i LOVE half moon cay, but have missed it a couple of times myself due to choppy seas. HOWEVER, on my last visit, dec.4, they were using new huge tenders, two decks high, they were not the usual ship tenders but were based on the island. there were two of them. they loaded and unloaded from the front, at level with the gangway. no more steps down, landing, and fighting a bucking ship's tender. it was great. maybe hal has solved its problem.