We have not been able to spend more than a handful of weekends at the island this summer so I am probably out of touch with the new reality, but... Last weekend at 1045AM, the harbor patrol came alongside to charge us $20 for "checking out late". I was told "checkout" was at 9AM and I had already been given a 2 hour grace period. Also if I wanted to stay until 1PM I could pay another $20 and it could be credited against another night's stay. WTF, like most sailors we like to sit until the westerly fills in to leave. It was the first I've heard of this; the cove (Emerald) was half empty. Maybe it was half empty because folks don't want to be shaken down for another $20? I've spent hundreds of weekends at Catalina through the years, usually departing for home between 2 and 4PM. Is this the latest revenue grab, like renting sand, BBQ pits, and palapas at Two Harbors? I now see the charge shown on the Island's website but jeeez. What's next!!??? $20 is not a fortune but the whole trend over there bums me out.