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.
Boston Pedicab has no shortage of silly names for referring to its pedicab rides, starting with "Giggle Wagon" and extending right through the "Ultimate Rolling Party." It's all part of the company's concept of "transportainment," a fusion of transportation and entertainment that produces unforgettable experiences.
Boston Pedicab's stable of witty drivers helps make that synthesis possible, whether on simple rides across town or one of the company's various tours. These informative jaunts delve into Beantown's 350 or so years of history by exploring specific neighborhoods, from Fenway and Downtown to Beacon Hill and Back Bay. They're filled with historical facts and local buzz, and they can even be customized according to certain sites, topics, or interests. No matter what type of ride customers choose, Boston Pedicab doesn't have trouble getting around: the city was designed for horses and bicycles?not today's cars and hovercraft prototypes?meaning traffic is rarely an issue.
RelayRides is a new form of peer-to-peer car rental, one in which car owners around the country lend their rides to trustworthy drivers in need. The process is straightforward for both parties involved. Renters choose a ride from a list of available vehicles, be it a van for carrying the whole family or a sports car for cruising down the coastline. Owners then meet renters at an agreed-upon spot and hand over the keys. When the trip is finished, renters replace the gas and return cars to their owners' loving embrace. An online system encourages participants to rate and review their experiences, ensuring a reliable network of top-notch owners and renters.
You'll be hard pressed to find a better view of Boston Harbor than the one from the top deck of Waters Edge, a 45-foot-long luxury boat and one of several boats in Boston Green Cruises' fleet. During cruises, the vessels travel to Charlestown, the north and south edges of Boston, East Boston, and the Seaport District. Longer journeys span all the way to the Charles River's Longfellow Bridge, known to locals as the "salt-and-pepper bridge" due to the shape of its central towers and the well-seasoned waters that surround it.
The punctual and professional drivers at Boston Best Limo ferry passengers to their destinations from within a fleet of spacious limos, sedans, SUVs, and vans. Chauffeurs can pick up guests at home, at the office, or even at a home-office before jettisoning to the airport or heading out for a night on the town. Guests can call to book reservations 24 hours a day, and there will always be someone on the other end of the line to field questions or concerns.
Centrally located and easily accessible from all major routes in the city, Symphony Garage ensures safe storage of vehicles 24 hours a day, every day of the year, with valet services that slip cars in and out of spaces to save owners time. A generous 10-foot overhead grants safe passage to rides of all sizes. With one month’s worth of unlimited parking, drivers can drop off their four-wheeled steeds and head straight to Fenway Park for nine innings of Americana or stroll through Back Bay at their leisure to amass ideas for future gingerbread-house competitions. Steps away, Symphony Hall beckons music lovers with orchestral arrangements of freshly polished notes, the last tinklings of which will have barely faded by the time the garage’s 30-minute call-ahead service summons patrons' cars, affording a head start on beating the traffic home.