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.
Rides shine and shimmer after leaving Premier Auto Styling, where customers can deck out their rides with custom installations and meticulous detail jobs. Well versed in car anatomy, the company’s technicians can integrate iPods, tint windows, and add parking-ticket shredders to all types of vehicles, including SUVs and trucks. Premier Auto Styling also specializes in state-of-the-art, built-in OEM navigation systems and security devices from Viper, Python, and Ultra Start.
Originally founded in 1959 by Kurt Ziebart as Ziebart International Corporation, Ziebart has morphed from an auto-rust-prevention outfit into a full-service auto-accessory-and-detail shop that has cropped up at some 400 locations across 30 countries. Performing everything from window tinting and professional detailing, the Shrewsbury outpost enlists an experienced staff to care for cars with high-end products, including seasonal paint protectant and the company's renowned rust inhibitors. Protecting cars inside and out, technicians also install accessories, such as remote car starters-alarm systems, window tint, trailer hitches, rhino-linings sprayed on truck bed-liners, and more.
Express Car Detailing's name doesn't quite express how much they love cars. It's their passion and why they dedicate themselves to returning autos to showroom status with comprehensive interior and exterior details. But their passion for cars goes beyond details with hand washes. They also rid autos of dings with paintless dent removal and update appearances with window tinting. Accessorizing options are varied and even include audio systems and wheel rims. Tech is their thing, too, installing Smart Start remote starters and Viper security systems.
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.
The techs at Mad Mikes Car Wash stay in touch with the industry trends they need to know to take expert care detailing brand new and careworn autos alike. In addition to lathering roadsters by hand, the techs also buff away scratches, wax and seal paint jobs, and steam-clean sullied carpets. They can also turn their hoses on semis to liberate wheels, tires, and cabs from caked on mud and landlubbing barnacles. Remote car starters add convenience and a bit of flash to a mundane activity, while window tint keeps interiors cozy and protect them from UV rays. When they aren't pampering autos, techs power wash structures such as homes, sidewalks, and decks.