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Address: Dana Point Harbor, Dana Point, CA
Phone Number: +1 949-496-2274
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Great Historic Attraction

A really fun and informative tour of the Pilgrim and Richard Henry Dana. Great for young and old alike, and read "Two Years Before the Mast" for an even better time.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Orange County, Cq
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Orange County, Cq
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A really fun and informative tour of the Pilgrim and Richard Henry Dana. Great for young and old alike, and read "Two Years Before the Mast" for an even better time.

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Orange County, California
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you like boats, ships, the ocean and a flare for the historical, this is the spot to visit, when it's allowed. I video taped a wedding about this vessel and it was very different for any wedding that I've ever done. First of all the guests have to be "Ferried" out there via a row boat, and that's just... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Lots to do over by the pilgim. Whalewatch on a tall ship, ocean institute, baby beach and of course Pilgim tours

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St. Thomas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Dana Point's Ocean Institute in Dana Point Harbor offers an extraordinary array of instructive, interactive & exciting experiences for young & old. Be sure to consult the Institute's online schedule for dates, times and cost.

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Channahon, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

This is a replica of the pilgrim but it is a really great spot to visit with the kids and discuss the history of it. Great views as well all around the Dana Cove and you could stop into the Baby Beach as well.

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Santa Clarita, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

One of the attractions in Dana Point Harbor is this vintage ship. It's also next to a Museum and Gift Shop, and next to a launching area for Kayaks & Paddleboards. Highly Recommended!

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

We walked all around this area and came upon the ship. There was a children's camp going on and the children all had to respond with Yes Sir very loud to everything the teacher said. Such a shame we don't have the same discipline in school now!! Amazing to see the ship.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

Even after I was too old to go, going to watch the kids participated in the living history "48 hours before the mast" program was one of my favorite things to do.

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

We visited Dana Point and the Institute. The Pilgrim is one of the boats of the Institute's fleet. It is in superb condition and fun to see. It is a replica of the half brig that was immortalized by the classic American novel Two Years Before the Mast. The book was written by Richard Henry Dana. There is also a... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

My husband and I got married on The Pilgrim - Pirate Style! It was The Best Wedding Ever, says every pirate who attended. We made the smallest galley in Orange County, into a shipwrecked app bar and the drinks were served off barrels on the adjoining pier. Best day ever.

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