BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel Dana Point


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.

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

Whale Watching, Fishing, Charters:

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
Dana Island Yachts: 949-248-7400
The Ocean Institute:
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
Dana Wharf Whale Watching and Sportfishing: 949-496-5794

Yacht Sales: Dana Island Yachts: 949-248-7400
Nordhavn Yachts: 949-496-4933
Mariners Yachts: 949-429-BOAT
DreamCatcher Yachts: 949-248-7100

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