As the sun makes its retreat into the horizon, the whales of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary come out to play. Their elephantine fins slap the waters with such zeal that the pod seems to be putting on a performance for the catamaran of whale watchers in their midst. This end-of-day nature show experienced by passengers aboard Boston's Best Cruises’ New England Aquarium Whale Watch is hardly a rarity, as the ship’s crews guarantee sightings of these gentle giants with each excursion.
Champions of the natural beauty of Boston Harbor and the area’s rich maritime history, Boston's Best Cruises’ expert crew sets sail on cruises to suit all manner of interest. Along with their whale watches, Boston’s Best Cruises whisks passengers away on Harbor Cruises that grant unimpeded views of the Boston skyline and the King Kongs pumping fists within its skyscrapers. The Salem Ferry facilitates leisurely cruises between Boston and the historic city, and aquatic outings to the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area enable activities such as sunset clambakes, hiking, and fishing.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 60–120 minutes
Brands Used: Detailer's Pro Series, Tornador cleaner, Lexol leather cleaner
Because a car is often one of the biggest investments people make, it's important to care for it properly, which means washing away the salt and grime that can cause damage over time. Beantown AutoMobile Detailing makes this chore easy by traveling to car owners' homes and businesses to hand wash vehicles using eco-friendly products. They also shampoo carpets, condition leather or vinyl, deep clean seats, and trim overgrown fuzzy dice.
At seven locations throughout Boston, the technicians at Mr. Perfection Inc thoroughly clean vehicles inside and out with a variety of detailing packages. In addition to hand-washing services, clay-bar treatments, and steam-cleaning carpets, seasoned car-care experts can remove dings or dents, replace windshields, or tint windows to conceal foreign royalty longing for life among the common folk.
Scooters Go Green outfits customers with powerful, fuel-conserving, and chic two-wheelers. The brainchild of Genuine Scooter Company, the Buddy International 150cc teams modern scooting technology with vintage Euro-inspired looks. Each model propels passengers with 150 cubic centimeters of cylinder muscle, flaunting a two-year unlimited-mile warranty with two years of roadside assistance, top speeds of more than 60 mph, and a fuel efficiency of more than 90 mpg. The Saint Tropez model features front-disc and rear-drum braking, automatic transmission, and a two-tone blue paint job. Alternately, the burgundy and crème hues on the Pamplona catch eyes and the Italia model sports muted green tones and tubeless whitewall tires that zip across manhole covers and discarded banana peels with confidence.
At A Beautiful You, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Elliot Lach leads a team of specialists in fostering youthful appearances with an arsenal of noninvasive treatments. Dr. Lach is the inventor of numerous types of lasers, including SmoothShapes, which helps to rid bodies of cellulite. The staff also wields lasers to vaporize any unwanted hair, tattoos, or sun spots marring the skin, and they also offer Vaser, as well as Laser lipo-sculpting and Botox. When not fending off wrinkles with dermal fillers or stop signs, the staff is readying clients for at-home maintenance with an inventory of skincare products from ZO Skin Health, Dermalogica, Obagi, and Vivité.
Since 1988, Auto Care Super Saver has been helping car owners save cash with maintenance punch cards redeemable at local auto shops throughout the course of a full year. These cards come loaded with all kinds of prepaid services, including at least three full-service oil changes with up to 5 quarts of oil, lube, and a new filter. Depending on the location, punch cards may also feature tire rotations, brake inspections, engine-light readings, air-conditioning performance tests, and other repairs and inspections essential to a car's well-being. Customers can transfer the punch card's benefits to any ride, ranging from station wagons to sports cars to feral merry-go-round mounts.