Would highly recommend a trip to Octopus Islands. There is a camp site on Read Isl just across from Discovery Kayaks Lodge on Quadra. It is a good staging area to go through Surge Narrows. You have to time your trip north through Surge Narrows so that you are not fighting the current, i.e. going through at slack tide. Camping on Octopus Islands may be problematic as it is fairly exposed, when looking for a place to go to the bathroom. At that time of year, there should be relatively few motor boats and sailboats. It is a favorite spot for boaters. If you go, you will understand why.