Island life on Mayne involves plenty of sunnyside up time on local beaches and breezy seagoing journeys by boat and kayak.
Three boat launches and 14 shoreline entry points make coastal waters accessible to everyone. The Association of Mayne Island Boaters works hard to keep the island ship-shape for visitors and residents.
The annually updated Mayne Island Map and Visitor Guide (free on BC Ferries and available around the island) provides a handy one-stop guide to the alternatives for getting feet, oars, and hulls wet in the Salish Sea.
Mariners can tie up at two public docks on the island. The Miners Bay wharf offers 75m/250ft of moorage on a first-come, first-served basis for daily and overnight visits. It provides quick and easy access to the Springwater Lodge's waterfront pub, the Tru Valu grocery store and the liquor store at the Trading Post. Gas and diesel fuel is available at the nearby gas float.