The main islands that make up the chain of the Discovery Islands group are Quadra Island, Cortes Island, the Outer Islands (East and West Thurlow Islands), Sonora Island, Stuart Island, Maurelle Island, Read Island, Raza Island, and East and West Redonda Island.
Cortes Island lies at the entrance of Desolation Sound. Some of the most popular anchorages and harbours include: Cortes Bay, Gorge Harbour, Masons Landing Marine Park, Squirrel Cove, and Whaletown Bay. Each of these areas provide local amenities for restocking your boat.
Gorge Harbour Marina Resort has 1800′ of dock space; facilities include showers, laundry, fuel , propane and ice as well as garbage disposal. There is a general store including liquor, restaurant, swimming pool and hot tub. gorgeharbour.com/marina
A great place to take some gunkholing to sight see the petroglyphs, Shark Spit, and Uganda Passage
Blind Channel Resort & Marina is located on the Eastern end of West Thurlow on Mayne Passage has 200′ of dock space, fuel, propane, general store, bakery, and a great restaurant. blindchannel.com This is a major staging point for sailors beginning their journey west to The Broughtons