The setting of Treasure Hunters is on a boat. The boat is the place where Bick lost his dad. In the ocean there was a big storm and Bick’s dad told him to go downstairs. When the storm stopped Bick yelled to his siblings and dad, but only the siblings answered. Patterson writes, “In our hearts, we both knew that Dad was gone” (pg. 13). I think the boat is a big part of this story so far because Bick lost his dad standing on it. This feeling of loss on the boat will stay with Bick forever.