I go out there once every weekend and have no problems. However, I wake up at 3:15am, grab my gear, hook up boat (boat is already gassed up night before) and we are usually riding a little before the sun comes up. It's still light enough outside about 10 minutes before the sun comes up.
I'm lucky to have a crew that will do that with me! We ride for more than two hours and then get off the water as everyone arrives.