The boat sits down below and you laugh at the fact that you were in san Diego the day before. Your vessel is one the ones you see in the Pacific Ocean’s Catalina Harbor anchorage. You can finish the hike or sneak down the mountain to the bar. the choice is yours and you get to choose. Have fun – It is actually very hard not to when you are on an Island Paradise. The snorkeling and scuba diving was incredible on this trip. We saw so much sea life between San Diego and Catalina Island on the boat ride!