A. Montague Harbour Marina - fuel dock, licensed restaurant, groceries and rentals.
1. Atkins Reef – Marked by a day marker. There is a fishing marker on Salt spring, directly south of the marker.
2. Walker Hook – Good beachcombing. A nice place to drop a hook, or dinghy to shore for lunch. Great beach on its southeastern side. Divers can find scallops and abalone at the northeast tip.
3. Governor Rock – Marked with a red light. Named when the HMS Plumper was steaming toward Victoria at full speed on the governor’s orders in 1859. The captain and crew failed to see the little patch of kelp and grounded on a rock in an area that was previously thought to be only deep water. Walker Rock is marked with a Redwhite-green light and lies 800 m (.5 mi) north.
4. Interesting geological features along this shoreline including high, steep cliffs and erosion patterns.
5. Balingall Islets – Named for Alexander Balingall, the second lieutenant on the HMS Trincomalee which sailed the waters from 1853-56. The islets are a provincial nature park because they are used by double-crested cormorants as breeding grounds.
6. Montague Harbour – Busy, all-weather anchorage with, occasionally, over 70 boats moored at one time. Watch for dinghy traffic. Montague Harbour Marine Park, on the north shore, has a couple dozen mooring buoys, a boat and dinghy dock, toilets, pay phone, camping and picnic sites. Public wharf is in the east side of the bay by the marina. Harvesting shellfish is a risky business here because of contamination from boats and plankton blooms.
7. Parker Island – A natural breakwater for Montague Harbour. A peninsula on the
northeast side forms a couple of shallow bays suitable for anchorage. Julia Island is at the southeast tip of Parker.
Philimore Point – Marked by a red light. Payne Bay has nice anchorage with private floats.
Cook Cove – A large red sign with a white diamond warning that the of underwater cables.