Experience the ultimate adventure at Dana Point Harbor. Whale watching excursions, sailing, parasailing, stand up paddle boarding, diving and fishing give thrill seekers and ocean lovers a chance to embrace the open sea. Marine education centers, annual festivals, live music and events ensure there’s something for everyone, whether young or young at heart.
The iconic Ocean Institute offers visitors a place to explore the ocean’s underwater world and offers in-depth Marine Science, Maritime History, and Outdoor Education programs. All programs are designed to maximize immersion, spark curiosity, and inspire a deep commitment to learning.
Kayaking gets you up close and personal with the Harbor and all its amenities. Check out the nooks and crannies of the jetty, slip through the boat channels and basins, or go outside the jetty and over to Doheny State Beach. Single and double kayaks are available and are a great family activity.
Paddleboarding is a great way to see and experience Dana Point Harbor while you get a great workout. Paddle around the waveless Baby Beach and get your sea legs, and then venture out into the Harbor to get an up close and personal view of all the activity. Once you have been a time or two, then challenge yourself with a SUP Yoga class…namastay that is fun!
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