Facilities: Dana Point Harbor offers a wide variety of venues for many activities. The harbor is the home port for over 2,200 boats, offering dry storage and in water berthing. There is a 15 lane boat launch ramp and a non-motorized craft beach launch. The Shipyard also has a hoist. There are two yacht clubs and a sailing club based in the harbor. Also located in the harbor is a fuel dock, a bait barge, and the Harbor Patrol. The County of Orange operates a youth and group facility providing meeting rooms and party facilities as well as sailing and ocean related programs as well as a Sea Scout base. The Ocean Institute has completed a major expansionand offers marine explorationand the Brig Pilgrim. Known as the “baby beach,” the cove section of the harbor provides a beach with no waves and protected swimming and water play. There are also walking paths and public restrooms scattered about the area.
The Ocean Institute: Unique educational facility helping children and adults experience our ever-changing ocean environment. Public programs and events. Gift and book store. Learn about their tall ships. Sea Floor science exhibit. www.ocean-institute.org
Restaurants: See our Restaurants Page
Yacht and Sailing Clubs: The Dana Point Yacht Club is a private club offering facilities for banquets and meetings. Enjoy breathtaking views of the bluffs, the harbor, the ocean, and even Catalina Island. 949-496-2900 www.dpyc.org
The migration season for California Gray Whales is December through Early April. Dana Pont Harbor offers whale watching excursion services.
Captain Dave’s Whale and Dolphin Safari: 949-488-2828 www.dolphinsafari.com
Dana Island Yachts: 949-248-7400 www.danaislandyachts.com
The Ocean Institute: www.ocean-institute.org
Adventura Saling Association: (membership organization) 949-493-9493
Embarcadero Marina: Jet Ski, sail boats, motor boats, skiff rental 949-496-6177
Catalina Express: 877-868-2424 www.catalinaexpress.com
Dana Wharf Whale Watching and Sportfishing: 949-496-5794 www.danawharf.com
Dana Island Yachts: 949-248-7400
Nordhavn Yachts: 949-496-4933
Mariners Yachts: 949-429-BOAT
DreamCatcher Yachts: 949-248-7100