Sindey (ok not technically the Gulf Islands but close enough), Bedwell on S. Pender, Ganges on Saltspring, Motague on Galiano, Pirates Cove on DeCourcy, Telegraph Harbour on Thetis, Chemanis on Vancouver Island, and those are just some of the popular spots and you have not even made it as far north as Nanaimo yet. There is as much or as little as you want to do and excellent access to fuel
As mentioned earlier watch your charts
and tide tables. No uncharted reefs
but several unmarked ones. Active, Gabriola and Poilier Passes and Dodds Narrows are listed in the current
tables. They can run at 7 + knots so your timing has to be right or things will get intense.