical scene enjoyed by the passengers, U.S. Coast Guard–licensed captain, and crew aboard a Capt. John Boats tour.
Following more than six decades of tradition, the company's boats embark on whale-watching tours of Cape Cod Bay and Stellwagen Bank, passing landmarks such as Gurnet Light and Clark's Island on their quest to find local sea birds and marine life. All the while, on-board naturalists educate passengers about the local ecosystem and the pros and cons of naming children after fish. But Capt. John Boats' excursions aren't limited to observation—the boats also depart for private and group fishing trips ranging from just a few hours to multiple days. By dropping anchor or drifting with the tide, the captain teaches groups to ply the waters of local fishing grounds for seasonal catches.
Sullivan Brothers Service Center's three locations staff factory-trained technicians who bolster cars of all types with standard and synthetic oils. During each 45-minute service, the deft technicians drain spent fluids and replace them with conventional lubricants or high-performance synthetics, which urge the engine to perform better by crafting study cards of the owner's manual. The able technicians then eavesdrop on the car's components and assess their performance during a vehicle inspection, and conclude the service by shuffling the tire positions in order to equalize tread wear, prolong tire life, and give wheel wells some much-needed alone time. Customers who opt to leave their car for further service may hitch a ride on Sullivan Brothers' complimentary shuttle, which runs to the Kingston MBTA Commuter Rail System.
Precision Time’s mall kiosks brim with trained watch repair technicians and display cases stocked with timepieces from manufacturers such as Casio, Invicta, Fossil, and Sottomarino Italia. Use today's deal toward men's or women's watches from Fossil ($65+) or peruse an extensive collection of clearance timepieces. Festoon wrists with durable plastic Rave watches ($29.99+) aglow in vibrant shades of blue, green, and pink that match with outfits or display solidarity with a feuding crayon box faction. Long-delayed exercise plans are jump-started with Timex’s sporty Ironman Basic 10 Lap Digital watch ($39.95), and the dressy stainless steel T2H281 ($39.95), marked by a genuine leather strap and classic white dial background, guarantees entry to fast-food restaurants’ velvet-roped VIP rooms.
Plymouth Card Company facilitates fancy greetings with its line of earth-conscious cards, perfect for a panoply of note-worthy occasions. This sampler lassos together 25 mailable masterpieces—15 Color Classics and 10 Greetings From The Past—made with textured paper, featuring a blank inside for custom messages, and bundled in a ribbon-wrapped box for instant gifting. Color Classics sport embossed borders available in 30 different colors to create a framed front in which senders can slip family photos, artwork, or cherished takeout menus to personalize missives. For ready-made designs, Greetings From The Past reproduce vintage postcards dating back to 1910, displaying quaint phrases or illustrations appropriate for a handful of special events such as birthdays, Halloween, and national sausage relinking day.
In more than 1,112 stores worldwide, Edible Arrangements' expert fruit florists arrange pieces of premium fruit in stunning displays for all occasions. Customers can customize their order to suit any occasion, receiving chocolate-dipped fruit such as pineapples, granny-smith apples, grapes, and juicy Albion strawberries that, unlike the sodas found in most mummies' crypts, don't contain any preservatives. Staffers can dip fruit in gourmet semisweet chocolate, white chocolate, or their own special peanut-butter-and-chocolate blend. For birthdays and anniversaries, chocolate wielders can personalize gift baskets with gifts such as plush teddy bears and mylar balloons.
Crocetti's guarantees its customers receive high-quality, fresh proteins with a dash of tradition and customer care. The meatery is decorated with carefully hung or stacked products, which include beef, pork, chicken, seafood, lamb, veal, and items that have been gently bathed in a marinade. Bourbon Street chicken tenders (1.5 lbs. package for $7.95), pork tenders (1.5 lbs. package for $7.95), and beef teriyaki tips (2 lbs. package for $15.95) can be used for finger-food-friendly recipes, while Chinese pork sausage (1 lb. package for $3.69) and Italian hot sausage (1 lb. package for $3.69) require buns or 6-foot-long sausage forks.