If your indenpently wealth a day trip is the way to go. At $200 round trip per person, I wanted to get more out of it and decided to camp for 4 days. We brought our kayaks for an extra $20 which gave us the freedom to really explore. After the yankee freedom leaves at 3:30 it's your own private island. You can refill anything you forget including ice each day when the boat comes back. You can fish within a mile of the main island. Night stars are some of the best in the world.