As your other poster said, the one thing I don't like about places like this is the people. I'd be up before sunrise and try to get a photo of it without the people as the sun came up. When I was shooting Hollywood cemetery, in Richmond (famous for the statuary), I would often have to wait for hours to get a shot without tourists in it.
I've done the catch-the-sunrise field trip, though not recently, three surgeries have me needing a lot more sleep. More often, I'm simply taking the camera along with me when I go places. Especially in a spot like this, the people are an important part of the photograph.
To me, the attraction of a place like that is its natural beauty and that's what I would be trying to capture. The two people on the island would be enough. The cavalcade walking along the trail are, in my opinion, too much.