Each year, thousands of visitors come to Dana Point for the breathtaking natural beauty and nautical adventures that can only be found at one of California’s top travel destinations. A variety of open-water excursions are available at Dana Point Harbor, which houses 2,500 boats within two marinas. Large boats, sportfishing charters and specialty sailboats are among the numerous rental options.
From Dana Point Harbor, the famed Ocean Institute offers voyages that range from themed pirate ships to wildlife cruises, or take the Catalina Express for a one-hour trip to beautiful Catalina Island. Boating enthusiasts will also find everything they need in the marina, with complete facilities that include guest slips, fuel dock, shipyard and launch ramp.