On both the ½ day trip and the full day trip, the boat will pull into a dock on the bay side of the island. The ½ day trip does have the option to pull up onto the beach, but 99% of the time a dock is used. If the boat is beached, passengers climb down a ladder. Depending on the tide, it is possible to get up to mid-calf in the water. On the full day trip they use the state park dock 100% of the time.