The entire sky along Florida's Space Coast is like one giant movie screen, regularly showing the story of rockets—some manned, some unmanned, others guided entirely by dreams. They launch gracefully towards the heavens, where they break through Earth's atmosphere and float out beyond it. It's a mesmerizing display, one that serves as the focal point for Space Coast River Tours's Rocket Tour. The Blue Dolphin, the company's 44-foot USCG-certified pontoon river boat, serves as the tour's mode of transportation. Its retractable roof pulls back to reveal unobstructed views of the sky above for all of its 49 passengers.
Captains Mark and Michele Anderson, who are both certified by the U.S. Coast Guard, have plenty to explore even when rockets aren't taking flight. Specialty tours are available at an additional cost. During the holidays, they show passengers the lights and decorations along residential canals in Sykes Creek, handing out some egg nog or hot cocoa to complete the experience. The Banana River Lagoon Tour, meanwhile, remains a daily feature. For two hours, the boat tours the Banana River and floats into the habitats of the area's many birds, dolphins, manatees, and gators.
RVs, SUVs, trucks, and sedans—no detailing job is too big or small for Maximum On-Site Detailing LLC’s mobile detailers. They bring the auto spa to customers’ homes and offices, offering full-service interior and exterior detailing. The crew also specializes in keeping boats shiny inside and out.
Car Audio Cocoa sound tech's install every component of a vehicle's audio system, ensuring that drivers and passengers can listen to tunes without hitches while traveling from Point A to Point B. A 3.5-milimeter auxiliary jack fits any iPod, iPhone, MP3 player, stethoscope, or any other audio device with a headphone-jack output, increasing the likelihood that a quick trip to the store turns into a road trip spent weeping to the collected works of Itzhak Perlman.
Causeway Car Wash combines the cleaning prowess of burly robotic arms and well-greased human elbows to bring out vehicles’ inner bombshells. Revivify mopey roadsters with the Manager Special, as automated cleansers bathe coupes with a triple sudsing and undercarriage exfoliation before blasting off tire gunk during a high-pressure wheel scour. Human hands pick up with protective wax and Rain-X applications, reversing the unsavory effects of tar, tree debris, and attempts to tie-dye the jeep. Technicians finish up with an interior wipe-down, vacuum, and spritzes of dash-redeeming Armor All before injecting interior air molecules with a long-lasting air freshener.
The sound of Port Canaveral’s cruise horns bellow in the distance at Beach Line Transportation’s secure parking lot. It is located just 3 miles away from the busy port, where the staff members shuttle guests free of charge in addition to all other Florida cruise ports and airports. They also hop behind the wheel to provide buggyless transportation for the attendees of weddings, sporting events, and parties. For these more intimate occasions, they cull from their large fleet of vehicles, which includes a stretch limo, a super-stretch Hummer, 12-passenger vans, 25-passenger mini buses, and 56-passenger motor coaches, which are spacious enough to shuttle two rival bare-handed boxing clubs without any skirmishes.
At Tuffy's, motor-vehicle caregivers spruce up patrons' horseless carriages and prepare them for a new season of dutiful service. After installing a new oil filter, auto artisans remove the old sludgy glop clogging the car's arterial system and replace it with up to five quarts of 5W-30 or 5W-20 conventional motor oil (a $31.99 value; diesel or synthetic oil costs extra). The staff will also rotate tires to prepare four-wheeled wonders for safe gliding (a $12 value) and perform an inspection to make sure air-conditioning systems are functioning properly to bring riders to the brink of coolness faster than Fonzie’s leather jacket ($9.99). Finally, a pair of fresh wiper blades (up to 22")—grown locally by organic-blade farmers—supplants worn-out window-rubbers ($22) and a specialist conducts an extensive 41-point maintenance inspection.