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Dana Point Harbor

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Address: 34624 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA
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Dana Point Whale Watching and Dolphin Watching Eco-Safari
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High Speed Zodiac Whale Watching Safari from Dana Point

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A Stunning Small Craft Harbor

Dana Point Harbor stands out for its stunning setting, attractive and accessible layout and stellar selection of small craft. Locals regularly walk its mile-long sidewalk for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Bethesda, Maryland
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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dana Point Harbor stands out for its stunning setting, attractive and accessible layout and stellar selection of small craft. Locals regularly walk its mile-long sidewalk for exercise and scenary, and adjacent restaurants provide another whole set of good reasons to visit.

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Groveland, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were there the week prior to Thanksgiving. It has a wide choice of restaurants and a bunch of shops. Everyone is so friendly and eager to help you. I am not a shopper, but did enjoy the shop's employees. Also, just sitting by the marina and watching the dog owners with their pets. It is very relaxing.

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Perris, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I enjoyed visiting the harbor. It was a beautiful day to enjoy the sunshine at this secluded little spot. You can ride your bike, walk the dogs, play Pokemon Go.....Just anything to take in the peace!

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a very short detour to see this place while travelling from Los Angeles to San Diego. I would certainly recommend it to travellers if they have an hour or so to spare. There is a nice road which takes you down to the harbour. We proceeded ahead after spending some time there. It is the kind of place... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The harbor has several restaurants and companies that provide cruises and also the Catalina Express if you wish to visit Avalon. My husband and I went whale watching with the Sport Fishing company. They were very professional, efficient, and have friendly employees. I highly recommend their cruise. Two adults for a 2 hour cruise is 90 dollars.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's my 4th time to visit Dana Point Harbor but this is the first time I'd get to see so many seals in the area. We would usually visit to catch the sunset. The entire harbor is good for those who'd want a short, relaxing walk. Parking is free, there were coffee shops, restaurants and activities that tourists can do... More 

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Dana Point, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This harbor is beautiful. Make sure to visit the Pirate Ship, the ocean institute and enjoy all the quality food that is offered. Great place to spend a day with a loved one or family

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As far as Harbors go there is a lot to do. Compared to the Oceanside Harbor. Lots of restraints. A variety of activities the are through the year. Went there for Christmas last year they have a boat parade. I am sure they have an event calendar for the year.

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Dana Point, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This nicely laid out harbor is great for walking with or without dogs, cycling, laying on the sand at baby beach, paddle boarding and picnics. Lots of places to eat and drink with ocean views and many activities, boat rentals, local fishing and cruises. Also the Ocean Institute offers additional activities. Several times a year activities here feature free live... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We like to walk around Dana Point Harbor. It is fun to walk and be up close with the ocean, harbor and some times harbor seals. We eat at the restaurants here and sometimes just come for a hot drink in the winter and ice cream in the summer.

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