The Cruising Guide indicates the best place to anchor in Red Hook is in Muller Bay. Other than just the general busyness of the area, is there any reason I'd be ill-advised to do so on a Sunday afternoon and dinghy over to Fish Tails in order to pick up some passengers?
You can pick up by dinghy aside of Fish Tails on a little sand beach. If you take on fuel and water I doubt they would charge for passengers at the fuel dock. You might call Island Yachts and see if they have an empty mooring available for a short pickup. Anchoring out is really no problem short term.