The vessel is already making it's return trip towards the small beach-side town. Normally, they wouldn't bother picking up one-day passengers in a place like this, but their Captain had a local friend and the tiny little place was excited for the opportunity to enjoy the on-board facilities.
Otherwise it was a boringly unremarkable day and the crew knew they would have a boringly normal night before departing the next day. Maybe the Captain would need to hear the merfolk whine about the fact that the plesiosaur watching cruise attracted the beasts to places where they don't belong. But it wasn't anyone's fault that the plesiosaur family decided to follow them this close to the coast. Merfolk complained way too much anyway.