This was absolutely a nightmare from start to finish. We were told by our excursion staff member to be at the Ferry by 8a. We stood in a hot line for 1 hour and 30 min. Then we sat on the second floor in the front. That was the worse decision ever. If you have motion sickness sit at the bottom back. That was a tip given by our tour guide. He was absolutely correct. In the front top it was agony. The crashing of the waves made me want to throw up. The 2nd floor is also FREEZING! The bottom floor back is warm. Going to the Island the cold air is welcomed because it's hot outside. But coming back after being in the water the air is too much. Sitting on the first floor also allows you to exit the Ferry quick. We were on the top level and it was at least 30 min wait to get off the boat. The best seats are the back lower level closest to the water cooler. It not easy getting out of the parking lot if you are last off the boat. Take your parking ticket with you so that you can pay the attendant before you get your car. I would be sure to bring sweat shirt and blanket just in case you get stuck upstairs. Summary, long lines, oh and you have to buy a ticket if you bring a chair, choppy ride, cold upstairs, long wait to get off the boat.