Discovery Island Marine Park is a popular kayaking and camping destination for visitors, local residents and school groups. The park features a large open field, southwest of Pandora Hill, where campers can set up a tent. The only facilities provided are a pit toilet, information shelter, self-registration box for camping fees, two racoon caches, and picnic tables.
The park is accessible from Victoria, where paddlers can launch from Cattle Point, just north of the Oak Bay Marina. Kayakers paddling between Oak Bay and Discovery Island will be delighted by the wildlife along this route, which features a sensitive seabird nesting area and ecological reserve. Sightings of seals, sea lions, otters and bald eagles are common around the park.